Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes are kicking off The Basie Center's "Drive-In Live" series on July 11th, and the very next night, Monmouth Park will host Jim Gaffigan!

Tickets for both shows go on sale TOMORROW, Friday June 5th, at 10am through Ticketmaster. The concerts will benefit the Count Basie Center for the Arts, with a portion of the proceeds going to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

The rules that were laid out for the Southside show will still apply for Jim Gaffigan, so here's a refresher:

  • Tickets for Southside are $150 per car, with a maximum occupancy of four.
  • Tickets for Jim Gaffigan are $165 per car, with a maximum occupancy of four.
  • Vehicles will be spaced approximately 9’apart. Windows may remain open at this distance.
  • Cars will park in a staggered fashion to achieve spacing and best visibility.
  • Patrons must remain inside their vehicle cabins.
  • Patrons may only leave their vehicles only to use restrooms, and will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Portable, single-stall restrooms will be cleaned between patrons.
  • Passenger vehicles only. No motorcycles, buses, party buses, limousines, bicycles, or foot traffic allowed. ADA accessible vehicles will be permitted.
  • All tickets are general admission and spots cannot be reserved.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Concert will take place in the Grandstand General Parking Lot. Cars must enter via Port-au-Peck Avenue.
  • Alcohol will not be served.
  • Absolutely no tailgating or out-of-vehicle gatherings.
  • Attendees will be able to hear the concerts via their radio, details day of show.
  • Cars with more than four occupants will be turned away without refund.
  • Vehicles are subject to search upon entry.
  • No pets allowed.

I can't imagine what it would be like to be a stand-up comic performing to a see of cars. It would be weird enough to be in a band, but at least they only expect crowd reaction every 4-5 minutes after a song. Comics rattle off jokes, but without hearing the crowd laugh or groan or whatever, it's got to be tough. Jim Gaffigan is great at the self-deprecating style, so I'm sure he'll adapt and make it a great show.

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