Upcoming country music star and Georgia-native Colt Ford will perform a free concert prior to the Sept. 5 Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Colt Ford, best known for his hit single, "Cold Beer," will perform in the frontstretch display area Coca-Cola Fan Stage at 1:00 p.m.

Colt Ford adds country music flair to a brimming Emory Healthcare 500 race weekend music lineup that also features popular favorites Foreigner and Drivin' N Cryin'. Foreigner will perform a pre-race concert on the Atlanta Motor Speedway frontstretch prior to the Emory Healthcare 500, while Drivin' N Cryin' will perform two concerts during the Friday Fan Fest presented by Your Georgia Best Chevy Dealers and on the Fan Stage Sunday at 3:45 p.m.

Fans interested in exclusive and intimate access can purchase a Pre-Race Party Pass to gain stagefront admittance to Atlanta Motor Speedway's famed frontstretch for the Foreigner performance and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions. Pre-Race Party Passes cost just $49 and only a limited number will be sold.

In addition to performances by Foreigner, Drivin' N Cryin' and Colt Ford, the Emory Healthcare 500 will also feature a Battle of the Bands competition on the Fan Stage with performances beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. Acts interested in performing can contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Events Department at (770) 946-3954.

The biggest Labor Day party in the USA is at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Emory Healthcare 500 race weekend on Sept. 3 -5. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visitwww.atlantamotorspeedway.com.