Described as a unique one-night summer festival experience, the event will also feature performances from Quinn Bonnell and Jerry-Faye.
Forward Music Group have announced a partnership with Pocologan Productions to host An Evening at the Drive-In – an open-air live concert at the Sussex Drive-In. The event, set for August 28, will feature performances by The Olympic Symphonium, Quinn Bonnell, and Jerry-Faye.
Each act will be projected onto the drive-in’s four storey projection screen creating a nostalgic drive-in experience while also reflecting the state of live music in 2020, where distance is key.
In addition to watching from their car, relaxed COVID-19 measures allow the audience to enjoy the show from lawn-chairs and picnic blankets outside of their vehicle. The audio will be amplified from a large PA system rather than through the drive-in’s FM transmitter. Patrons of previous live shows at the drive-in can look forward to more flexibility and comfort at the upcoming show. Staff will be on site to help patrons follow the latest social distancing guidelines as set by the Government of New Brunswick.
Patrons are encouraged to stay overnight with tent camping available in the field beside the stage (an optional add-on with ticket purchase). Side stage field campers can access the venue as early as 2PM. Those needing serviced sites with water and electricity can book sites at Sussex KOA Campground and RV Park next door.
These new initiatives are exciting expansions on the model set by previous drive-in shows this year and a great way to help music fans re-discover all the things they loved about the summer festival experience
“This show is exactly what we hoped would come out of this summer. As live music fans ourselves, we’re pretty sure this is as close to a classic folk festival experience as we’re going to get in 2020,” says Jeff Keleher, Director of Pocologan Productions. “2020 has required us to be really creative when it comes to live music, so we’re really excited about treating our audience to amazing music in a setting they’ve never experienced before.”
The evening’s folk-focused line-up showcases some of the best music New Brunswick has to offer. Headlined by homegrown chamber-folk legends the Olympic Symphonium, the show also features sets from blues folk singer-songwriter Quinn Bonnell and rock-pop talent Jerry-Faye. Bonnell, from Burnt Church, NB, is making a name with his masterful guitar work and skilled vocals. Jerry-Faye, of Fredericton, is leaving her band for the evening to play a rare and intimate acoustic set.