Rock Band Halestorm to Heat Up Miller Lite Stage May 25

Pennsylvania rock band, Halestorm, will become a part of Food Lion Speed Street’s history book when the group performs on the Miller Lite stage, located near the corner of South Tryon Street and East Stonewall Street, on May 25 at 9:30 p.m.

Founders of Halestorm, siblings Arejay and Elizabeth “Izzy” Hale began writing and performing in 1997 at the age of 10 and 13 years old, respectively. In 2005, the band, inclusive of guitarist Joe Hottinger and bass player Josh Smith, signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records and released albumOne and Done.

Four years later, Halestorm distributed a self-titled album featuring top-10 single “I Get Off,” “It’s Not You,” “Love/Hate Heartbreak,” and “Familiar Taste of Poison.” Halestorm sold more than 300,000 copies.

In 2012, the quartet delivered its second full-length album, The Strange Case of … Loaded with 17 tracks, The Strange Case of … features “Loves Bites (So Do I),” “Freak Like Me,” “Daughters of Darkness,” and “Here’s To Us.”

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.

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.

The event provides multi-day entertainment for fans attending the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 27 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Admission to Food Lion Speed Street is free. The festival opens each day at noon. For a schedule of events, visit or Facebook.