Chris Janson, Brian Kelley, More To Headline Friday Concert At Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

Photo: Courtesy of the Music City Grand Prix

The third annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has revealed its lineup for the Freedom Friday Tribute Concert, presented by Wesley Mortgage. Artists slated to perform include Chris Janson, Brian Kelley, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Gavin DeGraw and other special guests, along with Sixwire.

The show will take place on Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. on the Zyn Main Stage on the Nissan Stadium campus. Local media personality Kelly Sutton will serve as the event emcee.

The Freedom Friday concert will honor members of the military, police, fire, first responders and frontline heroes on the opening day of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix’s three-day festival of motorsports and music in downtown Nashville. The 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment will perform a helicopter aerial demonstration and a pre-concert flyover by the 101st Airborne Division. In addition, Wesley Mortgage will be providing free rides on the Ferris Wheel all weekend.

Chris Janson & Brian Kelley

“We are proud to partner with Wesley Mortgage to honor the heroes who serve and protect us on a daily basis—and excited to announce our Freedom Friday line-up,” says Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. “This is a small token of appreciation to those in the service that allow us to live lives of safety and freedom—and enjoy events like this year’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.”

Other artists slated to perform during the day are American Blonde, Jillian Cardarelli, Connor McCutcheon, Ryan Griffin and Zoee on the iHeart Music Stage, located in the Fan Zone.

All active and retired military members as well as first responders (law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs and frontline medical workers) are eligible to receive free admission for up to four (4) general admission tickets for a full day of racing from the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, GT America, Trans Am Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks along with the tribute concert. Those eligible, can use a Wesley Mortgage Freedom Friday link to receive tickets.

Steven Boero