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Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line & Kristen And The Noise Added To Preakness Infield Concert Lineup
Bands Will Play On Jägermeister Stage May 18 At Pimlico Race Course
BALTIMORE, 03-15-13---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).
Last 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 Khalifa (2012).
“We 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 Noisewill 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.”
Chevelle, 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 bythe 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 http://www.floridageorgialine.com/.
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.
Jägermeister, 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.
In addition to concerts, Preakness InfieldFest features a variety of activities and a slew of Maryland-branded food and beverage concessions.
Two 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 Preakness fans.
Infield 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 week.
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.
The 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
Tickets 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.
The 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.
A 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.
About Pimlico Race Course
Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.
Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.