Keeping in line with their role as musical and industry trendsetters, Tejano/Norteño powerhouse Intocable will lead the return of live music in Texas following a more than two-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a drive-in concert Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Poteet.
According to the group’s website, GrupoIntocable.com, the event is a “concert meets drive-in movie” experience and Intocable’s lead vocalist/accordionist Ricardo Muñoz shared details about the event during several Instagram Live videos posted this week.
The informal videos, featured a bearded Muñoz, who at times puffed away on a cigar, as he addressed a wide and varied range of topics from the reason for the concert to the availability of portable bathrooms.
Muñoz, who spoke in Spanish, said the concert, which will be a full live audio and video production, is an opportunity to support the two-time Grammy-winning group’s behind-the-scenes staff and crew who have been grounded for months due to the coronavirus pandemic putting an end to live touring, and most importantly, to make music again.
Muñoz even discussed the issue of portable bathrooms in one video, encouraging concertgoers to limit their food and drink intake so as to avoid bathroom breaks and having to leave their vehicles.
Concertgoers could pay anywhere from $75 to $300 per car – with a maximum of four people per car – for the June 6 event which will enforce social distancing with space between parking slots and strict rules enforced which include that concertgoers remain inside of their vehicles for the concert’s duration.
Muñoz said the concert’s site in Poteet near the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds was chosen as the venue and able to grant permission and coordinate the concert to meet safety standards and guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Other drive-in concerts, including a May 14 free concert for first responders by country star Keith Urban in Tennessee, took place recently and could possibly be music lovers’ only option for live music during these times of the coronavirus.
In an interview with BBC News, Urban said the experience made him feel like he was in the Pixar movie, Cars, as he played to all of the car headlights. Urban did say he was not sure about the long-term viability of drive-in concerts due to logistical challenges.
Intocable’s drive-in concert will allow attendees to bring their own food and drink, including alcohol for those ages 21 and up, as long as refreshments are consumed inside the vehicle.
Fans will also have two large video screens on each side of the stage and the option of tuning in to a designated FM radio station to enjoy the concert.
Intocable Drive-In Concert Event Details:
- Saturday, June 6, 2020
- 9477 N State Highway 16, Poteet, Texas
- Gates open at 6:30 p.m. – Music at 7:30 p.m.
- Tickets valid for four (4) guests per vehicle. Prices: $75 to $300 for VIP. (Extra tickets: $25 each)
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