For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.RacksByTheTracks.com or contact event organizers at 423-863-3998.
The family-friendly festival opens for lunch at noon and lasts until 10pm. The craft beer & wine tasting events are from 2-7pm. The 10K begins at 9am and the 5K begins at 10:30am. The ticketed music concert is from noon to 10pm.
Entrance to the festival grounds is free and food can be purchased at menu prices. The Low Gravity Craft Beer Tasting and Concert ticket combo starts at $30. The High Gravity Beer Tasting ticket starts at $40 and provides access to the concerts, and both the Low Gravity and exclusive High Gravity Beer Tasting sections. The Wine Tasting ticket starts at $30 and also includes access to the concerts. Ticket prices increase each month closer to the festival and some events will sell-out. Readers are encouraged to reserve their tickets as early as possible.
Saturday, May 20th: Sawyer Brown, 10K & 5K Races, and Wine & Craft Beer Tastings
A concert by country stars Sawyer Brown, over 80 unique craft beers, more than 20 fine wines, and a wide variety of barbecue – this is what’s in store for attendees at the 10th annual Racks by the Tracks Festival on Saturday, May 20th.
With over 15,000 people attending Racks by the Tracks last year, the popular festival has become one of the most popular events in the Tri-Cities as it enters its Decade Anniversary.
This year’s headliner, Sawyer Brown is one of country music’s most well-known bands with 23 albums, a Vocal Group of the Year award in 1997 and over 50 singles that have reached the charts. With hit singles like “The Race Is On”, “Some Girls Do”, “Six Days on the Road” and “The Walk”, the group continues to write, record, tour and entertain fans from around the world.
In addition to the headliner this year, Racks is also giving attendees the opportunity to see Faithfully, the premier Journey Tribute Band. Faithfully has been touring nonstop since 2011 and has headlined festivals across America.
Also, starring in the lineup is Mississippi Hall of Famer Webb Wilder, the well-known roots rocker. Vintage Guitar Magazine writes, “If Webb Wilder and his band are passing within 300 miles of your town, don’t miss them!” Wilder is an evangelist for real Rock ‘n’ Roll. As a singer, guitarist, bandleader, film actor, songwriter and humorist, he may be roots-rock’s only true Renaissance man. In addition, local favorites Hundred Acres and Russell Clark will be kicking-off the festival concert.
Kanishka Biddanda, festival founder, says, “This started 10 years ago as a small but fun party to raise awareness & money for local charities. The magnitude that the community has supported the festival year after year, turning Racks by the Tracks into one of the highest-attended single day events in the Tri-Cities, surpasses our dreams. As a thank you, we and our non-profit benefactors wanted to thank our attendees by giving them an outstanding concert lineup to enjoy all-day long.”
CRAFT BEER TASTING • WINE TASTING • 10K & 5K RACE/WALK • BBQ & KID’S AREA