When the Gilmore Car Museum reopened to the public after the state-mandated three-month shutdown, they announced two major events completely out of their “wheelhouse.”
The Museum will host a graduation ceremony for Delton Kellogg high school, followed the next day by a special concert by a nationally acclaimed band – both set in an outdoor drive-in theater style.
As many restrictions were lifted, Museum spokesperson Ken Fischang explained, we felt it important to offer our neighbors—our community—hope that we’re all making a comeback.
The Museum’s Community Comeback weekend, begins Friday, July 10th with a complete graduation ceremony for the Delton-Kellogg High School class of 2020. On Saturday evening, July 11th the Museum welcomes Grammy Award winning artists of THE ENGLISH RAIN, a celebrated BEATLES cover-band from Nashville, TN for a drive-in style fundraising concert.
Both events, the high school graduation ceremony on Friday and the Saturday evening fund-raising concert, will be set in an outdoor drive-in theater style where guests either stay in their cars or sit near them in their own lawn chairs for social distancing.
The Museum will transform one of their large car show fields on the 90-acre historic campus into a drive-in setting. Families and ticket holders will park their cars in front of an elevated stage complete with the sound system and the ability to listen from a car’s FM radio.
Admission to the graduation will be made through the school district. The limited number of drive-in concert tickets (offered by advanced sale only), are available at GilmoreCarMuseum.org and cost only $28 per carload. Funds raised by the concert will go toward many of the Museum’s free community engagement efforts such as its high school auto restoration program, K-12 field trips, weekly cruise-in nights and free active military admissions.