Higher Ground announced this week that a large stage is being constructed at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT. It will be home to a new series called ‘Higher Ground Drive-In Experience.’ All proceeds will go to benefit the Vermont Arts Council providing much needed relief to the arts community across Vermont.
The HG Drive-In Experience officially opens this weekend on June 13 with three area High School graduation ceremonies for Champlain Valley Union High School, Essex High School and South Burlington High School.
A few days later on Tuesday June 16, the archival special Phish: Dinner & A Movie will be available to enjoy on the big screen. Gates open at 6 p.m. est with the show starting at 7 p.m. est. Tickets are on sale now for $25.
In a press release Higher Ground cofounder Alex Crothers confirmed that the drive-in will be used for a variety of events in the future, including “religious worship, charity bingo nights, live streaming of concert events, chamber orchestras, live plays, weddings, political rallies, etc.”
Keeping with a true drive-in experience, 27-foot LED video walls mounted 40 feet high will be erected next to the stage to boost visibility. Cars must be spaced six feet apart and you will be able to sit outside your vehicles in lawn chairs or on blankets.The experience can accommodate up to 250 vehicles, ticketing will be per vehicle and are available online. Visit highergroundmusic.com for an updated calendar of Higher Ground Drive-In Experience events.