Your time at Richmond Raceway is more than just the action on the track. It's also about the entertainment prior to the green flag waving. That's why Richmond is committed to introducing you to the best up-and-coming musical talent during our NASCAR weekends.
Below you'll find a list of the artists who have entertained our crowds and have become part of the "Family of Artists" here at Richmond Raceway.
The Whiskey Rebellion combines traditional bluegrass music with great covers to provide a special experience for listeners. Skillful picking and expert three-part harmonies are just part of what you can expect from the Whiskey Rebellion, who have been playing their brand of high-energy acoustic music across the Southeast, and as far west as the Pacific Ocean, for the last eight years.
Drawing on their diverse musical backgrounds, The Whiskey Rebellion mix the spontaneity of bluegrass, the collectiveness of jazz, and the urgency of rock and roll to create their own unique take on everything from traditional bluegrass to party favorites. The band covers a wide array of artists ranging from The Beatles to The Talking Heads to Guns 'n' Roses, but their approach is always steeped in their acoustic roots and uniquely lends itself to being both listenable and danceable.
Barrett Baber made his NASCAR debut in 2017 with two performances as part of Richmond Raceway’s fall race weekend. Baber took his musical stylings to the Richmond campgrounds for the first-ever “Rolling Concert” following the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Friday night. The Arkansas native was the headline artist for the trackside Pre-Race Concert prior to the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night.
A finalist on Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice, Baber gave millions of viewers an unforgettable introduction to a rising new artist and entertainer on the country music scene. Blake Shelton says, "Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a star in country music.”
On the heels of a successful US tour, Baber’s recently released full-length album A Room Full Of Fighters debuted in the top 10 on iTunes Top 100 Album Charts, and was featured in Wal-marts Nationwide advertising as part of Coca-Cola's summer concert tour for 2017.
Barrett Baber Career Highlights:
- 3rd Place Season 9 NBC's The Voice
- Coca Cola Nationally endorsed artist
- Bad Boy Mowers Nationally endorsed artist
- New Album "A Room Full Of Fighters" debuted in top ten of country iTunes charts
- 2016 Tour included performances with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Cassadee Pope, Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell, A Thousand Horses, and mo
- "Your Name" single released May 2017 playing in Wal-Mart nationwide
Kayla Adams rocked the “Action Track” in the fall of 2017 with two performances during Richmond’s NASCAR weekend. Adams also performed the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Friday night. Kayla was the headline artist for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Crew Chief Meeting prior to the 2017 Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday. More than 4,500 fans packed into The Classic Amphitheater for her 60-minute set.
Adams released her debut four-song EP, "Bad Decisions” as part of the Fall 2017 Race Weekend. The collection of songs was produced by noted Nashville guitarist and songwriter Kenny Greenberg (Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Tricia Yearwood, Toby Keith, Sugarland, Gretchen Wilson), and written by Maren Morris (www.marenmorris.com), "Bad Decisions" is being driven by a focused Spotify, YouTube, and CMT grass roots campaign prior to its release to Country radio in January 2018.
The Montana native studied at Belmont University in Nashville as well as the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California. Miranda Lambert, Colbie Caillat, and SHeDAISY are among her musical influences.