BRISTOL, Tenn. --
Fri, 10 May 2019, 14:53 PM
New Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health
Courtesy of Bristol Motor Speedway Communications
To Bring Concerts and Entertainment to the Tri-Cities Region
For the first time in its rich history,
Bristol Dragway will
region's innovative and premier outdoor music venue.
A new and innovative concert venue designed to bring some of music's biggest names to the
Tri-Cities is coming to tradition-rich Bristol Dragway.
The legendary dragstrip, which has showcased the world's fastest race cars and iconic drag racers,
will now add a new chapter to its legacy when it moonlights as a premier outdoor concert venue
known as the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health.
"Legendary Bristol Dragway has long been known for hosting a wide array of events that each bring
their own unique audience and flair to the facility," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president
and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway. "The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented
by Ballad Health allows us to create a new and one-of-a-kind experience for both guests and artists
alike with one of the most beautiful and unique settings in the country. We're looking forward to
welcoming some great performers to the region and showing them true Tri-Cities hospitality."
Tucked between two mountains, the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health will allow
both guests and performers to revel under the stars while enjoying one of the most picturesque
panoramas in music.
"Ballad Health is honored to have this opportunity to partner with Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway
to bring this exciting new venue to our region," said Alan Levine, executive chairman and chief
executive officer of Ballad Health. "There are very few things more famous and more closely
identified with this region than Bristol Motor Speedway, and Ballad Health is proud to serve the
speedway and dragway, its fans and the thousands of people who visit and experience Northeast
Tennessee and Southwest Virginia because of it. We're a growing area, and we have a great future
ahead of us - one Ballad Health is proud to support alongside the speedway and dragway."
Concerts at the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health will join a long list of
unique and entertainment options this year at Bristol Dragway. In addition to playing host to the
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Father's Day weekend, June 14-16, Thunder Valley is home to the
Bristol Chevy Show, Beef 'O' Brady's Thunder Valley Mayhem, weekly Street Fights and DER Bracket
Racing Series as well as the NHRA Junior Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals, among other
The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health will officially debut with its first
show on Saturday, July 27 with Alabama and special guest John Michael Montgomery.
Tickets to shows at the venue will be sold through the Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway ticket
office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
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