New Castle County is offering a series of eight drive-in concerts at Glasgow Park this summer.
The first was held Thursday evening, when a couple dozen people turned out to listen to a performance by the Newark-based band The Blues Reincarnation Project. Attendees were spaced out throughout a parking lot and watched the show from inside their cars or set up chairs next to their vehicle.
Glasgow Park’s summer concert series began last year, drawing upward of 500 people to watch the concerts on a lawn, said Jane Ratteni, who coordinates events and programs for the county. However, the county had to alter the series this year in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.
“We’re excited and just happy to be able to offer programs that are safe and fun,” Ratteni said.
The concert was the first public program the county has held since the pandemic hit Delaware.
“We realize people are looking for things to do,” she said. “They want to get out in a safe environment.”
The band, too, was excited.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve played together,” lead singer Jeffrey Attakorah told attendees.
The drive-in concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through the end of August near the tennis courts at Glasgow Park, located at the corner of U.S. 40 and Del. 896. Admission is free, but space is limited to 35 cars.
The schedule is as follows:
July 16 - Native Tongue
July 23 - The Bullets
July 30 - Genesis Z & the Black Mambas
Aug. 6 - Dot Gov
Aug. 13 - Stacia LaChole
Aug. 20 - Hoochi Coochi
Aug. 27 - Best Kept Soul tribute to Motown