Rock Out Before NASCAR Rolls Out at The Glen

Zippo Rock Pit Stop Hits Water Street Music Hall on Friday, August 5

Zippo Rock Pit Stop

Watkins Glen, NY – Rock & Roll and NASCAR will roar into Central New York during the first two weeks of August beginning with The Zippo Rock Pit Stop at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY on Friday, August 5. This special event offers fans of both music and motorsports a peek into what happens off track during NASCAR’s annual visit to legendary Watkins Glen International.  The Zippo Rock Pit Stop will get the night rocking less than one week before the green flag falls on the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen weekend, August 11-14.  Not only is this a great opportunity to experience the soundtrack to NASCAR, it is also a great chance to meet some of the staff of The Glen while registering to win NASCAR tickets, driver autographed merchandise, free band merchandise and even a large piece of Daytona International Speedway’s past!

The Zippo Rock Pit Stop, hosted by Watkins Glen International and sponsored by Zippo Manufacturing, will highlight three different bands with three distinct styles.  The power rock band Mike Brindisi & The New York Rock will kick the show off.  This Ithaca, NY based act is no stranger to The Glen having pumped up a crown as the opening act for Gavin DeGraw at WGI in 2008.  The sounds might change but energy will remain high with The Eric Tessmer Band hitting the Water Street stage with their lead guitar heavy Texas Blues.  Rochester Led Zeppelin tribute band The Song Remains the Same will wrap up the evening.

Doors open at 7:00 PM, so get there early. While you are waiting for the bands to start at 8:15 p.m., swing by the Watkins Glen International merchandise table and register to win FREE NASCAR tickets, free band merchandise, driver autographed items, banners, flags, WGI merchandise and more.  Tickets for the Zippo Rock Pit Stop will be available in advance for $10 or at the door for $15, thanks to Water St. Music Hall. Show details and advanced tickets can be found here:

Music and race fans alike will want to set their radios to 94.1 FM The Zone and 95.1 FM The Fox for the next several weeks.  Not only is this the best way to get the latest information on the Zippo Rock Pit Stop but there will be numerous chances to win tickets to the 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen.

Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or visiting the official website  Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.  The Shop is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page,, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.
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