NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The fourth annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announced the full race schedule and a hit-filled mix of talent performing as part of the INDYCAR championship weekend Sept. 14-15, as all roads lead to Nashville where the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES and INDY NXT by Firestone champions will be crowned. Race fans and music lovers will have the chance to experience the best and brightest on the track and on the stages.

“Music has been a big part of this race experience since we launched in 2021, and this year is no different. Sound and speed will merge as we bring fans some of the best and brightest artists on the scene today,” said founding partner of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and Big Machine Label Group Founder/CEO Scott Borchetta. “Music programming will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the iHeartCountry FanZone stage, with additional trackside performances on Sunday. This is a weekend experience you don’t want to miss!”

Concerts are free with entry. The full weekend schedule with race and concert times is revealed below.

Saturday, Sept. 14
7:30 a.m. - Gates open
8 a.m. - Vintage Indy
9 a.m. - INDY NXT by Firestone practice
9 a.m. - DJ Blanco (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
10:30 a.m. - NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice
11:15 a.m. - Mackenzie Carpenter (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
11:35 a.m. - Noah Hicks (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
11:55 a.m. - Shaylen (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
12:15 p.m. - Chase McDaniel (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
12:30 p.m. - INDY NXT by Firestone qualifying
12:35 p.m. - Mae Estes (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
12:55 p.m. - Brian Kelley (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
1:45 p.m. - NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice
2:15 p.m. - Conner Smith (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
3:15 p.m. - INDY NXT by Firestone final practice
3:30 p.m. - Gary LeVox (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
4:45 p.m. - NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying
6:05 p.m. - Vintage Indy
7 p.m. - Gates close

Sunday, Sept. 15
7:30 a.m. - Gates open
8 a.m. - Vintage Indy
8 a.m. - DJ Hish (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
9:30 a.m. - NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver autograph session
10 a.m. - Greylan James (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
11 a.m. - Redferrin (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
11 a.m. - INDY NXT by Firestone season championship race
12:25 p.m. - Pre-race festivities with Daughtry performing and Diplo as grand marshal (Trackside Stage)
2:25 p.m. - NTT INDYCAR SERIES season championship race
Post-race - Victory circle celebration
5 p.m. - DJ Slim McGraw (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
5:30 p.m. - Riley Green (iHeartCountry FanZone Stage)
7 p.m. - Gates close

Schedule is subject to change.

Tickets for the weekend events begin at $149 and feature an array of options for every fan, including grandstand, premium grandstand, camping packages and suites. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 866.RACE.TIX.

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About Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
The 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship weekend will take place in Nashville Sept. 13-14. The downtown kickoff features an incredible lineup of great entertainment on Friday, including this year’s pit stop competition championship, street fair, the fourth annual Freedom Friday Concert, and more. This year’s Freedom Friday show will be bigger than ever, taking place on Lower Broadway and will feature our most powerful musical lineup yet. Saturday, the action turns to the Nashville Superspeedway for practice and qualifying for the NTT INDYCARS, Indy NXT, Vintage Indy and a full music line-up. On Championship Sunday, Indy NXT and the season finale NTT INDYCAR Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will be front and center, surrounded by music and entertainment, then crowning the season champion with the presentation of the Astor Cup.

About Nashville Superspeedway
Nashville Superspeedway, Middle Tennessee’s racing jewel, is a year-round family-friendly destination in one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. The 1.33-mile D-shaped track with 14 degrees of banking has hosted three NASCAR Cup Series races, 24 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, 16 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events and eight NTT INDYCAR SERIES contests. The largest concrete-only track in NASCAR, Nashville Superspeedway is owned by Speedway Motorsports.