The fifth annual Sprint Sound & Speed festival takes place January 8-9, 2010 in Nashville.
Hank Williams Jr. will kick off the two-day event Friday, January 8 at the Grand Ole Opry. Performing will be Chris Young and a special performance from NASCAR legend Kyle Petty. NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Greg Biffle and Kasey Kahne are among those scheduled to appear Friday night.
On Saturday, January 9th the event will continue at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Fans of racing and country music will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with drivers, team owners, and top-name artists for autographs, story-telling, and question-and-answer sessions. The event will feature show car and sponsor displays, as well as a charitable auction with memorabilia from the racing and entertainment industries. Among the NASCAR stars scheduled to appear are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip, Clint Bowyer, Reed Sorenson, and David Stremme, along with country music stars Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Turner and members of Diamond Rio. More Nascar drivers and country music artists are expected to be added to the star-studded line-up in the coming weeks.
Since its inception, the event has attracted an estimated 40,000 fans and has raised more than $800,000 for Victory Junction, a year-round camping experience founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty for children, ages 6-16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Tickets for Friday, January 8th range from $32 to $54 and tickets for the festival on January 9th are on sale for $20 for adults and $12 for children and available through Ticketmaster and at Opry.com. Combination tickets, good for the Opry and the festival, will go on sale Dec. 2 and range from $55 to $69. Visit www.soundandspeed.org for more information and updates.