Family Host Drive-By Concert For Residents In Quarantine

A musical family hosted a drive-by concert from the back of their pick up truck to entertain residents stuck in quarantine. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting music venues across America, Tanner Howe, a part-time waiter and musician from Huntington Beach, California, decided to bring his usual performances to others – on the back of his truck. Tanner had been feeling the sting from the coronavirus outbreak so he opted to come up with a way to boost his and others’ spirits. Having performed in his family's band as a child and as part of a double-act with his father, Kirk Howe, 57, in his adult years, Tanner, 27, was having a jamming session when they began thinking about the relatives they missed. So, with lockdown still in place, they decided to bring Tanner's music to others. Tanner and his father stood on the back of their family's pickup truck with their usual instrument setup, and a sign reading "Quarantine Drive Up Show" stuck to the side. The pair initially planned to visit Tanner's grandparents and four sets of family friends in the Long Beach and Orange County area, but as people began to notice the duo, momentum for the April 11 performance grew.