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File Photo by Amy Harris / Invision /AP / Blake Shelton will headline a virtual concert, the first in a series launched by Encore Drive-In Nights, on Saturday, July 25. Drive-ins in Athens and Tullahoma, Tennessee, are among the venues scheduled to show the concert, which features Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins as special guests.

Several events this week take advantage of the great outdoors. Drive-in theaters are especially busy, with a virtual concert by a country star with two high-profile guests and a live tour by three contemporary Christian artists. Here's a look at what's coming.

* Nightfall: Chattanooga rock band Stereofeet will open the weekly virtual concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, followed at 7:20 p.m. by the headliner Susu, billed as a "smoldering" New York City band fronted by "firebrand" lead vocalists Liza Colby and Kia Warren. Watch on the Nightfall Facebook page or on YouTube at Nightfall Virtual.

* Chattanooga Unite: Barring another rainout, as happened last weekend, the Chattanooga Unite concert will take place Saturday, July 25, at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. The Chattanooga-based NuBreed Band will headline at 9 p.m. with a blend of R&B, country, blues and jazz. Rare Coalition Band, known for a powerful horn section and a repertoire that ranges from '60s favorites to current dance hits, will kick off the show at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Find out more at ChattanoogaUnite.com.

* Blake, Gwen and Trace: After the success of Garth Brooks' virtual concert in June, Encore Drive-in Nights is launching a series of on-screen shows on Saturday, July 25, with country star Blake Shelton and special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins.

The all-new show was filmed exclusively for drive-in theaters across North America. Regional theaters set to broadcast the performance are the Swingin' Midway, 2133 Highway 30 East in Athens, Tennessee, at 9 p.m., and the Montana, 10251 Tullahoma Highway in Tullahoma, Tennessee, at 8:30 p.m. CDT.

Tickets are $114.99 and admit one standard passenger car or truck with up to six people. The Swingin' Midway will add a midnight repeat if the first show sells out.

Artists for additional shows in the series have not been announced.

* Michael, Steven and Mac: Contemporary Christian artists Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and Mac Powell will bring their live Drive-In Theater Tour to the Montana in Tullahoma on Wednesday, July 29. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. CDT and the show begins at dusk.

Tickets are sold per car, with up to six people in each permitted. Tickets to see the live show are $100 and $175; the premium price grants parking in the spaces closest to the stage. An adjacent lot also will be open for $59 per carload, with the performance shown on the screen.

Email Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com.

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