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Ziggy Marley, Nelly Among Headliners For New Drive-In Style Car Concert Series on South Coast

(KCLU photo)
A stage has been set up in the main parking lot at the Ventura County Fairgrounds for the 2021 edition of the "Concert In Your Cars" series

Series inspired by pandemic safety requirements

The pandemic may still be limiting the ability to have concerts on the Central and South Coasts, but a unique effort which combines the drive-in movie concept with live music is back this year.

The “Concerts In Your Cars” series includes concerts, as well as movies is returning to Ventura. A giant stage, with massive video screens has once again gone up at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

The blend of a drive-in movie concept with a live concert was created last year. People could watch their vehicles, or in lawn chairs next to their vehicles which were socially distanced.

The lineup last year included performances by The Beach Boys, Snoop Dog, and comedians David Spade and Rob Schneider, as well as movies.

This year, there’s larger LED video screens, an expanded sound system, and a concession stand. Last year, because of COVID-19 safety concerns, no on-site concessions were offered.

Officials with event promoter CBF Productions in Ventura say while the concept was created as a result of the pandemic, they are hoping to make the popular events a regular feature at the fairgrounds.

This year’s season kicks off this weekend, with Ziggy Marly live in concert. Other events include rapper Nelly, Lucha Libre live wresting, and a series of movie screenings. Link to "Concerts In Your Cars":

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.