Country act playing Saturday at Highway 21 Drive-In
By Mike McCombs
Beaufort tends to be a little out of the way when it comes to the concert circuit for major touring musical acts. But locals will get a chance to see a mainstream act later this week when country music act Florida Georgia Line plays on the big screen at the Highway 21 Drive-In on Saturday, June 12, thanks to Encore Drive-In Nights.
The never-before-seen show by Florida Georgia Line was recorded live, along with guests Nelly, Chase Rice and show-opener Shy Carter, exclusively for this one-night only event at drive-ins and outdoor venues across the country, in Canada and in Ireland.
Tickets are $74 per car of up to six people for the 8:30 p.m. show open to all ages. The gates open at 6:30 p.m.
For $20, Food and Beverage Permit Passes will allow concert goers to bring their own food and beverages. No alcohol is allowed.
And $29.99 gets fans their own Drive-In Night-specific Florida Georgia Line T-shirt.
Tickets, Food and Beverage Permit Passes and T-shirts are available at https://www.encorenights. com/fgl.
More than 100,000 tickets have been sold so far, and the show is expected to sell out locally.
About the band
Florida Georgia Line – a 2010-founded Nashville duo consisting of singer-songwriters Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley – dominated the country airwaves with their 2012 debut single “Cruise.”
The song was downloaded more than 7,000,000 times, making it the best-selling digital country song ever. It spent 24 weeks at No. 1 and remains their most popular song to date. The song and the duo are considered to be at the forefront of a style of country music often called “bro-country,” incorporating production elements from rock and hip-hop music.
The group’s most recent album, it’s fifth, Life Rolls On, was released on Feb. 12.
About the show
Each ticket admits one standard passenger car or truck. RVs and limousines are not permitted. All guests must have a seat belt.
General Admission parking is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. The show is expected to be full, so fans should arrive early. Venue staff reserves the right to move cars as needed.
Guests and staff will adhere to current CDC and state/ local guidelines regarding social distancing as it pertains to the following in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Once a vehicle or person leaves the venue, no re-entry will be permitted. Shows will go on rain or shine. No refunds.
In the event of severe weather, fans will be contacted regarding a reschedule or a potential refund.
To limit car battery usage, fans are advised to bring a battery-operated FM radio to listen to the concert.
WANT TO GO?
What: Florida Georgia Line concert
When: 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Highway 21 Drive- In
Cost: $74 per car of up to six people
Mike McCombs is the editor of The Island News and can be reached at TheIslandNews@gmail.com.