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Drive-in concert trend expands to Addison to entertain cooped-up masses

Drive-in concert trend expands to Addison to entertain the masses

Joseph Veazie
Joseph Veazie will be one of four musicians/bands performing as part of the new Addison Weekend Drive-In series. Photo courtesy of Joseph Veazie

UPDATE: The series has been extended to August 28-29, with performances by Shot of Benatar and Even It Up.

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced event organizers to think outside of the box, and Addison is now the latest to join the hot trend of the COVID-19 summer: Drive-in concerts. 

The city will introduce Addison Weekend Drive-In in July, offering two weekends of free live music to patrons in a drive-in environment at 15499 Julian St., just south of Addison Circle Park. The concerts, scheduled for July 17-18 and August 14-15, will replace Addison After Dark, a more hands-on interactive entertainment series that had been scheduled through November at Addison Circle Park. The latter series will return in 2021.

At Addison Weekend Drive-In, guests will be able to listen to live music from a variety of Dallas-Fort Worth bands from the comfort of their vehicles or in lawn chairs next to their cars. The music will be transmitted via both speaker system and FM radio.

“We are excited to invite our guests back to the Addison Circle Park District for live entertainment,” said Addison Director of Special Events Jasmine Lee in a statement. “Our team has worked to create a fun and safe way to enjoy live music here in North Texas, and using the vacant lot south of Addison Circle Park provides the perfect location.”

The concerts, each of which will take place from 8:30-10 pm, will include the following bands:

  • July 17: All Funk Radio Show  (old school R&B, Motown, funk, pop)
  • July 18: D City Rock (classic rock)
  • August 14: Extended PLAY (top 40)
  • August 15: Joseph Veazie (pop, R&B, top 40)

Parking for the concerts will open at 7:30 pm nightly, and cars will be directed to safe distances. Guests are asked to remain in or near their car during the entire performance.