The 17th Annual Speed Street Festival kicks off Thursday, May 26 with evening performances by Rose Royce and Midnight Star.

The three-day festival, which is expected to draw an estimated 400,000 fans, includes live entertainment, food, vendor booths and access to some of NASCAR’s brightest stars. It is held the same week that the Coca-Cola 600 will take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: Rose Royce performs at 9 p.m., followed by Midnight Star at 9:45 p.m.
Location: Coca-Cola Stage on MLK Jr. Blvd (between Brevard and Caldwell St.)
Cost: Free

The festival opens each day at 12 p.m. and runs through Saturday night. For a schedule of events, visit or

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