• 3-Day Weekend Passes, VIP Packages, Camping and Travel Packages on Sale Now!
  • Early-Bird Ticket Price Available Through Friday, October 28

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 2nd 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.


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.


Visit Country500.com 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 at Country500.com.


Stay connected with Country 500 on Facebook, Country500.com on the web and #Country500 on Twitter.


Major Sponsors of Country 500 include Budweiser and Toyota.


AEG Live and Festival Productions, Inc. – New Orleans are partnering with Daytona International Speedway to produce the Country 500.


Country 500 Weekend Festival Passes


3-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PASS – ($185 early-bird all-in pricing through October 28)

  • General Admission to the Festival for each day; passes are non-transferable
  • New in 2017 – all 3-day ticket holders will have re-entry privileges
  • Early admission to Country 500 each day
  • Access to performances by more than 30 bands over the three days on the Country 500 Stage (note new location for 2017 to comfortably accommodate a larger audience) and in the Bluebird Theater, plus a select menu of food and beverage offerings from food booths and food trucks, carnival rides, arcade games, country and western merchandise, a myriad of shade and water elements, artist meet and greets, and much more
  • Access to the Infield Campgrounds ONLY with separate campground wristband

VIP PIT PASS - ($699 all-in pricing)

  • VIP admission to the Festival for each day; passes are non-transferable
  • Access to the Pit, a VIP standing viewing area at the Country 500 Stage with easy access to the adjacent VIP Oasis
  • Access to the NEW VIP Oasis adjacent to the viewing area at the Country 500 Stage featuring:
    • Easy access to the Pit at the Country 500 Stage
    • Food and beverage for purchase from exclusive VIP vendors
    • Comfortable furniture
    • Private festival merchandise stand
    • Cell phone charging stations
    • Misting stations and shade
    • Wi-Fi access
  • Access to private air-conditioned flushable restrooms
  • Exclusive festival merchandise gift
  • Express VIP entrance with re-entry all weekend
  • Early admission to Country 500 each day
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a VIP parking pass, granting access to park near the festival entrance - steps away from the VIP areas at the Country 500 Stage
  • On-site experience concierge

Country 500 VIP Oasis (New for 2017)

  • Exclusive area for VIP Crew Chief and Pit Pass passholders 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.
  • Easy entry to the VIP Oasis from the VIP parking area or from within the festival
  • Seamless entry from the VIP Oasis to the VIP viewing areas at the Country 500 Stage

Please Note: In 2017, only Crew Chief VIPs will have access to the VIP seating area in the Bluebird Theater. Also, the 2017 VIP Pit Pass standing area at the Country 500 Stage will be located behind the Crew Chief VIP standing area.


CREW CHIEF VIP EXPERIENCE – ($999 all-in pricing)

  • All benefits of VIP Pit Pass; PLUS
  • Access to an exclusive Crew Chief only standing viewing area in the Pit at the Country 500 stage - the areas closest to the stage will be reserved for Crew Chiefs  - with easy access to the adjacent VIP Oasis
  • Exclusive access to the Crew Chief VIP Deck at the Country 500 Stage featuring a covered viewing platform with premium seated viewing of the main stage.
  • Access to the VIP Viewing area at the Bluebird Theater – exclusively for the Crew Chief VIP passholders -  with dedicated bar, stage-front seating and standing viewing areas and air-conditioned flushable restrooms
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a VIP parking pass, granting access to park near the festival entrance - steps away from the VIP areas at the Country 500 Stage (parking spaces closest to infield entrance will be reserved for Crew Chief VIPs)
  • Country 500 Crew Chief VIP Laminate with commemorative lanyard

Country 500 VIP Oasis (New for 2017)

  • Exclusive area for VIP Crew Chief and Pit Pass passholders 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.
  • Easy entry to the VIP Oasis from the VIP parking area or from within the festival
  • Seamless entry from the VIP Oasis to the VIP viewing areas at the Country 500 Stage

Please Note: In 2017, only Crew Chief VIPs will have access to the VIP seating area in the Bluebird Theater. Also, the 2017 VIP Pit Pass standing area at the Country 500 Stage will be located behind the Crew Chief VIP standing area.