See Photos From the Inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Concerts

Brooks & Dunn, Jon Pardi; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Brooks & Dunn, Jon Pardi; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Brooks & Dunn, Jon Pardi; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix rolled through Nashville over the weekend and in true Nashville fashion, each day of racing capped off with live music. 

The event, which featured NTT INDYCAR® SERIES, SRO GT America, Trans Am and Crosley Stadium SUPER Trucks racing series, featured three nights of concerts in the heart of Downtown Nashville. 

Wesley Financial Group’s Freedom Friday lineup included Brooks & Dunn, Vince Neil, Drew Green, Tyler Farr, Jamey Johnson, Chase Rice, Mark Collie and John Elefante, Saturday night featured performances from Jon Pardi and Tim Duggar, while the third and final day concluded with the Grand Ole Prix featuring Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys plus special guests Danielle Bradbery, Callista Clark, Riley Green, and Justin Moore.

Ahead of their performances, several artists shared their excitement over the opportunity to take part in the inaugural event. 

“I’m so excited to be playing for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix today,” Clark told Country Now. “It’s been so amazing, it’s so hot out here but we are all very excited to play and get to perform some of our music in front of actual people, human beings…very excited about it.” 

As a longtime race fan, Green was also elated to take part in the event. “I’m super excited to be playing the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix,” he shared with us. “One, it’s my record label and two, I’ve always been a big fan of racing growing up. I grew up close to Talladega so it’s awesome to be having this kind of race in Nashville and anything tied to the Opry I’m a fan of. I loved the Opry growing up so it’s a really cool day.”

The weekend of fun combined two of Moore’s favorite things, so of course he was thrilled to join in on the fun. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of such a cool event here in Nashville, and to be on the lineup for the Opry show with some of my favorite people makes it that much more special,” Moore gushed. “Fast cars and country music – can it get any better than that?”

See exclusive photos from the live shows below. 

Friday, Aug. 6

Drew Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Drew Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jamey Johnson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jamey Johnson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Mark Collie; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Mark Collie; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Vince Neil; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Vince Neil; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Tyler Farr; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Tyler Farr; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Ronnie Dunn; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Ronnie Dunn; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Brooks & Dunn; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Brooks & Dunn; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kix Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kix Brooks; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Saturday, Aug. 7

Tim Duggar; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Tim Duggar; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jon Pardi; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jon Pardi; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jon Pardi; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jon Pardi; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Sunday, Aug. 8

Callista Clark; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Callista Clark; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Danielle Bradbery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Danielle Bradbery; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Justin Moore; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Justin Moore; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Riley Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Riley Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
The Oak Ridge Boys; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
The Oak Ridge Boys; Photo by Andrew Wendowski