Iowa Speedway has unveiled four musical artists that will accompany IndyCar’s double-header race weekend at the track next year, and they are some of the biggest names in the country and pop music scene.
Carrie Underwood will take to the mobile stage on the front stretch before Saturday’s race, with Kenny Chesney entertaining fans after the checkered flags fly.
The following day will see the three-time Grammy Award-winning group Zac Brown Band perform, and the weekend will be topped off with a performance by Ed Sheeran.
The two IndyCar races are scheduled to take place on the 22 and 23 of July, and grocery store chain Hy-Vee is once again doing much of the promotion for the entertainment-filled weekend.
No add-ons are needed to the standard ticket in order to attend the concerts, and all fans who have access to the grandstands will have a great view of the stage.
“When we first agreed to hold the event in Newton (Iowa), we knew we wanted to make it the best and biggest event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s Chairman of the Board and Executive Director.
“We made the weekend quite the spectacle in 2022; however, we knew we could top our efforts when planning for 2023, and I think our lineup of concerts shows just that. This is an event you won’t want to miss.”
In 2022, Iowa Speedway hosted a similar format of two races surrounded by headline concerts on both days. Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton all performed, and there was high praise from fans for the entertaining weekend.
Over the three-day race weekend, 80,000 fans packed into the stands of the 7/8-mile oval, setting attendance records and showing how a focus on accompanying entertainment can help to bring people out to the track.
Each concert for next year’s event is scheduled to last for over an hour, ensuring that people who attend for the music will not be disappointed with a sub-par show.
Ticket renewals for the 2023 event go on sale November 21, with general sales opening to the public on December 5.