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May 31st, 2016

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A concert of epic proportion is coming home to the Last Great Colosseum.

As part of the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol weekend, the ultimate tailgating vehicle, the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck will help kick-off festivities with the Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol’s Tailgate Party starring Kenny Chesney. The East Tennessee native, hailed as “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal and the only country artist on Billboard’s “Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 Years”, headlines a three-act concert on Friday night, Sept. 9, 2016.

Rounding out the talent-packed music ticket is Grammy┬«Award-winning, Greeneville, Tennessee-based The Band Perry, as well as OD. The tailgate event serves as a blockbuster kickoff to a weekend that will host college football’s biggest game ever, a legendary showdown between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

The concert is the latest major event added to the schedule that truly makes 2016 Bristol Motor Speedway’s biggest year ever and helps transform Bristol’s reputation into a true multi-faceted venue.

Topping off the Tailgate ticket is OD, with band members Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi. Hailing from Nashville and with original roots in Virginia, debuted in late 2014 with the number one single “Break Up with Him.” Their first album, Meat and Candy, was issued last November and spawned a second successful single, “Snapback.”

Honda joins the concert event as presenting partner showcasing its all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck to football and music fans. Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol’s Tailgate Party enables the automaker to pair up the ultimate tailgating vehicle, featuring a new available Truck Bed Audio system and available 400-watt power inverter, with the world’s largest college football game. The all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline goes on sale later this month.


Fans can visit for ticket updates and details on weekend events. Additional information on the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol is available at

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