Welcome to Music City, USA! Get ready for music all weekend long at the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon with live music starting at the Health and Fitness Expo, from all day finish line entertainment, to your evening concert with Carly Pearce & Michael Ray. 


St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Music Festival presented by PNC Bank

New in 2020! Join us for the BRAND-NEW St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Music Festival presented by PNC Bank for your all-day post-race entertainment at the finish line festival on Saturday April 25th at Nissan Stadium. Check out the details and schedule of local artists below.



  • Music Festival presented by PNC Bank is free and open to the public from 7:00am to 3:15pm. Gates will close 3:30pm
  • Gates open back up at 5:30pm for the evening concert with live performances from our Headliners: Michael Ray + Carly Pearce, including an opening performance by Erin Kinsey. 
  • All participants get free entry all day with their bib! Public tickets will be available for purchase for $10. Half of every ticket purchase will go directly to St. Jude Children’s hospital! 
  • All friends, family, and general public can purchase tickets for $10 to the Headliner Concert.

  • Purchased tickets can be picked up at the expo or at the gates at Nissan Stadium





7:15am - 10:15am


With a blend of country, gospel, and rock backgrounds and influenced by artists ranging from Merle Haggard to Motley Crüe, and having worked with artists and bands from RASCAL FLATTS to ALABAMA, these three musicians bring it all to the table for some eclectic original country music along with an epically entertaining stage show. YANKTON has also recently been featured on Spotify’s 'Country Rocks' playlist with the band's music logging over 1 MILLION streams on the platform with even more new music on the way! 

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Chris Shrader 

7:15am - 10:15am


Electrifying Independent Country Artist from Pulaski TN. Listen to his music on iHeart Radio, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, FM and XM radio. New Music coming this spring. 

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Les Kerr & The Bayou Band

1:30pm - 3:15pm


Les Kerr & The Bayou Band offer an upbeat, original combination of music they call “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll.” Bandleader Les Kerr is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist and former Gulf Coast resident who is a well-established part of Nashville’s music scene.  The group has performed on Stage 1 of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Nashville since the first year of the event. 

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Erin Kinsey

6:00PM - 6:45PM


Erin Kinsey is a gifted songwriter, artist and highly accomplished musician, playing seven instruments.  For the last several years, Erin Kinsey and her band have been wowing audiences in Texas, Music City and beyond, headlining noteworthy venues such as Love and War in Texas, The Gaylord Texan, CMA Fest, The Dallas International Film Festival and the C2C Festival in London, England.  In 2017, Erin Kinsey opened for Hunter Hayes during the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Concert at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville.  

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Carly Paerce 2020


Our opener Carly Pearce was born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky and has never known a moment that country music wasn’t her destined path.

Now, she’s defying odds with her No. 1 debut “Every Little Thing,” which steered a chart-topping trifecta on Sirius XM’s The Highway. Carly became the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and one of only three to accomplish the feat in 13 years. Following coveted slots on four major tours with Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan, Carly inspired ABC News Radio to boast: "’Every Little Thing’ points to Carly Pearce as country's ‘it’ girl.


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Michael Ray 2020


Headliner Country singer-songwriter Michael Ray was a hit right out of the box, scoring both with critics and on the charts. The Florida native backed up that praise with two number ones from his 2015 self-titled debut album with "Kiss You in the Morning" and "Think a Little Less." His sophomore album, Amos, which debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Charts upon release has already spawned the hit "Get to You" and third No. 1 "One That Got Away," which All Access declared "an undeniable crowd pleaser."

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As you hit the Health and Fitness Expo at the Music City Center Thursday April 23rd and Friday April 24th check out the live music from local artists + live music at the 1 Mile Thursday at 7pm!


Golden West

Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm 

Friday, 12:00pm – 1:30pm


Golden West hails from the west coast, but they’ve been planting roots in Nashville for several years. This dynamic duo is the party rock you’ve been waiting for. They’ve been aligned with Dan & Shay, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, and so many more. Having just been a headliner at Bonnaroo’s up & coming stage, they are a force to be reckoned with in 2020. Good vibes and Great times with Golden West!

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Lance Carpenter

Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm 

Friday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm


The big-hearted Arkansas farm kid with a voice to match chose a career in service to others. Slowly and often unintentionally, the power of crafting lyrics and melody drew Lance in a new direction. After moving to Nashville, Carpenter wrote incessantly, landed a publishing deal and earned a few cuts on albums that never got released before "Love Me Like You Mean It" was recorded by then-unknown artist Kelsea Ballerini. The song became a No. 1 hit. His newest song “Last Night In Memphis” features Richie McDonald from Lonestar. A portion of proceeds benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Janelle Arthur

Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm 

Friday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Janele Auther

Nashville singer/songwriter Janelle Arthur won the hearts of millions as a top five finalist on American Idol (season 12).  She has been a guest of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry 22 times (most recently on October 10, 2019 when she was asked by the Opry to perform during the 50th Anniversary of Dolly Parton’s Opry week celebration).  Her last single “Runnin’ From My Roots” was the Number 1 video on CMT’s Music 12 Pack for 6 of the 9 weeks that it aired.

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