SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Petco Park will host California's first concerts since stay-at-home orders began, with drive-in performances and movie screenings to benefit Feeding San Diego.
The drive-in events, which will be held at the Lexus Premier Lot, will be held in June, featuring performances by Switchfoot and screenings of the film "Anchorman."
Social distancing precautions will be taken, according to stadium officials, with attendees being asked to stay inside their vehicles, staff wearing PPE gear, and practicing sanitation protocols.
Net proceeds will go to Feeding San Diego, which has faced massive demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone who wants to make a donation to Feeding San Diego can do so here.
June's schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, June 6: Screenings of the movie "Anchorman" at 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. | Tickets on sale May 29 for Padres members
- Sunday, June 7: Performances by B-Side Players, SM Familia, and Los Sleepwalkers at 12 p.m. | Tickets on sale May 29 at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, June 7: Performances by Switchfoot and HIRIE (acoustic) at 7 p.m. | Tickets on sale May 29 at 5 p.m.
Petco Park says each concert will feature full a stage and sound production, and multiple video screens for attendees.
"Utilizing our ballpark and its surrounding areas as a way to help combat hunger in our community during these challenging times is something we are honored to do," said Erik Greupner, President of Business Operations for the Padres. "By hosting this concert and other drive-in events, we hope to give San Diegans a unique entertainment experience in the safe and comfortable confines of their own vehicle while raising funds for a great organization in Feeding San Diego."
Petco Park is also hosting drive-in high school graduations on Friday, June 5.