The championship weekend will take place Sept. 13-15, 2024. The season awards ceremony will cap it off Sept. 16 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
Organizers expect more than 250,000 fans to converge on downtown Nashville for the Grand Prix.
Fans will get to see a new 2.17-mile, seven-turn circuit in 2024. It will continue across the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and route directly past the Country Music Hall of Fame. Then, it will run through the city’s honky-tonk district. The district is home to bars owned by Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and other big country stars.
Each day of racing will culminate with a takeover of Broadway and a massive street party. The party will feature live performances by many of music’s biggest artists.
“Next year’s race in Nashville will be an unbridled celebration of the most fierce and competitive motorsport on the planet. It’ll be set against the backdrop of an innovative and breathtaking stage. That includes one of the premier global entertainment districts in the world. We’ll have more to share soon on an entire weekend of activities, both on and off track. That’ll fully tap into the growing reach and relevance of an ascendant and marquee city,” said Mark Miles, president & CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, the current season finale host, will remain on the 2024 calendar. More details about the entire 2024 season schedule are forthcoming.
“WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca remains a beloved, historic venue for our teams, drivers and fans. It’s in an important and scenic market,” Miles said.
“The fact that INDYCAR has chosen Nashville and the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix as the crowning event is a testament to our fans, partners, stakeholders and truly the Nashville hospitality industry as a whole,” said Matt Crews, CEO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. “The ability to promote our city and state year-round and bring our race into the heart of Nashville is an absolute honor. The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix continues to grow to levels that I never dreamed could have been possible.”
“Tennessee is already leading the nation in automotive manufacturing, hospitality and entertainment, and this announcement takes it to the next level, as the focus will be on world-class racing in the Volunteer State for the entire 2024 INDYCAR season,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
For more information and to receive future news on the 2024 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, please visit www.musiccitygp24.com.