Brooks & Dunn, Jon Pardi and More Set to Show Off at the Music City Grand Prix

by Jonathan Howard

Nashville continues to be one of the South’s best cities. The home of country music will host the Music City Grand Prix IndyCar race for the first time ever. That means that many downtown Nashville road closures will take place. While there will be lots of horsepower and vehicles driving upwards of 180 MPH, there will be plenty more to do in Nashville over the three-day event.

Among the events going on downtown this weekend in Nashville includes live music all three days. Among the performers that will be there, Brook & Dunn, and Jon Pardi will be the biggest acts. This event will be like none other the city of Nashville has hosted. The uniqueness of an IndyCar race mixed together with Music City is sure to create an atmosphere few other cities could reproduce.

As for the music acts, Brooks & Dunn have been on tour this year. The legendary duo recently played a show in Las Vegas, Nevada along with Reba McEntire. Their most recent album release was Reboot which features a slew of artists covering classic Brooks & Dunn songs. Among those on the album includes fellow Music City Grand Prix performer, Jon Pardi.

Over the course of 2020, Jon Pardi made the most out of his time. Without live music, there have been some artists that took the time to release music. Pardi released a deluxe version of his 2019 album, Heartache Medication, as well as his Rancho Fiesta Sessions album that featured eight songs. Pardi is going from Columbus, Ohio to Saint Louis, MO, and then to Nashville, TN between August 5th-7th. While that is quite the travel schedule, don’t worry. Pardi is staying in Nashville for another few days to play a sold-out show on the 11th.

Oh, he also just covered Metallica’s Wherever I May Roam.

Things to do at the Music City Grand Prix

Between the racing and music, there isn’t going to be much time to do much else in Nashville. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty going on in the rare down moments. There will be a celebrity ping pong tournament that will be hosted by Josef Newgarden. Newgarden will host this event for the second time and the participants will be entertaining. There will be NFL stars, NASCAR drivers, and more participating on the ping pong table. Who needs the Olympics?

There will be panels with drivers. Those panels include a Women with Drive Summit in conjunction with Play Like a Girl. The city of Nashville is a great place to host such a large-scale event. Hopefully, it is a success that brings more great events to the city.

The music doesn’t stop with Jon Pardi and company either. The Oak Ridge Boys, Justin Moore, and others will bring the Grand Ole Opry to the track when they play on Sunday night. That show will be a cap on the weekend of great shows, races, and other events.