CCM superstar Michael W. Smith will headline a drive-in concert at Franklin, Tennessee’s Williamson County Ag Expo Center on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7 p.m. CT (gates opening at 5 p.m. CT). Fans can watch the concert from the safety of their cars, with concert audio available via a designated FM radio channel. LED screens will be mounted as well.
“This is going to be a fun night. I am so excited to see everyone, perform and lead worship in person again,” Smith says. “I just think it is going to be so unique, a night we will all remember.”
Since full-scale concerts have been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith has hosted weekly at-home concerts, titled “Worship Around the World,” via social media, drawing millions of viewers. Smith recently earned his first non-holiday Billboard No. 1 hit since 2004, with “Waymaker.”
Tickets for the show will be $40 per vehicle, and a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to benefit Rocketown, which Smith founded in 1994 as a faith-based outreach facility in Nashville to serve youth. Rocketown offers live music, after school enrichments for youth and creative arts programs.
Some artists are offering drive-in concert shows as a way to offer live concerts to fans, with a way to have fans congregate while meeting social distancing safety measures.
Last week, Keith Urban hosted a live concert at Watertown’s Stardust Drive-In Theater, to honor Vanderbilt Medical workers. It was also announced that Eli Young Band will be among the artists performing a series of drive-up concerts at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
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