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Nelly Joins Aerosmith As Top Acts At F1 Grand Prix Concerts

Updated: Friday, October 12 2012, 02:44 PM CDT

Hip Hop artist Nelly is the latest big name act to be part of the concerts surrounding Austin’s Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix race in November.

He will be performing Sat. Nov. 17 at the “COTA Club” in the Austin Convention Center.   The center will be turned into a nightclub.  Enrique Iglesias is also performing during that concert.

The Electronic Dance Music band Cobra Starship will perform there on Fri. Nov. 16.

Other concerts include Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at the Frank Erwin Center on Fri. Nov. 16; Juanes, Lupe Fiasco and The Wallflowers at the ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Sun., Nov. 18 and Ghostland Observatory and Fitz & The Tantrums at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Sun., Nov. 18

There will also be a free outdoor festival downtown called Austin Fan Fest, which will include live music, interactive exhibits and games.

The racing takes place at Circuit of the Americas racetrack near Del Valle.  It takes place Nov. 16-18.

Online: Joins Aerosmith As Top Acts At F1 Grand Prix Concerts

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Race Schedule

Fri. Nov.16
Practice 1 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Practice 2 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 17
Practice 3 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Qualifying noon

Sun. Nov.18
Race 1 p.m.

Complete Schedule


  • Fri. Nov. 16: Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Frank Erwin Center
  • Fri. Nov 16: Flo Rida with Cobra Starship, Austin Convention Center
  • Fri. Nov. 16: Juanes, ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • Sat. Nov. 17: Enrique Iglesias with Nelly, Austin Convention Center
  • Sat. Nov. 17: Lupe Fiasco, ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • Sun. Nov. 18: The Wallflowers, ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • Sun. Nov. 18: Official After Party. Ghostland Observatory, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Wailers, DJ Jillian Ann and Tje Austin, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Fri. Nov. 16-Sun.18: 5 stages at outdoor Austin Fan Fest, schedule at
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