Zeiterion Performing Arts Center revs up for the return of the Zeiterion Drive-In featuring concerts and movies beginning September 24 until October 31. The drive-in, located in the Seastreak Ferry “Whale’s Tooth” Parking Lot, features a new line-up of live musical acts and newer theatrical releases, with more to be added at a later date. Tickets will be sold per vehicle, $25 for movies and $50 for concerts, available in advance of the event at https://zeiterion.org/drivein/.
To ensure safety, the Zeiterion has implemented policies for all attendees, including the use of a face covering while outside the vehicle. Vehicles will be directed to every other space, so attendees may sit or stand in the empty space while maintaining social distancing. Restrooms will be available, and they will be monitored for safety, but congregating anywhere on the premises is not permitted. The complete list of information and policies is available on https://zeiterion.org/drivein/.
The Zeiterion Drive-In currently includes eight concerts and four movies, and more events will be added at a later date. The schedule is as follows:
Rebecca Correia and Friends
Thursday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Splitting her time and musical career between Nashville and the Southcoast, Rochester native Rebecca Correia meets a lot of talented artists – and she’s invited three of them to perform with her on stage at The Zeiterion Drive-In. She’ll be joined by Keb Hutchings on guitar, Ben Cardoza on bass, and Joaquin Santos on drums. This self-described “Sheryl Crow meets Gavin Degraw” performer has been lauded as “one of the best singer-songwriters in America” and recently, co-wrote the song ‘So Long Goodbye’ with three-time Grammy-winner Keb’ Mo.’
American Graffiti (1973)
Saturday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
This Academy Award-nominated classic, voted one of the American Film Institute’s top 100 Films Of All Time, features the coming of age of four teenagers on their last summer night before college. Rediscover drag racing, Inspiration Point and drive-ins all over again in this nostalgic look back at the early ’60s. The incredible soundtrack brings you the most memorable rock ‘n’ roll hits of the era. Directed by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, this classic stars Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack and Mackenzie Phillips. Rating: PG
The Saskia Laroo Band: Jazz Meets Hip-Hop
Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Coined in America as “Lady Miles Davis of Europe,” Saskia Laroo is a current feature on the face of 21st century trumpet artistry. Born in Amsterdam, she travels the world playing a combination of jazz, pop, world and dance with her band, often an international bunch well-versed in many styles. Their performance will feature Saskia on trumpet, vocals, and alto sax, Warren Byrd on keyboard and vocals, PremeAlom on rap vocals and vocals, Tang Sauce on rap vocals, Douglas ‘Basszilla’ Long on electric bass, and Dexter Pettaway on drums. Audiences all ages and backgrounds welcome!
Craig DeMelo & Friends
Friday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Known as The Whiskey Poet, Craig DeMelo creates a versatile blend of jam, folk, blues, rock, soul, and hip hop. A high school English teacher by day, DeMelo can be found singing at bars, clubs, and restaurants wowing crowds at night. His talents earned him a John Lennon Songwriting Award Pop Honorable Mention for “So Be It” in 2009. He’ll bring his band with him to The Z Drive-In for a night of live music we’ve all missed!
Get On Up (2014)
Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.
Chadwick Boseman electrifies as James Brown in this exhilarating biopic! Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Chadwick Boseman stars as Brown, and is joined by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, and Dan Aykroyd in the Tate Taylor-directed drama. Rating: PG-13
Adam Ezra Group
Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
Talk to any Adam Ezra Group fan around the country and they’ll tell you that each of their performances is a one-of-a-kind, community-driven experience, propelled by the spirit of the people in front of the stage. For both fans and band members alike, an AEG concert is a rally to live life with intensity and soak in the moments we share with one another. Adam Ezra Group is Adam on guitar and vocals, Corinna on fiddle, accordion, and vocals, and Poche on bass, and vocals.
Friday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Livingston Taylor’s 50-year musical legacy has been described as “equal parts Mark Twain, college professor, and musical icon.” A natural performer, his Taylor-esque sound and a unique mix of music, anecdotes and ineffable warmth have fans exclaiming, “His storytelling made me anticipate every word. Taylor connects with his audience like nobody else.” A prolific songwriter with 22 albums, Livingston hasn’t stopped performing since his early coffeehouse days and has shared the stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull. Come hear this airplane-flying, motorcycle-riding, singing storyteller at this unique waterfront stage.
Festival Ballet Providence & New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, October 18, 3:00 p.m.
An afternoon of dance and music presented by Festival Ballet Providence and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra! Rhode Island’s resident ballet company will perform to live music by NBSO. Join us as these two world-class organizations in the Southcoast unite to for a unique and truly moving experience.
Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.
Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s talent, and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona.
Sunday, October 25, 3:00 p.m.
Grupo Sazón is a seven-piece orchestra playing Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue and Latin Jazz lead by master percussionist, founder and musical director Jesús Andújar. Andújar was born into a family of musicians in Samaná, Dominican Republic. At a young age he developed his rhythm, timing, and ear for music while working on the farms. He now leads a group of incredibly talented musicians who play throughout the New England area, performing authentic music from the Spanish Carribbean and has an expansive repertoire of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Calypso and Latin Jazz!
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Friday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy (Andy Samberg) stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Rating: PG
The Addams Family (2019)
Saturday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.
They’re creepy, they’re kooky, and they’re moving somewhere spooky – New Jersey! The Addams Family is back in their first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, The Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor. Featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Snoop Dogg and more. Rating: PG
The Zeiterion Drive-In is sponsored by Big Ocean Media, The Black Whale, Bristol County Savings Bank, the City of New Bedford, Joe’s Original Kitchen + Bar, New Bedford Credit Union, New Bedford Port Authority, Seastreak, and The Whale’s Tail.
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. Tickets are available for purchase at www.zeiterion.org or by calling 508-994-2900. Temporary Zeiterion Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.