CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2016) – In less than 10 days, the Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola will kick off for three days of family-friendly activities including access to NASCAR’s brightest stars, live entertainment and interactive activities by event sponsors.
With unlimited ways to participate, the 600 Festival Association outlined its top-10 things to do at the 22nd annual festival.
1. MUSIC: Claiming one of its best musical lineups in years, Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola will feature the soulful sounds of Sol Fusion and the Voltage Brothers Thursday, May 26 on the Mello Yello stage for a free concert. Friday night’s concert on the Coca-Cola stage will highlight chart toppers Montgomery Gentry and Chris Young followed by Kellie Pickler and Grammy award-winning The Band Perry on Saturday, May 28. Tickets for Friday and Saturday night performances are $15 with limited supplies remaining.
2. DRIVERS: Fans attending the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will flock to the festival for access to their favorite drivers. Among the drivers to attend are Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman. Appearances are subject to change. For a complete lineup of driver appearances, please visit http://600festival.com/appearance-schedule.
3. CIRCLE K FUELS FUN: Festival sponsor Circle K is holding nothing back to show festival attendees a good time. On Friday, May 27 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., fans can get an autograph from the driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, Kyle Busch. In addition, racers can compete against other fans in the Circle K i-Racing school bus and receive a keepsake photo at the Circle K Tap Snap photo area.
4. SHARE A COKE AND A SONG: Visit the Coca-Cola display on Thursday, May 26 to celebrate a moment, a memory, a mood or a feeling through the universal love of music. Packages of Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero™ and Coca-Cola Life® will feature an array of song lyrics from recent chart-toppers, classic hits and traditional favorites as part of the “Share a Coke® and a Song” campaign. The “Share a Coke® and a Song” tour will be at Circle K & Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola allowing guests to refresh with an ice-cold Coca-Cola, while singing, dancing and listening to music lyrics with friends and family.
5. PNC SPEED STREET 5K: The second annual 5k welcomes the young and young at heart to race through the streets of Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola on Saturday, May 28 starting at 8 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., a 600-yard fun run will take place for children inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame. To register for the run, visit http://speedstreet5k.racesonline.com/register.
6. WHICH ‘CUE ARE YOU? Heinz has partnered with some of the nation’s top BBQ pit masters to create a new lineup of BBQ sauces inspired by legendary barbecue regions like Kansas City, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina. Stop by to sample all five sauces.
7. #IDRIVEMYHEALTH: Lilly Diabetes will be at Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola bringing awareness to its #IDriveMyHealth show car tour. Activities include photos with driver Ryan Reed’s show car, a tire-changing simulator and diabetes management tips.
8. A BITE-SIZED TASTE OF HEAVEN: While strolling the festival, enjoy Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers. The lip-smacking, sweetly-sour, mind-warping tastiness is a bite-sized bit of heaven. With bright dual-colored pieces and playful shapes, Sour Brite Crawlers offer festival goers the candy they crave.
9. CIRCLE K KIDS’ ZONE: There are activities for children of all ages at the annual event, including the Circle K Kids’ Zone on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Bounce houses, games, slides and a variety of activities are sure to please the young. In addition, family activities also will be located at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The NASCAR Hall of Fame plaza will be a second home for games, bounce houses, obstacles and more on Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Convenient parking is nearby to access the kids’ areas.
10. BUY, SPIN AND WIN: The North Carolina Education Lottery has raised more than $4 billion dollars for education programs across North Carolina. Visit the North Carolina Education Lottery booth located near the corner of Tryon Street and Third Street to play the Buy, Spin and Win promotion.
With the exception of the Friday and Saturday night music performances, Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola’s activities remain free to the public including sponsor displays, musical entertainment, access to a variety of food and beverage, a kids’ zone and much more. The festival opens each day at noon ET.
Guests also can enjoy these family-friendly events in May including Haulers on Union in Concord on May 19; the ENEOS Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville May 24 and the PNC Speed Street 5K and Kids 600 Yard Fun Run on May 28.