Keith Urban Performs Surprise Drive-In Concert to Honor First Responders

One of the first of its kind held in America

May 15, 2020

Believe it or not, there was a concert held last night. It just looked a little bit different than what we’re used to seeing.

Keith Urban honored first responders with a drive-in concert at the Stardust Drive-In Movie Theatre about 40 miles East of Nashville. The surprise performance was among one of the first of its kind in the United States. Over 200 doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and staff from Vanderbilt Health, part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center took in the show.

With the performance shown on the big screen, vehicles were able to tune their radio low on the FM dial to hear the concert.

“To all of you guys here tonight, for everything that you’ve done, and continue to do, to all of your families, we say thank you - this concert is for all of you,” Urban told the crowd as he took the stage, according to music-news.com.

As vehicles honked and flashed their lights throughout the show to support Urban, he said, “performing in this environment, with everyone in their cars at a safe distance from one another, seems like an amazing opportunity for everybody to just let go and have fun.”

Keith Urban’s performance foreshadows what concerts may look like as the business starts to reopen. In a recent conference call with Live Nation investors, CEO Michael Rapino revealed the company is planning on testing drive-in concerts this summer.

“Whether it’s in Arkansas or a state that is safe, secure and politically is fine to proceed in, we’re going to dabble in fanless concerts with broadcasts, we’re going to go and do reduced capacity shows because we can make the math work,” Rapino said.

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