UAB’s Alys Stephens Center hosts LIVE Drive-in concert starring Three on a String on Oct. 22

Join UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center for a LIVE Drive-in concert with Three on a String. Tickets are $20 and $25.

3 3Celebrate this fall with a LIVE Drive-in concert starring Three on a String on Thursday, Oct. 22, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Three on a String performs all kinds of music, from old standards and classical to country, bluegrass and folk. The 7 p.m. concert will be in the 15F parking lot, behind the former Business and Engineering Complex and adjacent to UAB Young Memorial Baseball Field. The parking lot opens at 5 p.m., and vehicles will be parked in order of arrival.  

Tickets for LIVE Drive-in events begin at $20. For full event information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787.

Want to watch it from home? See Three on a String perform live from the comfort of your couch by becoming a Virtual Arts Pass subscriber. For $29 per month, you will receive a private link to this Drive-in concert and access to exclusive virtual events available to VAP subscribers each month.   

Jerry Ryan, Bobby Horton, Brad Ryan and Andy Meginniss of Three on a String come from diverse career backgrounds. In 2016, Three on a String celebrated 45 years in the entertainment business, an accomplishment in today’s fast-changing society. These veteran entertainers keep a busy schedule with performances and celebrations.

“There is no feeling in the world like presenting our show to an audience that has no idea who we are and having the show close with a standing ovation,” Jerry Ryan said.

Ryan and Horton performed as a duet for one show at Horse Pens 40 near Steel, Alabama, in 1971. Big-band music veteran George Pruitt suggested they add a bass and Three on a String was born. Some personnel changes and lots of one-nighters eventually evolved into performances with symphony orchestras in several states, including a nine-city tour with the Alabama Symphony, opening for Bill Cosby, Red Skelton, Barbara Mandrell, Jeff Foxworthy, George Lindsey, Ray Stevens and many more stars.

As Three on a String says from the stage, “Let’s have some fun” at the LIVE Drive-in.

Other upcoming LIVE Drive-in concerts from the Alys Stephens Center this fall include Raquel Lily on Nov. 6, Young Concert Artist classical bassist Xavier Foley on Nov. 18, and Eric Essix and Holiday Soul on Dec. 13.