Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Blake Shelton Headline Indy 500 100th Anniversary Concerts
The greatest spectacle in racing, the Indy 500 is gearing up to have its 100th running this year and it is going big with its musical selections. The Indy 500 always has some acts who appeal to the Midwestern, beer-swilling, tailgating crowd and they have that this year, but in the past several they have opened up the infield on race day to a new area called the "Snake Pit" for a special EDM show with some big DJs. This year it will be headlined by Skrillex and Martin Garrix, with DJ Mustard and Zeds Dead also performing. Their other performers the other days include Blake Shelton and Journey.
The Carb Day Concert takes place on Friday May 27 and will feature Journey. Tickets for that concert are just $20, though it is part of the package for those who have a Card Day ticket.
The following day on Saturday is the big country concert headlined by Blake Shelton. He will be supported by Chris Jason and Corey Cox. Last year this concert was headlined by Florida Georgia Line. These passes are a bit pricier at $40 for general admission access.
The big EDM extravaganza takes place on race morning, bright and early. It will be headlined by Martin Garrix and Skrillex, with Zeds Dead and DJ Mustard in support.
This is clearly an attempt to try and get young people to attend the race and it could be working. Crowds for the show seem to be large and it would be a waste to get up at 6 a.m. to not stick around.
Past performers in the snake pit include Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Hardwell, Diplo and Benny Benassi.
Pick up tickets for all of the events here.