Top Dawg Entertainment Recording Artist Kendrick Lamar to Visit Additional Cities on THE DAMN. TOUR this August and September

YG and D.R.A.M. to Perform on New Stops

 

Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. to Open on First Leg of Tour

 

Spectrum Center – Charlotte – August 29

 

(May 15, 2017) –Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Kendrick Lamar announced today that the sold out THE DAMN. TOUR is expanding to even more cities across North America. Continuing throughout August and early September, the tour produced by Live Nation will have YG and D.R.A.M. opening for Kendrick starting August 11 in Anaheim, CA. In support of Kendrick’s platinum selling number one album, DAMN., the first leg of the in-demand tour will feature previously revealed Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. in locations across the United States and Canada.

Kendrick Lamar will play Spectrum Center Charlotte on August 29.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 18 at 10am. Tickets for these additional tour stops go on sale to the general public Saturday, May 20 at 10am. For more presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.


600 festival tradition continues with another exciting, entertaining month of may in charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2017) – From a parade of colorful big rigs to an outdoor movie to racing stars in go-karts and nationally-acclaimed musical groups, the 600 Festival covers the spectrum of entertainment and family fun during the month of May.

The 600 Festival and its many events have become a tradition to help celebrate the NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the month of May. For more than 30 years, area residents and race fans from around the world have flocked to one or more activities.

“Now that May is here, you can feel the excitement building for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the many forms of entertainment that the 600 Festival brings to the region,” said Jacqueline Gafrarar, executive director of the 600 Festival Association. “After the month has wrapped up, we hope that families and guests have created unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.”

The 600 Festival’s lineup of fun begins May 5 at 8 p.m. ET with Movies on the Campus, a family-friendly free event in Kannapolis, held in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy. This year’s outdoor movie selection: “Monster Trucks.”

On May 18, NASCAR’s big rigs will be rolling through downtown Concord for Haulers on Union Parade and Fan Fest presented by Freightliner. Starting at 5 p.m., the event will feature the sounds of iconic beach music band Chairmen of the Board along with The Executives. In addition, there will be celebrity appearances, show cars, mascots and more.

The fun moves to GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville on May 23 at 5 p.m. for the Little 600 go-kart battle between some of NASCAR’s top drivers including Darrell Wallace Jr., Brandon Jones, Daniel Suarez and John Hunter Nemechek. There also will be a race pitting NASCAR spotters against each other.

The month-long 600 Festival is capped off by Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola May 25-27 in Uptown Charlotte. For three days, the streets will be filled with the sounds of musical acts, show cars, some of NASCAR’s top drivers, interactive displays, kids’ events, food vendors, runners competing in the PNC Speed Street 5K and much more.

Check out the top-five things to do during Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola:

1.      MUSIC: The music kicks off Thursday, May 25 with a free concert by popular 70s group Lakeside on the Mello Yello stage at 7 p.m. On the Coca-Cola stage in Romare Bearden Park at 7 p.m., there will be a dueling DJ contest with DJ Wiggz N DJ Wonz followed by Dj AHuf. Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, presented by the North Carolina Education Lottery, will take the stage at 9:30. Tickets are $10. Friday and Saturday night’s shows in Romare Bearden Park are enormous. Billy Currington, with 11 No. 1 hits to his credit, is joined on the Coca-Cola stage Friday night by Granger Smith, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. Saturday night, chart-topper Jake Owen takes over the Coca-Cola stage with special guests The Cadillac Three and Levon.

2.      TAKE IT EASY: You can ‘Take It Easy’ with event sponsor Circle K at its tailgate zone where fans can play games, relax and charge their cell phones. They also will provide an opportunity to win prizes, the No. 20 Circle K Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth will be on hand and festival goers can take a photo to commemorate their time at Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola.

3.      DRIVERS: Appearances by NASCAR drivers are a tradition at Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola and this year is no different. Among the drivers scheduled to attend are Coca-Cola Racing Family Drivers:  Darrell Wallace Jr., Austin Dillon, Joey Logano and Daniel Suarez.

4.      PNC SPEED STREET 5K: Beginning at 7 p.m. May 25, the third annual 5K will be run under the stars for the first time as runners work their way through Uptown Charlotte. In addition to supporting Speedway Children’s Charities, runners will receive entry into the after party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and others. To register, visit http://speedstreet5k.racesonline.com/register

5.      MORRIS JENKINS KIDS’ ZONE: The Morris Jenkins Kids’ Zone located at Tryon Street and Levine Avenue of the Arts offers bounce houses, games, slides and a variety of activities to keep the youngsters entertained. The fun happens noon – 8 p.m. daily.

 

The event has been promoted and produced exclusively by CSM Production, formerly known as JHE, since 1996.

Media Contact

Mike Smith

mike@aspirecommunications.org

(423) 914-3009

 

About the 600 Festival™ Association
The 600 Festival Association is a nonprofit that has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular, family-oriented events for more than 30 years. This year’s lineup of events includes Movies on the Campus in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy in Kannapolis (May 5); Haulers on Union Parade and Fan Fest presented by Freightliner in Concord (May 18); Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville (May 23); the PNC Speed Street 5K (May 25); and Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola in uptown Charlotte (May 25-27). For more information on the five 2017 600 Festival Association events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter @600festival and Instagram @600festival.


MATCHBOX TWENTY COUNTING CROWS JOIN FORCES FOR “A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYTHING TOUR 2017”

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ticket PRESALES BEGIN TUESDAY MARCH 28TH

GENERAL ON-SALE STARTS FRIDAY MARCH 31ST

 

Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit makers are joining up for an epic summer tour. Multi- platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017”–presented by Live Nation. The tour will get underway July 12th at Spokane, WA’s Spokane Arena and then travel North America through early October.

MATCHBOX TWENTY & COUNTING CROWS with special guest Rivers & Rust will play PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on  August 20 and Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on August 22.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 31 at 10am at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, the venue box offices, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000.    Presale tickets and VIP packages for “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017” will be available to members of both bands’ fan clubs beginning Tuesday, March 28th. For complete details, please visit matchboxtwenty.com and countingcrows.com.

“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will, “says Matchbox Twenty lead singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.”  Thomas previously teamed with Counting Crows for a hugely successful 2016 summer co-headline tour.

“To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” says Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. “Can. Not. Wait.”

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty and their breakthrough debut album “YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU,” currently certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for sales well in excess of 15 million worldwide. Fueled by such classic singles as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good” and the #1 smash hits “Push” and “3AM,” the album proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established Matchbox as global superstars. Since then Matchbox Twenty has achieved cumulative worldwide album sales over 30 million and earned multiple #1 singles including “Bent”, “Unwell” and “If You’re Gone” along with countless accolades including five GRAMMY® nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.” 2007’s “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM” yielded RIAA-certified Platinum and #1 single “How Far We’ve Come,” while the band’s most recent album “NORTH” exploded into the #1 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2012 release – Matchbox Twenty’s first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut. Matchbox Twenty is: Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook, and Brian Yale.

 

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER” in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, “SOMEWHERE UNDER WONDERLAND,” in September 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

 

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About Live Nation Entertainment

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kimshiver@livenation.com
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Harrisburg ARTwalk Celebrate Easter Weekend with Us

April 15 • Saturday • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Harrisburg Town Center • In Front of the Town Hall • 4100 Main Street
Harrisburg, NC 28075

Join us Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. as Harrisburg ARTwalk creates dreams one event at a time. This art-centered event is  in a new location this year—directly in front of the Harrisburg Town Hall. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  More than100 art and craft vendors of different mediums from acrylic, watercolor, oils, illustrations, graphics, textiles of wearable – jewelry, clothing, accessories to woodwork, metal work, glass and pottery. Many unique creations of mix medium and even culinary. Live music and entertainment from local artists include Greater Charlotte Ukulele Meetup, Neighbor Unknown, My Buzzard Luck and performances by other local artists. Plus this year FOOD TRUCKS, The Cookin’ Coop, BBQ Time, Dragon Boat, MarlieQs Caribbean & some surprise guests.

The Vision. Four years ago, Teresa Stern the founder and volunteer, created this event to increase economic development within the Harrisburg Town Center with community involvement, The event also supports arts in schools and provides a local art student with a scholarship to continue their education in the arts.

What started with 10 vendors, blossomed to more than 100 artists from all walks of life. We encourage the youth to get involved with this event and network with the more seasoned artists for experience and pointers.In April 2016, we presented a $1,500.00 Scholarship to Julia Quigley of Hickory Ridge High School.  She is now a student at UNCS Ashville studying Graphic Design. It is the desire to match that amount and strive for more to give another student. This event is to build awareness for the need to keep the arts in our schools and to promote the arts within our community – bringing families & friends and communities all over to come together–one event at a time.


Celtic Woman – Voices Of Angels 3/19 Belk Charlotte

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The unique musical ensemble known as Celtic Woman is back by popular demand — combining traditional Irish music with spectacular production and staging. Celtic Woman’s evocative, uplifting music has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted fan base that spans the globe.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day all weekend with 2017 Grammy Nominee, Celtic Woman Tour – Coming to Charlotte March 19th. Visit celticwoman.com for tickets.


JEFF FOXWORTHY & LARRY THE CABLE GUY ANNOUNCE RFD TV PRESENTS JEFF & LARRY’S BACKYARD BBQ COMEDY + MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH MUSICAL GUESTS THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, FOGHAT & MORE!

Multiple Market Tour Set To Kick Off On August 25

Tickets On Sale Starting In March At livenation.com

 

Two of the country’s most renowned comedians, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, have teamed up to create RFD TV presents Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival – a brand new comedy and music festival coming to multiple cities this summer, promoted exclusively by Live Nation. With a long history of collaboration, the two have toured together multiple times and even share a stand-up special, We’ve Been Thinking…, which was released this past August and is available on Netflix. Between the two, they have racked up multiple film and TV roles, Grammy nominations, comedy specials, and their own SiriusXM channel (Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup). They’ve also hosted popular television shows, FOX’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Jeff Foxworthy) and the History Channel’s Only in America with Larry The Cable Guy (Larry The Cable Guy).

Jeff Foxworthy says, “Let’s be honest. If we didn’t have music and laughter we’d all go crazy! We’re trying to bring folks a double dose of both in one night. I can’t wait to kick this off and keep my sanity in check! See you there!”

Larry The Cable Guy adds, “If you don’t like this tour you need your American credentials taken away! This is gonna rock! I’m glad to be a part of such a fun event. I might even get to sing! (Only at sound check).”

RFD TV presents Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival will feature the comedy of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, along with musical performances by rock acts The Marshall Tucker Band and Foghat, and more to be announced! The Marshall Tucker Band has launched its 45th anniversary tour and continues to perform at sold-out shows across North America, having earned five gold albums and two platinum albums. Foghat formed in 1971 and has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. Their top 20 hit “Slow Ride” was named the 45th “Best Hard Rock” song of all time by VH1 in 2009.

With over six hours of entertainment, Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival will be a full day of fun for the whole family. The concourse will feature a full selection of local barbeque options and a number of festival activities including dunk tanks, backyard games, and more.

Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival with The Marshall Tucker Band and Foghat will play PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Friday September 15.  A Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, March 16 at 10:00 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, March 17 at www.livenation.com.  Lawn and reserved seating tickets will be available for purchase, along with Family 4-Pack ticketing options on select dates.  Additional information on tickets and pricing is available at http://www.jeffandlarrybbq.com.

A limited number of VIP ticketing packages will also be available for purchase. VIP Fan Packages include one premium reserved seating ticket; access to the VIP lane for expedited entry into the venue; a Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy survival kit, filled with a number of surprises; a souvenir VIP concert ticket; and on-site VIP host and ticket pickup. Git – R Done VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available to those ages 21+. These include one premium reserved seating ticket; a Meet & Greet and individual photo opportunity with Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy; access to the VIP lane for expedited entry into the venue; commemorative VIP laminate and branded lanyard; a Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy survival kit, filled with a number of surprises; a souvenir VIP concert ticket; and on-site VIP host and ticket pickup.

For more information on Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ, please visit: http://www.jeffandlarrybbq.com

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.:

Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests. SGE produces Funny Or Die’s ODDBALL Comedy And Curiosity Festival. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, produced the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and conceived and developed KNOTFEST with Slipknot and 5B Artist Management. SGE has also produced many other national festivals and tours. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.

Kim Shiver 
Live Nation Carolinas/VA
803.782.6239 p / 803.782.6820 or 782.6233 fx
kimshiver@livenation.com
3700 Forest Drive, Suite 510 | Columbia, SC 29204

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TRAVIS SCOTT ANNOUNCES “BIRDS EYE VIEW” tour 2017

– Tour Launches on April 12, 2017 in Support Of #1 New Album, “Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight” –

 

– Fan Pre-Sales Begin Monday, March 6 at 11AM EST with General on Sale Wednesday, March 8 at 10AM EST at travisscott.com/shows –

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Travis Scott will launch the BIRDS EYE VIEW TOUR in support of his #1 new album BIRDS IN THE TRAP SING MCKNIGHT. The multi-city U.S. tour, presented by Live Nation, will kick off Tuesday, April 12th in Santa Barbara, and visit 25 cities.

 

Travis Scott’s BIRDS EYE VIEW TOUR will play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday May 5.   Presale will begin on Monday March 6 at 11am at www.travisscott.com/shows.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday March 8 at 10am at www.travisscott.com/shows.   

 

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About TRAVIS SCOTT:

Travis Scott’s “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and Scott’s Top Ten debut Rodeo, Scott’s reputation as a dynamic and ingenious live act earned him slots on arena tours with the Weeknd and Rihanna, directly impacting the making of “Birds”, which sat at #1 on Apple for 9 straight weeks in the US and in 34 markets, with the album clocking in 501+ million Apple streams, and 335+ million Spotify streams to date. Globally, the album boasts close to one billion streams worldwide. On its own, “Pick Up The Phone” (which hit certified Gold status) had 92 million streams on Apple and 120 million streams on Spotify, and his latest single “Goosebumps” logged 84 million streams on Apple and 61 million streams on Spotify.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Kim Shiver 
Live Nation Carolinas/VA
803.782.6239 p / 803.782.6820 or 782.6233 fx
kimshiver@livenation.com
3700 Forest Drive, Suite 510 | Columbia, SC 29204

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FOREIGNER, CHEAP TRICK AND JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONES WITH SUMMER TOUR CONCERT TICKETS FOR $19.77*

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Limited Time Offer Available March 6th at LiveNation.com

The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was President. Star Wars was #1 at the box office. And Foreigner’s self-titled debut album was sweeping the charts with unprecedented fanfare. Cheap Trick released their first two records this year too, Cheap Trick and In Color, and 1977 went on to be one of the most important years in rock and roll history.

Foreigner, Cheap Trick and special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will launch a mammoth summer tour kicking off in Syracuse, NY in July. The bands will play PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Saturday August 5 and Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh on Sunday August 6. In honor of these 40th anniversary milestones, for a limited time starting March 6th, $19.77* priced tickets will be available at livenation.com. For some, it will “Feel Like the First Time” you bought a concert ticket at this special price!

“I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner forty years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” says founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “I can’t express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones and memories over the years. This summer we are going to celebrate these songs, and I can’t imagine a better group of friends to share this monumental tour with, than Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham who are sure to make it a true tribute to the everlasting power of rock and roll.”

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, CHEAP TRICK is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. They have performed over 5,000 shows spanning four decades and have sold 20 million records worldwide. CHEAP TRICK formed in 1974 and while they have evolved throughout the years, the band continues to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. In 2016, CHEAP TRICK released its 17th studio collection, Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello.

 

“I was thrilled to hear Mick Jones wanted me to be involved in celebrating 40 years of Foreigner. I spent 3 years as their drummer and had a great time,” says Jason Bonham. “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience show will hit home run after home run with these timeless classics done to perfection. JBLZE started 7 years ago as a way to show my appreciation not only to my dad and the music of Led Zeppelin, but also to the fans themselves. With the amazing Cheap Trick along with the one and only Foreigner this is show not to be missed.”

 

To coincide with the tour, FOREIGNER–Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)– will be releasing a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features forty FOREIGNER tracks throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including “Cant Slow Down,” “Too Late,” and the Top 20 AC hit “When It Comes To Love.” The album also features two new songs, “The Flame Still Burns,” and “Give My Life For Love,” a brand new song by Jones. Rhino kicked off a year-long catalog promotion with the January 24th picture disc release of Head Games

A limited number of $19.77* tickets will be available. Fans can check out livenation.com for complete tour itinerary, tickets and news.  *Plus  service fees.                                              

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Kim Shiver 
Live Nation Carolinas/VA
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Jake Owen, billy currington, DJ JAZZY JEFF and lakeside Headline circle k speed street presented by coca-cola

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 8, 2017) – Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola is rolling out the red carpet in 2017 for country music stars Jake Owen and Billy Currington; hip hop and R&B disc jockey DJ Jazzy Jeff; and funk band, Lakeside, as headliners for the three-day festival May 25-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Thanks to our great partners, Circle K and Coca-Cola, the Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola music lineup keeps getting better year after year,” said Jacqueline Gafrarar, executive director of the 600 Festival Association. “The four headliners plus 18 additional live performances should satisfy the fans in town for the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as well as Charlotte’s appetite for affordable concerts along with a great event experience.”

The 2017 concert schedule is as follows with more local and regional acts to be posted soon.

Thursday, May 25

Appearing on the Mello Yello stage at 7 p.m. for a free concert, Lakeside will showcase many of its hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s including “Fantastic Voyage,” “It’s All The Way Live,” and a remake of The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

Commanding the Coca-Cola stage Thursday night following the PNC Speed Street 5K will be DJ Jazzy Jeff presented by the North Carolina Education Lottery. For more than 30 years, DJ Jazzy Jeff has showcased his turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility. Prior to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s performance, DJs Wiggz N Wonz will compete in a dueling DJ show followed by DJ AHuf. The inaugural DJ night is only $10 or free with PNC Speed Street 5K registration.

Friday, May 26

Currington has charted 11 No. 1 singles since his debut album in 2003, including his most recent hit, “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” that topped the charts in 2016. His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include such memorable songs as “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.”

Currington will be joined on the Coca-Cola stage Friday night by chart-topping artist, Granger Smith, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. Tickets are just $15 with a limited amount of VIP reserved tickets for $25.

Saturday, May 27

Saturday night’s concert on the Coca-Cola stage will feature Owen who has topped the country charts six times with hit singles like “American Country Love Song,” “Beachin,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Anywhere With You,” and “The One That Got Away.”

The ACA and ACM award winner will be joined by special guests Maggie Rose at 6:30 p.m. and The Cadillac Three starting at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Saturday’s trio of performances.

Except for Lakeside who will perform on the Mello Yello stage, Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola concerts will take place in Romare Bearden Park all three nights. The Mello Yello stage will be located on Tryon Street and Stonewall Street.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased at www.600festival.com. Access to the DJ night on the Coca-Cola stage are $10 while tickets for Friday and Saturday night’s performances are only $15 or $25 per night. Concert gates open each night at 6 p.m. To register for the PNC Speed Street 5K which grants access to the DJ night, please visit http://speedstreet5k.racesonline.com/register.

All other Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola’s activities remain free to the public including sponsor displays, musical entertainment, access to a variety of food and beverage, a kids’ zone and much more.

Opening each day at noon on Tryon Street, the family-friendly festival delivers an unprecedented consumer experience to fans by means of live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars and interactive displays from sponsors including Circle K, Coca-Cola, PNC Bank and others.

In addition, fans can enjoy these family-friendly events in May including Movies on the Campus on May 5 in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy in Kannapolis; Haulers on Union in Concord on May 18; the Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville May 23 and the PNC Speed Street 5K on May 25.

The event has been promoted and produced exclusively by CSM Production, formerly known as JHE, since 1996.

Media Contact

Crystal Emerick

cemerick@aspirecommunications.org

704.361.5230

About the 600 Festival™ Association

The 600 Festival Association is a nonprofit that has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular, family-oriented events for more than 30 years. This year’s lineup of events includes Movies on the Campus in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy in Kannapolis (May 5); Haulers on Union in Concord (May 18); Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville (May 23); the PNC Speed Street 5K (May 25); and Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola in uptown Charlotte (May 25-27). For more information on the 2017 600 Festival Association events, visit www.600festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

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Friday august 11 – knight theater

at levine center for the arts – charlotte

 Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2017, performing songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of, released May 6, 2016.

Mary Chapin Carpenter will play Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte on Friday August 11.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 10 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Belk Theater box office, CarolinaTix.org, or by phone 704-372-1000.

Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), The Things That We Are Made Of features eleven new songs written by Carpenter, and has received critical acclaim from NPR and Rolling Stone, among others.

The Huffington Post praises, “Beautifully written and lovingly paced, The Things That We Are Made Of is an uplifting and very human account of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s self-reflective consciousness.” Continued praise from Jezebel says the album is “…filled with gentle reflections of a life that’s reached yet another turning point—one with both plenty of living left, as well as plenty of living to learn from. Produced by Dave Cobb, its simple, sturdy arrangements allow the wisdom of Carpenter’s lyrics to maintain our focus throughout all 11 of its gorgeous tracks.”

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

For more info or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

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