Blackberry Smoke To Headline Concert Goody’s 500 Weekend In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va.  (August 8, 2013) – Award-winning Southern rock/country band Blackberry Smoke will headline the Turn 5 Concert Series near Martinsville Speedway during the Goody’s™ Headache Relief Shot™ 500 Powered by Kroger weekend.

Blackberry Smoke will play on Saturday night, October 26, at the outdoor Turn 5 concert venue, which is adjacent to the Martinsville Speedway campground. Popular Virginia rock band The Worx will headline on Friday, Oct. 25th. In all, six bands will take the stage over the course of this two-night charity fundraiser, which is organized and produced by Rooster Walk Inc.

“Anytime there is an event of this magnitude close to the speedway on one of our event weekends it’s a plus for our fans,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “We thank everyone involved with Rooster Walk for choosing our fall event weekend to put on this show. It’s going to be a great addition for our fans.”
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Blackberry Smoke’s most recent album, “The Whippoorwill,” earned immediate commercial and critical acclaim, reaching No. 1 on the iTunes country album charts, No. 8 on the Billboard country charts and No. 12 on the Billboard rock charts. The band routinely plays up to 250 shows per year, and has been featured on television’s Speed Channel, CBS Sports and Palladia, among others. Two weeks ago the band appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Friday’s headlining band, The Worx, was recently named one of the state’s top acts by readers of Virginia Living Magazine. They have also been named “the best local band” by a variety of publications for the cities of Harrisonburg, Roanoke and Lynchburg.

The remaining four bands performing at Turn 5 will be announced in the coming weeks.

A two-night pass for all six bands will cost just $20 if purchased in advance. Single-day tickets will cost $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday. Ticket sales will begin Friday morning, Aug. 9, at or Physical tickets will also be available in local stores in the next two weeks.

The Turn 5 concert venue is located at 340 Clover Road in Ridgeway, about 100 yards away from the entrance to the Martinsville Speedway campground.

Rooster Walk Inc. is a community nonprofit dedicated to promoting music, art and education in Martinsville and Henry County. In addition to the Turn 5 concerts, the organization puts on the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival each Memorial Day weekend. Between Turn 5 and the music festival, organizers have donated more than $40,000 to local and regional charities over the past five years.

Martinsville Speedway will have an exciting weekend of racing action awaiting fans of the historic short track. Fall Pole Day will take place Friday, Oct. 25, while the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will occur on Saturday, Oct. 26. Racing’s biggest stars will hit the 0.526-mile oval for the Goody’s™ Headache Relief Shot™ 500 Powered by Kroger, Oct. 27, marking the seventh of NASCAR’s 10 “postseason” Chase races.

Advance tickets for the Goody’s™ Headache Relief Shot™ 500 Powered by Kroger start at just $37.

Advance tickets for the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Oct. 26 are just $30 with youth 12 and under admitted free. Tickets for Pole Day, Friday, Oct. 25, are $15. To purchase tickets for the Goody’s™ Headache Relief Shot™ 500 Powered by Kroger weekend, call 877.RACE.TIX or visit

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