Feb 18, 2013

Revving up a crowd is nothing new to Blackberry Smoke and on April 21, the band will open the Kansas National Guard pre-race festivities for the STP 400.

Trying to define Blackberry Smoke into one genre of music isn’t easy – there are traces of arena rock, bluegrass, gospel, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, but the quintet is definitely southern rock and Kansas Speedway fans will get their morning started with a high-energy concert from a group that has toured with and befriended legendary bands The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones.

The band, which typically plays up to 250 dates a year, has released three full-length album’s including 2012’s The Whippoorwill, their first for country megastar Zac  Brown’s Southern Ground label. The group, who is currently opening some tour dates for Zac Brown Band including this past weekend in Kansas City, released their Pretty Little Lie video one month ago on Jan. 18. Blackberry Smoke has also seen their songs featured in films and video games, including EA Sports NASCAR ’08.

Kansas Speedway season tickets, which are currently on sale, include both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races (April 21 and Oct. 6), the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (April 20), and the NASCAR Nationwide Series race (Oct. 5), along with a TrackPass, which allows you up close access to the Kansas National Guard pre-race activities, like NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions, the pre-race concert, and much more! Tickets can be purchased by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com or calling 866.460.RACE (7223).  

Individual race tickets are also on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. Kansas Speedway’s 2013 season includes two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races,  the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (Oct. 4) and new in 2013, GRAND-AM Road Racing (Aug. 16-17).

Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

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