Monday, April 15, 2013

Speed Street announces first acts

The annual Food Lion Speed Street Festival - the free NASCAR fan event and concert that takes place May 23-25 in uptown Charlotte - announced the first of its six headliners. R&B trio SWV (pictured above) will kick off opening night on Thursday.

Jamey Johnson, who headlined Coyote Joe's Friday, fills the country slot Friday night. And pop-rock outfit Sister Hazel is one of two Saturday night headliners. Stay tuned for more acts to be announced.

Food Lion Speed Street is part of race week that leads up to Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.