Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Comerica FREE Prix Day is Friday, May 31st featuring a FREE performance by Detroit Artist Dwele

Come out to the Comerica Free Prix Day at Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Friday, May 31, 2013

Race fans can enjoy FREE admission to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Comerica Free Prix Day, Friday, May 31.

Come watch the day’s on-track activities, which include IZOD IndyCar Series practice and qualifying, GRAND-AM Rolex Series practice and qualifying, and Pirelli World Challenge Series practice. Fans will also be able to visit the paddock and garage areas at the Grand Prix, courtesy of Comerica Bank. 

Detroit's own Dwele
In addition, live entertainment will feature Detroit’s own contemporary R&B singer/songwriter, Dwele, who will perform on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage Friday evening at 5:45 p.m.

Dwele will take to the stage at 5:45 p.m. ET Friday and fans will be able to experience the local artist’s music as part of Free Prix Day at the Grand Prix. Keeping alive a Grand Prix tradition in Detroit, everyone will be admitted to the Raceway at Belle Isle Park free of charge on Friday.

Born and raised in West Detroit, Dwele – born Andwele Gardner – has released six albums with the latest in 2012 entitled Greater Than One. Some of his soulful hits include “What Profit,” “What’s Not to Love,” “I’m Cheatin” and “Find a Way.” He has also been featured on two Grammy-winning singles with Kanye West, “Power” and “Flashing Lights.” A multi-talented former student of Detroit’s Wayne State University, Dwele is not only a talented singer but he’s an established songwriter, producer and musician as well. After learning to play the piano at age six and adding the trumpet, bass and guitar to his skill set, Dwele recorded his first song, “Rize,” in his bedroom. He has continued to build his career using his jazz, R&B and hip-hop influences to collaborate with some of today’s top artists.

Dwele’s performance will follow a full opening day of track activity featuring practice and qualifying for the IZOD IndyCar Series, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Series on the newly-configured 2.3-mile Belle Isle street circuit.

Meijer Family Fun Zone...
While the action on the track will be fast and furious at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, May 31-June 2, there will be plenty of activities for fans of all ages to enjoy throughout the weekend off the track at the Meijer Family Fun Zone.

Located inside the Raceway at Belle Isle Park venue over the Chevrolet Bridge, the Meijer Family Fun Zone will once again feature music, entertainment, games, interactive displays and activities for children and adults alike.

The Meijer area within the Family Fun Zone will feature a Radio Disney interactive display including slot car racing, face painting and caricature drawing.

New to the Fun Zone this year is the Quicken Loans Go-Kart track. Fans ages 14 and older will get an opportunity to do a little racing of their own while their favorite drivers test the new Belle Isle street circuit during the “Fastest Weekend of the Summer” in the Motor City.

Several Detroit sports teams will be featured in the Meijer Family Fun Zone, including the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, as they will include inflatables and interactive games in their displays. A Pistons legend will appear in the Meijer Family Fun Zone on Friday while a Red Wings legend will be in the zone on Sunday.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy all the vehicles on display in the Chevrolet area, located near the entrance to the Family Fun Zone. Team Chevy will feature a performance transporter, a military display and an IZOD IndyCar Series and “Turbo” car transporter. Interviews with Team Chevy drivers will also be hosted on stage throughout race weekend.

Fans can also learn more about the new animated movie “Turbo,” featuring a snail that chases his dream of racing in the Indianapolis 500 when they visit the Turbo display area.

All fans can access the Meijer Family Fun Zone which will be open from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day during the Grand Prix

For a complete event listing for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, including Comerica FREE Prix Day, visit


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