'Live from the Lot' drive-in concert pulls into Schaumburg Aug. 6-8
Some of Chicago's most beloved bands are once again taking to the stage as part of an ongoing carpool concert series that reconnects fans with music performances and offers a safe alternative to standing in a packed crowd.
"Live from the Lot," a new concept by Duff Entertainment and presented by 101 WKQX and 94.7 WLS, reimagines the live music experience during a time of social distancing by replacing the drive-in movie super-screen with a grandstand stage, stellar acoustics, and big-time acts.
On Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 6-8, three names synonymous with Chicago rock lore -- Local H, Hairbanger's Ball and Smells Like Nirvana -- will light up Schaumburg Boomers Stadium with the same outdoor summer electricity everyone is craving.
Limited tickets, including VIP rows, are still available for each show through TicketWeb (one ticket required per car. Limit six people per vehicle).
Following a successful inaugural event earlier this month, "Live from the Lot" has upped the ante and will return this time with heavy hitters in the lineup.
Kicking things off on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. is Nirvana tribute kings Smells Like Nirvana, followed on Friday at 7:30 p.m. by 1980s glam metal cover powerhouse Hairbanger's Ball, before capping off with two back-to-back shows (5 and 8:30 p.m.) on Saturday by Chicago alt-rock super duo Local H.
Schaumburg Boomers' west parking lot sets the scene, providing plenty of room for guests to mingle and dance outside of their car in their own socially distant party zone (see www.duffentertainment.com/livefromthelot for photo and video examples).
"Live from the Lot" artists perform full sets with behemoth LED screens and speakers throughout the blacktop so anyone can enjoy the show from any location on the lot. Many food and beverage options (including alcohol) will be available for purchase.
Safety is the producers' top priority, and Live from the Lot complies with all health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and State regulations to protect fans, artists, crews and staff. Concertgoers are invited to enjoy the show inside their car or outside in their own private area -- a 10-foot zoned space left to their vehicle. On-site protocols include:
• All guests must have a mask and will be required to wear it when going to restroom or concessions.
• Each parking space will have 12 feet between cars allowing for social distancing protocols outside the car.
• Restrooms and concessions will be controlled with social distancing protocols.
• Performances will be 75 minutes.
• All tickets will be sold in advance through TicketWeb. No on-site sales or will call will be available.
• Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site. No grilling or cooking is permitted.
More protocols and frequently asked questioned can be answered at www.duffentertainment.com/livefromthelot.
Schaumburg Boomers Stadium is at 1999 Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Visit boomersbaseball.com.