UPDATED: The on-again, off-again return of live music to Crooners Supper Club in Fridley is on again – as a drive-in movie style outdoor concert in a parking lot.
Starting on June 1, Crooners will launch its Lakeside Drive-In Series in its parking lot in front of Moore Lake. Twin Cities powerhouse Joyann Parker will kick off the festivities with two separate shows -- a 4 p.m. tribute to country goddess Patsy Cline and a 7 p.m. performance of blues and R&B..
The series was originally announced on April 29 but then postponed after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home directives were announced. His new orders this week will permit the drive-in concert.
Crooners has room for about 80 vehicles. Tickets are sold per person – not per vehicle. Concertgoers must remain in their vehicles (no sitting on truck beds, hoods or roofs).
A limited food menu will be available with items brought to cars. No alcoholic beverages will be served or permitted in vehicles.
Indoor restrooms will be available to one person at a time.
Tickets, priced from $15 to $30, are on sale at croonersmn.com. Ticketholders from previously scheduled shows should contact email@example.com. All shows are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Concerts are scheduled rain or shine.
Since presenting the last live Twin Cities concert with an audience on March 15 before the virus pandemic shut things down, Crooners explored a livestreaming series, which was called off, and now this drive-in format.
The schedule is:
June 1 -- Joyann Parker salutes Patsy Cline (4 p.m.) and blues and R&B (7 p.m.)
June 2 – Michael Monroe salutes Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor
June 3 -- Dan Newton and Cafe Accordion Orchestra
June 4 -- Ginger Commodore & Jesse Larson
June 5—Jennifer & Reed Grimm
June 6 – Andrew Walesch Big Band salutes Frank Sinatra
June 7 – Arne Fogel & Rick Carlson salute Bing Crosby (4 p.m.); Debbie Duncan (7 p.m.)
June 8 – Prudence Johnson & Dan Chouinard (4 p.m.) Dane Stauffer & Dan Chouinard (7 p.m.)
June 9 -- Pat Donohue
June 10 – Mick Sterling and band salute Billy Joel (4 & 7 p.m.)
Aug. 15 – Daisy Dillman Band salutes Crosby Stills Nash & Young