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  • Colin Desmond

LIVE REVIEW: Avett Brothers Take Risks at the Speedway

Pulling up in a '65 Ford Galaxie at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, The Avett Brothers (who originally hail from a few miles up the road) pulled off a show that may have been the largest public gathering in Charlotte since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The socially distanced drive-in show allowed the group's songwriting strengths to shine, with Scott Avett at one point admitting to being a little nervous while delivering a passionate two hour set for the crowd at the massive speedway. Nervous or not, the band pulled out all the stops (or as many stops as they were able to considering the limitations set by the state of North Carolina). The production value was impressive. With more than 1500 vehicles packing the venue, the event staff exemplified professionalism and communication. The camera crew, who broadcasted the performance to over 9,000 fans at home, also controlled a drone which added significant production value with the visual component.

The show provided a glimpse into what live music fans might be expecting more and more of over the next year.


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