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Drive-In Music Festivals, Pod Raves & Vertical Parties

Drive-In Music Festivals, Pod Raves & Vertical Parties

The future of festivals are here. From drive-in raves to pod raves and vertical events - the music industry has come up with some super creative solutions to partying in a socially distanced world. 

Drive-in raves are similar to that of a drive-in movie theater, except instead of watching a film, you can watch a live set from the comfort and safety of your car and the allotted space around it.

Pod raves are where you can drive and park in a lot or uber to the event and then you get directed to a dancing spot that is fenced in. Everyone you came with stays in your area and you are at least 6 feet away from the next pod.

Vertical raves are usually hosted inside of a hotel. You can book a room with your friends and enjoy the concert from your balcony while the stage and DJ is outside. 

Still want to rave at home? Odds are, your favorite artist is still doing weekly or monthly Live Streams

If you are a promoter with a drive-in rave please email tessla@iheartraves.com to be featured. 

This blog is in collaboration with Pooja of Festival Addicts.

Where are drive-in raves, pod festivals and vertical events happening in the US?

Insomniac Park & Rave Series

When: Every Weekend in October

What:Drive-In Rave

Where: NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA

Get Tickets Here.

 

LSDrive In

When:Multiple Dates: Oct. 9-30

What: Drive-In Rave

Who: Hippie Sabotage, Boogie T, Subtronics, Maceo Plex & more!

Where: Chicago, IL

Get tickets: here 

 

 

Shiba San & J Phlip

When: Oct 23

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Bayshore Drive-In, Burlingame, CA

Get tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

Claptone

Where: District Altlanta

What: Drive-In Rave

When: October 23

Get Tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

Vital Events Feat Sublime & Boombox Cartel

When: Oct 24

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Alameda Fairgrounds Drive-In, CA

Get Tickets here.

 

NGHTMARE

When:Oct 23 & 24

What: Pod Rave

Where:Rawhide Events Center, AZ

Get tickets here

Clozee & Mersiv

When:Oct 24 & 25

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:Philadelphia, PA

Get tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

 

Pull Up!

When: Oct. 24 & 25th

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: 198 S Granada Ave, Tucson AZ

Get tickets here

 

 

Major Lazer

When:Oct 23-31

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:CA, TX, OH, GA, NC

Get Tickets Here

 

Deadmau5

When:Oct 29th-31st

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:Chicago & Atlanta

Get Tickets Here

Sullivan King & Riot Ten

When: Oct 29

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Starlight Drive-In, Butler, PA

Get Tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

 Manic Focus & Mersiv

When: Oct 29

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Lakeshore Drive In, Chicago, IL

Get Tickets here.

Adventure Club

When: Oct 30

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: B&B Theatres Drive-In, Kansas City, MO 

Get Tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

No Parking on the Dance Floor Ft. Subtronics, Boogie T, Hesh & Level Up

When: Oct 29 & 31st

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Missouri & Florida

Get Tickets here.

 

EDM Drive-In

When: Oct 30 & 31st

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas

Get Tickets Here.

Gareth Emery

When:Oct 30-Nov 1

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Pre-register for Tickets Here

Boo Orlando

When:Oct 30 & 31

What:Socially distanced rave with option to purchase VIP Pods

Where: Orlando, FL

Get tickets here

Revibe

When:October 30-31

What: Vertical Rave

Where:Double Tree by Hilton, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Amplitude 500 

When: Oct 30 & 31

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO

Get tickets here


Wakaan Halloween w/ Liquid Stranger

When: Oct 29-31

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

Get tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

Drop It At The Drive In With Two Friends

When:Oct 30

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:Hounds Drive In, Kings Mountain, NC

No Parking on the Dance Floor Ft. Adventure Club

When:Oct 31

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Raleigh, North Carolina

Get Tickets here.

Night of the Raving Dead

When: Oct 31

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Oak Canyon Park, Silverado, CA

Get tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

NGHTMRE & Ghastly

When: Oct 31

Where: Columbus, OH

What: Drive-In Rave

Get tickets here.

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Marc Ribillet

When:Oct 23- Nov 1

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:Pasadena & Burlingame, CA

Get tickets here

Dubaween Drive-In

When:Oct 30 & 31

Where:Huntsville, AL

Get tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

 

Homebass Orlando Halloween Vertical

When: Oct 30 & 31

What: Vertical Rave

Where: Orlando, FL

Get tickets here.

Kaskade Road Trip

When: Oct 30- Nov 21

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Pleasanton, Ventura, Anaheim and Del Mar, CA

Get tickets here.

Subtronics, Boogie T & Dirt Monkey

When: Nov 6 & 7

What: Pod Rave

Where: Rawhide Event Center, AZ

Get tickets here

Adventure Club

When:Nov 7

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Get tickets here.

 

Steve Aoki & Riot Ten

When: Nov. 13

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Get tickets here.

 

No Parking on the Dance Floor Ft. Subtronics, Dirt Monkey & Level Up

When: Nov. 13

What: Drive-In Rave

Where:Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Get tickets here.

Pull Up ft. Bijou & Nukid

When: Nov 14

What: Drive-In Rave

Where: Tucson, AZ

Get tickets here.

Contributed by Festival Addicts

How to Maximize You Car Rave Experience-

Just like any other EDM event, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative! Think of your car as your campground for the evening. Here are some ideas to 'pimp your ride'! 

  • Make it fun by bringing some LED lights or holiday lights that are battery operated!
  • While you likely can’t have an actual totem at the event (check the event pages for official rules & FAQs), you can still keep the totem spirit alive by decorating some signs and putting them up in your car window (once you are safely parked)!
  • Since you’ll be sitting for a long time, I’d recommend bringing some comfy, fuzzy cushions to relax on.
  • If you’re bringing an SUV, put the first row of seats down to maximize leg room!

What to Wear to a Drive-in Rave? 

Most drive-in raves have a designated dancing area outside of your car, so you can plan to dance your heart away during the event! Any 'fits from the drive-in raves collection will work perfectly!

 

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Shop the drive-in rave collection 

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 Still need more outfit inspo? Check out the Drive-in- Raves Collection.

What are the Rules of Drive-In Raving?

Rules may vary from event to event, so I highly recommend checking out the event website, but here are some key points: 

  • All cars must be turned off once parked. 
  • Minimum of 2 people in the vehicle. MAX OF 6-8! No RVs, campers, etc
  • Guests are typically allowed to bring their own water, snacks and beverages OR they sell food and drinks at the venue and deliver them to your spot.
  • You must always follow traffic laws, this includes open containers of alcohol. 
  • NO uber/lyft drop offs will be allowed. Everyone must arrive in a vehicle with a parking permit and ticket.
  • You can not dance or group with anyone outside of your vehicle.
  • You will be asked to leave if you do not comply with event rules. 

While it's a major bummer that so many festivals are canceled, it is cool to be a part of raver history with this new concept of drive-in raving! I hope everybody has a great time, and stays safe and has fun!!

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