UPDATE!!! SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 – LAFAYETTE, LA – ACADIANA DRIVE-IN announced today that the events that were scheduled to take place this weekend, have been rescheduled to October. The opening weekend of the Acadiana Drive-In has fallen during the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, Laura and Sally, resulting in both event production and supply delays, components vital to hosting a successful event. Event organizers CAJUNDOME and Social Entertainment say it is unfortunate to have to postpone, but that it is the right possible decision to make now. Organizers send their thoughts and prayers to those family and friends in neighboring cities and states who have been affected by these hurricanes.
Organizers say that they are coming back in October with an extended event line up. The extended line up in October includes a live performance on Sunday, October 18th by Nationally renowned artists Aaron Lewis & Sully Erna, the voices of Godsmack and Staind. Additionally, a special comedy performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th, featuring Adam Carolla. Carolla is best known as a comedian, actor, radio personality, television host and NY Times best-selling author. He currently hosts THE ADAM CAROLLA SHOW, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most downloaded podcast.”
The following events have been rescheduled to October:
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse: Saturday, October 17th
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Saturday, October 17th
Live Concert with Ray Boudreaux & Guests: Friday, October 23rd
The Chubby Carrier and Guests concert originally scheduled for Sunday, September 20 does not have a rescheduled date at this time. Any previously purchased tickets will be refunded in full.
Fans who previously purchased their tickets for this weekend’s events are given the option to hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled date or they can request a refund if they cannot make the rescheduled event date.
Tickets for these events are sold per vehicle or seating pod for live concert shows. Ticket prices are listed per vehicle or pod, not per individual. For more information about tickets and the events, visit www.cajundome.com and follow @AcadianaDriveIn on Facebook and Instagram for all upcoming announcements and events. For sponsorship opportunities contact [email protected].
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The CAJUNDOME and Social Entertainment have released the initial ‘Acadiana Drive-In,’ entertainment schedule to take place the weekend of September 18, 19, and 20 in the Cajun Field parking lot. Fans can participate in multiple socially distant events while enjoying family-friendly movies and live concerts, to be viewed on a big screen from the safety and comfort of their personal vehicles.
The opening weekend of the Acadiana Drive-In is presented by Lafayette Roofing & General Contractors. A designated portion of ticket sales will benefit the United Way of Acadiana and future drive-through food distribution efforts.
FRIDAY: The weekend kicks off with a doubleheader Movie Night on Friday, September 18, featuring an early presentation of ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ followed by ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ later that evening.
SATURDAY: On Saturday evening, fans can enjoy a live concert at the Drive-In, featuring an impressive line-up of live performances hosted by local musician Ray Boudreaux that includes guest performances by Marc Broussard, Roddie Romero, Clay Cormier, and Julian Primeaux.
SUNDAY: The ‘Acadiana Drive-In’ weekend concludes on Sunday with live performances by local Cajun and Zydeco musician Chubby Carrier that includes guest performances by Corey Ledet, Wayne Singleton, Horace Trahan, Lane Mack and Terry from Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys.
But WAIT – That’s not all! The Acadiana Drive-In welcomes “Aaron & Sully – American Drive-In Tour” on Sunday, October 18. For the first time ever, Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis, two of the most acclaimed frontmen in rock–the voices of multi-platinum rock bands Godsmack and Staind–will perform their hits together, side-by-side, for an intimate and unplugged evening of hits, covers, and conversation with Aaron and Sully appearing together on stage for the first time ever.
Concessions will be available for purchase on-site from local vendor Reggie’s Soulfood & Catering. Event-goers can choose to bring their own food and drinks into the event by adding a cooler pass to their online ticket purchase. A limited number of tickets are available online and in advance only, at www.cajundome.com.
What Do I Get With My Ticket Purchase? Tickets are sold per vehicle and the number of passengers is limited to legal seatbelts inside the vehicle. A limited number of VIP weekend passes and oversized-vehicle passes are available. Ticket Pre-sale for CAJUNDOME Insiders will begin at 10 AM on Thursday, September 3rd, while tickets for the General Public go on sale Friday, September 4th at 10 AM.
Safety and Social Distancing: The Acadiana Drive-In events will operate within the current CDC & social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are required when outside of the vehicle. Restrooms and self-serve sanitizer stations will be available. Cars will be directed to park at assigned spaces, creating a safe distance from other event-goers. An extra parking spot next to the vehicle is provided to allow for additional social distancing.
How it works: Sound will be transmitted through a designated FM radio station. Fans can listen to the sound via their vehicle’s FM radio or bring a battery-operated radio.
For more information about tickets and the events, visit www.cajundome.com and follow @AcadianaDriveIn on Facebook and Instagram for all upcoming announcements and events. For sponsorship opportunities contact [email protected].
Check for updates on the Acadiana Drive-In schedule HERE!