Shoney’s Announced as the Official Family Restaurant of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix


Nashville, TN – July 12, 2023 – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is thrilled to announce its partnership with Shoney’s, the iconic family restaurant chain, as the Official Family Restaurant for this year’s highly anticipated three-day event. This collaboration between this marquee festival of music, racing and the beloved restaurant aims to provide an exciting experience for families who attend the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.

To celebrate this partnership, Shoney’s is offering an exclusive Sunday Family Four Pack to the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix at its five middle Tennessee locations – Clarksville, Dickson, Lebanon, Lewisburg, and Nashville. Priced at a discounted rate of $99, this special pack includes four

(4) General Admission tickets to the event (valued at $268).

As an added bonus, each of the five participating Shoney’s locations will be giving away a pair of Free 3- day General Admission tickets every Friday leading up to the race. Customers can enter the giveaway by filling out a form on-site at the five middle Tennessee restaurants, with a winner from each location being drawn every Friday.

In the lead-up to the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Shoney’s is bringing the excitement directly to its five Middle Tennessee locations with a series of on-site activations. Fans and restaurant-goers alike will have the opportunity to experience an IndyCar show car and the Cumberland Cup (the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix trophy), as well as take-home branded t-shirts and various giveaway items; and let’s not forget about Shoney’s World-Famous Hot Fudge Cake!

The partnership between Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and Shoney’s kicked off on July 3rd at Shoney’s Lebanon location, where visitors were treated to an unforgettable IndyCar showing. The remaining on-site activations will take place as follows:


  • July 18 from 1-4pm at 101 Mathis Drive, Dickson, TN 37055
  • July 20 from 12-3pm at 3083 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37040
  • July 21 from 12-3pm at 546 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214
  • July 30 from 10am-1pm at 431 Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091


“This partnership between Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and Shoney’s is a perfect match,” said Matt Crews, CEO at Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. “We are excited to have Shoney’s on board as the Official Family Restaurant, and we look to creating life-long memories and experiences for families attending the event. Together, we are bringing the spirit of racing and the joy of good food to our fans.”

“The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix’s emphasis on both IndyCar racing and music is a powerful combination in reaching both Shoney’s current guests as well as attracting a whole new generation to the brand. We are thrilled our five Middle Tennessee locations are partnering with this exciting event,” said Gill Duff, Shoney’s Chief Marketing Officer.


Each Shoney’s Sunday Family Four Pack includes four (4) General Admission tickets and must be purchased exclusively at one of the five participating Shoney’s locations. These packs are available for purchase starting now through August 5th.

You can follow Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on their social media platforms at @musiccitygp and Shoney’s, @shoneys, to catch all the exciting updates, news and action happening over the next three weeks until IndyCar takes to the streets of Nashville this August.

If you’re interested in 3-day tickets, various options are available at Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy. For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit

About Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4- 6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked CoolersTrans Am TA2 Series, and Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup. Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville. The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert on Friday and Saturday nights.

For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing, race weekend policies or for more information, please visit

About Shoney’s


Shoney’s is headquartered in Nashville, operates in 15 states and is now growing through franchising following an extensive revitalization effort. For over 75 years, guests have enjoyed Shoney’s family-friendly, casual dining experience. Visit for more information on restaurant hours, locations and special offers. Shoney’s is offering franchising opportunities to qualified single and multi- unit candidates. You can also follow Shoney’s on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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