The roar of engines downtown during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on August 5-7 will be amplified by even more musical acts, including the addition of Los Angeles superstar trio Cheat Codes and DJ HISH himself from Nashville.
Nissan Stadium’s electrifying on-campus lineup will satisfy the diversity of music fans with even more off-court entertainment. Entry to each evening’s marquee concert is included in the same-day race ticket in any price range, maximizing the fast-paced weekend of events.
Cheat Codes remains an inescapable musical force across electronic, dance, pop and now country genres leaving an impact of innovation and collaboration throughout popular culture. His total play count eclipses six billion plays with a diverse discography, including the Pop Radio platinum Top 5 hit “No Promises.” [feat. Demi Lovato]”Feels Great” Gold Certificate [feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ] and the gold selling “SEX” with Kriss Kross Amsterdam.
Internationally, “Only You” [feat. Little Mix] reached #1 at pop radio in the UK while the band received dozens of platinum certifications in 20 countries. Over the past 18 months, Cheat Codes released three wildly different and acclaimed albums focusing on each of the musician’s personal styles and tastes: Hellraisers Part 1, Hellraisers Part 2 and Hellraisers Part 3 featuring collaborations with Tyson Ritter, Travis Barker, Blackbear, Icon. Pop, Felix Jaehn Gashi and many more.
Special guests MacKenzie Porter and Matt Stell will also join Cheat Codes for first-ever collaborations on Sunday, August 7, starting at 1:00pm CT on the Cumberland River Stage on the Big Machine X footprint. The Cumberland River Stage is located on the corner of Titans Way and Victory Ave.
Big Machine X’s Cumberland River Stage will also feature daily performances by rising stars from 9:30am to 6pm on Friday, August 5; 09:00-19:15 Saturday, August 6; and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Those scheduled include CMT Next Women of Country alum Hannah Dasher, Spotify’s Fresh Finds artist Carter Faith, and Big Machine Label Group’s Mackenzie Carpenter and Tiera Kennedy.
Since 2011, HISH has been a staple in Nashville, writing songs and playing at some of Music City’s biggest events. The songwriter-turned-artist-producer quickly began making a name for himself with his electro-infused spin on country music.
He has toured with Brantley Gilbert, Chase Bryant, and Dustin Lynch, among others, and performed at some of country music’s top festivals both in the United States and abroad. HISH is currently DJ-in-residence at prominent Nashville venues while continuing to play festivals around the world.
HISH will open for superstar Tim McGraw on the ZYN Main Stage on Saturday, August 6, starting at 8:10 p.m. The ZYN Main Stage is located next to Cumberland Park between the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Pedestrian Bridge.
Building anticipation for McGraw’s concert, the energy will reach a peak that night starting at 8:30 p.m. The multi-hyphenate superstar most recently scored his 45th hit with “7500 OBO” from HERE ON EARTH (Big Machine Records), McGraw’s 19th worldwide #1 album. His unparalleled career includes sales of over 80 million records worldwide and countless industry accolades. The three-time Grammy® winner will make his only Nashville stop on his 2022 US tour when he performs as part of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.
Officially kicking off the festivities, the Freedom Friday Tribute Concert presented by Wesley Mortgage will feature Aaron Lewis, Deana Carter, Abby Anderson and Jackson Dean. The entertainment on August 5th starts at 7pm on the ZYN main stage.
The Grand Ole Prix culminates the musically driven weekend on Sunday, August 7, with headliners Brantley Gilbert and Carly Pearce, plus Midland and Callista Clark starting at 5:45pm on the ZYN Main Stage. Dee Jay Silver will open the music at 5 p.m
Single and three-day tickets are available for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets.
About the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix:
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will visit Nashville August 5-7 for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, round 14 of the 17-race season. The three-day racing and music festival will also feature Indy Lights, GT America, Trans Am, Stadium SUPER Trucks and Vintage Indy. Musical entertainment is highlighted by nightly on-site concerts featuring featured artists led by Tim McGraw on Saturday, August 6 and Carly Pearce and Brantley Gilbert for the Grand Ole Prix show on Sunday, August 7. For ticket and event information, visit www.musiccitygp.com.