March 30, 2016

With less than two months until the 22nd annual Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, JHE is preparing for all five 600 Festival events that serve as a precursor to the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

As the producer and promoter for 21 years, JHE has coordinated a stellar musical line up for the May 26-28 premier event, Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola.  

Two bands famous for powerful and wide-ranging performances will be center-stage on Thursday, May 26 in Uptown Charlotte. The two bands, The Voltage Brothers and Sol Fusion, will kick off the three-day event with a high-energy show, full of familiar songs, great vocals and powerful horn sections. 

On Friday, May 27, country-music star Chris Young and special guest Montgomery Gentry will entertain guests from the Coca-Cola stage followed by Grammy award-winning sibling trio, The Band Perry, and Kellie Pickler on Saturday, May 28.

Montgomery Gentry is an iconic country music duo that has earned three platinum albums, a gold album and five number-one singles with anthems like “My Town” and “Where I Come From.” Shortly after, Young will take the stage to sing many of his chart toppers including “Getting You Home,” “The Man I Want To Be,” “Voices,” “Who I Am With You” and “I’m Comin’ Over,” among others. He has earned two gold albums and seven number-one singles in the last decade.

Opening entertainment for Saturday, May 28 will be Albemarle native Pickler who has released four albums in her career. Her newest album features title track “The Woman I Am,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” "Little Bit Gypsy" and "No Cure For Crazy."

With multiple gold and platinum singles, The Band Perry will take Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola by storm Saturday with its blend of country, rock and pop. The Band Perry, Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, released their self-titled debut album in 2010 featuring two number one singles: the sextuple platinum song “If I Die Young” and platinum “All Your Life." The second album “Pioneer” spawned two additional number one singles “Better Dig Two” and “DONE” (the first for brothers Reid and Neil as songwriters) plus hits “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw.” The band is currently working on its third studio album.

Friday and Saturday night performances are only $15 per night. All other Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola’s activities remain free to the public.

In addition, fans can enjoy these family-friendly events in May including:

  • On May 6 at 8 p.m., Movies on the Campus will feature an outdoor viewing of Disney’s Cars 2 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy.
  • Haulers on Union: Don’t miss the NASCAR haulers as they parade down Union Street in Concord, North Carolina, on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. followed by a free concert by Acoustic South and The Tams.
  • On Tuesday, May 24 starting at 4 p.m., the third annual Little 600 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, will feature a NASCAR spotters race followed by the main event with a field of NASCAR drivers competing for bragging rights.
  • Runners are welcome to compete in the second annual PNC Speed Street 5K on May 28 at 8 a.m. through the streets of Uptown Charlotte. Young runners are welcome to enjoy a 600-yard fun run starting at 8:45 a.m.

To learn how JHE’s Jacqueline Gafrarar effectively executes a street festival, visit For more information on all five events, please visit


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