North Charleston Coleisum has issued a parking alert for the Garth Brooks concerts this weekend, but the way they did it might make you listen twice.
In a YouTube video uploaded Tuesday by the North Charleston Colesium, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey croons parts of “Friends in Low Places” at two different times and asks people to check out the Colesium’s website for parking information.
After he wraps up his first solo, he tells the camera, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is not Garth Brooks. You recognize that fact, but he’s a-coming, and we gonna have a lot of people coming.”
According to a release from North Charleston Colesium officials, capacity crowds are expected for every Brooks show this weekend.
Attendees are urged to carpool and arrive early.
Along with on-site parking lots, off-site lots and shuttles will be utilized to accommodate the crowds, officials said.
Off-site parking lots include the Carta lot at 3680 W. Montague Avenue, and the Boeing lot at International Blvd. and South Aviation Avenue.
Coliseum parking lots will be open at noon daily, while the off-site Carta and Boeing lots will open at 5 p.m.
Shuttles will run before and after the shows to and from both off-site lots.
The Carta and Boeing lots will open at 5 p.m. Shuttles from both off-site lots will run before and after the shows.
For the 10:30 p.m. show Saturday, all vehicles will be directed to use the Tanger Outlets parking lots.
Attendees can either walk or ride shuttles to and from the Coliseum.
Parking is $5 for all lots, and the lots are cash-only. No overnight parking allowed.
This is not the first time Summey has crooned as a public official, but it is his first time issuing a parking alert through song.
Alan Coker, director of marketing for the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, said Summey sang the James Taylor concert announcement in 2014.
Coker also said Summey sang for a commerical of about the Coliseum’s 15th anniversary.
For more parking information, visit www.NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com.