With UT Pep Rallies before home games and races at Bristol Motor Speedway, fall is a busy time for customers and staff at Food City.
Starbucks café will officially opened inside the Food City at 11503 Chapman Highway in Seymour on Monday, Sept. 20. The location marks the company’s 29th Starbucks, with a number of others planned soon. Starbucks offers a wide assortment of blended hot and cold coffees and beverages, including seasonal favorites, as well as an assortment of breakfast sandwiches and pastries.
Entertainment at Bristol Motor Speedway: Fans who attend the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway will find plenty of entertainment taking place at the Food City Fan Zone Stage, located at the BMS North Entrance beside the famed Bristol tower. Hosted by Josh Mancuso, expect appearances by Jose Castillo, music, driver and celebrity appearances, games, SCC auctions, driver Q&A chats, prizes.
Among the scheduled activities include Saturday stage appearances by NASCAR Cup Series drivers William Byron, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, Aric Almirola, Josh Bilicki, Corey LaJoie, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman. NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers who will visit the stage on Friday include Justin Allgaier, Sam Mayer, Michael Annett, Brandon Jones, Noah Gragson, Chad Finchum and John Hunter Nemechek.
To kick things off on Friday, hosts Chris McIntosh and Amy Lynn of the popular show Daytime Tri-Cities on WJHL TV 11 will host their show live from the stage starting at 10 a.m. At 2 p.m., Miss Food City, Alexandria Alder, will make a special appearance. Other celebrities scheduled to appear on stage Friday include country music artist Granger Smith and legendary NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Later that night, following the running of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300, country artist Tim Dugger will perform a post-race concert that is scheduled to begin at approximately 11 p.m.
On Saturday the stage will open at 11 a.m. with the Barstool Sports Gameday Show. It will be followed by the University of Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech football game on the stage’s big screen, starting at noon. FOX TV personality Michael Waltrip will host a dance contest and NASCAR trivia session at 2 p.m. Sugarlands Shine Moonshiners Digger and JB also will make an appearance on the stage at 4:30 p.m. The Speedway Children’s Charities Auction will close out the stage’s weekend activities starting at 5 p.m. For ticket information, please click here.
Hiring event: At all Food City locations, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Stop by to discover the benefits of working at Food City.
School Bucks Challenge: We’re giving away $700,000 to schools in the Food City communities, based on reward points. For every $1 you spend, using your Food City ValuCard, you’ll receive 1 point. The campaign continues through May 10, 2022. To ensure your points credit to the school of your choice, simply go online here to link your Food City ValuCard to your preferred school.
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Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions.