CONCORD, N.C. — Charlotte Motor Speedway has always been known for its high-octane events. And even in the midst of a pandemic, 2020 is no exception.
In addition to racing, the speedway has been one of the few venues in the Charlotte area to host large-scale, live drive-in concerts since the beginning of the pandemic.
Three-time Grammy Award-nominees and Concord natives, the Avett Brothers performed a sold-out drive-in concert at the speedway in August. Recently, the band announced a second show scheduled for Oct. 23. Tickets will be sold through a lottery that fans can sign up for through Thursday at 11 a.m. Lottery winners will be notified beginning Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, click here.
Another tour scheduled to make a stop at the speedway is the American Drive-In Tour on Oct. 24 featuring Sully Erna of Godsmack and Aaron Lewis of Staind. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
Charlotte Motor Speedway has also partnered with festival promoter Prime Social Group to produce a series of shows.
Next up in the series is country singer Justin Moore on Oct. 22. and electronic dance act Major Lazer on Oct. 31.
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to these shows.
At the concerts, artists perform live on the speedway backstretch with the stage show broadcast on the track’s gigantic 16,000-square-foot TV, as fans remain socially distanced in their cars.
Per current North Carolina regulations and Phase 3 restrictions, fans are required to stay in their car, truck or SUV and wear proper face coverings when outside of their vehicle. The music will be broadcast through an FM stereo frequency to encourage fans to stay in or on their vehicles.
Venue staff will wear masks and enforce proper social distancing between cars.
Concertgoers can bring their own food and drinks to the shows.
Tickets are sold per car, truck or SUV, with up to six people allowed per vehicle. Tickets for most shows start at $100 per vehicle.
Next month, Speedway Christmas will return for its 11th year. The drive-thru light show will feature more than 4 million lights over a 3.75-mile course. Click here for more information on Speedway Christmas.
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