(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center will stage six drive in concerts at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township between June and August. The series kicks off June 17 with The Nerds and includes concerts by The Sensational Soul Cruisers, The Jersey Tenors, and tributes to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Joel, and Yacht Rock.
The concerts, held in partnership with Morris County Park Commission, mark the second summer MPAC has held outdoor concerts at Fosterfields. Tickets for all events go on sale April 9. Tickets are $100-$125 per carload. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or by calling 973-539-8008. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
"We are thrilled to be working with Morris County Park Commission again to stage outdoor concerts against the beautiful backdrop of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm," said Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. "We look forward to a great summer of rock and pop music presented in a safe environment for families to enjoy a terrific and fun evening of music."
The Fosterfields site will be able to accommodate approximately 175 cars that will be spaced out with social distancing guidelines. Prevailing New Jersey regulations for outdoor events will determine whether or not patrons will be able to sit outside of their vehicles.
The MPAC Summer Drive in Concert series is sponsored by Trend Motors.
The Summer Drive in Line-up consists of (all shows at 6:30 pm):
Thursday, June 17: The Nerds
Friday, June 18: The Sensational Soul Cruisers
Wednesday, July 14: Classic Skynyrd Live featuring Southern Steel
Thursday, July 15: David Clark's Songs in the Attic: The Music of Billy Joel
Wednesday, August 18: The Jersey Tenors
Thursday, August 19: Boat House Row: The Yacht Rock Experience
MPAC was the first major New Jersey performing arts center to stage a drive in concert last year when it presented John Ginty and Friends on June 25, 2020. Overall, MPAC presented seven concerts last summer at Fosterfields and at Rockaway Townsquare Mall.
In addition to drive in concerts, MPAC will continue to present indoor concerts at a current limited capacity of 150 patrons. All events are posted on www.MayoArts.org. Additional events will be scheduled and announced shortly.
MPAC's popular Trivia Nights, held on the MPAC plaza in front of the theatre, will return beginning Thursday, April 29 and run every other week through the end of June.
Information on MPAC Summer Camps will be announced soon.
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2020-2021 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.