Metallica Drive-In Encore Nights Concert | August 29, 2020

The Round Rock Express is hosting a fun concert on Saturday, August 29, 2020 with Metallica. From their website:

The Round Rock Express are excited to announce that Dell Diamond has been selected to host a showing of the Encore Drive-In Night Series featuring Metallica on Saturday, August 29. Fans can purchase parking spots in Dell Diamond’s East and West lots to enjoy the concert from the comfort of their own vehicles. The show will be broadcast on 20-foot by 40-foot screens with audio available in each vehicle via FM radio.

Tickets are available now via Every ticket purchase, which admits one carload of up to six people, will include four digital downloads of Metallica’s S&M2, the long awaited album documenting the two historic concerts that reunited the band and San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years. Parking lots at Dell Diamond will open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 9:00 p.m.

The show will be shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by Metallica’s award-winning production team to the highest standards possible. The concert, the band’s first show since the September 2019 S&M2 performances that opened Chase Center in San Francisco, will feature material from throughout their near four-decade career and provide Metallica fans with an intimate, unique and truly memorable concert experience.

The Metallica show is part of the Encore Drive-In Nights Series, which is presented by leading event production company Encore Live. Since June, Encore Live has partnered with drive-in theaters and sports venues across the country to provide world-class entertainment in a safe, creative way. Metallica will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing at hundreds of drive-in outdoor theaters and sports venues across the United States and Canada, complete with a special guest performance by Three Days Grace.

Important Notes:

  • Per Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order on July 2, face coverings are required for individuals age 10 and older in public areas. face coverings are required for individuals age 10 and older in public areas. Guests will be required to wear masks while at Dell Diamond when not enjoying the concert from inside their vehicles. Read more at

Below are some additional frequently asked questions regarding the event:

Is Dell Diamond prepared to provide a clean and healthy environment for fans?

Dell Diamond will adhere to all recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all health mandates from the State of Texas, Williamson County and the City of Round Rock. Staff that interacts with guests will wear personal protective equipment appropriate to their job duties and will enforce at least six feet of space between cars. The event will also use contactless payment and ticketing systems.

A detailed and comprehensive event safety plan can be found at

What ticket options are available for purchase?

Each ticket admits one standard passenger car or truck (RVs and limousines not permitted). Guests will only need to purchase one (1) ticket per vehicle of no more than six (6) people and all guests must have a seatbelt. Parking is based on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. Every ticket purchase will also include four digital downloads of Metallica’s S&M2 album.

How will Dell Diamond parking entry work?

There will be directional signage and Express representatives to guide cars to the nearest available spot to enjoy the drive-in concert.

Is there a charge for parking?

Parking is free for this event.

Do we have to stay in our vehicle for the concert?

Guests are asked to remain in the cab of their vehicle and/or the bed of a truck for the entirety of the concert. Empty parking spaces between vehicles are to allow for social distancing only. Please do not exit your vehicle and congregate in empty parking spaces as tailgating is not permitted.

Will food and beverages be available for purchase?

Yes, Dell Diamond will have food and beverages options available for purchase, including alcohol, along the outer concourse of the ballpark. Please note, alcohol purchased from Dell Diamond must be consumed within the gates of the ballpark prior to returning to your vehicle.

Will restrooms be available for attendees?

Yes, Dell Diamond will have restrooms open along the outer concourse of the ballpark.

Acknowledgement of Potential Exposure: The club has taken enhanced health and safety measures- for you, other patrons and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Dell Diamond. An inherent risk of exposure to naturally occurring diseases, including but not limited to the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, (collectively, the “Naturally Occurring Diseases”) exists in any public place where people are present. Naturally occurring diseases are extremely contagious and can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending the premises, holder, on his/her own behalf and on behalf of minor(s), knowingly and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to naturally occurring diseases and possible infection and is deemed to have given a full release of liability to the released parties to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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