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New Country Music Act to Perform at NASCAR Hall of Fame Grand Opening

April 16, 2010

Country Duo Bomshel Set to Play

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 16, 2010 – 25 days until opening) – Even more show-stopping entertainment has been confirmed to take center stage during the NASCAR Hall of Fame grand opening festivities in Uptown Charlotte on May 11.  New additions to the star-studded roster of performers include the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus at 10 a.m. and country music duo Bomshel at 5 p.m., leading up to the Love and Theft concert at 7 p.m.

To kick off the festivities, the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus will perform the National Anthem prior to the Opening Ceremony. Created in 1967, this nonprofit musical group is composed of Division Troopers representing every unit within the 82nd Airborne Division and performs throughout the United States. Later that day, Bomshel will take the stage with a high energy performance of songs from their freshman album “Fight like a Girl.” Their vivacious personalities and sense of musical adventure have catapulted Kristy Osmunson and Kelley Shepard up the country music charts with their singles “Fight like a Girl” and “19 and Crazy.”

“These exceptional acts are really adding to the anticipation of the grand opening,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Along with the talented artists we’ve already announced, the All-American Chorus and Bomshel are going to bring some extra excitement to the table on May 11. This celebration is set to be a great show for our guests and the community and a one-of-a-kind chance to meet NASCAR drivers, enjoy free entertainment and experience the NASCAR Hall of Fame.”

The one-hour Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 9 a.m. EDT and culminate with NASCAR celebrities, elected officials and other dignitaries officially opening the interactive venue. The opening ceremony will be followed by a free community celebration outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame 10 a.m.-8 p.m. In addition to Bomshel, Lee Brice and Love and Theft, other activities will include NASCAR celebrities, question-and-answer sessions, strolling entertainment and food vendors.

The star of the show that day will be the NASCAR Hall of Fame itself. Tickets to enter the high-tech, interactive attraction are on sale now and can be purchased at www.NASCARHall.com or by calling 877-231-2010. Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Memberships provide unlimited entry for one year and start at $25 for children and $50 for adults. Group discounts, facility rentals and sponsorships also are available by calling 704-654-4400.

Schedule of Events

NASCAR Hall of Fame Facility Hours - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Ticket Required

Opening Ceremony in Ceremonial Plaza - 9-10 a.m.                            
Free; No Ticket Required

Community Celebration in Ceremonial Plaza - 10 a.m.-8 p.m.                    
Free; No Ticket Required

82nd Airborne All-American Chorus in Ceremonial Plaza - 10 a.m.        
Free; No Ticket Required

Lee Brice Concert in Ceremonial Plaza - 2 p.m.                                 
Free; No Ticket Required (Ideal for after-school kids and families)

Bomshel Concert in Ceremonial Plaza - 5 p.m.                                 
Free; No Ticket Required (Ideal for the post work audience)

Love And Theft Concert in Ceremonial Plaza - 7 p.m.                                 
Free; No Ticket Required (Ideal for the post work audience)

All Ceremonial Plaza activities that day are free to the public. The Ceremonial Plaza faces Martin Luther King Boulevard between Caldwell and Brevard Streets. Guests are encouraged to use the Charlotte Area Transit System. 

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About NASCAR Hall of Fame

Opening May 11, 2010 in uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, 275-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. www.NASCARHall.com