GLENMONT — The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and WEXT recently announced its first show in what is billed as a “Drive-In Concert Series!”
Jocelyn and Chris Arndt will headline the premiere event at the Jericho Drive-In on Thursday, July 9, at 8 p.m.
“This global pandemic has hit the concert industry hard,” said Jon Elbaum, the Hall’s Executive Director. “We had to cancel or postpone the last half of our 2020 season, it was devastating. How can we continue to present live music, to give people that shared, communal experience, when we aren’t allowed to be within six feet of a fellow music fan? When drive-ins were cleared to re-open, it became an obvious solution. We are thrilled to present again, and to give people an opportunity to enjoy a night out with live music, and a bonus movie. We’ve all missed concerts!”
With vocal comparisons to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick and guitar work likened to Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, Jocelyn and Chris have placed three consecutive singles in the Billboard Triple A Top 40. The band has also brought two records to No. 1 on the Jambands Top 30, and has recently appeared on NBC’s Today Show. The siblings, both graduates of Harvard University, balanced college with performances coast to coast. They have also paired with the likes of G. Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis and Cory Wong of Vulfpeck on their recordings.
After the performance, patrons are invited to stay for a screening of the 2019 movie Yesterday. Starring Himesh Patel, with appearances by Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran. It follows the life of a a struggling musician who realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
The Hall is presenting this performance at the Jericho Drive-In, located at 21 Jericho Rd. in Glenmont, NY. Due to Covid-19, social distancing will be strictly enforced for this performance. This means, as of today, patrons attending must stay in their cars. They may open their windows to listen live, and they will also have the option of tuning in to stream it on their car stereo systems. If attendees need to exit their vehicles for any reason, they must wear a mask. A list of the official rules for attending may be found online at www.jerichodrive-in.com.
Tickets cost $50 a car, and can be purchased at www.troymusichall.org.