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TWO huge nights at Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds - The 402 Band, Food & Fun Drive-In Music Fundraiser & Exclusive, One Night Only Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Trace Adkins Broadcast Concert

For Immediate Release: 7/17/2020
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Amy Dickerson
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402.441.1810, cell: 402.429.1950
ADickerson@LancasterEventCenter.org


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TWO huge nights at Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds -
The 402 Band, Food & Fun Drive-In Music Fundraiser &
Exclusive, One Night Only Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Trace Adkins Broadcast Concert

LINCOLN, NE – After the overwhelming response to Garth Brooks’ drive-in broadcast concert, Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds has TWO big nights planned for their Drive-In Music Series. Kicking it off with a fundraiser, The 402 Band will be live on stage on Friday night, July 24th. And Saturday night, July 25th, will be the one and only Blake Shelton, with Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins Broadcast Concert.

FRIDAY – The 402 Band, Food & Fun Drive-In Music Fundraiser
The gates, bars and food trucks will open at 6pm and the full 402 Band will be live on stage soon after with Eddie Brown former lead singer of D*Funk for an evening of fun, food and music safely outside. The 402 is an amazing cover band allowing their fans to remember some great tunes from years before, as well as some current selections on the radio today. They have a high level of energy that’s hard to resist dancing to…ultimately having a great time.

The first 100 tickets will be sold at the discounted price of $25, then $40 after that for one passenger car/truck with up to 6 passengers and guest will be able to choose from drive-in or lawn chair circle distanced viewing. Tickets will be available Tuesday, July 21st at LancasterEventCenter.org.

The Lancaster Event Center has been operating with zero revenue for 4 months and is now incurring significant Covid-19 safety costs to reopen. So, the fairgrounds is pivoting to use its outdoor space and its expert event-organizing crew to put together this distanced fundraising event out in the parking lot. 100% of the proceeds will go to your local nonprofit Lancaster County Agricultural Society to help them provide online and modified in-person shows safely.

SATURDAY – Blake Shelton, with Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins
Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds is again offering an exclusive one night only broadcast concert with Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins on Saturday July 25th to which the fairgrounds added a unique pre-party. The nationwide outdoor event allows people to safely enjoy engaging in-person from the safety of their personal vehicles or their lawn chair in a socially distanced circle. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines will be followed as well as all state and local health mandates. Staff will wear personal protective equipment and enforce at least six feet of space between cars. The event tickets are contactless payment and guidelines around concessions will abide by individual state regulations. 

“This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe,” said Shelton. “I’m excited we’re getting the chance to perform a concert for fans and we’re going to go back and play old hits like “Austin,” newer songs like “God’s Country” and we might even introduce something brand new! So fill up those popcorn tubs and get ready for some country music!” 

Tickets went on sale July 14th and are expected to sell out. Tickets are general admission for $115 for one passenger car/truck with up to 6 passengers at ticketmaster.com/encore-blakeshelton. 

By popular demand Lancaster Event Center added a THIRD large raised screen to experience with full concert sound system or via local FM radio broadcast on your car radio. And especially for the local community, the Blake Broadcast will include a pre-party with food trucks and bars open at 6pm. The family friendly party gets rolling with Luke Mills & The Highway Drifters live on stage from 7-9pm. 

When guests arrive, they’ll be able choose their drive-in view—full concert sound park and walk to front of screen lawn chair distanced pods for up-to-6-person groups, or choose a drive-in spot behind the lawn chair pods with options to view from near/on/in their vehicle with full concert speakers or via FM transmitter to their own car stereo. Spots are first come, first served, so they’ve advised getting there early to get the best viewing spot and some dinner & drinks from food trucks including Chick-fil-A, Valentino’s, Blue Penguin Shaved Ice, Dippin Dots, Nebraska’s Best Kettle Corn and Austin Blues BBQ so far.

Screen & media sponsors by Pepsi of Lincoln, UStop Convenience Shops, KX96.9, KRVN and Froggy 98.1. To keep updated on this quick breaking news, check out their website LancasterEventCenter.org or follow them on social media @LancasterEventCenter.

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ABOUT LANCASTER EVENT CENTER FAIRGROUNDS
The Lancaster Event Center (LEC) fairgrounds located on the east side of Lincoln, Nebraska is known as the Midwest’s premier multi-use facility & home of the Lancaster County Super Fair with over 320 other events annually, contributing over $40M in economic impact to the area. Key features of LEC fairgrounds include 400,000 square feet across five inter-connected buildings, full catering and food/beverage service, multiple advertising/naming sponsorship opportunities, 320-site year-round campground with water/electric hookups (additional 964 large event campsites), a new 3,300-person covered grandstand with 400x600’ outdoor multi-use arena, ample outdoor livestock pens & horse stalls all set on 160-acre grassy fairgrounds with ample, convenient parking adjacent to natural and retail amenities. LEC is located minutes from I-80 Waverly exit while being just 15 minutes from downtown Lincoln attractions. Opened in 2001 by the Lancaster County Agricultural Society, LEC operates as a public, independent county-level political subdivision and 501(c)(3) non-profit. The Agricultural Society is celebrating 150 years for its county fair in 2020 in its mission under Nebraska State Law to be a key contributor to Lancaster County’s youth, culture and economy by providing a professional, friendly and fun experience at the LEC while striving to engage the community in the unique agricultural heritage of Lancaster County for years to come. For additional information, visit LancasterEventCenter.org or contact the media contact above.