Charlie Daniels Band to perform free concert before May 5 NASCAR race

March 16, 2019

Grammy Award-winner Charlie Daniels Band, which has entertained America for more than five decades on stage, will perform a free concert Sunday, May 5, on the newly named Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Xfinity is the new sponsor of the Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza, the entertainment centerpiece of Dover International Speedway’s NASCAR tripleheader weekends. The stage, located in the grassy area near the Monster Monument, is the home for the track’s free pre-race concerts, and NASCAR driver and personality question-and-answer sessions during the Monster Mile’s NASCAR events.

Daniels, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, formed the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972. His signature song, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as Single of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.

The Charlie Daniels Band’s other memorable hits include “Uneasy Rider,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America” and “The Legend of Wooley Swamp.”

“Xfinity has been focused on bringing fans awesome entertainment experiences across sports and music, and this is a perfect opportunity to bring them together,” said Matt Lederer, Comcast’s vice president for brand partnerships. “Between the experience fans will get at the Xfinity Stage and in the Xfinity Zone, it will be an unforgettable weekend that race fans won’t want to miss.”

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