Thursday, June 23, 2011

Avett Brothers Concert to be Simulcast On World's Largest HDTV at CMS

Charlotte Motor Speedway will add another fabulous first to its legacy
on July 9 when the world's largest HDTV airs a live simulcast concert
by American Recordings artists, the Avett Brothers, from the legendary
Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.

The simulcast will give local Avett Brothers fans the opportunity to
view the live show on Charlotte Motor Speedway's massive 80-foot-
HDTV. The speedway will also supply concert-grade speakers for the
event, to
turn the infield area in front of the HDTV into a one-of-a-kind concert

"The speedway has been a hometown landmark for us our whole lives
and we're proud to have an opportunity for our music to echo through
historical infield," said Seth Avett. "For us, performing at Red Rocks
airing live in Concord is about the most ideal situation for being in
amazing places at once."

The Avett Brothers front men, Scott and Seth Avett, who grew up on
their father's farm in Concord, quickly grew their fan base throughout
Charlotte, N.C., region with memorable energetic shows, which has
become the
band's trademark.

The Avetts' popularity skyrocketed on the heels on their major label
debut, the 2009 album "I and Love and You." Recently, the band has
accustomed to performing sold-out concerts and in February they
performed at
the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles alongside Bob Dylan.

"We are so fortunate to travel and play the many places we do," said
Scott Avett. "To have an opportunity to share that with our supportive
town in a setting where great men like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and
David Pearson competed adds to the sense of pride that we feel to be a
of the Charlotte community and this event at Charlotte Motor Speedway."

"This is going to be an unbelievable event," said Marcus Smith,
president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "This is
something that would have never been possible without the world's
HDTV. But, now we're going to simulcast a live sold-out show from one
of the
most famous concert venues in the world, featuring our home-town boys,
Avett Brothers, to their loyal fan following here in Charlotte. It's
to be awesome!"

Speedway gates for the live simulcast on Saturday, July 9, will open
at 8 p.m. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are scheduled to begin at 9:30
p.m. with the Avett Brothers scheduled to perform around 11 p.m.

Tickets for the July 9 simulcast on the world's largest HDTV at
Charlotte Motor Speedway are on sale now and can be purchased at the
speedway ticket office or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Tickets
are only
$10 until July 1, when they will increase to $15 until July 8. Tickets
purchased the day of the event, July 9, will cost $20.

Tickets for October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway are on sale
now and can be purchased online at or by
calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The Coca-
Four Pack includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at
$39.75 per person.

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