Christopher Lemole and Tim Zarajos know films, which is why, nearly a decade in the past, they began Armory Movies – a movie finance and manufacturing firm. Because the firm’s inception, the duo has racked-up a good variety of lauded creations, together with the favored and worthwhile Peanut Butter Falcon, a singular and much-needed twist on the drained feel-good movie. Now, together with Ponderosa Movies and Encore Drive-In Nights, Lemole and Zarajos are attempting their hand at music – stay broadcasted concert events, to be precise.
“We expect the mannequin is tremendous attention-grabbing; it serves a buyer base that a whole lot of occasions doesn’t get served as a result of followers may stay too removed from a specific venue. And, in fact, we’re nonetheless popping out of a pandemic that hasn’t allowed folks to attend concert events, so it’s a singular alternative to get out and be round folks in a protected method that also lets followers see an ideal present. We’re positively all excited in regards to the world re-opening and it is a enjoyable method to bounce begin that. What’s extra, with this mannequin, followers will be capable of see their favourite performers with out having to drive an hour every method and pay the parking and stadium charges.”
The COVID-era live performance creation that’s Encore Drive-In Nights premiered final yr with drive-in concert events with Garth Brooks, Metallica, Blake Shelton and Kane Brown. This Could, Encore kicked off its 2021 season with rock & roll royalty Bon Jovi vibrating the airwaves, and the revolutionary firm plans to proceed rolling out the reveals, lengthy after the pandemic has made its overdue exit.
For the second installment this season, Drive-In Encore Nights, Ponderosa Movies and Armory Movies thought it solely applicable to maintain the outrageous momentum going: Geared up with their eccentric ensemble and eclectic catalog, the dynamic nation duo Florida Georgia Line will probably be headlining the occasion. And to make issues extra thrilling, Midwest rapper Nelly and athlete-turned-country music heartthrob Chase Rice can even be gracing the stage. When will this epic extravaganza happen, you ask? Mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 12. The present will probably be broadcast at drive-in theaters and cinemas all throughout North America.
“We had by no means seen Florida Georgia Line in live performance earlier than, and after we did, we have been simply blown away. To be sincere, we have been questioning if, and not using a crowd – as a result of you understand how a lot vitality the artists can get from the gang – they have been going to have the ability to ship. We actually requested ourselves, ‘Can they do it?’ And holy shit, did they ever. We have been followers after we arrived and tremendous followers after we left. Followers are going to like the present they see this weekend!”
Fortunately, Ponderosa Movies, Armory Movies and Encore Drive-In Nights have devised a plan to maintain concert events not solely protected and accessible however inimitable. Quite than persevering with to solely broadcast their star-studded reveals from typical venues, a lot of concert events will now come to followers from a sprawling ranch referred to as Yellowstone, a setting the Ponderosa Movies and Armory Movies crews typically makes use of to shoot TV reveals and flicks.
“Talking to the fantastic thing about Yellowstone, particularly, it’s majestic. The city is unimaginable. The backdrop is a few of the most beautiful and pure within the nation. It’s actually distinctive and particular. Followers will probably be out in nature on this lovely place with nice music. It’s not a typical stadium feeling, it’s one thing completely completely different and completely new, not just for these watching and people in attendance, however for the band additionally. The dream is to have this be a tour cease for each huge touring band. One thing like ‘Reside at Yellowstone’ that can include a small, intimate viewers and the remaining will probably be broadcast to those that can’t make it.”