NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country.
Brooks announced the June 27th concert event on Thursday.
The concert will be created in Nashville, Tennessee, and tickets at each showing will be limited. Tickets will cost $100 per passenger car or truck.
The concert event will follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates. There will be rules on spacing between vehicles, protective equipment for staff, contactless payment and limited capacity in restrooms.
Brooks said in a statement that the drive-in concert “allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community.”
Brooks has had to postpone some of his concerts this year due to the coronavirus spread.
Tickets will be on sale June 19 on Ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks.
Essence to hold a ‘virtual festival’ over 2 weekends
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Like many other festivals canceled for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, Essence Festival is moving from New Orleans to the digital plane to give its fans a virtual experience.
In a tweet Wednesday, organizers announced the virtual festival will be held over two weekends.
“Essence Fest has been a space to gather, raise our voice, discuss the issues that matter most. It’s needed and necessary especially NOW. Join us virtually for two back to back weekends Thursdays thru Sundays, June 25-28 & July 2-5. Stay tuned for more news,” the tweet read.
The virtual experience will include opportunities to participate in discussions on beauty, finance and entertainment and an interactive wellness house. In addition, there will be Essence After Dark, with music sets from some festival favorites; evening concerts on Saturday, June 27 and July 4 and Sunday celebrations of Gospel on June 28 and July 5.
Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, Brandon Blackstock.
The singer, talk show host and judge on “The Voice” filed court papers to end the marriage under her married name Kelly Blackstock on June 4 in Los Angeles.
The 38-year-old Clarkson and the 43-year-old Blackstock have a 5-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son.
Clarkson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and requested that she not be required to pay Blackstock spousal support.
The filing asks that the singer’s legal last name be restored to Clarkson and it indicates that the couple had a prenuptial agreement.
The two wed in October 2013 in the first marriage for Clarkson and the second for Blackstock.
Blackstock, a talent manager who is the son of Clarkson’s former manager, has two children from his first marriage.
Messages seeking comment from the couple’s representatives on Thursday were not immediately returned.