NASCAR driver Austin Dillon also scheduled to appear on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza; Brandon Ray performs on Saturday
Chase Bryant, a Red Bow recording artist and a young rising star on the country music landscape, will play a free concert on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza prior to the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 4.
The AAA Stage at Victory Plaza will also host an appearance by Austin Dillon, driver of the Richard Childress-owned No. 3 AAA Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and other entertainment before the Sunday race. Another free concert comes on Saturday, June 3, featuring country music star Brandon Ray.
Bryant, 24, has found early success on the country charts following the release of three popular singles, including “Take It On Back,” “Little Bit of You,” and “Room To Breathe.” Bryant’s second consecutive hit “Little Bit of You” rose to No. 3 on the country radio charts. His guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back” spent 15 consecutive weeks on the “CMT Hot 20 Countdown,” seven weeks on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown,” and was a “Top 20 Most Watched Video” on VEVO TV Nashville.
A native of Orange Grove, Texas, Bryant grew up in a musical family. His grandfather, Jimmy Bryant, played piano in bands led by Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings, while two of his uncles, Jeff Bryant and Junior Bryant co-founded the country group Ricochet.
“From the time I was a kid, the only thing I wanted to do was play music,” Chase Bryant says. “I’m just the guy with the guitar. If I wasn’t, I’d be the guy on the front row with his arm around his girl raising a glass to the guy on stage. No question. It’s just who I am. Music is everything.”
Between dates performing with Brad Paisley’s “Life Amplified World Tour” in 2017, Bryant’s free concert will be held on the morning of June 4, prior to the 1 p.m. green flag for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. The AAA Stage at Victory Plaza will be near the Monster Monument presented by Smithfield behind the frontstretch grandstands at the Monster Mile.
Ray will perform his concert before the “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, June 3, and also sing the national anthem before the race. Within the past year, Ray has opened for acts such as Kip Moore, Jon Pardi, Martina McBride, Frankie Ballard, Craig Morgan, A Thousand Horses, Chase Rice, Craig Morgan, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots and David Nail.
The June 2-4, 2017, NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway includes the “Bar Harbor 200” presented by Sea Watch International NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2 and the “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, June 3.
The Monster Mile is also hosting a NASCAR tripleheader weekend from Sept. 29-Oct. 1, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 1, the “Drive Sober 200” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Sept. 30 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 29.