Top 10 Reasons to Attend Food Lion Speed Street Presented by Coca-Cola
Stars, Cars and Guitars Entertain Fans May 23-25
HARRISBURG, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- The 19th annual
Food Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola kicks off in three days
in uptown Charlotte, complete with a variety of fun, interactive
consumer displays. The free festival will entertain an estimated
400,000 fans by means of live entertainment, access to racing's
brightest stars and displays from sponsors including Food Lion,
Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and many more.
Fans will be entertained May 23-25 from noon to 11 p.m. with a
multitude of activities including these top 10 things to do:
1. Fun For Kids of All Ages at the Food Lion Kids' Zone
Throughout the weekend, families will have the opportunity to enjoy
activities for all ages, interact with family-friendly sponsors and
be able to visit the local cultural museums on the Food Lion Kids'
Zone block, including the Mint Museum and Bechtler Museum of Modern
Within the Food Lion Kids' Zone, there will be supplying an array of
kid-friendly fun including bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, a
pitching booth provided by the Kannapolis Intimidators, and face
painters, Tony the Tiger and Keebler the Elf courtesy of Kellogg's.
The Carolina Panthers cheerleaders and Sir Purr will be on-hand to
take photos with the kids and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will stop by for an
autograph session. A scavenger hunt within the Food Lion Kids' Zone
will give kids another opportunity for prizes.
2. Live Entertainment on the Coca-Cola Stage
The Coca-Cola stage is home to all the musical entertainment for this
year's festival. In addition, the stage will play host to a variety
of driver appearances including Joey Logano, and Chevrolet drivers
Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick. The Coca-Cola stage will be located
on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Brevard Street and
Caldwell Street at the NASCAR Hall of Fame entrance.
Thursday, May 23
Pradigy GT at 6 p.m.Sol Fusion at 7:30 p.m.Coca-Cola Presents: Jon B
at 8:45 p.m.Coca-Cola Presents: SWV at 9:45 p.m.
Friday, May 24
"Race to Stardom" Country Winner: Landon Parker Band at 6
p.m.Chevrolet Presents: Randy Houser at 7:45 p.m.Chevrolet Presents
Jamey Johnson at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 25
Hair Nation at 4 p.m."Race to Stardom" Rock Winner: Blu Avenue at
5:30 p.m.Coca-Cola Presents: Chelsea Bain at 6:30 p.m.Coca-Cola
Presents: Sister Hazel at 8:15 p.m.Coca-Cola Presents: Survivor at
In addition to nationally-renowned musical stars, two local bands,
Landon Parker Band and Blu Avenue, earned a spot on the Coca-Cola
stage through the Food Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola's
"Race to Stardom" competition.
3. Food Lion Interactive Area
Meet some of your favorite drivers and interact with the best Food
Lion has to offer in the Food Lion interactive area, located on Tryon
Street at Fourth Street. Throughout the three days, attendees will
have the chance to win prizes by playing a variety of games based on
"The Price is Right," "Family Feud" and "Supermarket Sweep." Food
Lion will also host racing celebrities including Richard Petty, Dale
Inman and Aric Almirola. Almirola will host a question-and-answer
session with Petty and Inman Friday, May 24 at 1:15 p.m.
4. Test Drive A Chevy
Food Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola is proud to be home to
the annual Chevy Ride-and-Drive program. A partner since 1995,
Carolina Chevy Dealers offer fans the opportunity to test drive
several of the newest models including the 2014 Silverado and Impala.
In addition, attendees will have the chance to interact with Team
Chevy racing displays and test drive other current models including
the 2013 Cruze, Volt, Traverse, Equinox, Spark and Camaro. Test
drives will be given on Brevard Street next to the NASCAR Hall of
5. North Carolina Cash
A little known fact: one in eight people have unclaimed money. North
Carolina Cash will be promoting its missing money program for the
second time at Food Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola. In
2012, a total of $47,646.08 was returned to its rightful owner during
the three day festival. Stop by for a chance to collect your
6. NASCAR Hall of Fame
NASCAR Hall of Fame is "where the race lives on." Throughout Food
Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, the 150,000-square-foot
destination will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is a must-see for
all attendees. The interactive, entertainment attraction tells the
story of NASCAR's history while honoring the sport's memorable
moments. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race
fans and non-fans alike includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a
278-person state-of-the-art theater, a Hall of Honor and more.
7. Flying in Style
Southwest Airlines added three straight flights from Charlotte
Douglas International Airport to Houston, Orlando and Chicago in
April 2013. The airline, committed to delivering a sense of warmth,
friendliness, individual pride and company spirit, will be spreading
the word about the new flights and giving away two round-trip tickets
at Food Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola. But that's not all.
The airline also will give away 10,000 Fare Savers providing guests
the opportunity to receive a discount on their next Southwest
Airlines flight purchase. Stop by the display on Tryon Street between
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Levine Avenue for a chance to
8. Great American BBQ Tour Comes to Charlotte
For the past five years, the Kansas City Barbeque Society has brought
its Great American BBQ Tour to the country's biggest festivals and
fairs preaching the "Gospel of Q," and this year, Food Lion Speed
Street presented by Coca-Cola will be one of its premier stops. True
to its name, the Great American BBQ Tour is dedicated to sharing
barbeque and outdoor cooking techniques with fans across the nation.
Join tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, as they cook up a storm
on the Big Green EGG with featured recipes from Castle Wood Reserve,
Reser's Fine Foods, Smithfield and Farmland. Of course, there will be
plenty of hot-off-the-grill samples to go around so grab a front-row
seat at the display located in the Third Street parking lot.
9. Food on the Run
The hottest trend in the cooking industry, food trucks, will make a
debut at the 19th annual festival. Wingazza, The Herban Legend,
Gourmet Goombahs and Queen City BBQ will serve a variety of cuisines
throughout the three day festival including wings and pizza, American
street food, Italian-American specialties and BBQ. Visit Tryon Street
and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd for a taste of the cult-favorite
Charlotte food trucks.
10. NASCAR Appearances Galore
A part of the "10 greatest days in racing," Food Lion Speed Street
presented by Coca-Cola offers unprecedented access to racing's
biggest stars. NASCAR stars including Richard Petty, Danica Patrick,
Tony Stewart, Chad Knaus and Dale Inman will be making appearances
throughout the festival on the Coca-Cola stage, Food Lion Interactive
Area, Creative Loafing display, Net 10 Wireless display, Kellogg's
display and more.
As a precursor to the Coca-Cola 600 held at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Food Lion Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola provides multi-day
entertainment for fans.
The event is free to the public. The festival opens each day at noon
ET. For more information please visit the newly redesigned, more
user-friendly website at http://www
.600festival.com or follow us on
Facebook and Twitter @flspeedstreet.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize
America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE:
DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs
approximately 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low
prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic
states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
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