Series kicks off September 10 with an all Ohio show featuring MojoFlo and The Floorwalkers
COLUMBUS, Ohio– September 3, 2020–Today one of the country’s most experienced and respected concert promoters, Prime Social Group (PSG) announced the opening of their new socially distant COVID-19 compliant drive-in event venue, The Westland Mall Drive-In, in conjunction with their first-ever drive-in concert series.
“Our fans have missed having live music in their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization, we had to reevaluate all of our operations and recreate the amazing PSG experience our audience expects while offering peace of mind regarding health and safety. We have put together an awesome and exciting series in a unique setting that I feel people will really enjoy,” said Zach Ruben, Co-Founder of PSG.
PSG worked closely with local officials when developing the drive-in concept in order to comply with all COVID-19 guidelines. “When we decided we were going to bring live music back to Central Ohio, we knew our number one focus had to be on protecting the health and safety of our fans, staff, artists, and crews,” said Ruben.
To accomplish this task every operational aspect has been built with compliance in mind. Some of the measures taken to ensure a safe environment include hand-sanitizing stations, cleaning and sanitizing of lavatory areas every hour, social distancing, and on-site concession delivery. Facial coverings are also required of all attendees, staff, and crew when outside of vehicles or while in any common area.
The venue, located across from the Hollywood Casino at the intersection of West Broad and Georgesville Road offers the perfect setting for this reimagined outdoor live music and event space.
The drive-in, operating throughout the fall, will feature local and national acts from a variety of musical genres as well as film, and comedy. The venue is also available to outside organizations and nonprofits looking for an open-air location in the age of COVID-19.
Unlike traditional concert tickets that are purchased individually, each ticket to the Westland Mall Drive-In will admit one standard passenger vehicle (car, truck, SUV) with up to (4) passengers, with additional passenger tickets being offered for a maximum vehicle capacity of up to six (6) people per vehicle. As a rule of thumb, there must be a legal seat and seatbelt for all the passengers within the vehicle. In addition, per COVID-19 compliance, any party with over four (4) people must all be from the same household.
Guests to the drive-in can expect to see an amazing show in the comfort of their oversized parking/tailgating space. “People can have fun with their space,” said Ruben. “They can enjoy the show from their car, in the bed of their truck, or can even bring folding chairs with them as long as they fit within their 15X20 parking and tailgating space.”
To ensure a true concert experience, the venue is equipped with LED Screens flanking the main performance stage, and all the events are broadcast over an FM transmitter. Merch Areas, Food Trucks, and concessions will be on-site and offer options such as car delivery.
The drive-in series kicks off on September 10 with an all Ohio line-up featuring the neo funk sound of MoJo Flo and the rock and soul vibe of The Floorwalkers.
“We are so happy to return to doing what we do best and that is creating amazing and memorable concert experiences. While things may look a little different, we are confident people will appreciate the return of live music to their lives,” said Ruben.
VIP and General Admission Tickets to MoJo Flo and The Floorwalkers as well as the entire concert series, go on sale September 4 at 11 am at WestlandDriveIn.com. Because of limited capacity at the venue, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for entry efficiently and limit unnecessary contact at the gate.
Westland Mall Drive-In Series (additional concerts and events will be added)
9/10: Mojoflo & The Floorwalkers
Vehicle passes run between $50-125
Mojoflo is a neo funk group known for their captivating stage performance as their infectious rhythms and catchy lyrics. The Floorwalkers are Ohio born and perform “Rock and Soul” music. They bring energy to their performances that are full of life, love, and good vibes.
9/17: Parker Louis and Honey & Blue
Vehicle passes run between $50-125
Columbus’ own Parker Louis takes the stage with their sound they describe as “an amalgamation of groove and color.” Honey and Blue is a self-described mix of pop, blues, and soul fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber.
9/18: Hippie Sabotage
Vehicle passes run between $120-280
Brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer make up the EDM duo Hippie Sabotage. Hailing from Sacramento, California, they hit #1 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart and have performed with Ellie Goulding and Tove Lo and have worked with Cubic Z.
9/19: Musiq Soulchild & Raheem DaVaughn
Vehicle passes run between $150-225
Musiq Soulchild is an American singer and songwriter whose style blends a variety of genres including R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel, and hip hop. American Singer/Songwriter Raheem DaVaughn is a Grammy-nominated performer and released his seventh studio album in 2019, The Love Reunion featuring the popular single Just Right.
10/2: Subtronics with HE$H, Al Ross, & LEVEL UP
Vehicle passes run between $130-360
Subtronics, aka Jesse Kardon, is a popular American dubstep and riddim DJ and producer and will be performing with dubstep producer Joey Verrando better known as HE$H. Los Angelos based dubstep DJ and producer, Al Ross is joining the line-up as well as talented scratch-battle DJ and producer Level Up.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the series, the drive-in venue, rentals, or the COVID-19 safety measures in place, please visit WestlandDriveIn.com.
About Prime Social Group
Founded in 2010, Prime Social is the leading concert and festival promotion company focused on major college markets. In addition to its over 100 concerts per year, Prime Social produces 10 full-scale festivals in the United States and abroad.
For more information visit primesocial.com.
About the Westland Mall Drive-In
The Westland Mall Drive-In is located across from the Hollywood Casino at the intersection of West Broad Street and Georgesville Road. The Venue has approximately a 550 vehicle capacity. Each vehicle entering the Drive-In will be assigned a 15X20 parking/tailgating space corresponding to their ticket level (Gold VIP, Silver VIP, and General Admission). The venue hosts live national and local artists, comedy shows, movie nights, and more. The Drive-In is also available for rentals by organizations and nonprofit groups. Persons or groups interested in renting the venue should contact Zach Ruben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit WestlandDriveIn.com