Saturday, the black-owned drive in PR Pop Up’s, hosted a socially distant drive-in dance party at Cross Pointe Park in Hazel Crest, IL, with the Chosen Few DJs. The Disco Dance Party featured DJs Wayne Williams, Alan King, Terry Hunter, Andre Hatchett, Mike Dunn, and Tony Hatchett from the Chosen Few DJs along with Dee Jay Alicia and Grammy Award Winner, Maurice Joshua. Tickets were $100 per car with up to six people in a car. Guests could sit outside their vehicles and dance if their masks were on. With the cancellation of the summer staple, the Chosen Few Festival, due to COVID-19, the drive-in disco dance party was a welcome moment of relief to die-hard lovers of house music who have not been able to dance, go to a party or club since March. Guest pulled up, set up picnic chairs, danced, and enjoyed over 8 hours of non-stop house music safely and socially distant. PR Pop-Ups provided food trucks and bar service for those who chose not to bring their food and drinks.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, PR Pop-Ups, launched by Percy Scott and Rita Lee, have hosted drive-in movies and entertainment in the south suburbs specializing in what they call Socially Distant Entertainment. This is the 2nd dance party hosted by PR Pop-Ups, and co-owner, Percy Scott has no intentions of slowing down. In addition to weekly movies, they hosted the headlights music festival in July with three days of music and entertainment in the genres of house music, R&B, and hip hop.
In a previous interview with the Chicago Defender, Percy Scott and Rita Lee discussed why it was essential to start a new business venture amid a pandemic.
“We came together to start PR Pop-Ups because of COVID-19. When it hit, we were looking for things to be out-of-the-box, different, and had to change the way we do business. With our marketing company [Global 360 Marketing], people stopped doing and having concerts because they could not get anyone to come due to COVID. We were talking, and Rita came up with the idea to do a drive-in.”- Percy Scott.
“We wanted to do PR Pop-Ups to give the communities of the south suburbs and people of our culture some normalcy during the time of panic. When McHenry [drive-in] opened, we thought we would be the balancer in the distance and an opportunity for the families to come together.”-Rita Lee
Percy Lee told the Chicago Defender that the next two major events would be a concert with Wiz Khalifa and a Haunted Drive-in on Halloween. For more information on PR Pop-Ups and future events, follow them on social media @PRPopUps or their website: www.prpopups.com.