In case you were wondering, this year’s Texas Motor Speedway will be held from April 26th – 29th. This year’s event will mark the 100th anniversary of the Texas race. While you might know that the speedway is located in Fort Worth, Texas, you might not know who actually performs there. Here is a complete list of the artists scheduled to perform at this year’s event:
Sir Elton John’s incredible live music catalogue is well-known among fans of the genre. The English composer and singer has sold over 300 million records worldwide with his work, and continues to produce new music and tour frequently. At Texas Motor Speedway, John will be performing on the main stage on weekends, with some shows taking place on Thursday and Friday evenings. His music is iconic and timeless, and his songs will be favorites among attendees. Concerts with John are always a treat, whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary, or just because you love his music.
Travis Scott was named after the musician and songwriter Bob Wills. At age 26, the rapper-producer-songwriter released his debut album, Be Careful What You Pray For, and became one of the most prominent figures in the industry. Since then, Scott has released nine more albums, won numerous award, and become a global superstar. Unfortunately, he has also had his share of struggles, both personally and professionally, which have made headlines. In the last year, he has released two separate EPs with new songs, toured the world, and become one of the most popular touring artists today. At Texas Motor Speedway, you can expect to see much of Scott’s music, and fans in the audience will certainly feel his presence. The artist stops by the Fort Worth area for a couple days in late April, so be sure to catch his show if he’s coming to your town!
Macklemore & Jay-Z
The Grammy-winning group, Macklemore, is arguably one of the most popular hip-hop artists of all time. In fact, their album, The Heist, has sold over 7 million copies worldwide and won numerous awards, including a Grammy. The Grammy winning duo Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar will also be appearing at Texas Motor Speedway. Jay Z is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 42 million albums worldwide. Hailing from Marcy, New York, the prolific rapper and producer has been incredibly influential in popularizing hip hop music in the United States and around the world. At the age of 40, he released his 22nd studio album, 4:44, which won Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Lamar is also a Grammy winner, having picked up the award for Best Rap Album for his 2016 release, Damn. These two collaborated on the track, “A Rose between the Seasons,” from Lamar’s upcoming album, titled The Soultan. It is unknown if the song will be performed at the upcoming speedway show, but it certainly makes sense to feature one of the best hip-hop duos on the planet on your 100th anniversary celebration. You’re bound to have a blast!
Chamilly & Jon B
This year’s edition of Texas Motor Speedway will mark the 100th consecutive year of the music festival. It started as a way to help farmers sell their crops, but today it’s one of the country’s premier music festivals. The Chamilly was founded by R. E. Griffin, and the annual event is now in its 103rd year. This year’s tour will feature headliners like Micky Dolenz and The Beach Bachelors. The lineup also boasts Jon B, who is known for being the bass player for the popular rock band, The Beach Boys. The bassist has been very active musically, releasing several albums and touring frequently, but this will be his first performance at the festival. Be sure to check out the legendary Texas Motor Speedway to see some of the world’s greatest music performers!
The Beach Boys
Even more active than Chamyilly, The Beach Boys are undoubtedly one of the most successful rock bands of all time. The group released their 25th studio album last year, and it became the best-selling album of 2020. The iconic American rock band will be performing at Texas Motor Speedway for a couple days starting March 31st, so be sure to catch them if they come to your town!
You can’t talk about the history of Texas Motor Speedway without mentioning the iconic American band, The Grateful Dead. The group is best known for their distinctive twanging guitar sounds and innovative use of the bass guitar, which they incorporated into their music. At the time of their passing in 1995, the band sold more than 250 million albums, making them the best-selling musical act of all time. The iconic group will be performing at the Texas Motor Speedway starting on April 27th, closing out the festival on May 1st. Be sure to catch one of the most influential bands in music history if they come to your town!
Country music star Kenny Chesney will also be performing at the upcoming Texas Motor Speedway. The country music superstar has had a prolific career, releasing 18 studio albums and selling over 100 million records worldwide. He’s won numerous awards, including a Grammy and an Emmy, and has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards. At Texas Motor Speedway, you’ll hear his iconic songs like “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Sunrise,” and “Come On Back To Me.” Concerts with Mr. Chesney are always a treat, as he is a very popular live performer. Be sure to catch his show if he comes to your town!
The drummer for The Beatles, Ringo Starr, will also be performing at Texas Motor Speedway. The legendary Ringo has released 16 solo albums, as well as four albums with The Beatles. He continues to tour regularly around the world and has also released several music videos in the past year. His music will be included on the playlist of any diehard fan of The Beatles. Starr has become a living legend in more than one way, both musically and as an eccentric personality. At this year’s edition of Texas Motor Speedway, you can expect to see and hear a lot of Ringo!
Boy band sensation Shawn Mendes will also be performing at Texas Motor Speedway. The Canadian-British singer won the 2016 edition of the annual televised competition, The X Factor, and went on to have a hugely successful solo career. In fact, his debut single, “In My Head,” was the best-selling song of 2020, with over 500,000 copies sold. He followed that up with the release of his self-titled debut album, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release in March of 2020. He is one of the most popular artists of the 2010s, selling over 31 million albums and scoring numerous hit songs, including “In My Head,” “Lost In Japan,” and “Never Been Better.” At Texas Motor Speedway, you can expect to hear his signature hit, “In My Head,” as well as many other songs from his debut album. Be sure to catch the teen heartthrob if he comes to your town!
Popular contemporary Christian music artist, Gavin DeGraw, will also be performing at the upcoming Texas Motor Speedway. The Grammy-nominated artist has released ten studio albums and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. His hit song, “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” topped the charts in more than 20 countries and earned him the nickname, “The Prince of Pop/Rock.” At Texas Motor Speedway, you’ll hear his classic tunes, like “Sober,” “How Do You Want Me To Treat You,” and “I Don’t Want To Talk About It.” Be sure to see this award-winning artist if he comes to your town!
The country music star Charlie Daniels will be closing out the festival on May 1st. He has enjoyed a long and successful musical career, and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Daniels has sold over 16 million albums and has recorded songs for such films as Grand Tour, Backroad Western Swing, and the Toy Story franchise. His music is best described as mountain swing, and he frequently collaborates with other famous musicians. At this year’s Texas Motor Speedway, you’ll hear his iconic guitar sounds and legendary screams as he belts out hits like “Didn’t We Almost Have It All?” and “The Dark End of the Street.” Be sure to catch the legend if he comes to your town!