Avett Brothers concert to be simulcast at speedway

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2011

CONCORD, N.C. – Charlotte Motor Speedway will add another fabulous first to its legacy on July 9 when the world’s largest HDTV airs a live simulcast concert by American Recordings artists, the Avett
Brothers, from the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Co.
The simulcast will give local Avett Brothers fans the opportunity to view the live show on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s massive 80-foot-by-200-foot HDTV. The speedway will also supply concert-grade speakers for the event, to turn the infield area in front of the HDTV into a one-of-a-kind concert venue.
“The speedway has been a hometown landmark for us our whole lives and we’re proud to have an opportunity for our music to echo through that historical infield,” said Seth Avett. “For us, performing at Red Rocks and airing live in Concord is about the most ideal situation for being in two amazing places at once.”
The Avett Brothers front men, Scott and Seth Avett, who grew up ontheir father’s farm in Concord, quickly grew their fan base throughout the Charlotte, N.C., region with memorable energetic shows, which has become the band’s trademark.
The Avetts’ popularity skyrocketed on the heels on their major label debut, the 2009 album “I and Love and You.” Recently, the band has becomeaccustomed to performing sold-out concerts and in February they performed atthe 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles alongside Bob Dylan.
“We are so fortunate to travel and play the many places we do,” said Scott Avett. “To have an opportunity to share that with our supportive home town in a setting where great men like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt andDavid Pearson competed adds to the sense of pride that we feel to be a part of the Charlotte community and this event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
“This is going to be an unbelievable event,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “This is something that would have never been possible without the world’s largest HDTV. But, now we’re going to simulcast a live sold-out show from one of the most famous concert venues in the world, featuring our home-town boys, the Avett Brothers, to their loyal fan following here in Charlotte. It’s going to be awesome!”
Speedway gates for the live simulcast on Saturday, July 9, will open at 8 p.m. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. with the Avett Brothers scheduled to perform around 11 p.m.
Tickets for the July 9 simulcast on the world’s largest HDTV at Charlotte Motor Speedway are on sale now and can be purchased at the speedway ticket office or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Tickets are only $10 until July 1, when they will increase to $15 until July 8. Tickets purchased the day of the event, July 9, will cost $20.
Tickets for October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The Coca-Cola Four Pack includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at just $39.75 per person.
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