Drive-in music festival in Frisco will raise money for area nonprofits

The Encore! Music Festival is set for Nov. 6 at Verona Villa.

Attendees sit next to their cars as J.R. Moore & Zack Mack perform at a drive-in concert Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at the drive-in at Westland Mall in Columbus, Ohio. Frisco will have a similar drive-in music festival on Nov. 6. at Verona Villa.(Amy Harris)

A local nonprofit is hosting a drive-in music festival with one message to bring to the community: Hope.

Melody of Hope will bring a lineup of nearly 20 musical acts to the Encore! Music Festival at Verona Villa on Nov. 6. The nonprofit hosts concerts and showcases with up-and-coming artists to raise funds for other area nonprofit organizations.

Headlining the drive-in festival is Abby Anderson, the country singer-songwriter behind the hit single “Make Him Wait,” who has opened for Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington and Brett Eldredge, among others.

Other performers include Ron Bultongez, Grace Tyler, Jaime Saso, Jahmaol Clark, Savannah Low, and more.

“Our hope for the future is that musicians across the country will get on board with our cause, and for Melody of Hope to become a household name so that we can offer an attractive platform that assures artists and fans that by performing or attending a Melody of Hope show, they are making a difference in our world,” executive director Charlie Wendell wrote in the festival’s promotional book.

The event will also feature food trucks, silent and live auctions and a tailgate experience with a 6-foot buffer space between each car to comply with COVID-19 precautions.

Additionally, everyone must wear a mask and maintain a distance of no less than six feet while travel

ing to and from restroom facilities. Staff will sanitize door handles after each use.

Tickets are $75 for a general admission car pass or $30 for a general admission ticket. Melody of Hope will also live stream the event for free.

The festival will run from 5 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Verona Villa. Visit the festival’s website to get more information, see a full lineup and buy tickets.

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Brandi Addison, Special Contributor. Brandi is a freelancer covering all things Frisco. She graduated from Texas Tech in December 2018, and soon after, began her career as a reporter in West Texas. She recently moved back to D-FW, which she calls home.

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