July 17, 2019

Pimlico announces Preakness InfieldFest music acts

Last updated: 2/25/13 12:21 PM


Pimlico announces Preakness InfieldFest music acts

The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that 2013 Preakness InfieldFest will
include performances by Pitbull and by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Both will play
extended sets on the main stage in the public infield on May 18 at Pimlico when
the Maryland Jockey Club, North America’s oldest sporting organization, hosts
the 138th renewal of the Preakness.

International superstar Pitbull has risen to become a global sensation as
both a recording and performing artist. The Miami-native added to a
long-and-growing list of hits with his first #1 and the 2012 Billboard Music
Award for Radio Song of the Year “Give Me Everything” from his album Planet
Pit
, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success
with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 18 million singles. Pitbull has
performed to sold out crowds throughout Latin America, Canada and Europe before
bringing the party to the United States, Japan and Australia. Pitbull’s current
single “Don’t Stop The Party” is a global radio and video hit and is also
featured on his new album Global Warming. “Don’t Stop The Party”
comes on the heels of Pitbull’s 2 million-selling single “Back In Time,” the
chart-topping anthem from the action-adventure-comedy “Men In Black 3.”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have emerged as a premier national hip-hop group
known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music and innovative
music videos. Last year was a banner year for the duo. Their debut full-length
album, The Heist, shot into the #1 spot on iTunes and debuted at #2 on
the Billboard charts without the support of a traditional record label. While on
their 70-city sold out world tour supporting The Heist , their catchy single,
“Thrift Shop,” landed them at #1 on the Billboard charts.

“InfieldFest at the Preakness enters its fifth year positioned as the
region’s biggest, best and most unique party,” Maryland Jockey Club president
Tom Chuckas said. “There is no other event where fans can revel so completely in
a multiple entertainment festival experience that features a legendary American
horse race and first-class music with national headliners delivering non-stop
action throughout the day. The Preakness Infield has long been a rite of passage
for generations and 2013 promises to continue that tradition.”

Grammy winners Maroon 5 (2012), Bruno Mars (2011), Train (2011) and Zac Brown
(2010) have performed on the main stage in previous years as well as Rock and
Rock Hall of Famers ZZ Top (2009), Buckcherry (2009), O.A.R. (2010) and Wiz
Khalifa (2012).

In addition to the main stage headliners, Preakness InfieldFest will feature
live music from top acts on a second stage and a variety of other activities.
The Jägermeister stage acts and a third main stage artist will be announced
shortly.

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 will be reduced to $40, with a MUG Club package $60 for a
24-hour period, ending at 10 a.m. (EST) Tuesday before returning to $50 (Infield
Ticket) and $70 (MUG Club) 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
www.ticketfly.com
.

Additional information can be found on

www.facebook.com/InfieldFest
and

https://twitter.com/PreaknessStakes
.