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Drive-In General Info

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Q: What is the NOLA Drive-In Concert Series?

A: The NOLA Drive-In Concert Series is a drive-in concert series at the UNO Lakefront Arena. It offers an opportunity to enjoy live music while maintaining safe social distancing guidelines. The Lakefront Arena is located at 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.

 

Q: What safety precautions are being taken?

A: All CDC and State of Louisiana guidelines will be followed, and we are working closely with Orleans Parish and the Office of the State Fire Marshall to ensure this event meets or exceeds all recommended standards.

 

Q: What time is the concert?

A: The venue will open at 5:00pm and the performance will run from 6:15pm – 7:45pm.  Once the show concludes, all vehicles will be directed to exit the site.  No vehicles will be permitted to stay on property and continue socializing. 

 

Q: Does everyone in a vehicle need a ticket? 

A: No. A Car Pass covers entry for your vehicle and occupants.  Occupancy is limited to the number of legal seats in each vehicle, and those who do not follow this rule will be turned away at the gate.

Q: How much do Car Passes cost?

A: GA Car Passes are $100 and VIP Car Passes are $135 (plus fees). 

Q: Can I buy tickets at the show?

A: No. All tickets must be purchased in advance and online here.


Q: What will my modified parking space look like?

A: Each space will be approximately 20’ wide x 17’ deep.  This is roughly the equivalent of three, side by side, parking spaces. One will be utilized for a vehicle, the second to enjoy the show outside and the third as a buffer between your party and the next.


Q: How will I hear the show?

A: The stage will be equipped with a normal festival-style sound system, so you can enjoy the show outside your vehicle in your assigned spot.  Or, if you prefer, you may stay in your vehicle and tune your car radio to a specific FM station to listen to the show. 

  

Q: Will there be video screens?

A: Yes, video screens will be set up near the stage to help improve viewing.

 

Q: How are spaces allocated, and what’s the difference between GA and VIP? 

A:  The front two rows of the venue are reserved for VIP Car Pass holders.  Purchase of a VIP Car Pass guarantees you a spot in the first two rows from the stage, but location within the first 2 rows will be determined by first come, first parked.  The remaining 12 rows are for GA Car Pass holders and are also first come, first parked, starting at the third row. 

 

Q: Can I bring my own food and beverage?

A: Yes!  In an effort to limit person-to-person contact, concessions will not be available.  You are welcome to bring your own pre-cooked food and non-glass beverages.  On site cooking, including open flames, grills and BBQ pits are prohibited.  Alcohol is permitted at the event for guests 21+.  Please drink responsibly and assign a designated driver. Underage alcohol consumption will not be tolerated. 

Q: Will restrooms be provided?

A: Yes, portable restrooms will be provided.  PLEASE NOTE:  When traveling to and from restroom facilities, guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Your safety is our priority and for that reason, restrooms facilities will be sanitized frequently. Your parking space will have specific restrooms assigned that will be reasonably close to your space.

Q: What are the allowed and prohibited items for this event?

A: The following items are allowed:

  • Alcoholic beverages (21+ only)
  • Bionculars
  • Non-aerosol Bug Spray
  • Blankets/Tarps
  • Cameras (cameras with detachable zoom lenses are prohibited)
  • Cans
  • Coolers
  • Food
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Umbrellas (small/personal size)
  • Water Bottles

The following items are prohibited:

  • Animals/Pets (service animals are permitted)
  • Audio or Video Recording of any kind
  • Cameras with detachable zoom lenses
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Noisemakers
  • Generators
  • Glass Bottles
  • Grills/BBQ Pits
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Inflatables
  • Kerosene lamps or open flame of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Littering
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs/Banners/Flags
  • Spike Jewelry
  • Tents
  • Totems
  • Large Umbrellas
  • Weapons

Q: Where do I enter?

A: The Lakefront Arena is located at 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.

Each vehicle, upon arrival, will be greeted by our staff.  Vehicles will be screened by security and police representatives.  Please have your ticket readily available to scan. We can scan your ticket through your window, so no need to interact directly with our team in most circumstances.


Q: Can I bring a large vehicle?

A: No. Buses, large trucks, recreational vehicles, limousines and other oversized vehicles are not permitted.

 

Q: Do I have to bring a vehicle, or can I walk in?

A: In order to maintain our social distancing responsibilities, all guests must arrive in a vehicle. Ride-shares and drop-offs will not be permitted.


Q: Can I enjoy the show outside of my car?

A: Yes, as long as you and your party remain in your assigned space.  All fans are required to stay within their assigned space for the duration of the event, with the exception of the use of restrooms. No sitting on your vehicle roof, no setting up a tent, and no opening your hatchback - please refrain from anything that will obstruct the view for other fans.

Q: Can I roam around?

A: With the exception of an emergency situation or trips to the restrooms, guests must stay within their assigned parking space area.

 

Q: Can I leave in the middle of the show and come back?

A: No. Re-entry is not permitted.


Q: Are ADA spaces available?

A: Yes, please email info@voodoofestival.com in advance. Instructions will be provided at the time of arrival to help with any accommodations.


Q: Can I save a parking space for my friends?

A: Spaces cannot be reserved.  If you would like to park next to another vehicle, please arrive together and remember to follow social distancing guidelines at all times when parked.  Meaning, even if you park in the same row next to each other, you need to stay in your own assigned spot - walking over to your friend’s vehicle is not allowed.  


Q: Can I leave my car running?

A: Cars will need to be turned off once you are parked.  We suggest that you only run your engine as needed. Please be courteous to those around you.


Q: What if there is bad weather? 

A: Your safety is always our first priority. In the event of inclement weather, we will make decisions as to whether or not to host the show based upon our ability to do so safely.  All events are rain or shine. In the event weather hinders our ability for the show to go on, guests will be notified via email and social channels with updates.  


Q: What if I have an emergency?

A: Security, medical and police staff will all be onsite and available to assist. Upon entry, we will provide you with a text-line number to text in the event that you need immediate assistance. If for some reason you have an emergency and need to leave, please let us know so that we can assist.


Q: What if stay at home orders are extended?

A: As long as we all follow the rules set forth by our state and local communities, hosting this event falls within the current guidelines. 

Q: Are masks required?

A: Yes. Masks are required for fans and staff, unless you are in your designated tailgate space. If you leave that space to use the restroom, you are required to wear a mask. You must utilize a mask upon arrival in order to safely communicate with ticketing and parking attendants.

Q: My battery dies while on site. Will assistance be available?

A: We will have a service available to assist if needed.  

COVID-19 Warning

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists, and employees. You must follow all posted instructions while attending the NOLA Drive-In Summer Concert Series.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By attending the NOLA Drive-In Summer Concert Series you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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Drive-In Allowed & Prohibited Items

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The following items are allowed:

  • Alcoholic beverages (21+ only)
  • Bionculars
  • Non-aerosol Bug Spray
  • Blankets/Tarps
  • Cameras (cameras with detachable zoom lenses are prohibited)
  • Cans
  • Coolers
  • Food
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Umbrellas (small/personal size)
  • Water Bottles

The following items are prohibited:

  • Animals/Pets (service animals are permitted)
  • Audio or Video Recording of any kind
  • Cameras with detachable zoom lenses
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Noisemakers
  • Generators
  • Glass Bottles
  • Grills/BBQ Pits
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Inflatables
  • Kerosene lamps or open flame of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Littering
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs/Banners/Flags
  • Spike Jewelry
  • Tents
  • Totems
  • Large Umbrellas
  • Weapons

Drive-In Vehicle Screening Notice

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The NOLA Drive-In Live Summer Concert Series is conducting vehicle screening for all vehicles entering the show.

Be advised - both Firearm and Explosive Detection canines will be utilized. Weapons and illegal substances of any kind are strictly prohibited.  

Note: Firearm dogs may indicate on items that have HAD a firearm, firearm residue/oil, shell casings, and ammunition of any kind inside of. If you have an item or your vehicle you feel may fall into this category, please declare it prior to the vehicle being screened. Any indication from the canines will result in a full inspection of the vehicle, all items within and of each person. If a lawful firearm is found, your vehicle and all occupants therein will be asked to leave the site and take the firearm to a legal storage place prior to returning to site. There are no exceptions to this rule.  

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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will no longer take place in 2020. While we are disappointed to share this news, the health and safety of our fans, artists, staff and community remains our top priority. We look forward to returning in full force on October 29-31, 2021.

While we get to work planning our Halloween celebration for next year, we need you and your krewe to carry on the Voodoo spirit in your communities. Take care of yourself and each other and we’ll see you in City Park in 2021.