The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Phil Vassar will headline a “Get Your Preak On” kickoff concert at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, May 11. The 138th
running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s
Triple Crown, will be held at historic Pimlico Race Course the following
Tickets will go on-sale Friday, April 5 at http://www.piersixpavilion.com/. Ticket prices range from $25 to $60.
Old Dominion, a Nashville-based country act, will open for Vassar, who performed at the 2011 Preakness InfieldFest at Pimlico.
Preakness is quickly approaching so we decided to kick off the week
with a party at the Pier,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom
Chuckas. “Phil Vassar was one of the most popular acts to perform at
Preakness InfieldFest and we are happy to work with him again.”
Vassar has hit Billboard
Country’s top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My
Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love”
and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one
of Nashville’s top song writers, the 48-year-old has two ASCAP
Songwriter of the Year trophies and was named Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999. His songs have been taken to #1 by Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Jo Dee Messina.
Get Your Preak On concert is one of three musical events during an
eight-day stretch surrounding the Preakness experience. Preakness InfieldFest
(May 18) will include performances by Pitbull and by Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis on the main stage in the public Infield at Pimlico, while
Chevelle, Florida Georgia Line and Kristen and the Noise will perform on
the Jägermeister stage. Additional information can be found on www.preakness.com.
Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert at Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan
day Friday, May 17. Additional information can be found at www.blackeyedsusanday.com.
GRASSROOTS EVENT TEAM CIRCLES MARKET TO PROMOTE PREAKNESS
Preakness grassroots team will be making numerous appearances in the
Baltimore metropolitan area to promote the middle jewel of the Triple
Crown, including the Baltimore Orioles home opener on April 5, Tigerfest
in Towson on April 19, Federal Hill Spring Festival in downtown
Baltimore on April 28 as well as three events at the Mt. Washington
Tavern near Pimlico (April 7, April 25 & May 9) and one at Padonia
Station in Timonium on May 3.
events include the chance to win daily passes to Pimlico Race Course
valid during the spring meet, Black-Eyed Susan concert tickets and
vintage Preakness items.