Music City Grand Prix Returns

Six Reasons To Get Enthused About This Year's Race

For one weekend only, the cacophony of live music from honkytonks, party buses blaring Shania Twain, sirens, and shrieking woo girls in downtown Nashville will be drowned out by the sound of roaring engines and a spectacle of speed. IndyCar returns to Nashville Aug. 5-7, 2022, with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Last year was the first-ever event, and it was one for the books. Get ready to hear those engines revving on downtown’s city streets when the Indycar race returns for its second year. Three-day Grand Prix ticket packages begin at $129, and tickets include admission into every concert in addition to the daily racing activities.

 "The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix team is gearing up for our encore and music will again be front and center in our festival of all-things Music City,” Big Machine Music City Grand Prix CEO Matt Crews said. 

  1. It’s Grammy Award-winning superstar Tim McGraw’s only stop in Tennessee during his 2022 tour. The legendary music artist is set to perforrm at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 as part of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend at the Nissan Stadium campus. The show will take place on the ZYN Main Stage and will be followed by a fireworks show on the riverfront that can be seen from the concert location. All Big Machine Music City Grand Prix tickets for that day include free access to the show. The McGraw performance is just the first of three concerts to be announced as part of the Grand Prix’s three-night series from August 5-7.
  2.  A rare Grand Ole Opry Live performance is part of the weekend’s festivities. For the second consecutive year, a Grand Ole Prix show will take place on Sunday evening following the race. The lineup for the special show will feature multiple performers, which haven't been announced yet. Last year’s performance featured The Oak Ridge Boys, Callista Clark, Danielle Bradbery, Riley Green and Justin Moore.
  3. There’s a new spot to watch the action this year. Visitors can watch the race while cruising down the Cumberland aboard the General Jackson Riverboat. Those tickets include access to the race grounds, FanZone, and music options on Sunday race day.
  4.  This year they’ve expanded th competition to include a race on the water. Watercross, a jet ski competition, will take place on the Cumberland on Friday and Saturday of race week
  5.  On Thursday of race week, they will host a Pit Stop competition among Indycar teams as well as a FanFest on Broadway.
  6.  On the food front, the race is hosting an assortment of local food trucks. Among this year’s featured food trucks: Hogwood BBQ, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and Loveless Cafe, Chivanada Empanadas, Pie Town Tacos, Fried Green Tomatoes,  and Whisk & the Whimsy Cupcakes & Sweet Treats.

Three-day tickets and premium packages that are currently on sale provide admission to all on-
track activities featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and all three concerts. Three-day tickets
begin as low as $129 for general admission and $209 and $219 for reserved grandstand. Visit for more information or to purchase now.

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