The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line and Kristen and the Noise will perform on the Jägermeister stage on Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, prior to the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).
month it was revealed that Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will
play extended sets on the main stage. Grammy winners Maroon 5 (2012),
Bruno Mars (2011), Train (2011) and Zac Brown (2010) have performed on
the main stage at InfieldFest in previous years as well as Rock and Roll
Hall of Famers ZZ Top (2009), Buckcherry (2009), O.A.R. (2010) and Wiz
have been trying to land Chevelle for four years and are excited to
have them perform,” Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said.
“Florida-Georgia Line are rising stars in the country circles, while
Kristen and the Noise will
kickoff the festivities. Our team does a terrific job of mixing and
matching the genres so everybody has an act they would like to see.”
an alternative rock band, has sold over four million records in the
United States since 1999 and garnered three Grammy nominations. The
Chicago-based band’s 2004 album This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 and exceeded gold status. The band scored its highest entry into the Billboard Top 200 with Sci-Fi Crimes in 2009, debuting at #6. Additional information on the band can be found at http://www.chevelleinc.com/.
Florida-Georgia Line was recently named Top New Vocal Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music Awards. The
duo's debut single, "Cruise", hit the Top 10 just 14 weeks after its
release and has sold over one million copies, reaching #1 on the iTunes
Country Singles Chart and spending five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot
Country songs chart. Additional information on the band can be found at
Kristen and the Noise will open the Jägermeister
stage. The energetic Philadelphia-based band is a regular in the
mid-Atlantic region, featuring lead singer Kristen Kwolek. The band
performs cover songs Aretha Franklin to Lady Ga Ga and a mix of current
rock, alternative, dance and modern day hip hop. Additional information on the band can be found at http://www.kristenandthenoise.com/.
Blonde Marketing, an independent event management and production company, has booked and produced the Jägermeister
stage bands and activities since its inception in 2009. One of last
year’s performers, Little Big Town recently won a GRAMMY for Best
Country Duo/Group Performance.
an herbal liqueur made from 56 herbs, roots, blooms and fruits, is the
number one selling imported shot brand in the United States and the
eighth largest premium spirit in the world.
addition to concerts, Preakness InfieldFest features a variety of
activities and a slew of Maryland-branded food and beverage concessions.
expansive and redesigned MUG Club areas will serve MUG Club ticket
holders efficiently and accessibly. For an additional $20 to a regular
admission ticket to the public Infield, fans receive a souvenir mug for
unlimited refills of beer. As in all prior years, the Maryland Jockey
will continue to work closely with its beverage partners to ensure that
responsible drinking policies and protocol are in place for all
tickets are $50, with a MUG Club package of $70 through May 11. Prices
increase to $60 (Infield Ticket) and $80 (MUG Club) during Preakness
Seating information and ticket reservations are available at www.preakness.com. Tickets can be bought by calling the Preakness sales office at 410-542-9400 or 877-206-8042 or at http://www.ticketfly.com.
NO beverage of any kind (cans or bottles), including alcohol,
soft drinks and water will be allowed to be brought into the public
Infield. Coolers and backpacks, containing food, will be permitted in
the Infield but coolers larger than 28"l x 15"w x 17"h will be
prohibited. Beach blankets and suntan lotion, cellular phones, cameras
(up to 35mm), camcorders, binoculars and lightweight plastic lawn chairs
are also allowed in the Infield.
annual running of the Preakness is an American institution. First
contested in 1873, it is one of thoroughbred horse racing's most valued
Grade 1 stakes races. Now one of the largest single-day sporting events
in the United States, "The People's Race...The People's Party" hosted
121,309 fans a year ago for the pivotal middle jewel of thoroughbred
racing’s Triple Crown at famed Pimlico.
BLACK-EYED SUSAN CONCERT TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
for the Preakness eve concert on Friday, May 17 at Pimlico, headlined
by Grammy nominated Goo Goo Dolls, will go on sale at 10:00 a.m.
Eastern. Tickets are $25 and can be bought by calling the Pimlico sales
office at 410-542-9400 or 877-206-8042 or at www.ticketfly.com.
line-up will include two other acts, to be announced shortly. The
public infield will open at 2 p.m. with the music beginning at 4
o’clock. A 13-race card program that afternoon includes eight stakes races, headlined by the 89th running of $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies and the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3). The
day will feature a jockey challenge between eight of the nation’s top
active riders and the fourth annual Lady Legends For the Cure Race™ as
part of Pimlico’s partnership with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G.
Komen for the Cure®, an event that launched in 2010 to raise funds and
aid awareness and research for breast cancer.
Friday-Saturday Infield combo ticket for Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness
days is available for $65 through May 11. Pitbull and Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis will headline the main stage at Preakness InfieldFest on
Saturday, May 18. There will be no MUG Club or MUG Club ticketing on
Black-Eyed Susan day, May 17.