It was a packed house at Iowa Speedway for race 1 amidst a double header weekend last season. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Underwood, Sheeran Headline Concerts During Iowa IndyCar Weekend

Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheeran are the four major entertainers that will performs concerts during the Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend on July 22-23, 2023.

Hy-Vee and Iowa Speedway made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, continuing its marketing plan of combining entertainment and the NTT IndyCar Series to the doubleheader weekend at the 0.875-mile short oval.

Building off the momentum of a highly successful Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend in 2022 that brought capacity crowds to Iowa Speedway for a turbocharged blend of world-class live music and thrilling racing, Hy-Vee will shift into high gear in 2023 with another powerful concert lineup accompanying the only doubleheader weekend on next year’s NTT IndyCar Series schedule.  

Underwood and Chesney will perform on Saturday of race weekend while Zac Brown Band and Sheeran will rock the Hy-Vee Stage on Sunday. 

“When we first agreed to hold the event in Newton (Iowa), we knew we wanted to make it the best and biggest event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s Chairman of the Board and Executive Director. “We made the weekend quite the spectacle in 2022; however, we knew we could top our efforts when planning for 2023, and I think our lineup of concerts shows just that. This is an event you won’t want to miss.”  

With four nationally acclaimed acts over two days, the 2023 Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend concert lineup features some of the biggest names in country and pop music.  

“Thanks to the support of Hy-Vee and their commitment to making Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend one of the biggest annual events in Iowa, we truly delivered a memorable experience for our fans this summer at Iowa Speedway,” said Bud Denker, President of Penske Corporation. “With four incredible concerts featuring some of the most popular acts in music today, Hy-Vee is raising the bar even higher in 2023. Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend is going to bring non-stop excitement on and off the track July 21 through July 23.”  

More than 80,000 people attended Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend in 2022 as INDYCAR made its return to Iowa Speedway this summer. With the star-studded concert lineup and festival atmosphere adding to the high-speed action on track including two NTT IndyCar Series races – both televised live on NBC – and the next generation of stars competing in the INDY NXT by Firestone Series, event organizers are looking to surpass those totals with sellout crowds at Iowa Speedway in 2023.