Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Live music returns to Morristown with a new twist on a classic style of entertainment—the Drive-In Concert!

MPAC, in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, will present a Drive-In Concert featuring John Ginty and Friends

WHERE: Fosterfields Farm
WHEN: Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 pm.
$100 per car and go on sale Wednesday, June 3, at 12 pm. All proceeds will benefit MPAC’s recovery.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the MPAC Box Office online or by phone at 973-539-8008. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

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“MPAC is thrilled to be doing what we do best — presenting live entertainment again — for the first time in over three months,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. “Even though our doors may be closed, our mission is stronger than ever as we find alternative creative, innovative and fun ways to continue to serve our community.  We are grateful to be partnering with Dave Helmer, Executive Director of the Morris County Park Commission and his team, and John Ginty, and thank them for all of their help to make this live concert possible.”

“The Morris County Park Commission is pleased to collaborate with the Mayo Performing Arts Center on furthering its mission to enrich the lives of its community by finding alternative ways of showcasing the performing arts,” added Dave Helmer, Executive Director of the Morris County Park Commission.

“Our stage may be dark, but music will light up the day,” Larena said. “The Drive in Concert will be a truly unique and fun experience. Come out for a great time, while helping to sustain the theatre while our doors are closed.”

Organist John Ginty has literally covered a lot of ground. Fresh off playing Hammond B-3 for the Dixie Chicks on their MMXVII World Tour, the Morristown resident has now joined the Allman Betts Band, featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Duane Oakley, all sons of founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. As a solo artist. his first offering on American Showplace Music, 2013’s Bad News Travels, features A-List artists such as Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Albert Castiglia and Neal Casal. His sophomore album, No Filter was named RMR’s #1 Blues/Rock album of 2015 and featured a groundbreaking performance by hip-hop legend, Redman.

MPAC is working with the Morris County Park Commission and local health authorities to create a safe environment that allows attendees to enjoy live music from the comfort of their vehicles. The Fosterfields site will be able to accommodate approximately 150 cars that will be spaced out with social distancing guidelines provided by local authorities. Attendees must remain in their vehicles throughout the concert. No tailgating is allowed.

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