“Cars, Stars & Guitars” at NASCAR Speed Street
Posted on 21 May 2008 by Kelli Franklin
image credit: DayLove
dates: Thursday, May 22 — Saturday, May 24
time: 11 am through Midnight
Food Lion will be hosting the fourteenth annual Speed Street uptown, starting on Thursday, May 22. This event is put on to promote Charlotte and its surrounding communities, in addition to celebrating NASCAR as a part of Charlotte’s heritage. It’s always held between the Sprint All-Star and Coca Cola 600 races and is considered one of the world’s largest race events of the year.
Speed Street occupies more than 10 blocks of uptown Charlotte and is a three-day event. The festival will have three stages for performances: the Miller Lite stage, the Coca-Cola stage, and the Budweiser stage. Check out the official event map. This year’s lineup of performers includes Chevelle, Seether, Flyleaf, Kellie Pickler, Jagged Edge, Travis Tritt, Gary Allan, Danielle Peck, Hot Sauce, Ligion, Rev Theory, 13 Stories, SwampDaWamp, Caddle, the Modern Skirts, Kiss Army, Gasoline Alley, Auto Vaughn, Maria Howell, the Young Sons, and the Newz. Casey Mears and Clint Bowyer, in addition to several pit crews, will hold autograph sessions.
All of the events are free. If you plan to drink alcohol, make sure to bring an ID, because there will be checkpoints to get armbands. For more detailed schedules and information, go to 600 Festival Association.