Nate Bargatze (North Ridgeville)

Joel Voorman

Performing live! None of that pre-recorded video nonsense!

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, rising stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across America. Nate’s first solo one hour Netflix special, “The Tennessee Kid,” premiered globally in 2019.
Nate followed in the showbiz footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world class magician, who’s influence is seen on Nate’s 2015 debut special ‘Full Time Magic’ and his debut album “Yelled at By a Clown.” Nate’s half-hour Netflix Special “The Standups” premiered on July 4th 2017 to rave reviews. In addition to touring the country as a headliner, Nate toured in arenas with Chris Rock on his 2017 Total Blackout Tour. He currently has a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop his own TV show.
Nate’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his six appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon following four appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. Off-screen, Nate was part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour, and has done live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row.
Nate was featured as one of Esquire’s ‘Best New Comedians’ by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s ‘Comedians to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks.

Ticket info

One ticket is needed per carload. However, pricing is based on the number of patrons per car! Tickets can be purchased online via the link below:


From the promoter:

HOTBOX & OUTBACK PRESENTS are excited to present Nate Bargatze’s: One Night Only Drive-In Tour!

This unique comedy experience is the first of kind in America and features live performances by Nate Bargatze & special guests.  The event will follow social distancing guidelines and the event producers want you to have a safe, fun time at this incredible experience. 

We are following all CDC guidelines. Cars will be parked at their minimum distance in accordance to each state’s safety recommendations. All drive-in staff will be wearing PPE and tickets can be purchased online ONLY to ensure contactless payment. There is no re-entry and all sales are final. 

Audio will be transmitted through your vehicles FM Stereo, so please check and ensure your car has working speakers and radio. Please turn your key to accessory mode to keep your stereo on. You are allowed to bring portable boomboxes and stereos if you don’t have a functional car stereo. 

We ask that restrooms be used for emergencies only during the show, maintaining social distancing.

All attendees visiting the Concession or Restroom areas must wear a mask.  Please respect the safety and experience of others. 

In order to provide the safest and best Drive-In Concert Experience, we require each participant to observe the following rules:

  • If you are sick, running a fever or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.
  • Per contact tracing standards, No Tickets Will Be TransferrableYOUR ID MUST MATCH NAME ON THE TICKET.  No Exceptions, All Others will be denied entry…
  • Only attendees within vehicles are allowed to attend this event.
  • No refund requests, transfers, or exceptions will be granted (unless the event is cancelled outright). This event is rain or shine.
  • There are a limited number of vehicle passes available at each concert, so act fast!
  • Guests may be allowed to sit inside their vehicle, atop their vehicle, directly in front of their vehicle (you provide a lawn chair), or in their trunk/truck bed.  No guests will be allowed to sit outside of their vehicle in a manner that is within 3′ away from their vehicle.  Please respect each other’s space.  Security will be on-site to enforce social distancing.  Rules are subject to change per the venue’s request.
  • No RVs, buses, or oversized vehicles.
  • No alcohol, drugs, or illegal substances will be permitted at the event or inside your vehicle.  Police & security will be on-site. Your vehicles may be searched upon entry.
  • No weapons, guns, fireworks, knives, pepper spray, or laser pointers.
  • No professional cameras, drones, or video or audio recording equipment.
  • No outside food or beverage – concessions will be avail at each drive-in.
  • Entry to the venue will be cutoff at the time mentioned on the ticket description (7:30pm for the early show, 10:15pm for the late show) as to not disturb the comedian or the attendeesNo late entry will be permitted under ANY circumstance. No refunds for late entry.  Arrive early!
  • We suggest arriving early — drive-in parking is first-come-first serve — unless you have purchased a FRONT 4X ROWS VIP Ticket.
  • All audio will be streamed via FM transmitter. Please make sure to arrive with a working FM radio in your vehicle or you will not be able to listen to the show. 
  • Venue will supervise all concessions.  Concessions will be paid via credit card or touchless, there will not be cash transactions.
  • We require that you follow the current CDC guidelines in your state during this time. That means bring a mask, gloves, sanitizer. 
  • The event producers may choose to provide masks or sanitizer for each event.  Guests are highly recommended to provide their own.  We cannot guarantee availability and if provided, will be done so on a first come, first serve basis.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • Drivers caught concealing other persons in their vehicle, weapons, alcohol, drugs, or outside food and beverage will be turned way or asked to leae without a refund. All vehicles will be subject to search.
  • Big trucks and SUVS may be directed to the back of the lot so you do not block the screen.
  • Tickets can be purchased online only, there will be no box office onsite. Please head to the ticketing page to purchase tickets.