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The Event Marked the 100 Day Countdown Until INDYCAR Ignites the Streets of Downtown Nashville on August 4-6, 2023

Nashville, TN – April 26, 2023 – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and the Grand Ole Opry partnered for a revved-up night of entertainment by hosting the “Grand Ole Prix” Night at the Opry on Tuesday (4/25).  The 3rd Annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take Nashville’s centerstage August 4-6 as the countdown begins now at 100 days out from the iconic race. 

The ‘Grand Ole Prix’ Night at the Opry kicked off with appearances by INDYCAR Drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal along with INDYCAR show cars on the Opry Plaza, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix trophy on display for a photo opportunity and exciting giveaways. 

The action continued as country artists Chris Janson, Conner Smith, Bill Anderson, Ingrid Andress, Bella White, and Daily & Vincent took the Opry stage along with a surprise musical guest - Rock Legend Vince Neil.   Neil, Janson, and Smith are slated to perform during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Freedom Friday concert on Friday, August 4th.   See the schedule HERE.

“We appreciate the rich history of the Grand Ole Opry and we’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship now in its third year,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.  “It was a great night of entertainment for our fans, and we’re excited to be counting down the days until INDYCAR hits Nashville this August.  We’ve got 100 days of unique promotions, community events and so much more.  It’s going to be our best race yet.”

Race organizers encourage fans to follow them on their social media platforms at @musiccitygp to catch all the exciting updates, news and action happening over the next 100 days until the 3rd Annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix takes to the streets of Nashville this August.

There’s still time to grab your favorite spot along the course as race tickets are on sale now.   Don’t miss the hottest ticket in Nashville sports starting as little as $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. 

Want the best seats in the house?  The NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub tickets are the most premium experience and will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages, and each ticket includes a paddock pass. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available now during the initial ticket on-sale.  In addition, the event added Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, with food and beverage included all day.


Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets
Club Packages:
3-day Club RPM – $2,850 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, premium open bar)  
3-day East Club – $1,449 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)  
3-day Turn 9 Club – $849 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)   

Grandstand and General Admission:
3-day Grandstand – $219
3-day Premium Grandstand – $229 (with chairbacks)
3-day General Admission – $139

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets. Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.


ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX: 
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked CoolersTrans Am TA2 Series, and Stadium SUPER Trucks. 

ABOUT THE GRAND OLE OPRY: 
Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, TN.  The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM, with Saturday night shows seen on the Circle Network. For more information, visit www.opry.com.


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Celebrities Unite to Support Worthy Cause as Excitement Builds Leading Up to the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix August 4-6

NASHVILLE, TN – June 6, 2023 -  Big Machine Music City Grand Prix hosted their annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 5th at the Old Hickory Country Club to benefit CreatiVets, a non-profit organization that supports healing Veterans through creative outlets. 

The tournament was sponsored by Big Machine Spiked Coolers, A.O.Smith, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Nissan of Rivergate, Margaritaville Hotel-Nashville, Daddy’s Dogs, Silverbelly Whiskey, Flatrock Motorclub, Phillips & Jordan, Anheuser-Busch, Hooters, Red Bull, Velocity Motorcars and Twine Graphics.

Celebrities that joined together to support their mission and play in the tournament included John Berry, T. Graham Brown, Jillian Cardarelli, Chris Ferrara, Matt Ferranti, Filmore, Vince Gill, Jordan James, Damon Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Corey Levin, Walker Montgomery, Donnie Reis, Jordan Roos, Mitch Rossell, John Schneider, Dan Tyminksi and Bailey Zimmerman.

“We are so proud to support the incredible work CreatiVets does in our community,” said  Jason RittenberryPresident & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.  “Music City has such vast talent, we knew this would be the perfect opportunity to connect our Veterans with some of Nashville’s top talent in order to make an impact in their programming.”

CreatiVets offers opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country.  Their purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression they transform their stories of trauma and struggle into art forms inspiring and motivating continued healing. Through compassion, we are helping veterans live again.

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is set to take the streets of Nashville August 4 - 6.  The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks

Starting at $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. 

Due to popular demand, the NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub, the most premium experience, will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available. In addition, new for 2023, Turn 9 Club offers an all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, and food and beverage included all day.

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets
Club Packages:
3-day Club RPM – $2,850 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, premium open bar)  
3-day East Club – $1,449 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)  
3-day Turn 9 Club – $849 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)   

Grandstand and General Admission:
3-day Grandstand – $219
3-day Premium Grandstand – $229 (with chairbacks)
3-day General Admission – $139

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets. Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email  tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.
 

ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.  

Ticket Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup.  Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville.  The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert on Friday and Saturday nights.  

For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing, race weekend policies or for more information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

ABOUT CREATIVETS
CreatiVets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers wounded veterans to heal through art and music. We work primarily with veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, giving them opportunities to use art, music, and creative writing to heal their unseen wounds of war. Our aim is to equip veterans with lifelong tools for success beyond the battlefield. Learn more about our mission and programs at www.creativets.org.

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NASHVILLE, TN – May 24, 2023 – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announces entire musical lineup for Nashville’s INDYCAR race weekend August 4-6, 2023.  Big Machine Label Group artists Danielle Bradbery and Tiera Kennedy and rising country artist Tezza  have been added to the iHeartRadio Country Stage, rounding out the hit-driven talent performing in the Fanzone throughout the day each day.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend takes place August 4-6, 2023, in downtown Nashville. Ticket packages are still available for the must-attend event bringing sound & speed to Nashville.

Previously announced, Big Machine Label Group, former Florida Georgia Line front man  Brian Kelly has been added to the Wesley Mortgage Freedom Friday Tribute Concert all-star lineup with Vince Neil, Chris Janson and Gavin Degraw while Superstar Flo Rida will headline the Saturday night concert on the Zyn Main Stage as part of the third annual event. 

Additionally, 94FM The Fish joins as the presenting partner for the Sunday morning Praise Stage.  Beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, August 6th in the Fanzone, Jay DeMarcus (formerly of Rascal Flatts) will host an inspiring morning of music including Contemporary Christian hitmakers Jason Crabb, Consumed By Fire, Cade Thompson, and Iveth Luna presented by Red Street Records.

"It has always been our goal to build strong relationships that allow us to forge great partnerships!  It’s not just about doing transactional business. We are excited to partner the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to promote a Sunday morning CCM concert experience.  This allows FISH listeners to further engage with an incredible event right here in Nashville.  Serving our listeners and our partners is what we get really excited about!" states Jayme Summer, Program Director, The Fish.

Music programming will complement the race programming across the 3-day event weekend. The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.


FREEDOM FRIDAY August 4
9:30 AM – Gates Open 
9:30 AM - TEZZA (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
10:00 AM–TRANS AM SERIES Practice P1
10:45 AM – Jillian Cardarelli (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
11:30 PM – SRO GT AMERICA Practice P1
12:00 PM – ZOEE (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
12:05 PM – SRO GR CUP Practice P1
1:00 PM – TRANS AM SERIES Practice P2
1:30 PM – Connor McCutcheon (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
1:50 PM – INDY NXT Practice P1
3:00 PM– American Blonde (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
3:00 PM – NTT INDYCAR SERIES Practice P1
4:15 PM – Ryan Griffin (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
4:30 PM – STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS Practice / Qualifying
5:30 PM– Special Guest (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
6:05pm – SRO GT AMERICA Practice P2
7:00 PM – Wesley Mortgage FREEDOM FRIDAY TRIBUTE CONCERT featuring Brian Kelley (Florida-Georgia Line), Chris Janson, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Gavin Degraw, and other special guests featuring Sixwire. (Zyn Main Stage)
9:30 PM – Track/Gates Close

RACE DAY Saturday, August 5
7:00 AM-REGISTRATION "Music City Miles & Memories" Bike/Walk/Ride/Ruck/Run with Memories of Honor 
OR ONLINE https://www.musiccitymilesandmemories.com
8:00 AM - "Music City Miles & Memories" Bike/Walk/Ride/Ruck/Run with Memories of Honor
8:30 AM – Gates Open
9:00 AM-INDY NXT PRACTICE 
9:00 AM – Neon Union (iHeartRadio Country Stage)   
9:40 AM – Tiera Kennedy (iHeartRadio Country Stage)

10:00 AM  – NTT INDYCAR SERIES PRACTICE P2
11:15 AM  – TRANS AM SERIES QUALIFYING 
11:30 AM– Frank Ray (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
12:20 PM –  INDY NXT QUALIFYING 
12:45 PM – Dillon Carmichael (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
1:00 PM – NTT INDYCAR Series Qualifying / Firestone Fast 6
2:45 PM – Danielle Bradbery (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
3:00 PM – Trans Am Race
3:45 PM – Megan Moroney (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
4:15 PM  – SRO GT AMERICA QUALIFYING 
4:35 PM  – SRO GR CUP QUALIFYING 
5:15 PM – NTT INDYCAR SERIES FINAL PRACTICE 
6:30 PM– Stadium Super Trucks Race 1
6:45 PM – DJ Hish (Zyn Main Stage)
7:05 PM– FLO RIDA (Zyn Main Stage)

7:15 PM – SRO GR Cup Race 1
7:55 PM – SRO GT America Race 1
9:30 PM – Track/Gates Close

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Sunday, August 6
7:30 AM – Gates Open 
8:00 AM – Exotic Car Show (Zyn Main Stage)
9:00 AM – Red Street Records Presents Jay DeMarcus, Jason Crabb, Consumed By Fire, Cade Thompson & Iveth Luna (The Fish Stage)
9:05 AM – INDY NXT Race
10:05 AM – NTT INDYCAR Series Pre-Race Ceremonies
10:15 AM – Mae Estes (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
11:30 AM– NTT INDYCAR Series Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
2:00 PM– Tim Dugger (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
2:30 PM – Stadium Super Trucks Race 2
3:20 PM – SRO GT America Race 2
4:10 PM– SRO GR Cup Race 2
6:00 PM – Track/Gates Close

**ALL TIMES TENTATIVE / SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Starting at $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music.  

Due to popular demand, the NETJETS Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub, the most premium experience, will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available. In addition, new for 2023, Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, and food and beverage included all day.


Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets
Club Packages:
3-day Club RPM – $2,850 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, premium open bar)  
3-day East Club – $1,449 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)  
3-day Turn 9 Club – $849 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)   

Grandstand and General Admission:
3-day Grandstand – $219
3-day Premium Grandstand – $229 (with chairbacks)
3-day General Admission – $139

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets. Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.  

Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup.  Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville.  The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert on Friday and Saturday nights.  

For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing, race weekend policies or for more information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

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