Steven Tyler to headline pre-race concert at Irwin Tools Night Race

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) – Iconic Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler, is bringing some swagger to Bristol Motor Speedway’s Irwin Tools Night Race on August 22.

WEB_Steven-Tyler-Photo-Credit-Zack-Whitford[2]“…Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy-award winner—Steven Tyler is not just an American icon, but a worldwide phenomenon,” said Jerry Caldwell, general manager of BMS. “You put him together with the Night Race, one of the top five motorsports events in the world, and the energy in the grandstands will just be amazing.”

Tyler will perform his new single, “Love is Your Name” during the pre-race concert and treat ticket holders to some familiar Aerosmith favorites.

“Steven Tyler’s heard some loud applause throughout his career, but the roar that will go up on race night will be a new experience for everyone involved,” said Caldwell. “Ticket sales are already strong, and having Steven here will help take the Night Race to a whole new level. We have a big Bristol family that includes lots of rockers, lots of country music fans, and we’re all excited to welcome him to the Birthplace of Country Music.”

Irwin Tools Night Race was voted a Top 5 Motorsports Race in the entire world by the USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards – the only NASCAR event that made the list.

For more information at about IRWIN Tools Night Race tickets and the Steven Tyler SuperPacks, visit or call (855) 580-5525.

If you are a true Aerosmith fan, you know that part of the Rag Doll music video was filmed right here in Johnson City in 1987.  It was directed by Marty Callner.


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