Car lover Alan Jackson will be on hand to perform as the Grand Ole Opry “races” to downtown Nashville on August 8th in its partnership with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.
The special Opry event will feature a host of performers, including Opry member Jackson, who will close out the three day festival. Other artists will be released in the coming days and weeks.
Matt Crews, CEO of Big Machine Music City Grand Prix said, “When we first began to conceptualize the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix we knew music had to be just as big a part of this event as the racing itself, and there is no better partner for this than the Grand Ole Opry – the show that made country music famous. We are looking forward to closing out what is sure to be an unforgettable weekend in the best way possible with the Grand Ole Opry.”
The Nashville-based Opry has rarely taken its iconic show outside its home venue, on those occasions visiting prestigious locales such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as staging headlining shows at Bonnaroo, the iconic Manchester, Tennessee all-genre music festival.
The three-day festival will take place August 6-8, 2021. It will be staged on a temporary 2.17-mile grand prix circuit in Nashville and around the Nissan Stadium campus. The course will cross the Cumberland River via the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge, making the Music City Grand Prix the only current event in motorsports to cross over a major body of water.