Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Starring Tim McGraw and Carly Pearce, Adds Cheat Codes and DJ Hish to Entertainment Lineup

The roar of engines in downtown during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix from August 5-7 will be amplified with even more musical performances, including the addition of LA superstar trio Cheat Codes and DJ HISH’s own Nashville.

Electrifying on-campus programming at Nissan Stadium will satisfy music fans’ diverse appetites with even more off-road entertainment. Admission to each evening’s marquee concert is included with the same-day race ticket at any price range, maximizing the weekend of fast-paced events.

Cheat Codes remains an inescapable musical force spanning electronic, dance, pop and now country genres, leaving an impact of innovation and collaboration across popular culture. Their total number of streams eclipses a staggering six billion plays with a diverse discography, including the top five platinum Pop Radio “No Promises” [feat. Demi Lovato]the “Feels Great” certified gold [feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ] and the gold-selling “SEX” escape with Kriss Kross Amsterdam.

On the international front, “Only You” [feat. Little Mix] climbed to No. 1 on Pop Radio in the UK while the band received dozens of platinum certifications in 20 countries. Over the past 18 months, Cheat Codes have released three very different and acclaimed albums focusing on each of the musician’s personal styles and tastes: Hellraisers part 1, Hellraisers part 2 and Hellraisers part 3 which include collaborations with Tyson Ritter, Travis Barker , Blackbear, Icona Pop, Felix Jaehn Gashi and many more.

Special guests MacKenzie Porter and Matt Stell will also join Cheat Codes for never-before-seen collaborations on Sunday, August 7, starting at 1 p.m. CT on the Cumberland River Stage in the Big Machine X imprint. The Cumberland River Stage is located at the corner of Titans Way and Victory Ave.

Big Machine X’s Cumberland River Stage will also feature daily performances by rising stars from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 5; 9am-7.15pm Saturday 6 August; and 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Among those scheduled are CMT Next Women of Country alum Hannah Dasher, Spotify Fresh Finds artist Carter Faith, and Big Machine Label Group’s Mackenzie Carpenter and Tiera Kennedy.

Since 2011, HISH has been a Nashville staple, writing songs and performing at some of Music City’s biggest events. The songwriter-turned-artist-producer quickly began to make a name for himself with his electro-infused touch to country music.

He has toured with Brantley Gilbert, Chase Bryant, and Dustin Lynch, among others, and performed at some of the most notable country music festivals in the United States and abroad. HISH is currently a resident DJ at major Nashville venues while continuing to play festivals around the world.

HISH will open for superstar Tim McGraw on the ZYN Main Stage on Saturday, August 6 starting at 8:10 p.m. The ZYN Main Stage is adjacent to Cumberland Park between the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Pedestrian Bridge.

Building anticipation for McGraw’s concert, the energy will peak that evening starting at 8:30 p.m. McGraw’s 19th world No. 1 album. His unprecedented career includes sales of over 80 million records worldwide and countless industry accolades. The three-time Grammy® winner will make his only stop in Nashville on his 2022 North American tour when he performs as part of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.

Officially kicking off the festivities, the Freedom Friday Tribute Concert presented by Wesley Mortgage will feature Aaron Lewis, Deana Carter, Abby Anderson and Jackson Dean. The August 5 entertainment begins at 7 p.m. on the ZYN Main Stage.

The Grand Ole Prix culminates the musical weekend on Sunday, August 7, with headliners Brantley Gilbert and Carly Pearce, as well as Midland and Callista Clark starting at 5:45 p.m. on the ZYN Main Stage. Dee Jay Silver will open the music at 5 p.m.

Three-day and individual tickets are available for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix at

About Big Machine Music City Grand Prix:
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to Nashville August 5-7 for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 17-race season. The three-day festival of racing and music will also include Indy Lights, GT America, Trans Am, Stadium SUPER Trucks and Vintage Indy. Musical entertainment is highlighted by on-site nightly concerts featuring prominent artists led by Tim McGraw on Saturday August 6, and Carly Pearce and Brantley Gilbert for the Grand Ole Prix show on Sunday August 7. For ticket and event information, please visit

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