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New Charleston area drive-in books one-night-only Garth Brooks concert

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A Garth Brooks concert will be shown at 300 drive-in theaters. File/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The Bend, a 20-acre community redevelopment project on the Ashley River, will be one of 300 drive-in theaters in North America to host an exclusive Garth Brooks concert screening this month. 

The Garth Brooks concert, created in Nashville, Tenn., exclusively for this event, will air on the drive-in's giant inflatable screen on June 27. The sound will be broadcast through FM radio, and staff will be on-site to enforce social distancing, from car spacing to restroom management. 

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Parking is first-come, first-served, with gates opening at 6 p.m. before the sunset showtime. The show will go on, rain or shine, with no ticket refunds. Tickets, which will cost $100 per car or truck, go on sale June 19 at

The Azalea Drive location did not become a drive-in theater until the novel coronavirus swept through South Carolina.

The Bend developed the drive-in as a way to entertain the community while safely social distancing. It has aired three movies for four weekends, with a Friday "date night," Saturday "family day" and Sunday "musical." 

Hosted by Encore Live, the Garth Brooks screening will be the largest-ever one-night show to play at outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada.

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Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.