Food Lion Speed Street Welcomes Night Ranger, LoverBoy and Clay Walker to 18th Annual Festival

After 18 years of providing live entertainment, Food Lion Speed Street will welcome Night Ranger, LoverBoy and Clay Walker to the consumer festival on May 26. Night Ranger and Loverboy will perform on the Coca-Cola stage starting at 8 p.m., while Walker will kick off his performance on the Miller Lite stage at 9:30 p.m.

As a preview to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which takes place the following day, Food Lion Speed Street delivers an unprecedented consumer experience to an estimated 400,000 fans by means of live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars and displays from sponsors Food Lion, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite, General Mills, Chevrolet and many more.

Night Ranger – Coca-Cola Stage
Appearing on May 26 at 8 p.m., the San Francisco rock band, Night Ranger, will take attendees back to a variety of 1980s hits including fan favorite, “Sister Christian.” In 1982, Night Ranger debuted on the rock scene and began opening concerts for artists such as ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne. From 1982 to 1988, the band released five albums selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. Not long after, the band splintered with some pursuing solo efforts or joining other musical groups. Beginning in 1995 and culminating with the most recent album, Somewhere in California, Night Ranger has issued five studio albums.

Loverboy – Coca-Cola Stage
Taking the stage after Night Ranger, Loverboy will join Food Lion Speed Street attendees at 9:45 p.m. The Canadian rock group is known best for hit singles, “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend.” Loverboy has earned four multi-platinum albums since first signing with Columbia/CBS Records Canada in 1980.

Clay Walker presented by Frito Lay – Miller Lite Stage
Frito Lay will present multi-platinum recording artist, Clay Walker, on the Miller Lite stage May 26 at 9:30 p.m.
Making an entrance in the country music scene in 1993, Walker topped the Billboard country singles chart with “What’s It to You” and followed with a second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then, he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart toppers as “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make a Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.” He’s scored four platinum-selling albums and two gold albums. Walker has released eleven albums, including a greatest hits album and a Christmas album. In 2010, he released a new album, She Won’t Be Lonely Long. Most recently, he issued a new single, “Like We Never Said Goodbye.”

Musical performances for the three-day festival will begin Thursday, May 24 at one of two stages. The Coca-Cola stage will be located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Brevard Street and Caldwell Street at the NASCAR Hall of Fame entrance. The Miller Lite stage will be located in the parking lot near the corner of South Tryon Street and East Stonewall Street, across from the Mint Museum.
Admission to Food Lion Speed Street is free. The festival opens each day at noon. For a schedule of events, visit

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a Delhaize America Company, which is the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit