VIDEO: Daytona Beach Country 500 Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
By Space Coast Daily // October 7, 2016
inaugural event last year drew 75,000 fans
ABOVE VIDEO: Blake Shelton is one of many superstars that will perform at this years Daytona Beach Country 500 Music Festival. Here he performs “Hillbilly Bone with guest vocals from Trace Adkins.
DAYTONA, FLORIDA – Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Chase Rice, Travis Tritt, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin Eric Paslay, Kristian Bush, Pat Green, Margo Price, The Swon Brothers, Maggie Rose, Aubrie Sellers, Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan, Mo Pitney, LANco, Asleep at the Wheel, Simba Jordan and more are all set for the second annual Country 500.
The Great American Music Fest at Daytona, to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27, & 28, 2017, organizers announced today. Daytona International Speedway, the “World Center of Racing,” will again become the World Center of Entertainment over the Memorial Day holiday.
The inaugural Country 500 in 2016 drew an amazing 75,000 country music craving fans from across the country to Daytona and was met with rave reviews after the event. “Country 500 is all revved up and ready to rock!” said Festival Producer Quint Davis.
“Year two of this only-in-Daytona super fest will once again feature something for everyone, from the hottest superstars Blake, Kid Rock, Miranda, Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett, to the most classic of country legends Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride and the legendary country duo, Brooks & Dunn, who will give a rare performance.
A total of more than 30 incredible artists will help create an unforgettable holiday weekend for fans in the magical world that is Daytona International Speedway.”
“After a successful inaugural event, the lineup of artists for the 2017 Country 500 music festival is going to be another who’s who of entertainers,” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said.
“The Country 500 has quickly become one of the most anticipated festivals of the year and we encourage guests to start making their plans to spend the Memorial Day Weekend enjoying all the sights and sounds at the ‘World Center of Racing.”
Three-day weekend passes, VIP packages, camping and travel packages are on sale now through Country500.com.
Fans should plan to take advantage of the special early-bird pricing ($185) for 3-day weekend general admission passes available now through Friday, October 28.
ABOVE VIDEO: Returning for a second year will be superstar Kid Rock
Country 500 festivities are spread over three days and nights of the holiday weekend, with music programmed on two performance stages, the massive Country 500 Stage as well as the more intimate Bluebird Theatre Tent.
One of the biggest hits of the inaugural Country 500 was the ability to actually camp out in the infield, literally inside the festival for the entire weekend. In 2017, fans will once again be offered a full-range of camping opportunities for virtually any budget, from pitching a tent to deluxe RV locations.
Country 500 also offers on-site lodging and travel packages for a hassle-free way to enjoy the festival. Travel packages include hotel accommodations, roundtrip transportation to the festival grounds and official t-shirts plus festival admission. Visit Country500.com for information on the on-site lodging opportunities and travel packages.
The two special VIP package levels, “Crew Chief VIP Experience” and “VIP Pit Pass” have been updated for 2017 creating new opportunities (see attached) for once-in-a-lifetime environments for people on various budgets, along with a layaway option if needed.
Both packages allow for an exclusive upfront, golden-circle viewing area at the main Country 500 Stage where fans are literally close enough to touch the stage.
VIP Crew Chief and Pit Pass passholders will be able to take advantage of the exclusive main stage “VIP Oasis” featuring VIP-only bars with premium food and beverages for purchase, comfortable seating and shade, air-conditioned restrooms, phone charging stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, a private merchandise stand and misting stations.
Passholders will also be allowed seamless entry from the VIP Oasis into the VIP viewing areas at the Country 500 Stage. For VIP benefits, camping information, festival details and flexible payment plan options, call 1-844-500-FEST or visit Country500.com
Fans at the festival will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favorite country stars at artist meet-and-greets located throughout pit road and the garages.
The 2016 meet and greet area proved to be a highlight for many patrons as the intimacy of meeting the artists creates lasting memories.
Numerous other features—a select festival menu sold from food booths and food trucks; carnival rides; arcade games; cooling water elements; country-and-western merchandise; and more—will all be a part of the festival, as Country 500 once again transforms racing’s greatest venue into country music heaven.
CLICK HERE or call 1-844-500-FEST for tickets, camping, parking, and other festival information. Make sure to sign up on the Country 500 mailing list and get all the festival info as it becomes available.
Customizable travel packages, on-site lodging opportunities and hotel information are also available.
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