will showcase Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas on the
Coca-Cola stage May 28 beginning at 8:15 p.m. ET; while country
favorite Clay Walker will take the Miller Lite stage at 9:30 p.m. ET.
"Food Lion Speed Street works hard every year to identify and secure
top-level talent, especially for the Saturday night performance," said
Jay Howard, president of JHE Production Group Inc. and promoter and
producer of Food Lion Speed Street."The trio we have lined up for May
28 should please a wide variety of Food Lion Speed Street fans and
bring the event to a close on a high note."
As a preview to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway which
takes place the following day, Food Lion Speed Street delivers an
unprecedented experience to an estimated 400,000 fans by means of live
entertainment, access to NASCAR's brightest stars, and vendor displays
from sponsors Food Lion, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, General Mills,
Chevrolet and many more.
Eddie Money will headline the Coca-Cola stage Saturday, May 28 at 9:45
p.m. ET. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will kick off the evening at
8:15 p.m. ET.
A native of New York City, Eddie Money is a rock 'n' roll singer-
songwriter and saxophonist whose success in the 1970s and 1980s led
him to multiple top-40 hits and platinum albums.
In 1968, after moving to Berkley, Calif., to pursue his music career,
Money signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and soon after
had hit singles such as"Baby Hold On" and"Two Tickets to Paradise."
Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40
hits, as well as some of the era's most creative videos for songs like
"Think I'm in Love" and "Shakin."
In 1986, he once again took the mainstream rock industry by storm with
the album Can't Hold Back, which featured the singles "Take Me Home
Tonight" and "I Wanna Go Back," both top-10 hits. Since that time,
Money has released additional hits like"Walk on Water" and"I'll Get
By." Today he continues to make new music and tour the country, where
he performs in front of his loyal fans.
Along with having sold more than 28 million records, Money's songs
have appeared in movies, television shows and have recently been
included in video games like"Grand Theft Auto" and"Guitar Hero."
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Dating back to the late 1970s, Thomas earned a chart-topping single
with"Fooled Around and Fell in Love," and soon after joined Starship
as the lead vocalist. The dynamic combination of Thomas and Starship
earned a No. 1 hit with"Jane" followed by a series of hits
including"No Way Out,""We Built This City," and"Sara." The group also
received an Oscar nomination for the No. 1 hit"Nothing Gonna Stop Us
Now" from the movie"Mannequin."
In addition, Starship earned popularity with hits"Find Your Way
Back,""Stranger,""Laying it on the Line" and"It's Not Over Till It's
Over," which became Major League Baseball's theme in 1987. Every album
Starship has released has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum.
The May 28 performance will feature multi-platinum hits by Jefferson
Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship, along with the new female
vocalist, Stephanie Calvert.
On the Miller Lite stage May 28 at 9:30 p.m., Frito Lay is proud to
present country music artist Clay Walker. Food Lion Speed Street fans
will enjoy some of his greatest hits since the early 1990s.
Making an entrance in the country music scene in 1993, Walker topped
the Billboard country singles chart with"What's It to You" and
followed with a second consecutive No. 1 hit,"Live Until I Die." Since
then, he's placed 31 titles on Billboard's singles chart toppers
as"Dreaming with my Eyes Open,""If I Could Make a Living,""This Woman
and This Man," and"Rumor Has It."
He's scored four platinum-selling albums and two gold albums. Walker
has released eleven albums, including a greatest hits album and a
In 2010, he released a new album, She Won't Be Lonely Long. Along with
Nashville's best songwriters, Walker contributed to the album by
writing"She Likes It In The Morning." It also includes his first
duet, a cover of the country classic"Before the Next Teardrop Falls"
that he recorded with Freddy Fender, the country veteran who had a hit
with the song in the 1970s.
Musical performances for the three-day festival begin Thursday, May 26
at one of two stages – the Coca-Cola stage on Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard between Brevard Street and Caldwell Street at the NASCAR
Hall of Fame entrance and the Miller Lite stage located in the parking
lot at the corner of Third Street and Poplar Street. Additional
artists will be announced soon.