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The Grand Continues its Concerts By Car Series

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Photo courtesy of The Grand, by Moonloop Photography

After a successful first concert, The Grand will continue its Concerts by Car series later this month at the Wilmington Riverfront.


Get ready to jam out from the comfort of your car seat.

After a successful first concert, The Grand is continuing its Concerts by Car series later this month at the Wilmington Riverfront. This time the event, on July 17, will feature Echoes: The American Pink Floyd. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Frawley Stadium parking lot.

Photo courtesy of The Grand, by Moonloop Photography

The Grand worked with its partners to create a safe, comfortable, high-quality experience that will blend the special joy of a live concert, the vibe of a drive-in movie and the charms of a summer evening outdoors, according to a news release.

“We’ve worked with our partners to create a safe, comfortable, high-quality experience that will blend the special joy of a live concert, the vibe of a drive-in movie, and the charms of a summer evening outdoors,” says Mark Fields, executive director. “Capacity is limited for the concert, so be among the first to share in this unique concert experiment that we intend to be the beginning of a summer of entertainment, Grand-style. It is our hope to attract national artists that have typically performed on our indoor stages to our new outdoor configuration.”

Photo courtesy of The Grand, by Moonloop Photography

Safety precautions and social distancing procedures include:

  • Vehicles spaced approximately 6-feet to 8-feet apart. Windows may remain open at this distance.
  • Cars will be parked in a manner to achieve at/or appropriate spacing and best visibility.
  • Patrons are encouraged to remain in their vehicles. However, you may leave your car and sit in your own chairs in the adjoining space beside your car.
  • Face masks must be worn anytime you are outside your vehicle.
  • There are no public restrooms at this engagement.
  • There is no re-entry once your vehicle leaves the grounds.
  • In accordance with state guidelines, patrons will be asked to leave if they do not adhere to the rules and regulations.

State guidance on social distancing, public gatherings and certain procedures and practices is subject to change, according to a news release.

The Concerts by Car series is a joint effort and presented in part by PNC Arts Alive, New Castle County and the city of Wilmington. Additional support is provided by Riverfront Development Corporation, The Wilmington Blue Rocks, Colonial Parking, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Seiberlich-Trane, Kenny Family ShopRites, NKS Distributors and Electro Sound Systems, according to a news release.

Photo courtesy of The Grand, by Moonloop Photography

“Live music has been Wilmington’s lifeblood over the years, and its recent absence has been keenly felt,” says Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki “I applaud the efforts of our friends at The Grand, who have found an innovative and groundbreaking way to let us appreciate live music outdoors again. This is just one more example of the many positive, creative initiatives that are now cropping up all over Wilmington in response to our new environment.”

Tickets are on sale now and are $25 per person (up to four people per car), plus fees. They are limited. To purchase, call The Grand Box Office at 652-5577 or go online to TheGrandWilmington.org. The Grand is not accepting any in-person purchases at our box offices due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Photo courtesy of The Grand, by Moonloop Photography

The Grand also provides additional information for patrons to remember before they attend:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance. There are no walk-up sales allowed.
  • Passenger vehicles only. No buses, party buses, limousines, bicycles, or foot traffic allowed. ADA accessible vehicles will be permitted.
  • All tickets are general admission and spots cannot be reserved.
  • Concert will take place in the Main Parking Lot of Frawley Stadium. All traffic must enter from Justison Street.
  • There will be no concessions served. Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Attendees will be able to hear the concerts via FM radio. Details will be provided on site.
  • Vehicles with more than four occupants are discouraged.
  • No pets allowed.