An award-winning list of Big Machine Label Group country music artists, including headliners Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and Justin Moore, will perform at the Brickfest Music Festival on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 at IMS. All performances will take place on the Brickfest Music Festival Stage on the north end of the IMS infield and are free with admission to the track for each day.
ACM Vocal Group of the Year The Band Perry and ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore will perform on Saturday following the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Southern rock/country band A Thousand Horses will open the evening's entertainment on the Brickfest Stage.
The great music will continue on Sunday morning featuring an array of additional Big Machine Label Group artists who'll take the stage prior to stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series battling on the famed IMS 2.5-mile oval in the 21st annual Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.
Performing on the Brickfest Music Festival Stage will be Lauren Jenkins followed by Scotty Emerick. Next on stage will be a Thousand Horses making their second Brickfest appearance of the weekend. Drake White, who will also sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Brickyard 400, will also perform on the Brickfest Stage followed by headliner Brantley Gilbert. The Brickfest Music Festival schedule follows:
Saturday, July 26
6:30 p.m. A Thousand Horses
7:15 p.m. The Band Perry
8:45 p.m. Justin Moore
Sunday, July 27
8:30 a.m. Lauren Jenkins
9:00 a.m. Scotty Emerick
9:30 a.m. A Thousand Horses
10:20 a.m. Drake White
11:15 a.m. Brantley Gilbert
A glance at the performers taking the stage at the Brickfest Music Festival during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard:
Brantley Gilbert has racked up four #1 singles, impressive album sales of over 1 million and multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards. His newly-released album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.) features the #1 hit "Bottoms Up," which has already been certified PLATINUM for selling over one million downloads. The lead single's accompanying video boasts over 17 million views. Brantley's previous project, the PLATINUM-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced two GOLD-certified #1 hits – "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs – "My Kinda Party," "Dirt Road Anthem," "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." Brantley recently wrapped up the first leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. Follow Brantley as he heads from Athens to Arlington celebrating his album release via BrantleyGilbert.com.
The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville, scoring a string of hits – 5X platinum "If I Die Young" (#1 on Billboard's Country and AC charts); platinum smashes "You Lie" and "All Your Life" (#1 Country). Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has amassed over 11.4 million tracks sold from their platinum debut and chart-topping, gold-certified sophomore release PIONEER, which has produced two consecutive #1 Country smashes – the platinum "Better Dig Two" and gold "DONE.," Recently wrapping up their first global headline tour with sold-out dates, the sibling trio will hit the road with Blake Shelton on his TEN TIMES CRAZIER TOUR. Adding to their host of adding to their host industry awards, the reigning ACM Award for Vocal Group of the Year winners are currently nominated for two fan-voted 2014 CMT Music Awards. The Band Perry have also amassed GRAMMY, Teen Choice, AMA, and Billboard Music Award nominations, cementing the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history. thebandperry.com / thefansperry.com
Justin Moore: New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added a second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart to his list of accolades with OFF THE BEATEN PATH (The Valory Music Co.), which has already produced Justin's fourth #1 hit "Point At You" and current Top 10-and-rising single "Lettin' The Night Roll." Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums – JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME – he has sold over 5.9 million digital downloads. Justin has appeared on NBC's The Voice Finale and The Queen Latifah Show while his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama "NASHVILLE," Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Additionally, publications such as The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today have profiled the talented singer/songwriter. Justin recently wrapped his headlining OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR and will hit the road with Miranda Lambert's PLATINUM TOUR this fall. Visit moorejustinmusic.com for tour dates and more.
A Thousand Horses: Nashville-based band A Thousand Horses is a blues and booze infused cocktail of southern rock and country. With lyrics that pay homage to the traditional values of the flyover states, they blend a blue collar mentality with modern southern rock. The group released their debut self-titled EP in 2010 with the stand out tracks "Travelin' Man" and "Suicide Eyes," the latter of which was featured in the 2011 remake of the 80's classic "Footloose." The year 2012 brought the "Landslide" EP, which built upon the solid foundation of their unobtrusive, classic sound. With tracks ranging from the effortlessly laid back to the loud and infectious, this release showcased the band's creative diversity.
Lauren Jenkins: Reigning from the Lone Star State, Jenkins began learning the early lessons of being a musician at age 15. Having a love for music and open roads, Jenkins set out to learn and grow as a songwriter and musician. On the road she began writing songs and performing in various venues up and down the east coast. Whether performing in hole in the wall bars or prestigious venues such as "The Bitter End" in New York City, Jenkins has always held her crowd captive. "An old soul" is the perfect summary of Jenkins as a performer, writer and artist. Her music and experience resonates far beyond her years.
Drake White: Named one of Billboard Magazine's "Top 10 Country Artists to Watch" in 2013, White is an accomplished songwriter, whose songs are considered timeless. White's skyrocketing career reached new heights in 2013 with his first appearance on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, and the release of his first single "The Simple Life," which landed in the top 40 on the Billboard Country Charts. Part poet, philosopher and backwoods rabble-rouser, White, originally from Hokes Bluff, Ala., has a unique ability to tap into the emotions of fans.
Scotty Emerick: Best known for his association with country superstar Toby Keith, Emerick is a superb songwriter with his co-writing credits including No. 1 hits "I'm Just Talkin'About Tonight," the Willie Nelson duet "Beer for My Horses," "I Love This Bar," "Whiskey Girl," and as "Good as I Once Was," as well as Top Five hits "Get Drunk and Be Somebody" and "A Little Too Late." Emerick is a frequent co-performer on Toby Keith's national stadium and arena tours as well as on the entertainer's USO tours to U.S. military bases in Germany, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.
The 21st running of the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com on Sunday, July 27 will be the climactic event of the third annual Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. The weekend schedule also features NASCAR Nationwide Series racing in the Lilly Diabetes 250 Saturday, July 26 on the IMS oval, and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship racing on Friday, July 25 on the recently reconfigured IMS road course.