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NASCAR to Host Special House Music 40th Anniversary Showcase Performance at 2024 Chicago Street Race Weekend

Genre-Defining Artists to Share the Stage for the First Time Ever During One-of-a-Kind DJ Set to Celebrate the Famed Chicago Sound

CHICAGO – Today, NASCAR announced it will bring together some of the biggest names in House Music for the first time ever at the 2024 Chicago Street Race Weekend in Grant Park, July 6-7. The Chicago House Music Showcase, organized in partnership with local organization House Music 40 and in honor of the 40th Anniversary of House Music, will include some of the genre’s preeminent artists, including Bad Boy Bill, Byron Stingily (Ten City), Chip E., Chuck “The Voice” Roberts, Curtis McClain, Dajae, The Good Girls (DJ Lady D, Lori Branch & Vitigrrl), Lidell Townsell, Marshall Jefferson, Maurice Joshua, The Outhere Brothers, Ralphi Rosario, Wayne Williams of the Chosen Few, and White Knight.

“We always want to use our platform at NASCAR to showcase the best of Chicago – including its world-class music scene – to a national and international audience,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “House Music is a quintessential part of Chicago’s culture, so we are thrilled to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of House by bringing together these genre-defining artists to help take the Chicago Street Race Weekend experience to another level.”

The Chicago House Music Showcase will be held on the main concert stage from approximately 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, during practice and qualifying sessions for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. Weekend tickets to the Chicago Street Race include access to all concerts and races.

In 1984, Jesse Saunders and Vince Lawrence released “On and On,” which would go on to incite the explosion of House Music across Chicago and eventually the world, as House Music became a staple of dance floors everywhere. House Music 40 is a celebration of the origins of House Music – a music form that has been seminal and irreplaceable in the roots of Techno, EDM, Electrohouse, and more – and the originators who built the culture of Chicago.

“This is going to be a throwback celebration for the ages, with pinnacle artists of the genre performing all the classic songs that made House Music what it is,” said Vince Lawrence, House Music 40 Founder and Event Curator. “We’ve never had a lineup of House artists like this on the same stage together, and we are excited to partner with a group like NASCAR who is committed to putting Chicago front and center of everything they do.”

In addition to the House Music Showcase, Keith Urban, The Chainsmokers, The Black Keys, and Lauren Alaina will headline the 2024 Chicago Street Race in Grant Park, July 6-7. The Chainsmokers – whose Saturday evening set will include a special appearance with NASCAR Cup Series drivers – will make their triumphant return to the Chicago Street Race after weather forced the cancellation of their 2023 set. Additional musical acts will be announced at a later date.

NASCAR has also introduced Youth General Admission Pricing for the 2024 Chicago Street Race Weekend. Children 12 and under are free on Saturday, July 6, and Youth GA tickets for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race are $45.

Chicago Street Race

The Chicago Street Race is a unique two-day sports and entertainment event with a festival-like atmosphere that exemplifies NASCAR’s characteristic fan experience that puts attendees closer to the action than any other sport. Coupled with top-tier musical performances from global headliners, the Chicago Street Race Weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime experiential opportunity for any sports, music, and entertainment fan.

New for 2024, NASCAR introduced single-day ticketing options starting at $150. Tickets went on sale to the public on December 6, 2023, and grant visitors access to all the racing and music action.

Two-day reserved tickets starting at $465 offer an array of opportunities that include reserved seating and a wide variety of premium experiences.

Two-day general admission tickets start at $269. For a complete listing of ticketing options or to purchase tickets, fans can visit NASCARChicago.com or call 888-629-7223.

Fans can also visit NASCARChicagoExperiences.com for multiple options for travel, tickets, and hospitality experiences, courtesy of Quint, the Travel and Experience Package Provider of the Chicago Street Race.

To stay up to date with the Chicago Street Race, fans can subscribe to receive exclusive Chicago Street Race emails, follow @NASCARChicago on Twitter and Facebook and download the NASCAR Tracks App for the latest real-time updates on all aspects of the event.

About Chicago Street Race

The Chicago Street Race is home to the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race in the 75-year history of NASCAR. Located in downtown Chicago, the 2024 event will once again take competitors past and through many of the city’s most renowned downtown landmarks on Michigan Avenue, South Columbus Drive, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive and the start-finish line near Buckingham Fountain. The Cup Series will be joined by the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part of a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment festival with global music headliners Keith Urban, The Chainsmokers, The Black Keys, Lauren Alaina and a special House Music 40th Anniversary Showcase, July 6-7, 2024. For more information, visit NASCARChicago.com.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 14 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Canada Series, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in five cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 11 countries and more than 30 U.S. states.

For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, X and Snapchat.

About House Music 40

HouseMusic40 is an Illinois non-profit (expedited 501c3 application is in) whose mission is to elevate Chicago’s House Music culture while providing financial assistance to Chicago House Music DJs facing health issues. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the genre’s first recordings.  House Music is Chicago’s truly indigenous Black Folk Music, more than deserving of preservation and celebration. As we commemorate four decades of this groundbreaking genre, it is crucial to recognize the contributions made by Chicagoans that resonate in clubs worldwide to this day. Your donations will ensure that our citizens are informed of the importance of these contribution and that its contributors are supported when facing health challenges so that House Music’s legacy continues to thrive.