This weekend, Live Nation launched their first ever U.S. drive-in concert series – Live From The Drive In – marking a highly anticipated return to live, in person events in a safe and socially distanced manner. Nelly, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, El Monstero, and Yacht Rock Revue kicked off the series with performances across Nashville, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Country superstar Brad Paisley headlined the Live Nation U.S. drive-in concert series and all three stops were sold out; however, it was a particularly epic night for Nelly and St. Louis hip-hop fans — as Nelly celebrated the 20th anniversary of his album Country Grammar on Sunday at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
In this “photo flashback” we’re taking a trip down memory lane w/ Nelly at the Hollywood Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) on July 12, 2020. Continue Reading below for more photos of Nelly and St. Lunatics from Live Nation’s “Live From The Drive In” concert series. All photos and videos copyright and courtesy of Live Nation, Getty Images, and Bieber Public Relations.
After a recorded audio introduction by Cedric the Entertainer (of Berkeley), Nelly took the stage for the album’s first song, “St. Louie,” wearing a Cardinals cap, camo sweats and a white tank top that he eventually ditched.
The songs “Greed Hate Envy,” “Country Grammar” and a remix of the title song followed. “If you like what you’re hearing, I want to hear you honk your fuckin’ horn,” Nelly instructed. “We’re not clapping; we’re honking tonight.”
Live Nation re-imagined the live music experience during a time of social distancing by allowing fans to enjoy concerts in a one-of-a-kind drive-in setting from their own private tailgating zones next to their cars. Concert-goers went all out to make the experience their own with vintage cars, yard games, chairs and plenty of food and drinks.
The main focus for the weekend was social distancing, and Live Nation worked closely with local officials and health experts to carefully plan all aspects, from the layout to sanitation and everything in between to ensure everyone’s safety. Speakers blasted the live music across the parking lots and huge video walls were scattered so guests could have a visual on the performers.
Here are some more photos of Nelly and St. Lunatics performing at the Hollywood Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) on July 13 2020…
Be sure to check out the Official Nelly Website and the Official Derrty Entertainment Website for all tour dates, music, merch, videos, and other info. Stream the album Country Grammar by Nelly on Spotify: