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Drive-in concerts are popping up in parts of Europe and throughout the United States as the coronavirus pandemic has brought an end to large public gatherings. Keith Urban and DJ D-Nice are among the first major artists to perform drive-in shows. Earlier this month, Urban performed a surprise concert at Tennessee's Watertown's Stardust Drive-In as a thank you to frontline medical workers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.D-Nice also celebrated frontline workers with a recent drive-in concert in Miami, hosted by The Roots. Proceeds from the event went to the First Responders Children's Foundation."I really do believe for the foreseeable future this is the way to go," DJ D-Nice told CNN in a recent interview. With concert attendees in their cars, D-Nice, who has been helping people celebrate safely at home since March with almost daily sets on Instagram Live, said he found creative ways to connect with the audience."Usually if I'm performing at a club or an event, you feel the energy from people," he said. "I figured it out by people blowing on their horns. Once I had the call and response like, 'if you're feeling good, blow your horns!' And the moment that I felt that and it was loud, that was it. It just felt like a regular set to me."Related: Drive-thrus and drive-ins: How we're relying on our cars during the pandemicDrive-in venues are also finding new ways to connect audiences, while maintaining social distancing guidelines.Jimmy Vargas, a Managing Partner of 1/ST LIVE, the team that produced D-Nice's Miami concert, said cars were spaced 20 feet apart, the event was kept to one hour and attendees could tune into the music through their car radios. "You have to keep it short and sweet," Vargas said. "People don't necessarily have to get up and use the restrooms. We distributed masks as cars entered. We ran signs along our LED wall screens telling people to please stay in their car, and obviously we had support from our security team to ensure people weren't getting out of the car."Vargas said it went so well they are exploring more of these music experiences in cities like Los Angeles, Baltimore, D.C. and San Francisco. Adam Alpert, CEO of Sony's Disrupter Records, is taking note. "Clearly there is demand for live concerts," Alpert told CNN. "People miss live music. They miss seeing their favorite artists. They miss the magic and energy that seeing live music brings."Alpert said while many of the artists on his roster areRead More – Source

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