Author: Bob Allen

Crowds Growing, Money Flowing as Recovery of Live Industry Expands

This Hot Tickets features two multimillion-dollar live engagements in North American venues by artists playing to audiences at full capacity.

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Midyear 2021: Driving Force

HATS OFF: Jason Mraz’s drive-in performance at the City National Grove of Anaheim helped propel the California venue to No. 1 in the Top Stops 2,000 or Less Capacity category. (Getty Images) Drive-in shows, Down Under concerts power a live scene on the brink of returning  Drive-in theaters or temporary concert sites erected in parking lots remained a staple venue option for live entertainment during the first half of 2021. The City National Grove of Anaheim (California) was early out of the gate with drive-in opportunities for live music fans after the pandemic began. It held its first outdoor drive-in event last summer in July; since then, 27 headliners have performed 52 total concerts in the parking lot. Looking at the tallies for 2021 alone, 14 headliners have played 24 shows there for an overall attendance of 24,744 to land the venue at No. 1 on Top Stops in the 2,000 […]

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Calm Before the Storm: Capacities Still Low, But That’s Ready to Change

Spanish pop singer Vanesa Martín heads up the list of touring artists on July’s Hot Tickets with a two-night engagement at the WiZink Center in Madrid on May 7-8.

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