Country Stars To Perform July 26-27 at Brickfest Music Fest
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will once again host an award-winning list of Big Machine Label Group country music artists, including headliners Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and Justin Moore, at the Brickfest Music Festival on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. All performances are free with admission to the track for each day.
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On Saturday, July 26, ACM Vocal Group of the Year The Band Perry and ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore will perform following the NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 race. Joining later that evening will be southern rock/country band A Thousand Horses.
The hit songs will continue on Sunday when an array of additional Big Machine Label Group artists take the stage at the Brickfest Music Festival and will culminate with headliner Brantley Gilbert. Opening sets will include Lauren Jenkins, Scotty Emerick, Drake White and A Thousand Horses with their second appearance over the weekend on the Brickfest stage.
A glance at the performers taking the stage at the Brickfest Music Festival during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard:
Brantley Gilbert has racked up four #1 singles, impressive album sales of over 1 million and multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards. His newly-released album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.) features the #1 hit “Bottoms Up," which has already been certified PLATINUM for selling over one million downloads. The lead single's accompanying video boasts over 17 million views. Brantley's previous project, the PLATINUM-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced two GOLD-certified #1 hits – “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do." As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” Brantley recently wrapped up the first leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. Follow Brantley as he heads from Athens to Arlington celebrating his album release via BrantleyGilbert.com.
The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville, scoring a string of hits – 5X platinum “If I Die Young” (#1 on Billboard’s Country and AC charts); platinum smashes “You Lie” and “All Your Life” (#1 Country). Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has amassed over 11.4 million tracks sold from their platinum debut and chart-topping, gold-certified sophomore release PIONEER, which has produced two consecutive #1 Country smashes – the platinum “Better Dig Two” and gold “DONE.,” Recently wrapping up their first global headline tour with sold-out dates, the sibling trio will hit the road with Blake Shelton on his TEN TIMES CRAZIER TOUR. Adding to their host of adding to their host industry awards, the reigning ACM Award for Vocal Group of the Year winners are currently nominated for two fan-voted 2014 CMT Music Awards. The Band Perry have also amassed GRAMMY, Teen Choice, AMA, and Billboard Music Award nominations, cementing the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history. thebandperry.com / thefansperry.com
Justin Moore: New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added a second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart to his list of accolades with OFF THE BEATEN PATH (The Valory Music Co.), which has already produced Justin’s fourth #1 hit “Point At You” and current Top 10-and-rising single “Lettin’ The Night Roll." Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums – JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME – he has sold over 5.9 million digital downloads. Justin has appeared on NBC's The Voice Finale and The Queen Latifah Show while his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama “NASHVILLE,” Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Additionally, publications such as The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today have profiled the talented singer/songwriter. Justin recently wrapped his headlining OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR and will hit the road with Miranda Lambert’s PLATINUM TOUR this fall. Visit moorejustinmusic.com for tour dates and more.
A Thousand Horses: Nashville-based band A Thousand Horses is a blues and booze infused cocktail of southern rock and country. With lyrics that pay homage to the traditional values of the flyover states, they blend a blue collar mentality with modern southern rock. The group released their debut self-titled EP in 2010 with the stand out tracks “Travelin’ Man” and “Suicide Eyes,” the latter of which was featured in the 2011 remake of the 80's classic "Footloose." The year 2012 brought the “Landslide” EP, which built upon the solid foundation of their unobtrusive, classic sound. With tracks ranging from the effortlessly laid back to the loud and infectious, this release showcased the band’s creative diversity.
Lauren Jenkins: Reigning from the Lone Star State, Jenkins began learning the early lessons of being a musician at age 15. Having a love for music and open roads, Jenkins set out to learn and grow as a songwriter and musician. On the road she began writing songs and performing in various venues up and down the east coast. Whether performing in hole in the wall bars or prestigious venues such as "The Bitter End" in New York City, Jenkins has always held her crowd captive. "An old soul" is the perfect summary of Jenkins as a performer, writer and artist. Her music and experience resonates far beyond her years.
Drake White: Named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch” in 2013, White is an accomplished songwriter, whose songs are considered timeless. White’s skyrocketing career reached new heights in 2013 with his first appearance on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, and the release of his first single “The Simple Life,” which landed in the top 40 on the Billboard Country Charts. Part poet, philosopher and backwoods rabble-rouser, White, originally from Hokes Bluff, Ala., has a unique ability to tap into the emotions of fans.
Scotty Emerick: Best known for his association with country superstar Toby Keith, Emerick is a superb songwriter with his co-writing credits including No. 1 hits “I’m Just Talkin’About Tonight,” the Willie Nelson duet “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar,” “Whiskey Girl,” and as “Good as I Once Was,” as well as Top Five hits “Get Drunk and Be Somebody” and “A Little Too Late.” Emerick is a frequent co-performer on Toby Keith's national stadium and arena tours as well as on the entertainer's USO tours to U.S. military bases in Germany, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.
This musical lineup continues the relationship between Big Machine Label Group and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that began with superstar group Rascal Flatts performing on the main straightaway and legendary entertainer Reba singing “America The Beautiful” before the start of the 2011 Brickyard 400.
The Band Perry performed on the front stretch at IMS prior to the start of the 2012 Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Big Machine Records, and Moore served as the featured performer before last year’s Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at The Brickyard. Also last year, the winner of Season 3 of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope, sang the national anthem, and multi-faceted entertainer Laura Bell Bundy performed “America the Beautiful.”
Big Machine Label Group, led by President and CEO Scott Borchetta, includes Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville and Big Machine Music.
The 21st running of the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here 400” at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com on Sunday, July 27 will be the climactic event of the third annual Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. Consumers 21+ can visit CrownRoyalHeroes.com through June 2nd to vote for the hero they think is most deserving of having the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race renamed in his or her honor.
The weekend schedule also features NASCAR Nationwide Series racing in the Indiana 250 Saturday, July 26 on the IMS oval, and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship racing on Friday, July 25 on the recently reconfigured IMS road course.
2014 Kroger Super Weekend tickets: Ticket orders for the 2014 Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard can be made at www.ims.com/tickets and through the IMS Ticket Office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
General admission tickets will cost $10 for Thursday, July 24, $30 for Friday, July 25, $25 for Saturday, July 26 and $30 for Sunday, July 27. A four-day Kroger Super Weekend general admission ticket is $82, a great value for the ultimate race weekend. A three-day general admission ticket (Thursday-Saturday) is $62.
Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free any of the four days of the Super Weekend at the Brickyard when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket.
Reserved Seats are also available on Saturday and Sunday. Prices start at $41 and include full general admission access.