Share this story...
Latest News

Drive-in concerts at Arizona State Fairgrounds start on Friday night

Audience members enjoy Sublime With Rome at Concerts in Your Car at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Ventura, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

PHOENIX — The Arizona State Fairgrounds is hosting its first two drive-in concerts on Friday and Saturday nights as part of its “Concerts in Your Car” series, according to a press release.

The festivities kick off with legendary soul and R&B band, Tower of Power, playing a set on Friday night.

Third Eye Blind takes the stage the following night, with ska act Sublime with Rome and the Beach Boys playing on Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 respectively, the release said.

The following weekend sees Aaron Lewis of Staind and Sully Erna of Godsmack playing together on Oct. 30 in the penultimate show of the series.

The final shows of the drive-in concert series are on Nov. 13, with rock-reggae hybrid 311 taking to the stage to play two shows, at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., respectively.

All of the drive-in concerts feature a theatre-in-the-round style with a four-sided stage and four screens that allow everyone in attendance to get a good look at the stage.

Tickets for the drive-in series cost $99 per car and can be purchased on the event’s website.

“Concerts in Your Car” originated in June in Ventura, California, and has since expanded to San Diego, California, and now Phoenix.

Parking spots will not be assigned before arrival and are first come, first parked. Concessions will be available for purchase. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

The fairgrounds is also hosting its drive-thru fair food series, where visitors can get a sampling of all the state fair culinary mainstays, from Thursday through Sunday.

The culinary feature runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, to go with 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The 2020 Arizona State Fair was postponed in its traditional form in August.

Arizona open and hiring: If you’re looking for job openings, visit

Show Podcasts and Interviews

Reporter Stories