The Iuka Drivein is playing host to a unique concert bringing one of the hottest bands in contemporary Christian music to the area.

Casting Crowns will perform tonight at the drive-in in a special socially distanced show designed to keep audiences safe while sharing live music with them.

The show begins at dusk and gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are being sold on a per car basis with up to six people in each vehicle and are available at The show is scheduled to be held rain or shine. All social distancing rules will be followed. Lawn chairs or blankets are welcome, but fans must sit inside their allotted parking space.

“We are excited for the opportunity to get out and play some shows in a safe environment. I think on a lot of levels families need this right now. We pray these nights will offer people hope,” said Casting Crowns lead vocalist Mark Hall.

Formed in 1999, Casting Crowns has built a following as one of the most popular Christian bands on the scene. In 2018 they released the album “Only Jesus” which has brought them even more success and acclaim.

“I want people to see that God is the author and the finisher of our faith,” Hall shares. “He starts the work and He finishes the work. If we could just rest in the fact that He saved us, that He’s got us, we can rest in what He’s doing now and strive for what’s ahead.”

The Drive-In Theater Tour series is produced by Awakening Events which is hosting a series of the shows featuring different artists across the country in an effort to bring live music to fans during the pandemic, which has greatly limited live performances this year.

“When we began discussing the Drive-In Theater series and which artists made the most sense, Casting Crowns was an immediate YES,” said Dan Fife, President and Founder of Awakening Events. “We’ve had a long history of successful shows with Casting Crowns. The powerful way in which their music impacts people is something that is needed in this season. I’m honored that the Casting Crowns’ team has decided to join us on this exciting new journey, taking live music to the people, on the Drive-In Theater Tour Series.”

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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