Drive-In Concerts Coming to Orange County with Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx at Oak Canyon Park

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Los Lobos

If you read Grimy Goods, you must be missing live music as much as we are. Music is what brings us joy, and that is why we all live this music lifestyle. The coronavirus quarantine may have shuttered the live music and event industry, but it will not be permanent. We will safely get back to the love, light and joy that is brought to all of us through experiencing live music.

Just announced! Southern California’s Oak Canyon Park in Orange County has announced the So Cal Drive-In. This concert experience will be enjoyed from the safety of your vehicle! The first event in the live concert series will take place on July 4, 2020 and will feature live performances by Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx. The two bands are no strangers to sharing bills and making for one helluva show. We last caught Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx at the Greek Theatre and it was awesome.

Tickets to Los Lobos with Mariachi El Bronx on July 4 at Oak Canyon Park are priced at $150-$500 per vehicle (up to 6 attendees). So Cal Drive-In will be able to hold about 354 vehicles; each vehicle space is 12-feet wide and 18-feet long.

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Mariachi El Bronx

Attendees can bring their own chairs and enjoy their socially distanced personal space outside of their vehicle. All food, beverage and merchandise, can be delivered directly to your vehicle space by professional servers wearing masks.

There are also $25 lawn options where you can bring your own chair and remain a safe social distance.

Tickets are on sale now. You can grab them here.

No Weapons, No Alcohol, No Food allowed. All vehicles will be inspected.

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What’s the bathroom situation though?

  • 2-foot paths in between vehicles for attendees to safely walk to restrooms
  • Added porto potties with handwashing and hand sanitizing stations
  • Restroom breaks are the only time attendees are allowed out of their assigned vehicle space

Are Masks Required?

Unfortunately, masks are not required. Orange County has had the most relaxed, (and in my opinion) entitled and ignorant rules when it comes to coronavirus prevention and social distancing measures.

A mask is not required at the So Cal Drive-In concert series; but we strongly believe masks should be required when walking to the restrooms. We encourage you to bring a mask, be mindful and respectful and don’t be a belligerent drunk mess slobbering and spraying it (not saying it) everywhere.

Coronavirus is NOT Over

Let’s not forget, Coronavirus is not going anywhere. In fact, the numbers are increasing since States have re-opened. The numbers in Orange County have especially increased. Does it mean you should stay home and live in fear? That is completely up to you. I for one will not remain quarantined, but I will make educated decisions based on science and data, not entitlement. I will always mask up when I can’t keep a safe 6ft distance from others; not just for my own safety, but for my family and friends, and for all of you venturing out during these crazy times of uncertainty.

For more information on the details of the So Cal Drive-In concert series, visit the OC register. They recently interview promoters.

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