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Massive Festival Surrounds Full Line-Up of Music and Comedy at RedFest Presented by Natty LightThemed 'Villages' Feature Music, Sports, Racing, Hunting & Fishing and the Great Outdoors (May 13, 2014)
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - America's newest Memorial Day weekend tradition, RedFest presented by Natty Light at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) will feature more than just an impressive on-stage line-up of musicians and comedians. The three-day celebration of country music, comedy and the great outdoors will also feature an engaging festival atmosphere with themed "villages" spread over half of the COTA property, including its impressive Grand Plaza. Each of the nine festival villages offers a full slate of immersive activities designed to surprise and delight guests.
Speed City USA
Indulge your need for speed at America's only racetrack built especially for Formula 1 racing. Kids of all ages can test their driving skills on the Go Kart Course, the Racing Bug or on the F1 racing simulators -- or go for a ride in a Texas-sized pick-up truck through the Ram Truck Ride program.
Busch Hunting & Fishing Village presented by YETI and Texas Trophy Hunters Association
Hunters and anglers will feel right at home in this village dedicated to them. Try your luck in fly fishing and fly casting competitions or on the archery range. For the not-so-faint of heart, there's tomahawk and knife-throwing!
Ram Outdoor Village presented by Walls
Worshippers of the great outdoors will also enjoy Ram's Outdoor Village presented by Walls, which will be the home away from home for members of the ruggedly wacky Robertson family featured on the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty." Members of the Duck Dynasty cast will be appearing at RedFest and will undoubtedly be impressed by fans manly (or womanly) enough to compete in the arm-wrestling competition also taking place in the Outdoor Village.
Military Village presented by Budweiser
Obstacle courses designed to test strength and stamina will be featured in the Military Village presented by Budweiser and organized by the Texas-based Boot Campaign, which is RedFest's official nonprofit partner. Here active-duty service members, veterans and their families can enjoy special discounts on food and beverages in the Commissary Bar, and check out dozens of games, activities and exhibits that show appreciation for military members and their loved ones.
The Boot Campaign will also bring its annual fund-raising drive, Pushups for Charity, to RedFest presented by Natty Light in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people doing pushups simultaneously for 90 seconds. The Boot Campaign is teaming with Austin-based Stronghorn Fitness to stage the Pushups for Charity World Record Challenge on Sunday, May 25, at RedFest presented by Natty Light. At least 400 people must participate in the Pushups for Charity World Record Challenge to set a new Guinness World Record.
The Sports Zone presented by Bud Light
Sports fanatics can get their fill of basketball, volleyball and laser tag in the Sports Zone presented by Bud Light. The Texas Lottery Luck Zone will also offer a variety of family friendly games, such as corn hole, washers and ping pong. Anchoring the entire Sports Zone is RedFest's uber-cool Sports Bar with views of all the fun and games in COTA's Grand Plaza.
Kids of all ages should also check out the Playground where they can take part in their favorite, interactive games like Last Man Standing, the Human Gyroscope, Hip Hop Horses, Playscape and Sumo Suit Wrestling. You're sure to burn calories while making memories here!
Coca-Cola Country Village
Indulge your inner cowboy in the Coca-Cola Country Village! Ride a mechanical bull. Test your cowhand skills at the Rodeo Roper and see if you can survive the Wild West through the Quick Draw Competition. When it's time to hang up your Stetson, you can relax at the Horseshoe Pits or show off your boot-scoot-and-boogie at the Dance Hall.
RedFest presented by Natty Light is all about live music, and you can live like a rock star in the Music Village. Amaze fellow music lovers with your mad Karaoke skills or rock out with your own band of buddies through the Guitar Hero video game. Meanwhile, gamers can also strut their stuff through Dance Dance Revolution, where you can show everyone how the music moves you.
Main Street U.S.A
Almost every city has one, and Main Street U.S.A. at RedFest will be your hub for all kinds of commerce. Check out the interactive exhibits, souvenir stands and lots of great food and beverage options, including a sampling of Austin's famous food trucks. There will literally be something for everyone in this unique area that will welcome guests into the festival footprint.
The RedFest Memorial Day weekend party extends beyond COTA's Grand Plaza and award-winning Austin360 Amphitheater. RedFest will also feature a carnival in the large parking lot near COTA's Main Grandstand (Lot A), offering carnival rides, a seven-story Ferris wheel and a full-prize midway with games. (Additional fees for certain rides and games may apply, and these fees are not included in the price of admission to RedFest.)
TICKETS FOR REDFEST PRESENTED BY NATTY LIGHT STILL AVAILABLE
RedFest presented by Natty Light will feature many of the nation's top country music and Southern rock artists, such as Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lynyrd Skynard and Big & Rich, plus hilarious, nationally known comedians and reality television performers, and a full festival environment. Three-day tickets for RedFest presented by Natty Light start at $99. On-site camping (RV with hook-ups or dry camping) is still available. To purchase tickets and review the full line-up of performers and activities scheduled for RedFest presented by Natty Light, visit www.redfest.com.
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Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. COTA has been nominated as the 2014 "Sports Facility of the Year" by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.The same publication named COTA's annual marquee event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, "Sports Event of the Year" for 2013.Additionally, COTA is the new North American home for the summer edition of ESPN's X Games.More than one million visitors come to COTA each year for events such as MotoGP, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than 20 performances at the venue's acclaimed Austin360 Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar's "Best New Major Concert Venue" award for 2013.COTA's 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures, including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or COTA's dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com. Follow COTA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas and Twitter @circuitamericasand @COTAmedia.
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