December 2, 2022 | News & Press Releases
With an amazing concert lineup featuring four of the most popular acts in music today and the only NTT INDYCAR SERIES doubleheader weekend of the year, Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend will return to Iowa Speedway, July 21-23, 2023. Following an early renewal period for 2022 ticketholders, everyone will be able to purchase tickets for the unique weekend of speed, sound and summer fun beginning on Monday, Dec. 5.
Tickets can be purchased online Monday at www.hyveeindycarweekend.com or by calling the event ticket office at (641) 417-6007.
With a memorable weekend turbocharged by Hy-Vee, over 80,000 people experienced the return of INDYCAR to Iowa Speedway in 2022. With some of the most exciting and competitive racing featured at the “Fastest Short Track on the Planet” and a one-of-kind concert lineup that includes Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheeran, capacity crowds are expected for the 2023 Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend.
Free Family Friday returns to Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend in 2023 as everyone will be welcome at Iowa Speedway free of charge on Friday, July 21. Friday will feature practice sessions from the cars and stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as well as the next generation of open-wheel racers from INDY NXT by Firestone.
With TWO world-class concerts hosted trackside on the Hy-Vee Stage before and after each NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on BOTH Saturday (July 22) and Sunday (July 23), single-day tickets for Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend provide a great entertainment value for fans, starting at $100.
On Saturday, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney will each host live concerts and fans will also witness the INDY NXT race as well as the first INDYCAR SERIES race of the weekend. Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheeran will rock the Hy-Vee Stage on Sunday and the final INDYCAR SERIES race of the weekend will provide the thrills on track. Both pre- and post-race concerts are included with Saturday and Sunday Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend tickets as each artist will perform on stage trackside, in front of the main grandstands at Iowa Speedway. Both pre-race concerts will feature 60-minute performances while each post-race concert will include a 90-minute show. Exclusive trackside concert viewing passes will also be available for purchase on Monday.
The concert schedule for Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend includes:
Concert Prior to the Saturday, July 22 INDYCAR SERIES Race (60-minute concert)
Carrie Underwood is a multi-media superstar, with achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 No. 1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), has seven albums that are certified Multi-Platinum or Platinum by the RIAA, and is the most-awarded female country artist for digital singles in RIAA history. Underwood has won over 100 major awards including 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year, 25 CMT Music Awards where she continues to hold the record for the most award wins ever by any artist, 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards. She was the first artist to perform at the new Resorts World Theatre, where her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began with sold-out runs in December 2021 and throughout Spring 2022, and will continue in 2023. Her new album, Denim & Rhinestones, which she co-produced, is out now, and her 43-city U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, kicked off October 15 with dates throughout Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.
Concert Following the Saturday, July 22 INDYCAR SERIES Race (90-minute concert)
Kenny Chesney has recorded more than 20 albums and has produced more than 40 Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, 32 of which have reached No. 1. Many of these hits have also charted within the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making him one of the most successful crossover country artists ever. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Chesney has received 12 Country Music Association Awards (including winning the Entertainer of the Year honor four times) and 11 Academy of Country Music Awards (including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005 to 2008) as well as six GRAMMY® Award nominations. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music history, regularly selling out the venues in which he performs.
Concert Prior to the Sunday, July 23 INDYCAR SERIES Race (60-minute concert)
Zac Brown Band has won 3 GRAMMY® Awards, sold more than 30 million singles and 9 million albums, had over 10 billion catalog?streams, and achieved 16 No. 1 radio singles. Since 2009, Zac Brown Band has earned 55 award nominations from the GRAMMY® Awards, Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association and Country Music Television. Most recently, Zac Brown Band released “The Comeback Deluxe” album with songs featuring Cody Johnson, Blake Shelton, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffet among others. On November 19, they served as house band for the legendary Dolly Parton during her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Concert Following the Sunday, July 23 INDYCAR SERIES Race (90-minute concert)
Ed Sheeran is an era-defining artist. With five multiplatinum, critically acclaimed albums under his belt, the British singer-songwriter has amassed more than 60 billion streams and sold over 50 million albums, globally to date, making him one of the world’s biggest-selling artist. An unparalleled live performer, Sheeran’s two-year ÷ world tour made history becoming the most-attended and highest-grossing tour of all time when it wrapped in 2019. Late last year, Sheeran released ‘=’, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and marked his fourth consecutive full-length release to top the chart after its first week. Sheeran is currently in the midst of his worldwide “+ - = ÷ x Tour,” hitting North America for the first time in nearly five years, including his Sunday performance during at Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend.
To purchase tickets and learn more about Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend, visit www.hyveeindycarweekend.com.
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