The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that Afrojack will open the main stage at 2013 Preakness InfieldFest
on Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, while Rodney Atkins and
Rachel Farley will perform at the Black-Eyed Susan concert a day
earlier, May 17.
the span of less than two years, Afrojack has become one of electronic
dance music’s major icons. From humble DJ beginnings in his native
country of Holland, he has grown to become a multi-award winning,
platinum-selling producer. He made a name for himself with a slew of
hard-hitting underground releases, before exploding in 2011 with the
unveiling of “Take Over Control”, an instant worldwide club and chart
hit that went platinum in the United States. Additional information can
be found at http://afrojack.com, http://facebook.com/djafrojack and http://twitter.com/djafrojack.
has six #1 songs on his resume, including “If You’re Going Through
Hell”, which was named Billboard Country Single of the Year in 2006. The
44-year-old, who was named the Country Music Association’s Top New Male
Vocalist in 2007, most recently topped the charts with “Take A Back
Road”. Additional information can be found at http://www.rodneyatkins.com/, https://www.facebook.com/rodneyatkins and https://twitter.com/RodneyAtkins.
single, "Ain't Easy", already ranks in the top 40 on the country
charts. The 17-year-old Brantley Gilbert protégé was recently signed by
Red Bow Records. Her debut album is due this summer. Rachel Farley's performance is presented by 93.1 WPOC and Red Bow Records. Additional information can be found at http://www.rachelfarleymusic.com, https://www.facebook.com/rachelfarleymusic and https://twitter.com/rachelfarley.
are thrilled to showcase some of music's finest artists, both on
Black-Eyed Susan Day and at the Preakness InfieldFest,” said Pimlico
president Tom Chuckas. “Premier music at Pimlico has now become a
signature feature of our brand on both days, where fans can enjoy the
finest in Thoroughbred racing, along with an unparalleled entertainment
experience, at the one of the nation's largest and most cherished
weekends in sports."
and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline the main stage with
Chevelle, Florida Georgia Line and Kristen and the Noise performing on
the Jägermeister stage. The
annual running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) 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"
has hosted up to 121,309 for the pivotal middle jewel of thoroughbred
racing’s Triple Crown. Additional information can be found on www.preakness.com.
Goo Goo Dolls will headline the first-ever Preakness eve concert at
Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan day Friday, May 17. Pimlico partners with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, for the The People’s Pink Party
on Black-Eyed Susan day, an event that launched in 2010 to raise funds
and aid awareness and research for breast cancer. The day includes a 13-race program, headlined by the 89th running of $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) and the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3). Additional information can be found at www.blackeyedsusanday.com.
independent promotion and production company, I.M.P., of 9:30 Club and
Merriweather Post Pavilion fame, booked Afrojack and Atkins and will
produce the main stage concerts on both days. Additional information can be found on http://www.930.com/.