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Daytona Beach’s Summer Music Series

If you have lived in the Daytona Beach area for some time, you already know what a great place it is. You know that the weather is spectacular, the nights are warm and vibrant, the people are friendly, and there are lots of exciting things to see and do.

If you are new to the Daytona Beach region, you will soon find out what the locals have been talking about. As the summer heats up and things get going, you will find plenty of entertainment, including great concerts, amazing food festivals, and events only Daytona Beach can handle. Here are just some of the great events that will make this Daytona Beach summer the best one ever.

Country 500

Country 500 is one of the biggest and best music festivals in the entire country, and the fun gets underway on Memorial Day weekend. Country 500 takes place at the historic Daytona International Speedway, a place normally known for its fast cars and spectacular action.

This Memorial Day, Country 500 will return to Daytona Beach for its second consecutive year, with the best musicians and lots of fun. The 2017 Country Fest lineup includes country and rock superstars like Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban and many, many more. Country 500 is always a highlight of summer in Daytona Beach, and this year’s event is not to be missed.


The Bandshell Concert Series

If you are looking for something a little different and a bit more low key, look no further than the famous Daytona Beach Bandshell Series. When you attend, you will enjoy plenty of family fun, lots of great music, spectacular food, and the warm weather and welcoming attitude for which Daytona Beach is so well known.

Versatility is the key that makes the Daytona Beach Bandshell Series such a special place to be. With so many different types of music and such a wide variety of bands, every member of the family and everyone in your party is sure to have a great time. You could go to the Bandshell Series every day of the week and never see the same thing twice; this is truly a movable feast, and a delight for the senses.

The Daytona Beach Bandshell Series is a family friendly event, with lots of fun activities for the kids, great music for the grownups and the youngsters, and an endless variety of entertainment. There are even special fireworks on select nights, so you and the family can celebrate in style.

This year the fun of the Daytona Beach Bandshell Series gets underway in late May and continues through the end of September, so you have plenty of time to get out and enjoy the warm summer nights and the hot musical numbers. From spectacular tributes to the likes of the Commodores, Earth Wind and Fire, and Bob Seeger to the best local and regional bands, you will find plenty of reasons to enjoy these special bandshell concerts.

Even better, the 2017 Daytona Beach Bandshell concerts are completely free, so you can grab the whole family and enjoy those hot summer nights. Whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, you will find plenty of great music right on the water.

Daytona Beach is always a great place to be, but the summer holds a special charm here. Whether you love great music, fine food or fast cars, you will find them all in abundance as the summer heats up and the fun gets going.



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2017 Daytona Beach Country 500 Festival

The Daytona International Speedway is known for a lot of things. NASCAR, racing, motorcycles, car shows… the list goes on. What it’s not normally known for is music. Sure, NASCAR will normally have an artist play before the Daytona 500 or Coke Zero 400, but they are an afterthought to the race. Well, times are changing. Beginning last year, DIS holds the “Great American Music Fest at Daytona” or Country 500 for short. The first year was a huge success, but the 2017 Daytona Beach Country 500 Festival is going to be bigger and better.

Festival Info

Country 500 is held in the infield of Daytona International Speedway, with multiple stages featuring your favorite country artists. Those attending the festival are able to camp in the infield and enjoy a three-day party. The 2017 Country 500 Festival will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28. There will be opportunities to meet the stars of the show throughout the weekend. The price of a three-day pass will vary from $185 to $250, depending on how early you purchase them. Also offered is a VIP Pit Pass, which will allow you access to private facilities and a special concert viewing area. VIP Pit Passes are $699. The cream-of-the-crop is the Crew Chief VIP Pass that will allow you to literally stand on the stage and watch the shows. This package runs $999.


So for the question you’ve been wondering, who’s playing this year? The headliners for Country 500 2017 are Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban Thomas Rhett, Brooks & Dunn and Martina McBride. The greatest in country music will be taking the stage in Daytona!

That’s not all though! Also featured are Kip Moore, Dan + Shay and Jamey Johnson. You’ll get to see Travis Tritt, Chris Janson, Chase Rice, Maddie & Tae, as well as A Thousand Horses. Not enough? Listen to Pat Green, Easton Corbin, Eric Paslay, Colt Ford and Mark Chesnutt. There’s even more to be announced.

If you’re a country music fan, the 2017 Daytona Beach Country 500 Festival is a must-see. Get ready for a weekend of great music and great times in Daytona Beach!