August 16, 2009 on ESPN
Kenny Wayne Shepherd to perform Miller
Lite Rock N' Racing post-race concert on Aug. 15
Mich. -- American blues guitarist, singer and
songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform a Miller
Lite Rock N' Racing post-race concert following the CARFAX
250 on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Michigan International Speedway.
Shepherd will also serve as the grand marshal for the
NASCAR Nationwide Series race earlier that day.
very excited to perform following the CARFAX 250,”
Shepherd said. “This is a perfect opportunity for
me to combine my passion for playing music with my passion
for fast cars and racing. Cars and guitars are what it’s
all about for me.”
Shepherd is best known for his hit “Blue on Black.”
His most recent release, “10 Days Out: Blues from
the Backroads,” is a documentary film with a live
album of songs from a 10-day trip around the United States
to visit some of today’s greatest blues musicians.
with artists such as B.B. King, The Rolling Stones and
Bob Dylan, the platinum recording artist is sure to please
crowds at MIS.
excited to have Kenny Wayne Shepherd perform at Michigan
International Speedway,” said track President Roger
Curtis. “Hosting a concert is another step we are
taking to show our commitment to the race fans. We are
always looking for new and exciting ways to improve the
fan experience at MIS.”
Lot 10 off US 12 near the speedway’s administration
building, the Miller Lite Rock N' Racing concert is free
for anyone with a CARFAX 250 Nationwide Series race ticket
or infield wristband.
security rules will be in effect for the post-race concert.
Please refer to the online guest guide at MISpeedway.com
to review the grandstand security rules.
Empire Drift will serve as the opening act. The group
won the opportunity through a battle of the bands contest
with the Toledo Free Press newspaper.
takes the stage at 6 p.m. Kenny Wayne Shepherd will follow
around 7:30 p.m.
the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan
International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable
NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy
the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the
love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race
fans and drivers alike.
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