The 17th annual Food Lion Speed Street Festival kicks off Thursday May 26th with a party starting line-up of old school soul, `80s funk, and country. Rose Royce, the R&B group best known for its 1977 hit "Car Wash" as well as the follow-up "I Wanna Get Next to You" will share the Coca-Cola Stage with `80s funk/R&B outfit Midnight Star. The latter's hits include "Freak-A-Zoid," "No Parking (On the Dancefloor)," and "Operator."
Country singer Pat Green rounds out the line-up on the Miller Lite Stage. The San Antonio native is best known for the 2004 single "Wave on Wave," 2006's "Feels Just Like it Should" and 2008's "Let Me."
Other acts for the three-day festival were announced previously. Friday's bill includes Everclear and Josh Turner whose performances were rained out last year. Eddie Money, Clay Walker, and Starship close the festival on Saturday.
Speed Street takes place in uptown Charlotte Thursday May 26th through Saturday May 28th. The festival opens at noon each day. The Coca-Cola stage will be located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. between Brevard and Caldwell streets at The NASCAR Hall of Fame entrance. The Miller Lite Stage will be located in the parking lot at the corner of Third and Poplar. The event is free.