Single Day tickets for the 20th annual event on March 8-10 in downtown St. Petersburg are on sale now
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2024) – Renowned multi-platinum music icon Bret Michaels will perform a live concert on Saturday, March 9 as part of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding weekend festivities. The show will commence shortly after the racing ends within the festival grounds on the plaza south of the Duke Energy Center for the Arts (Mahaffey Theater) and will include an opening act to be announced at a later date.
After Summer 2022’s massive Stadium Tour with his band Poison and his smash success Parti-Gras Tour of 2023, Michaels is bringing his big hits and legendary energy to St. Petersburg. His iconic hits include “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” “Talk Dirty To Me,” his crowd-favorite cover of “Your Mama Don’t Dance” and many more.
Event tickets are on sale now at gpstpete.com with both 3-Day and Saturday Single Day tickets providing attendees access to the racing during the day and the Bret Michaels concert that evening. A 3-Day General Admission ticket offers the best value for the weekend at $70, and a Saturday General Admission ticket is $45. Grandstand tickets are also available offering reserved seating with great sight lines for the racing action. The concert will be staged in a general admission viewing area.
“We are excited to announce this live concert as part of a jam-packed weekend as we celebrate the 20th annual running of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding. “With high-speed racing from five different series plus a Saturday night rock show, fans will not want to miss out on the action along the downtown waterfront this March. When you want a good time from a true race fanatic, you hire Bret Michaels to bring his rock ‘n’ roll night of classic hits to town!”
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will headline the on-track action as the premier American open-wheel series opens its season in St. Pete for the 14th time on Sunday, March 10. The weekend schedule will also feature the sport’s rising stars as INDY NXT by Firestone, USF Pro 2000 Presented by Continental Tire and USF2000 Presented by Continental Tire speed through the downtown streets. Additionally, the IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge will showcase ultra-competitive Le Mans Prototype and Grand Touring 4 race cars in two 45-minute sprint races.
Another new feature being offered for the very first time is the Rookie Racers program for the youngest fans attending on a Junior ticket. For an additional $35, children aged 5 to 12 will be immersed in behind-the-scenes experiences with activities scheduled all three days and receive a special membership kit. Memberships are limited.
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About Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding:
The 20th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season. Traditionally the site of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ season-opening race, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location. The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding is owned and operated by Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC. Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC is owned by Green Savoree Racing Promotions 2, LLC whose other subsidiaries also promote three additional INDYCAR SERIES races, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 5-7, 2024), Honda Indy Toronto (July 19-21, 2024) and BITNILE.COM Grand Prix of Portland (Aug. 23-25, 2024).
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About Bret Michaels:
Whether he’s selling out stadiums or headlining hit TV shows, Bret Michaels consistently brings his iconic energy and star power to over three generations of loyal fans. As one of music’s most legendary singers and songwriters, Michaels counts Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Go That Far & Nothing But A Good Time as part of his robust catalog of mega-hits. On television, Michaels’ shows include the record-breaking enduring hit Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and a recent turn as the audience-favorite Banana in Fox’s hit The Masked Singer. As a well-known creative entrepreneur, Bret took his Celebrity Apprentice-winning Trop-A-Rocka Iced Tea and turned it into a bestselling global product for Snapple. Michaels still finds time to give back through his Life Rocks Foundation which supports a myriad of charities & causes around the globe. For more information on Michaels, visit www.BretMichaels.com. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.