Charlie Daniels to play free concert before Dover NASCAR race

Charlie Daniels will perform a free concert on the new Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 5, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. (Submitted photo)

DOVER — Grammy Award winner Charlie Daniels will perform a free concert on the newly named Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 5, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Mr. Daniels, inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, formed the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972. His signature song, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as Single of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.

The Charlie Daniels Band’s other memorable hits include “Uneasy Rider,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” and “The Legend of Wooley Swamp.”

Mr. Daniels’ latest studio albums, released in the last two years, are “Memories, Memoirs & Miles – Songs of a Lifetime,” and “Beau Weevils – Songs in the Key of E.”

He was in Harrington last year for the Delaware State Fair’s Southern Uprising show.

His concert will be the first Sunday concert on the newly named Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza. Xfinity will also have a special Xfinity Zone area located in this expanded 8-acre FanZone throughout the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend.

The free concert is part of Dover’s planned 50th anniversary celebrations during the May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. In addition to the special gold Monster Trophies given to the race winners and the free Dover diecast cars to the first 15,000 guests on Sunday, May 5, fans can also enjoy multiple free performances by the famous Harlem Globetrotters in FanZone.

The May 3-5 NASCAR tripleheader weekend also includes the JEGS 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, May 3, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 4.

For more information, visit DoverSpeedway.com or call (800) 441-RACE.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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