Daytona Rising isn’t finished yet, but the new era of Daytona International Speedway — as a year-round entertainment complex — has begun.
The Speedway will host the inaugural Country 500 music festival featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and dozens more over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.
The star-studded three-day gathering, also being billed as “The Great American Music Fest,” will be the first nonracing event to fully utilize the track’s $400 million makeover into a motorsports stadium. Daytona Rising is due to be completed in January before the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Daytona 500.
The complete Country 500 lineup will be released Nov. 3. Early bird tickets including a general admission 3-day pass for $199 and the “Crew Chief VIP” experience for $999 go on sale the same day.