Musical entertainment abounds for Food City 500 weekend
Bristol Motor Speedway is the place in 2016, and during the Food City 500 weekend, it will be the place for musical entertainment in the region.
In addition to the previously announced pre-race concert featuring the Doobie Brothers, country star Clare Dunn, respected country music artist Lee Greenwood and country singer/songwriter Lance Stinson will be at Bristol Motor Speedway to entertain the fans during race weekend.
The Doobie Brothers will take the stage prior to driver introductions on Sunday, April 17 to perform some of their greatest hits including "Rockin' Down the Highway", "Black Water" and "Jesus is Just Alright". 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.
Country music singer/songwriter Dunn will be rocking out for fans on Saturday, April 16. Born on a farm in rural Colorado near the Oklahoma panhandle, Dunn has forged her own path from the farmlands to Nashville under the UMG Nashville label with hits such as "Get Out", "Move On" and her newest single, "Tuxedo". She will sing the national anthem prior to the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race and perform a concert set on the Ole Smoky Roof at Turn 4 between the finish of the XFINITY race and the start of the PittLite 125 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.¬†
"I am so honored to be getting to play in front of NASCAR fans at Bristol Motor Speedway," said Dunn. "I have dreamed of being able to attend a race for quite some time and see first hand the sport that has been the inspiration for many songs for me as a songwriter. I am absolutely beyond excited to put on a great show for such a great crowd."
Greenwood's career has spanned decades, charting more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts. His catalog includes "Somebody's Going to Love You" and "Dixie Road", but he will be on hand on Sunday during pre-race to perform his most famous song, "God Bless the USA", one of America's most well-known unofficial anthems.
Stinson, a native of South Georgia, is a singer of self-described "kick-in-the-teeth country" and has traveled all over the South to clubs and honky-tonks. After recently relocating to Nashville, he is continuing on his path of entertainment. Stinson will perform for fans following the conclusion of the PittLite 125 on Saturday.
Tickets for race weekend are still available, but Race Month Pricing kicks in on Friday April 1, where all single day and weekend ticket prices will rise. Up until March 31, tickets for Sunday's Food City 500 start at $64 for adults and $32 for youth (12 and under). Saturday's doubleheader starts at just $35 for adults and $17 for youth (12 and under). Weekend packages - which include the Food City 500 and the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300/PittLite 125 doubleheader - are also on sale, beginning at $89 for adults and $44 for youth (12 and under). For more information, visit BristolTix.com or call (855) 580-5525.