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Local musicians ‘Rockin the Ocala Drive-In’ this Labor Day weekend

A group of popular local musicians is coming together to take the stage this Labor Day for the first ever Rockin’ The Ocala Drive-In show.

The event will take place on will take place on Sunday, Sept. 6 at the drive-in, located at 4850 S Pine Ave. Doors open at noon, with the first act playing at 2 p.m. and the last taking the stage at 10 p.m.

The lineup is filled with local musicians who have played all throughout Ocala including Amusia, Jeff and the Jarretts, Chris Ryals Band, Heather Lynne, Mark Franquiz, Woody Gibson, Left on Broadway, Life in Water, Arctic Red, Adam Rountree, and Ecliff Farrar.

Mixhouse Productions, the organization hosting the event, hopes this will be the first of others like it.
“My idea is to try to help create another venue for all the amazing local talent that is currently struggling like everyone else during this crazy time,” said Heather Lynne, who performs locally and spoke on the organization’s behalf. Lynne hopes the venue will provide a setting for the community to gather safely to “enjoy some great music.”
Concessions will be available at the event, as no outside food and drink will be permitted. Tickets for the event are $30 per vehicle for 2 adults, and $10 for each extra adult. Children under 12 can attend for free.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Rockin’ The Ocala Drive-In eventbrite listing. 

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