With social distancing still in order, businesses haven’t stopped coming up with creative ways to keep the customers coming. Many people have been to a drive-in movie theater, but have you ever experienced a drive-in concert? Well that’s exactly what a popular beer garden in Houston plans to do.
Axelrad is set to host their first ever rooftop drive-in concert this Saturday, May 23. The craft-beer joint has been home to a beautiful outdoor space containing colorful seating and architecture with a wide range of beverages for its customers. And now it will be holding a space for the community to get together in a special way.
Similar to a drive-in movie, attendees will be able to hear the music through a broadcast via their FM transmitter in their cars. The drive-in concert will feature the Houston-based band Flower Graves, with the opening act as El Lago. The performers will play on the rooftop of Axlerad’s building.
People joining the concert will be able to get a good spot on a first come first serve basis. But there are only 75 parking spaces available to attendants so make sure to act fast if you’re interested in coming. Tickets to Axelrad’s rooftop drive-in concert are available here.
An interesting twist to this event is that tickets will be a “pay-what-you-can” price with all of the proceeds going directly to the bands, staff of Axelrad, and a portion will go to the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Music Foundation.
The concert will go on for approximately 2 hours starting at 7:30 pm and ending at 9:30 pm. But make sure to arrive at 6:30 pm to check in at the front gate of Axelrad on Alabama street. This is where guests will be assigned a parking spot and provided with the correct FM signal.
Axelrad partner Adam Brackman said, “We’re providing an opportunity for music fans who miss attending concerts to get their fix while bars and music venues are closed.”
He also stated, “We’re committed to providing a safe and secure environment to accomplish this and believe that the concept of a drive-in concert allows us to adhere to the current social distancing guidelines and sanitation regulations while creating a way to give work to some of the struggling musicians living in Houston.”
Guests are encouraged to stay in their cars during the concert, but portable toilets will be made available within the space of the parking lot.
This concert will also be livestreamed at www.axelrad.io, where you can see local virtual entertainment Thursday-Sunday.