Thursday, May 3, 2012
Food Lion Speed Street Welcomes Night Ranger, LoverBoy and Clay Walker to 18th Annual Festival
will welcome Night Ranger, LoverBoy and Clay Walker to the consumer
festival on May 26. Night Ranger and Loverboy will perform on the Coca-
Cola stage starting at 8 p.m., while Walker will kick off his
performance on the Miller Lite stage at 9:30 p.m.
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 consumer experience to an estimated 400,000 fans by
means of live entertainment, access to racing's brightest stars and
displays from sponsors Food Lion, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, General
Mills, Chevrolet and many more.
Night Ranger – Coca-Cola Stage
Appearing on May 26 at 8 p.m., the San Francisco rock
band, Night Ranger, will take attendees back to a variety of 1980s
hits including fan favorite, "Sister Christian." In 1982, Night
Ranger debuted on the rock scene and began opening concerts for
artists such as ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne. From 1982 to 1988, the band
released five albums selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Not long after, the band splintered with some pursuing solo efforts or
joining other musical groups. Beginning in 1995 and culminating with
the most recent album, Somewhere in California, Night Ranger has
issued five studio albums.
Loverboy – Coca-Cola Stage
Taking the stage after Night Ranger, Loverboy will join
Food Lion Speed Street attendees at 9:45 p.m. The Canadian rock group
is known best for hit singles, "Turn Me Loose" and "Working for the
Weekend." Loverboy has earned four multi-platinum albums since first
signing with Columbia/CBS Records Canada in 1980.
Clay Walker presented by Frito Lay – Miller Lite Stage
Frito Lay will present multi-platinum recording artist,
Clay Walker, on the Miller Lite stage May 26 at 9:30 p.m.
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 Christmas album.
In 2010, he released a new album, She Won't Be Lonely Long. Most
recently, he issued a new single, "Like We Never Said Goodbye."
Musical performances for the three-day festival will
begin Thursday, May 24 at one of two stages. The Coca-Cola stage will
be located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Brevard Street
and Caldwell Street at the NASCAR Hall of Fame entrance. The Miller
Lite stage will be located in the parking lot near the corner of South
Tryon Street and East Stonewall Street, across from the Mint Museum.
Admission to Food Lion Speed Street is free. The festival
opens each day at noon. For a schedule of events, visit www.600festival.com
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a Delhaize America Company,
which is the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE:
DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs
approximately 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low
prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic
states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
Posted by Buck Lawrimore at 5:12 PM