Dierks Bentley headlines Bristol Motor Speedway's NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Post-Race Concert On Aug. 20
Bristol Motor Speedway revs up Wednesday night (Aug. 20), adding a full-length concert by award-winning country music star Dierks Bentley to its already competitive racing doubleheader.
The newly announced tripleheader - the Bush's Beans 150® Whelen Modfied race, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP and Dierks Bentley concert - provides an unforgettable race-day experience at an unbeatable price.
"Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway is already one of the most exciting nights in motorsports," said BMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell. "Now, with the support of our friends at Mountain Dew, we are able to offer fans an unbelievable night. The combination of intense racing, a country concert with music superstar Dierks Bentley and a $30 ticket price makes Wednesday night a can't-miss event."
Bentley, who is currently on the road headlining his 2014 RISER TOUR, is no stranger to motorsports. He performed at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet, has attended NASCAR races at BMS and recently revamped his number-one single "Sideways" for NASCAR on FOX. This is his first solo concert at the Last Great Colosseum.
"Racing fans are some of the best and loudest fans anywhere," said Bentley. "We've been out all summer on the RISER TOUR having the time of our lives, so getting to swing by Bristol to hang with all the race fans is an added bonus."
CMT will record a portion of the Mountain Dew CMT Summer Concert finale and feature one of Bentley's top hits from his headlining RISER TOUR during a Hot 20 Countdown episode next month. CMT Hot 20 Countdown is a weekly live music video show that counts down the twenty most popular country music videos.
In addition to filming Bentley, CMT hosts, Cody Alan and Alecia Davis, will record their portion of the Hot 20 Countdown show at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 19 - 20. The episode featuring Dierks Bentley at the World's Fastest Half Mile airs Sept. 6 and 7 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT).
The Bush's Beans 150® fires up its engines at approximately 5:45pm and the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP is slated for an 8 p.m. start. The Dierks Bentley concert follows the Camping World Truck Series Race.
Tickets for Wednesday's tripleheader start at just $30 with free entry for children 15 and under, until Aug. 16. All tickets increase by $5 starting Aug. 17.
A limited number of VIP passes for the Mountain Dew CMT Summer Concert Series are available. VIP passes give fans on track, front-stage access following the NCWTS race. VIP passes are $35 for the general public and $25 for Bristol iBelong season ticket holders. A Wednesday event ticket is required for the VIP pass upgrade.
Dierks Bentley Concert Facts and FAQ
How do I get tickets for the concert?
The concert is included in the ticket price for Wednesday, August 20th. That means you get a "Tripleheader": the Whelen Modified 150, The UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP Camping World Truck Series race and the Dierks Bentley concert, all for one low price!
How much are tickets for the Wednesday Tripleheader?
If you purchase tickets by August 16th, adults are $30 and iBelong Members (BMS Season Ticket Holders) are $15. All adult tickets for Wednesday increase to $35 on Race Week (starting August 17th). Children 15 years old and under get in FREE. You may purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 423-BRISTOL.
Are their upgrades available? Can I get down on the track for the concert?
Yes! A limited number of VIP Passes will be sold for $35 that will provide access on-track and allow fans to be stage front. iBelong Members that purchase their passes prior to Race Week (8/17) will receive a $10 discount (passes will be $25). Coolers will be allowed on the track. Please call 423-BRISTOL to purchase VIP Passes.
Will there still be a track walk after the race?
The traditional Wednesday night track walk WILL take place after the completion of the concert (Time TBD). As always, there is no additional charge for the Wednesday night track walk.
Where will the concert be?
The concert will take place inside the Speedway. The stage will be setup on pit road on the front stretch (a little towards turn 4). Seating in the grandstand is general admission.
How long will the concert last?
Dierks will be playing a full-length concert that could last anywhere from 60 - 75 minutes.
What time will the concert start?
The concert will begin following the completion of the NCWTS UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP and Victory Lane ceremonies.
Will parking lots be held after the race or concert?
We are planning to have the same exit plan / hold period as always in place after the race. This is a must due to the fact we don't know how many people will stay for the concert and how many will leave. The exiting crowd will dictate the need to hold, how long to hold.....and if we have to have a brief hold period after each. Our goal is to get the vehicles out of the lots as quickly as possible but keeping the safety of our guests as our first priority.
Any additional questions, please contact the BMS ticket office toll-free at 1-866-415-4158