INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2016) — Country music superstar Blake Shelton will be the headliner for the annual Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 28, the day before the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Known both for his role as a judge on “The Voice” TV show singing competition as well as his award-winning singing career, Mr. Shelton was named the Country Music Association's (CMA) 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” and is a Grammy nominee and five-time CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year.
The country star has racked up 16 successive No. 1 singles and has a total of 21 No. 1 singles.
“The Firestone Legends Day Concert has become a staple for fans of country music and racing, and we're proud to carry on this tradition with Blake Shelton the night before the historic 100th Running of Indianapolis 500,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Firestone is a work-hard, play-hard brand, and we invite everyone to come out to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 28 for a celebration unlike the Speedway has ever seen.”
J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president, called “Legends Day presented by Firestone” a “special part of Indy 500 weekend, when fans can celebrate the history of the race and look forward to a great Race Day on Sunday.”
The opening acts for Mr. Shelton will be Chris Janson and Corey Cox.
Ticket information for the event can be found by clicking here or by calling 800-822-INDY (4639).
Other featured events during the weekend include the annual Public Drivers' Meeting on the pit road adjacent to the Tower Terrace grandstand; autograph sessions with the Indianapolis 500 starting field of 33 drivers; and former Indy 500 drivers and an Indianapolis 500 memorabilia show.
The 100th running of the race is scheduled for Sunday, May 29.