The last drive-in event at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium was a mix of comedy, music and movies, but Sister Hazel will narrow the programming when it stages a drive-in concert at the venue on Thursday, Oct. 22.
That’s when the Gainesville ‘90s rock favorite is taking over lots three and four at RayJay, located at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, for what amounts to the first Tampa Bay drive-in concert from a national touring act.
Tickets will be sold on a per-vehicle basis, and vehicles will be placed in their spots starting at 6 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. According to the ticketing page, each vehicle will get three spaces—one to park in, another to sit in and one that acts as a social distancing buffer. A ticket ($149-$169) covers the first four people in a car, but there can be six people per vehicle (additional pre-paid fees of $25 each apply for the fifth and sixth bodies).
Vehicles will be guided to a parking spot by an attendant who’ll arrange cars and trucks based on size (lowriders in the front, muddin’ trucks with gigantic lifts and testicle trailer accessories in the back). There’s no moving the car once the vehicle has been placed. An event map shows three rows of VIP parking spaces and eight rows of GA parking for the event, and promoters told CL that more than 400 cars can fit on the site.
Food trucks will be on site, and masks must be worn when using the restrooms or concession areas. There is no walking around or visiting other cars allowed. Coolers are allowed, but grills and tents are not. The event appears to be rain or shine, too, and while there’ll be a main stage PA for sound, a backup FM transmitter plan will let cars listen to the music inside their cars in the event of rain.
Tickets for Sister Hazel’s drive-in Tampa concert at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 22 are on sale for $149-$169 ($25 for fifth and sixth passengers in cars) via . If you need to get your “All For You” fix sooner than that, the Sister Hazel’s Ken Block And Drew Copeland are playing seated cabaret-style shows at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 3-6.
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