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Michael Waltrip Brewing Craft Beer & Country Music Festival

May 25, 2023

The worlds of NASCAR, country music and beer will converge for the inaugural Michael Waltrip Brewing Craft Beer & Country Music & Festival at Atrium Health Ballpark, the home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, on Thursday evening, May 25th. Nashville-based, country music stars Jerrod Niemann and duo Love and Theft will perform along with special guest songwriters for fans who will enjoy a variety of regional craft beers, including specialty beers from Michael Waltrip Brewing Co.

Two-time Daytona 500 Champion and Fox Sports analyst, Michael Waltrip founded his signature brewery and taproom in Bristol Virginia in 2021. The company distributes their lineup of handcrafted beers in five states including North Carolina. The company intends to open a second Michael Waltrip Taproom in the greater Charlotte area in May.

“I’m so excited to partner with the Cannon Ballers to bring the Michael Waltrip Brewing Craft Beer & Country Music Festival to Kannapolis,” said Michael Waltrip. “Celebrating great country music with Love and Theft and my friend Jerrod Niemann while enjoying our beers and supporting a great cause will make for a fun evening.”

Country music star Jerrod Niemann is known as an exciting songwriter and performer having scored 10 Top 40 hits including number one, platinum smash hits, Lover, Lover and Drink to that All Night. He has also written hit songs for artists such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice.


Atrium Health Ballpark
1 Cannon Baller Way
Kannapolis, NC
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