Tag: Count Basie Center for the Arts

What’s On at the Drive-In? A Lot

PUT IT IN PARK: Switchfoot performs a concert in a parking lot just outside San Diego’s Petco Park. (Courtesy Petco Park) Movie screenings, in-person and remote live performances and graduation ceremonies have made their way into venue parking lots in many cases — and right into the venue, in the case of the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium. The series officially opened with a Juneteenth screening of the civil rights film “Selma” June 19. That followed a soft opening for a drive-in series of movies and classic Dolphins games (including the team’s two Super Bowl wins) inside the stadium and in its Open Air Theater on the south side of the venue, said Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium vice chairman and CEO. Inside the stadium, there’s room for 230 cars, with tickets priced at $39 a vehicle. Open Air Theater tickets are priced at $12-$19 apiece. There’s also […]

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Basie Center Heads for the Track

PAC launching drive-in shows at Monmouth Park parking lots The Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, N.J., is launching a drive-in series of shows at Monmouth Park racetrack in nearby Oceanport, beginning with a July 11 performance by Garden State favorite Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Within two days of announcing that show, a July 12 performance by comedian Jim Gaffigan was announced. The shows are being promoted in-house by The Basie Presents. The Drive-In Live at Monmouth Park series should provide much-needed economic relief for the Count Basie Theatre. The roughly 1,600-seat landmark has been shuttered since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. New Jersey has been one of the states hardest hit by the outbreak, with nearly 12,000 deaths, second only to the roughly 30,000 killed in neighboring New York, according to Johns Hopkins University. Both shows will benefit the nonprofit Basie Center, with […]

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