Musical acts announced for Formula 1 festivities

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by JADE MINGUS / KVUE NEWS and photojournalist SCOTT MCKENNEY

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Posted on September 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 6:40 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin will welcome big name musical acts during Formula 1 weekend that range from rock legends to current hip-hop stars.

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will headline the Frank Erwin Center Friday Nov. 16. Tickets go on sale Monday Sept. 24.

At the Austin Convention Center, Flo Rida performs Nov. 16 and Enrique Iglesias performs the following evening. Tickets go on sale Friday Sept. 28.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater will be hosting after parties each evening featuring Juanes, Lupe Fiasco and The Wallflowers.

The Austin Fan Fest continues on the streets of downtown Austin including 11 blocks of free activities. There will be five live music stages, racing exhibits and food vendors mainly located in the warehouse district.

RunTex is also organizing a festival on race weekend called Experience Austin. It will feature vendors, live music and food with a Pecan Street Festival feel.

In all, 28 blocks in downtown could be shut down.

"We are vibrant, and people want to come here. It will have tens of millions of dollars of economic impact in our city," said Fred Schmidt of specialty store Wild About Music on 6th Street. He is preparing for big crowds by stocking up on music and race apparel.

"Music and fast cars just go to together," said Schmidt.

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