The coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation or postponement of Omaha-area concerts since mid-March, but one local venue is bringing them back.

Falconwood Park will host drive-in concerts starting this weekend. Six bands have been booked, and more will be announced soon.

The Bellevue park located at 905 Allied Road has hosted drive-in movies in previous seasons, and it’s the venue for concerts and festivals such as the Hullabaloo Music Festival. They plan on announcing a drive-in movie theater schedule later this year.

Tickets for the concerts are available at the Falconwood Facebook page.

Park owner Brandon Miller said he has been working with local government and law enforcement officials to make sure the event conforms to social-distancing guidelines.

A maximum of six people per vehicle will be allowed. Concertgoers may sit in their vehicle or outside on blankets and chairs on the driver’s side only. Mingling between groups will not be allowed, and masks must be worn outside of vehicles.

Food and alcohol will be available for purchase from your phone, with delivery directly to your parking space. The venue will accept only credit cards.

Restrooms will be open, but concertgoers will need to maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet when out of their vehicles.

People will be asked to leave if they violate the rules.

Falconwood has been subject to a few disasters in recent years. Miller and a wedding party hid out when a tornado struck nearby in 2017. The floods of 2019 left the park submerged. And now the novel coronavirus has canceled the park’s wedding and event bookings.

But now the park has booked six area bands through June, and it is opening its seasonal RV bookings, too.

“When life hands you lemons, you book Lemon Fresh Day,” Miller said in a press release.

May 15 — Eckophonic

May 16 — Jon Wayne and the Pain

May 23 — Kris Lager Band

May 24 — PetRock

June 5 — Lemon Fresh Day

June 27 — Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal


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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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