Kane Brown to be the final act in Newberg 99W Drive-in concert series
Country star Kane Brown will be the fourth and final Encore Live performance at Newberg's 99W Drive-in.
The concert was recorded live this summer and will be broadcast Saturday at the drive-in and other outdoor theaters across North America.
Brown is the third country singer to be featured in Encore Live's, "Drive-In Nights" series. Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton aired concerts earlier in the summer and were followed by Metallica in July.
"We are so humbled by fans' response to Encore Drive-In Nights following the recent success of our Metallica and Blake Shelton events," said Walter Kinzie, CEO of Encore Live. "We are excited that Kane Brown, who is such a great artist, has joined our initiative. Our team has been working incredibly hard to provide people with fun and safe enjoyment this year."
Brown has ascended quickly to stardom in country music circles. He is the first artist to top all five Billboard country charts simultaneously and his 2018 album, "Experiment," topped the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. Encore Live's recording will feature interviews with Brown and behind-the-scenes footage as well.
Venues in the United States that are hosting Brown's performance are required to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended guidelines. State and local mandates also will be followed. Staff will wear protective equipment and 6-foot distancing between vehicles will be required. The series will continue to use contactless payment, monitor restroom capacity and ensure all concession sales comply with state regulation.
Tickets for Encore Live performances admit one carload of fans, rather than one individual, with up to six people allowed in a vehicle. General admission tickets are $120 per car. The 99W Drive-in's capacity under COVID-19 restrictions is 190 to 200 cars.
"So far we've entertained more than 730,000 fans all over North America. Kane's upcoming show is further proof that people are really into the drive-in concert experience," Kinzie said.
Tickets for the show went on sale Sept. 10 at ticketmaster.com/encore-kanebrown.
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