Circuit of The Americas™ Looks Forward to Hosting Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson

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Internationally Famous Acts Preparing to Entertain Fans from Around the World

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“Austin is the ‘Live Music Capital of the World,’ and Circuit of The Americas will soon be supporting that idea by serving as a great new venue in the city.”

Two of the biggest names in music are excited to come to Circuit of The Americas to entertain fans in 2012. Lyle Lovett, one of Texas’ most celebrated recording artists, and the great Willie Nelson, perhaps the best-known and most popular singer/songwriter in the world, have both told Circuit of The Americas executives of their willingness to perform at the new entertainment and motor sports destination currently under construction southeast of Austin.

“Circuit of The Americas sounds like it will be a world class facility in one of the best places in the world for music,” said Mr. Lovett.

Along with being the world’s newest purpose-built track for motor sports, Circuit of The Americas is designed as an entertainment destination. The Grand Plaza, to be fully developed in the second phase of the master plan, is envisioned as an outdoor live music space where acts from around the world will entertain fans during race weekends and between race events.

Mr. Nelson said, “I'm looking forward to playing at the F1 track. Sounds like a great new venue.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have these early commitments from two icons in the music industry,” said Steve Sexton, president of Circuit of The Americas. “Austin is the ‘Live Music Capital of the World,’ and Circuit of The Americas will soon be supporting that idea by serving as a great new venue in the city.”

Along with headliner acts, a monthly music series is also being arranged on the 2012 calendar similar to the popular ‘Blues on the Green’ series. Organizers believe this will be especially attractive to nearby residents who can make Circuit of The Americas a regular part of their weekly entertainment choices.

About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and be the U.S. home to both the Formula 1™ and MotoGP™ Grand Prix World Championships.

Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans. Other support buildings will include a medical trauma and care training facility, 14 executive meeting suites, a conference center, a banquet hall as well as an expansive outdoor live music space. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park. For more information, visit


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