Live concerts return to Alpharetta with Indigo Girls, Blackberry Smoke

Live concerts return to Alpharetta with Indigo Girls, Blackberry Smoke
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - FEBRUARY 23: Charlie Starr of the band Blackberry Smoke performs at the Ryman Auditorium on February 23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Blackberry Smoke) (Jason Kempin)

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated many industries, one of the hardest hit remains the live music industry. For six months, virtually every live music venue in the Atlanta area has sat empty as the country attempts to deal with the ramifications of the pandemic.

But there is some good news. Live music is returning to Alpharetta. It will look and feel different from pre-pandemic concerts, but music lovers will have a chance to get out and enjoy some live tunes once again.

Live Nation announced Live From The Drive-In. The concert series features Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Blackberry Smoke, Indigo Girls, and Yacht Rock Revue live on stage in Lot A of Ameris Bank Amphitheater. The concerts are scheduled for Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-24.

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Fans will need to purchase one ticket per car. Up to four people will be admitted in each vehicle.

Live Nation is re-imagining the live music experience during a time of social distancing by allowing fans to enjoy concerts in a one-of-a-kind drive-in setting from their own private individual tailgating zones next to their cars. Guests are allowed to bring chairs, food and drinks to party in their designated area.

“We are thrilled to have live music returning safely to the Atlanta area for a great weekend of Live From The Drive-In. We’ve seen such a great demand from fans to get back to concerts in a safe manner and from artists to get back on the stage to perform again,” said Peter Conlon, President of Live Nation Atlanta. “It’s also really great to be bringing live event jobs back to some local crew and workers who have been out of work since March. We can’t wait to see everyone come out!”

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will play Friday, Oct. 16. Blackberry Smoke performs on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Indigo Girls take the stage on Friday, Oct. 23 with Yacht Rock Revue headlining on Saturday, Oct. 24.