Daytona announces ‘Country 500’ music fest for Memorial Day weekend

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Daytona International Speedway has announced it will be holding a three-day concert event on Memorial Day weekend next year called the “Country 500.”

The inaugural event, held on May 27-29, will feature more than 40 acts performing on three stages, including Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock and Lady Antebellum.

Daytona joins Dover International Speedway, Michigan International Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway as tracks that host music festivals.

The rest of the lineup will be announced the Nov. 3, the same day tickets go on sale for the event. Ticket packages for the concert begin at $199. Visit Country500.com or call 1-844-500-FEST for tickets, camping, parking, and other festival information.

Below are the three available tickets packages.

3-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PASS – ($199 early bird all-in pricing)

  • 3-day general admission; passes are non-transferable
  • Includes access to over 40 bands on three festival stages, a select menu of food and beverage offerings sold from food booths and food trucks, carnival rides, arcade games, country and western merchandise, official festival merchandise, a myriad of shade and water elements and much more.

VIP PIT PASS – ($599 all-in pricing)

  • 3-day admission; passes are non-transferable
  • Access to the Pit, an exclusive upfront, golden circle viewing area at the Country 500 Stage and VIP viewing at the Daytona Stage and Bluebird Theater.
  • Access to the VIP Pit Stop, a private hospitality tent where guests can cool of in the shade with access to exclusive beverage for purchase, private merchandise stand, cell phone charging stations and more.
  • Private air-conditioned flushable restrooms
  • Exclusive festival merchandise item
  • Express VIP entrance with re-entry all weekend
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a VIP parking space
  • On-site experience concierge

CREW CHIEF VIP EXPERIENCE – ($999 all-in pricing)

  • 3-day admission; passes are non-transferable
  • Access to the Pit, an exclusive upfront, golden circle viewing area at the Country 500 Stage and VIP viewing at the Daytona Stage and Bluebird Theater.
  • Exclusive access to the Crew Chief Super VIP Deck at the Country 500 Stage featuring a covered viewing platform with premium views of the main stage, private cash bar and air-conditioned restrooms.
  • Exclusive access to the Country 500 VIP Club, a private indoor air-conditioned hospitality lounge featuring cash bar, comfortable furnishings, private merchandise stand, complimentary light snacks and refreshments, massages, Wi-Fi, charging stations and more
  • Crew Chief VIP-only exclusive festival merchandise item
  • Express VIP entrance with re-entry all weekend
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a VIP parking space
  • On-site experience concierge
  • Plus a few surprises!