DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Country 500, The Great American Music Fest at Daytona, has announced their 2018 lineup.
Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, Midland, A Thousand Horses, 38 Special, Frankie Ballard, Colt Ford, David Nail, Craig Campbell, Michael Ray, Runaway June, High Valley, DJ Dirty and many more are set for the third annual Country 500.
On January 9th, 2018, organizers announced that the super duo Sugarland has been added to the lineup as well.
The music festival will be held on May 25th, 26th, and 27th at the Daytona International Speedway.
Country 500 attracted 75,000 country music loving fans from across North America to Daytona for last year's show.
Festival Producer Quint Davis says that "Daytona Beach, Florida welcomes you to the third annual Country 500 Music Festival. As always, the festival features the very best in country music, with Toby, Chris and Dierks leading the way, plus dozens more great artists, making Country 500 the first big event of the summer. Nothing but a party; bring your best fun on over!"
Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile also said that "“The Country 500 is one of the most popular and anticipated music festivals of the year. The 2018 edition will once again feature a star-studded lineup of artists behind one of sport’s most iconic backdrops. We’re looking forward to welcoming music fans from all over the globe to Daytona International Speedway on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the unofficial summer kickoff. The festival is a great opportunity to experience fantastic country music and enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere Daytona International Speedway continues to deliver.”
Three-day weekend passes, VIP packages, camping and travel packages are now on sale HERE. There is special early-bird pricing ($185) for 3-day-weekend general admission passes. They are available until January 23rd. Guests can also partake in a payment plan (50% at the time of purchase and the other 50% due on March 1st) if they purchase tickets prior to December 31st.
Country 500 festivities are spread over three days and nights of Memorial Day weekend, with music scheduled on two performance stages and the more intimate Bluebird Theater tent.
Fans will once again be offered a range of camping opportunities for any budget, including: camping in the famed infield, tent camping, paved RV spots, and more.
Travel packages will also be offered. They include hotel accommodations, roundtrip transportation to the festival grounds, and an official t-shirt plus festival admission. Visit HERE for more information.
For an even more special Country 500 experience, you can take advantage of one of three VIP packages being offered: the VIP Pit Pass, the Crew Chief VIP Experience, or the brand new SUPER Crew Chief VIP Experience. These packages offer a premium weekend experience at three distinct price levels, along with payment plan options if needed.
All VIP packages also allow for exclusive upfront viewing at the main Country 500 stage. VIP passholders can take advantage of the exclusive main stage "VIP Oasis" featuring VIP-only bars with food and beverages, phone charging stations, complimentary massages, Wi-Fi, a private merchandise stand, and misting stations.
The new SUPER Crew Chief VIP Experience includes complimentary beer, wine, and alcohol throughout the entire festival weekend plus golf cart transportation between the Country 500 stage and the Bluebird Theater.
For VIP benefits, camping information, festival details, and flexible payment plan options, 1-844-500-FEST or visit HERE.
Festival goers will also have the chance to get up close and personal with their favorite country stars at artist meet-and-greets located throughout pit road and garages. Other features, like a festival menu, carnival rides, arcade games, cooling water elements, country-and-western merchandise, and more, will be a part of the festival.
Visit HERE or call 1-844-500-FEST for tickets, camping, parking, and other festival information. Make sure to sign up on the Country 500 mailing list to get all the festival info as it becomes available. Customizable travel packages, on-site lodging opportunities, and hotel information are also available HERE.