IndyCar is coming to Nashville with the inaugural Music City Grand Prix. For three days (Friday, August 6- Sunday, Aug. 8), the streets of downtown will come alive with the sounds of music, food, and racing, all spun into an experience you just have to be there to feel.
We will combine all that Music City does best by hosting a festival-like series of events focused on music, celebrity, food, and racing. We will create a best-in-class annual event on the IndyCar schedule that benefits the city, the fans, and the racing community alike.
Here’s what you need to know before you go:
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10 AM CT Friday
10 AM CT Saturday
9 AM CT Sunday
Parking is sold out.
Rideshare Information: Rideshare drop-off and pickup locations are at South 2nd St. and Crutcher Street, and at the intersection of Woodland and North 1st St.
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ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX
A Race That Gets Around Nashville.
To make this race even more spectacular, this course is designed to challenge the drivers and excite the fans. This temporary track, or street circuit, takes racers by Nissan Stadium (home of the NFL Tennessee Titans) and over the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville.
Behind The Numbers.
2.17 miles long
2+ hrs. total race time
553 yards of bridge
300 feet of pit road
100k expected race fans
It’s More Than A Race. It’s A Festival.
The top musical acts in the world, the most delicious cuisine Nashville has to offer, and the greatest drivers around—whatever your groove is, the Music City Grand Prix has it.
With multiple stages in place just a few blocks away from the Honky Tonks of Broadway, you can catch a show from one of the most popular artists recording today or see an up-and-coming performer steal the spotlight.
Entry into the Club RPM lounge at The Bridge Building with a style all their own, the Nashville restaurant scene is quickly becoming a foodie destination. The event will feature local food trucks and a food court, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in the area. If you are looking for traditional Southern cuisine like Nashville Hot Chicken or you want a high-end experience from one of the many internationally recognized chefs, we have something for everyone.
This unique course will test every driver’s ability. With seating and viewing areas throughout the course, you will see racing at its finest. This event will also feature activation areas and a wide range of exciting activities the whole family can enjoy together.