Nathan Thorpe, owner of the Hi-Way Drive-In along Sanilac Road (M-46) in Carsonville on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Thorpe bought the drive-in in April with his business partner, Richard Bates. Their goal was to find an area to host music festivals but also felt the need to revive the drive-in movie theater business

The Hi-Way Drive-In, located in Carsonville, is gearing up to host its first music festival.

And owners Nathan Thorpe and Richard Bates are excited to present the Camp Carson Music Festival. The festival will take place starting at 1 p.m. on July 16. .

Nineteen bands and DJs are set to perform on two stages at the drive-in. In addition to the performances, food trucks and craft vendors will be on site. Bates said the festival is to showcase local talent.

“We want the community to see what we’re doing as new owners (of the drive-in) while still keeping the

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