Catch Up and Coming Country Stars on Red Cat Summer Stage at The Glen

Telluride and Megan Linville Set to Perform in Turn 10 on Saturday, August 8

Red Cat Summer Stage

The Red Cat Summer Stage will be rocking on Saturday, August 8.

The Red Cat Summer Stage at Watkins Glen International will feature some of country music’s hottest rising stars following the Zippo 200 on the night of Saturday, August 8.  The concert will feature both Megan Linville and TelluRide.  Linville will open the concert beginning 6:30 p.m. in the Turn 10 Village, and then TelluRide will take over as the main act.  Once again the concert is included in the price of admission for both Weekend and Sunday-Only ticket holders to the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, August 6-9.  Sunday-Only ticket holders will be permitted to enter the track starting at 5:00 PM on Saturday evening.

In addition to performing Saturday night, both TelluRide and Linville will perform the National Anthem leading up to the racing action at The Glen.  Linville will perform the Canadian and American Anthems just before the Zippo 200 on Saturday afternoon.  Then, minutes before the green flag falls for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, TelluRide will perform the anthems for the crowd around the 2.45-mile road course. 

TelluRide debuted in 2006 as a four-man band with a new kind of country music.  Their unique brand of country music is known by fans for its infectious harmonies, catchy lyrics and driving grooves.  In 2008, the band was named “The Group to Watch” by the Country Music Association partially because of their rising popularity among country fans.  In just a few short years, the group has performed in hundreds of concerts across the country and sang the national anthem at Major League Baseball games and NASCAR events.  TelluRide was even asked to write and perform a song for Riley Children’s Foundation to use in their fundraising campaign for the Indianapolis, IN based charity. 

Megan Linville grew up just north of Nashville, TN, in a family that had been a part of the music industry for generations.  She began performing by the age of 7 when she sang in talent shows, vocal competitions and performed at weddings.  By 2007 she recorded her first album, which included five songs that she co-wrote.  In addition to being a great singer, Linville is also involved in charity work and is instrumental in throwing an Annual Cystic Fibrosis Pickin’ Party.  Linville has an impressive resume with countless concerts and performances at Indy 500 Qualifying and games for the Atlanta Braves.   

Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Don’t miss the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series as they take on the twisted turns of Watkins Glen International in their final road-course race of the season, August 6 - 9.  The DP and GT classes of the Rolex Sports Car Series return to The Glen to compete in the Crown Royal 200 on Friday night, followed by the Zippo 200 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday afternoon.  The weekend will culminate with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on Sunday afternoon.  Sunday only tickets begin at just $55, with weekend tickets beginning at $65.  For tickets and information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen International website at www.TheGlen.com.  Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can be all purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen-Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Closed Sunday; 607-535-2338.

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