The inaugural Country 500 in 2016 drew approximately 75,000 country music craving fans from across the country to Daytona International Speedway and was met with rave reviews after the event.
Over three fun and sun-filled days the “World Center of Racing” was turned into the “World Center of Entertainment”. This year’s edition seeks to build on the momentum of the first Country 500, taking the Great American Music Fest to an even bigger and bolder level.
Aside from the names you know, take this opportunity to introduce yourself with the future of country music as exciting rising artists like Eric Paslay, Margo Price and Chase Rice will be performing.
The Country 500 camping experience at Daytona International Speedway will transport you into a unique festival community unto itself. Those lucky enough to reserve Country 500 infield camping will have the opportunity to live in the heart of a great music festival, with the ability to stroll from your campsite to the festival’s stages, food and beverage offerings, and other activities with ease.
Artists on the Rise
From the established legends like Brooks & Dunn and The Marshall Tucker Band to rising stars Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae and The Swon Brothers, there plenty of harmonizing and hit songs to be enjoyed all weekend long.
If you’ve never been to Daytona International Speedway, you’re missing out on an American icon. This festival will put you right in the middle of all the history and heritage that’s made this place world-famous. No other music festival in the world can claim such a distinctive and historical site as its venue. Be here as the Country 500 transforms racing’s greatest venue into a festival-goer’s dream.
Wide Variety of Food
This isn’t your average festival food. At the Country 500, scheduling your meals for three days can sometimes be tougher than trying to figure out what acts you’re going to see. The plethora of food will certainly entice hungry guests, with choices including tantalizing sandwiches, a variety of mac and cheese, a selection of burgers and barbeque, fresh Seafood, shaved ice, and so much more. There are options available for everyone to enjoy the delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks.
Kid Rock Returns
Back by popular demand, Kid Rock tore up the inaugural Country 500 last year with a non-stop set of anthems and hits that blew up across social media. His show-stealing performance has resulted in the All-American superstar returning in 2017 to close out the Festival on Sunday, May 28. You won’t want to miss it!
There are so many bonafide superstars performing at the Country that they probably deserve their own top 10 list. The festival once again features something for everyone, from the hottest superstars like Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, 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.
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.
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. The 2016 meet-and-greet area proved to be a highlight for many patrons as the intimacy of meeting the artists creates lasting memories.
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