Larry Keel Experience and The Grass Is Dead: Live at the Drive In!


Larry Keel Experience and The Grass is Dead: Live at the Drive-In Concert Series: Long Strange Trip Edition

This unique cinema and concert experience is one the first of its kind and features live performances by LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE and THE GRASS IS DEAD.




Date: THURSDAY AUGUST 6th, 2020
Doors: 6:00PM / Show: 8:30PM

*located just 30 mins outside Charlotte, NC, 90 MINUTES FROM ASHEVILLE, 45 MINUTES FROM SPARTANBURG

If flatpicking guitar on the highest level required a resumé, Larry Keel could skip the interview process altogether and get straight to work. Keel has collaborated and shared the stage with an absolute all-star cast over the course of his career. From bluegrass legends Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Bill Monroe, and John Hartford to modern rock and jam mainstays Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, and String Cheese Incident, to today’s most respected up and comers like Billy Strings, Tyler Childers and Greensky Bluegrass, all of Keel’s influences and peers sing his praises not just for his musicianship, but his friendship as well. Keel has been revered by critics at JamBase, Bluegrass Today, AXS, and Rolling Stone, who dubbed him “…One of the finest flatpickers around,” and described his unparalleled live performance as, “taking songs up a notch with psychedelic hillbilly shredding.”

Over the past 30 years, Keel has grown a cult-like following with his energetic performances and skilled musicianship; he has released 16 albums and is featured on 10 others, including his side project with Keller Williams, Keller and the Keels. Keller
and the Keels’ new album Speed debuted in November of 2019; Relix recently premiered their newest single “Medulla Oblongata”.

His newest release with the Larry Keel Experience, One, follows Keel, along with his longtime bandmates bassist Jenny Keel and mandolin player Jared Pool, from the philosophical to the supernatural to the sardonic to the unapologetically romantic, all
expressed with his charmingly gritty voice and masterful acoustic guitar work. Recorded in their road manager’s basement, the band had a clear vision for One: to create an album without distractions and to give listeners a hard copy of exactly what they would hear at a live show. The group did just that without any isolation booths, overdubs, or studio gimmicks; the album was then mixed by Jeff Covert of Wally Cleaver Studios and mastered by legendary Grammy award winning engineer Bill
Wolf (Grateful Dead, Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris). Not only does One illustrate each member’s honed talent at their respective instruments, it embodies the unique cohesion, energy, and magic that is sparked when the three combine forces. Listen to One here:

It is well known that roots music is passed down from generation to generation. From grandparents to parents and from parents to their children. The inevitable collision between the traditional past and the enormous catalogue of modern music, both spiritual and psychedelic, is the fertile plain that sprouted the roots of The Grass Is Dead. Initially formed as an acoustic offshoot of one of the country’s most beloved GD tribute bands, Crazy Fingers, The Grass Is Dead has evolved over the past ten years into a juggernaut of sound and a festival favorite up and down the east coast, to Colorado and back. Their live performances bring into view a traditional sensibility of bluegrass, swing, and folk music launched directly onto a psychedelic paintbrush of modern influences, most importantly, the music of the Grateful Dead. Captivating audiences with their unique interpretations and thoughtful arrangements of songs by the GD, Jerry Garcia, and many others, as well as their extensive file of traditional roots music at their command, it’s only a matter of time until the buzz that they have created will reach the West Coast as well. The Grass Is Dead are very much alive and well, rocking out and and picking their way across this great country.


We are following all CDC and State guidelines. Cars will be parked at their minimum distance in accordance with State safety recommendations. If State guidelines permit, you will be allowed to be outside your car, in your car area only, but you MUST maintain 6′ distancing from other parties. Do not walk around and only leave your space if you need to use the restroom or other essential needs. If you are not following social distancing rules you will be asked to leave without a refund. Social distancing, including if you are permitted to be outside your vehicle is subject to change.

Tickets can be purchased online ONLY to ensure contactless payment. Audio will be transmitted through your vehicles FM Stereo, so please check and ensure your car has working speakers and radio. Please turn your key to accessory mode to keep your stereo on. You are allowed to bring portable boomboxes and stereos if you don’t have a functional car stereo.

In order to provide the safest and best Drive-In Movie Concert Experience, we require each participant to observe the following rules:

If you are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.

NO TICKETS WILL BE TRANSFERRABLE. YOUR ID MUST MATCH NAME ON THE PURCHASER. No Exceptions, All Others will be denied entry. Ticket purchaser will show BOX OFFICE Identification at the gate for entry. Remember, your ID must the same name as the PURCHASER.

Please be ready to provide us with your license plate, make, and model of your car.

Only attendees within vehicles are allowed to attend this event.

No refund requests, transfers, or exceptions will be granted. This event is rain or shine.

There are a limited number of vehicle passes available at each concert, so act fast!

It is a 2 person per car minimum. We encourage carpooling ONLY with people in your immediate quarantine circle.

There is absolutely no leaving your vehicle unless there is an essential need, i.e. bathroom breaks, concessions.

Entry to the venue will be cutoff 15 minutes prior to show time at 8:15 pm. No late entry will be permitted under ANY circumstance. Arrive early!

Bands will be set up on a stage by the main building in the middle, which you can see in the pic on the event page. Everyone will be able to see on the big screens and MOST will be able to see the stage as well. VIP Parking passes will allow you to park right by the stage. Limited to 50 VIP passes total. Otherwise usually the smaller cars park closer to the screens and bigger vehicles in the back. It’s at the discretion of the venue parking staff where you will park.

All audio will be streamed via FM transmitter. Please make sure to arrive with a working FM radio in your vehicle or you will not be able to listen to the show.

All concessions will be paid via card, there will be absolutely no cash transactions.

Absolutely no alcohol and/or illegal substances will be permitted at the event or inside your vehicle and violators will be held accountable.

No recreational activities such as frisbee, baseball, or running are allowed.

We require that you follow the current CDC guidelines in your state during this time. That means bring a mask, gloves, sanitizer.

Absolutely no standing outside of the venue or gatherings outside of the venue will be allowed and will be enforced by security.

Drivers caught concealing other persons in their vehicle will be turned away or asked to leave without a refund. All vehicles subject to search.

Absolutely no illicit goods, no fireworks, weapons or guns, knives, or laser pointers.

Big trucks and SUVS may be directed to the back of the lot so you do not block the screen.

Thank you, your observance of the rules helps keep this event safe for everyone!