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Watkins Glen Cheez-It 355 weekend to feature Tim Dugger, Zac Brown Tribute band

Watkins Glen Cheez-It 355 to feature Tim Dugger, Zac Brown Tribute band
Watkins Glen Cheez-It 355 to feature Tim Dugger, Zac Brown Tribute bandPhoto by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Singer Tim Dugger will serve as the headliner for the Red Cat Summer Stage Concert during the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen next month. The announcement was made by Watkins Glen International via press release on Thursday, July 24.

According to Watkins Glen International (WGI), The Zac Brown Tribute Band will make their third appearance at The Glen as the opening act for the concert set to take place Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. The musical entertainment will follow the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 K&N Series race.

Michael Printup, president of WGI stated, "Tim Dugger is a huge hit with our fans! It might even be fair to say that he has created his own WGI following." He continued, "The Red Cat Summer Stage continues to be an added bonus for our fans and the nonstop weekend excitement leading up to the Cheez-It 355 race on Sunday."

Tim Dugger first appeared at The Glen in 2013. He headlined the Red Cat Summer Stage Concert, where he was very well received by fans. Watkins Glen International decided to bring Dugger back, along with another fan favorite, the Zac Brown Tribute Band, after listening to fan feedback.

Dugger was born and raised in Alabama and began singing gospel music at age seven. He formed several bands and performed as a teenager. As a fan of NASCAR, he began performing near popular racetracks, and eventually landed a record deal with Sidewalk Records. He has performed with country artists such as Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Sara Evans, and Diamond Rio. His current single is “You Know Who We Are.”

The Zac Brown Tribute Band (ZBTB) is the only 7-piece tribute band in the country. All New York State natives, the band performs covers as well as original songs.

Fans with general admission or weekend tickets at the track who want to take in the free concert should look for the Red Cat Stage area behind the Sir Jackie Stewart Grandstand. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., after the Bully Hill Vineyards 125, on Friday August 8.

The NASCAR weekend at The Glen happens August 7 - 10. The weekend opens with the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, August 8. Following that will be the Nationwide Series Zippo 200 on Saturday, August 9. The feature race, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen on Sunday, August 10.