Daytona will be bustling with life and excitement once again next Memorial Day weekend, as the lineup for 2018’s Country 500 has been announced and it is BIG! Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, Midland, A Thousand Horses, 38 Special, Frankie Ballard, Colt Ford, David Nail, Craig Campbell, Michael Ray, Runaway June, High Valley, DJ Dirty and many more are set for the third annual Country 500 – The Great American Music Fest at Daytona, to be held May 25, 26 & 27, 2018. Daytona International Speedway, the “World Center of Racing,” will again become the World Center of Entertainment over Memorial Day weekend. Country 500 attracted 75,000 country music loving fans from across North America to Daytona for last year’s celebration.
Country 500 festivities are spread over three days and nights of the holiday weekend, with music programmed on two performance stages, the massive Country 500 Stage as well as the more intimate Bluebird Theater tent. One of the biggest thrills of Country 500 is the ability to camp in the famed infield. Fans will once again be offered a full-range of camping opportunities for virtually any budget, from tent camping to paved RV spots with full water and power hookups. Country 500 also offers travel packages for a hassle-free way to enjoy the festival. Travel packages include hotel accommodations, roundtrip transportation to the festival grounds and official t-shirts plus festival admission. Visit Country500.com for information.
For the best Country 500 experience fans are invited to take advantage of one of three VIP packages offered in 2018: the VIP Pit Pass, the Crew Chief VIP Experience or the brand new SUPER Crew Chief VIP Experience (see below for details) as well as exclusive meet and greets with your favorite artists taking place throughout pit road and the garages. Additionally fans can expect a select festival menu sold from food booths and food trucks; carnival rides; arcade games; cooling water elements; country-and-western merchandise; and more!
Three-day weekend passes, VIP packages, camping and travel packages are on sale now through Country500.com. Fans should plan to take advantage of the special early-bird pricing ($185) for 3-day weekend general admission passes available now through January 23. In addition, guests that purchase their Country 500 tickets prior to Dec. 31 can also take advantage of the payment plan (50 percent at time of purchase and 50 percent due March 1).
Country 500 Weekend Festival Passes
3-Day General Admission Weekend Pass ($185 early-bird all-in pricing through January 23)
General Admission to the Festival for each day; passes are non-transferable
All 3-day ticket holders will have re-entry privileges
Early admission to Country 500 each day
Access to performances by more than 20 bands over the three days on the Country 500 Stage and in the Bluebird Theater, plus a select menu of food and beverage offerings from food booths and food trucks, carnival rides, arcade games, country and western merchandise, a myriad of shade and water elements, artist meet and greets, and much more
Access to the Infield Campgrounds ONLY with separate campground wristband
VIP Pit Pass ($699 all-in pricing)
VIP admission to the Festival for each day; passes are non-transferable
Access to the Pit, a VIP standing viewing area at the Country 500 Stage with easy access to the adjacent VIP Oasis
Access to the VIP Oasis adjacent to the viewing area at the Country 500 Stage featuring:
Easy access to the Pit at the Country 500 Stage
Food and beverage for purchase from exclusive VIP vendors
Private festival merchandise stand
Cell phone charging stations
Misting and shade
Access to private air-conditioned flushable restrooms
Exclusive festival merchandise gift
Express VIP entrance with re-entry all weekend
Early admission to Country 500 each day
Opportunity to purchase a 3-day premium parking pass, granting access to park near the festival entrance - steps away from the VIP areas at the Country 500 Stage
On-site experience concierge
Crew Chief VIP Experience ($999 all-in pricing)
All benefits of VIP Pit Pass; PLUS
Access to an exclusive Crew Chief only standing viewing area in the Pit at the Country 500 stage - the areas closest to the stage will be reserved for Crew Chiefs - with easy access to the adjacent VIP Oasis
Exclusive access to the Crew Chief VIP Deck at the Country 500 Stage featuring a covered viewing platform with premium seated viewing of the main stage.
Access to the VIP Viewing area at the Bluebird Theater – exclusively for the Crew Chief VIP passholders - with dedicated bar, stage-front seating and standing viewing areas and air-conditioned flushable restrooms
Exclusive opportunity to purchase a VIP parking pass, granting access to park near the festival entrance - steps away from the VIP areas at the Country 500 Stage (parking spaces closest to infield entrance will be reserved for Crew Chief VIPs)
Country 500 Crew Chief VIP Laminate with commemorative lanyar
(NEW) SUPER Crew Chief VIP Experience ($1599 all-in pricing)
All benefits of the Crew Chief VIP; PLUS
Complimentary beverages (beer, wine and alcohol) within the VIP Oasis throughout the entire Festival weekend
Golf cart transportation between the Country 500 Stage and the Bluebird Theater
Exclusive SUPER Crew Chief merchandise gift
3-day premium parking pass (1 per order)
Country 500 VIP Oasis
Exclusive area for all VIP passholders featuring VIP-only bars with premium food and beverages for purchase, comfortable seating and shade, air-conditioned restrooms, phone charging stations, complimentary massages, Wi-Fi, a private merchandise stand and misting stations.
Easy entry to the VIP Oasis from the VIP parking area or from within the festival
Seamless entry from the VIP Oasis to the VIP viewing areas at the Country 500 Stage