Speakeysie News Desk – October 10, 2020
ATLANTA--Two days after the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s original Live From The Drive-In announcement, two more drive-in concerts have been added to the October lineup: Lee Brice on October 21 and Old Crow Medicine Show on October 26. Tickets for both drive-in shows will become available to the general public this Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets. One ticket (per vehicle) includes a parking spot as well as a private tailgate zone for up to four people.
American country artist Lee Brice will perform on October 21 in Alpharetta for a socially distanced drive-in crowd. When current CMA and CMT Music Award-nominated and Curb Records recording artist, Lee Brice, isn’t selling out arenas, writing and recording songs, or building new brands like American Born whiskey, you’ll find the family man with his wife Sara, two young boys, and daughter. Meanwhile, with over 2.2 billion on-demand streams, and three billion spins on Pandora, Brice continues to enjoy massive success at country radio, digital streaming services, and on the road. He is currently #1 at Country Radio with his fastest rising single career to date, “One of Them Girls,” which follows his #1 with Carly Pearce on “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and his #1 just prior to that, “Rumor,” which was nominated in the category Single of The Year at the 55th Annual ACM Awards.
One of the most-played country artists of all time on Pandora, Lee Brice is a member of the company’s “Billionaires Club,” becoming only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA and ACM award winner, and he’s taken eight radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” “Rumor,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now, and “One Of Them Girls.” Lee performed as part of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Garth Brooks, aired on PBS March of 2020.
Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show bring their folk melodies to Alpharetta on October 26. Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. It’s been over twenty years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, received the RIAA’s Double-Platinum certification in 2019 for selling over 2,000,000 copies while the band’s debut album O.C.M.S. has been certified Gold (500,000 copies).
Old Crow Medicine Show was signed to Columbia in 2017 and immediately delivered a full-length tribute to Boy Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, entitled 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (2017). During the same year, Nettwerk also released a Best Of Old Crow Medicine Show compilation. A year later, the band released the Dave Cobb produced Volunteer (2018) via Columbia. The band’s latest release Live At The Ryman (2019) was released on October 4th on Columbia Records via The Orchard.
Live From The Drive-In
Created as a way to reimagine the live music experience during a time of social distancing, the Live From The Drive-In concert series allows fans to enjoy concerts from their own individual tailgating zone. Taking place in Lot A of Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, these drive-in shows are designed to maximize social distancing and every event will meet all local health and safety standards, as well as state regulations. Concert goers are not required to wear masks while in their assigned tailgate area, however, masks will be required if leaving your space to use the restroom facilities. Fans are allowed to bring chairs, food and drinks, making this a truly unique experience. A simple menu of food items and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase. Each restroom unit is equipped with hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers will also be available at multiple placements around the parking lot. Cleaning staff will also be sanitizing high-touch areas before, during and after the show, with increased frequency throughout the concerts. For more details regarding the safety precautions being taken, please visit aso.org/special.
About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating its 75th season, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artist features and engaging education initiatives. As a cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 150 concerts, including educational and community concerts, each year for a combined audience of more than a quarter million people.