The 2017 Indianapolis 500 weekend kicks off with Miller Lite Carb Day!
8 am - Gates Open
11 am-12 pm - Indy 500 Practice
12:30 pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 - 40 Laps
2 pm - Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition followed by Miller Lite Carb Day Concert
6 pm - Gates Close
The legendary Steve Miller Band will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day concert, shifting race weekend for the 101st Indianapolis 500 into high gear with hit songs that defined a generation of American music.
Grammy-nominated Canadian rock icons Barenaked Ladies will open the concert.
“Steve Miller Band and Barenaked Ladies are renowned for their hit songs and high-energy live shows, so this is a tremendous concert lineup for our fans on Miller Lite Carb Day,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “These performances will be a rocking finale to such an exciting day of racing, music and fun at IMS, setting the stage for another fantastic Indianapolis 500 race weekend.”
The Steve Miller Band continues to attract longtime and new fans through performances of its impressive catalogue of hits, playing to more than 15 million people in the last 20 years. Legendary guitar virtuoso and vocalist Miller and his band played an extraordinary 63 shows in 2016 and are on tour again this spring and summer across the United States.
Miller formed the Steve Miller Band in 1966 as a San Francisco blues-rock phenomenon who also had a solid foundation in the jazz tradition from his parents and his godfather, guitar icon Les Paul. The band then became paragons of American rock in the 1970s and 1980s, recording and performing polished, irresistible and instantly recognizable hits that still dominate radio today, including “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love” and “Abracadabra.”
That incomparable career led to Miller being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Barenaked Ladies, formed in Toronto in 1988, has sold more than 14 million albums, earned multiple Juno Awards in its native Canada and two Grammy nominations for its cerebral, witty rock that includes such smash hits as “One Week,” “The Old Apartment” and “If I Had $1,000,000.”
The band released its 14th studio album, “Silverball,” in 2015. Barenaked Ladies’ latest release was a live album, “BNL Rocks Red Rocks,” in 2016. Barenaked Ladies consists of a long-standing partnership between Ed Robertson (guitar, vocals), Jim Creeggan (bass, vocals), Kevin Hearn (keyboard, guitar, vocals) and Tyler Stewart (drums, vocals).
Tickets: $30, general admission; $50, pit ticket; $20, parking pass. Kids 15 and under are free with paying adult.
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