Race fans attending the Food City 500 are in for a treat as they "Listen to the Music" during The Doobie Brothers Pre-Race concert on Sunday, April 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The four-time GRAMMY Award-winning band will bring their powerhouse rock n' roll to one of NASCAR's biggest races. With iconic hits such as "China Grove," "Long Train Runnin,'" "Listen to the Music" and "Black Water," The Doobie Brothers will get the race day party started.
Led by original members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and longtime-member John McFee, the band continues to break genre barriers; most-recently releasing Southbound, an album of fan favorites re-recorded with some of country music's biggest stars including: Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, and Toby Keith.
"We can't wait to see the Doobie Brothers' energetic performance at the Food City 500 pre-race concert," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway. "They are an American musical institution with many songs guests will recognize and sing along to; it will be a memorable experience for everyone."
The Doobie Brothers are excited to perform at Bristol, before they head off on their 50-city, co-headlining "San Francisco Fest Tour" with Journey and special guest Dave Mason this summer.
Tom Johnston notes, "We are looking forward to playing for NASCAR in Bristol. Race fans know how to have a good time!" Patrick Simmons adds, "We love the atmosphere of competition racing, and the folks who come to these events. The anticipation and electricity in the air, as well as the camaraderie of the fans and competitors, always make these races special, and a great experience for all those who attend. I know our music will fit right in there with the whole spirit of the event. We can't wait to get there!"
Tickets are currently available for the April race weekend by visiting BristolTix.com or calling toll-free (855) 580-5525.
While supplies last, Food City 500 ticket holders may add on a Pre-Race SuperPass and be stage-side (on the track) for the concert featuring The Doobie Brothers. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol's wildly popular Food City 500 Driver Introductions.