The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has added a music festival component, the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Music Festival presented by PNC Bank. The new music festival event moves the post-race concert to the race finish line at Nissan Stadium; creating an all-day music festival where race participants, their family and friends and all spectators will be able to celebrate the day’s accomplishments with live music Saturday, April 25.
Warner Music Nashville artist Michael Ray and Big Machine Records artist Carly Pearce will co-headline the evening portion of the festival, with Erin Kinsey opening the show. Others on the Saturday afternoon lineup include fellow local artists Yankton, Chris Shrader and Les Kerr.
Saturday morning and afternoon music festival performances will be free and open to the public, while the evening event will be ticketed. Music festival gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Admission for the evening concert is complimentary for all runners with their bib and to all volunteers with their staff shirts. General Admission tickets are $10 with 50% of the proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
More artists will perform on Thursday and Friday (April 23-24) at Nashville’s Music City Center, including Lance Carpenter, Janelle Arthur, Rockland Road, Adam Warner, and more.
“The new St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Music Festival presented by PNC Bank is another step in making our events more inclusive of all runners, their friends and families, loyal volunteers and our supportive community,” said Drew Wolff, regional director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “We strive to make our race a memorable event for everyone as we celebrate over two decades of premier running partnered with high caliber music in Nashville. Saturday’s music festival concert will give everyone a full day of exciting performances as this town celebrates the best-in-class running event in Music City.”
“We are committed to helping advance the health and well-being of this community and our neighbors within it,” said Mike Johnson, PNC regional president for Nashville. “The combination of fitness and music makes perfect sense to us, promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and listening to some amazing local and national musicians.”
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