Bruno Mars, Train To Perform At Preakness Infield

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Preakness 2011 is only 10 weeks away.  Excitement is building, especially after the Maryland Jockey Club announced this year’s musical acts coming to the infield. 

Mary Bubala reports Grammy winner Bruno Mars and Grammy winner Train will headline this year’s Preakness infield concert at the Pimlico Race Course.

“We go through a process and see who’s available, who’s not and work our way through and, knock on wood, we were very fortunate this year, I believe, to get two of the best acts out there,” said Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas.

The 136th running of the Preakness Stakes will be held May 21.  This will be the third year that well-known musical acts are being brought in for the day-long party that now bans patrons from bringing in their own beer to the infield.  The move hurt attendance, shrinking the crowd to just 78,000 in 2009. 

Other acts that will be featured are regional rockers Mr. Greengenes and country singer Phil Vassar.  Infield tickets are $40 in advance.

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  1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Can’t figure for the life of me why anybody with an ounce of brains would subject themselves to that s…..t hole of a track in an even worse neighborhood. Would u like your car broken into Mrs Jones or mugged? Better yet, todays special is a two for one & a ride to Sina hospital in one of them big bright red trucks.

    1. harumph says:

      haha, wow – textbook grumpy old man comment. Ok, you keep yourself safe in carroll county or wherever railing on the web about anything that makes you shake your little wrinkled old fist while the rest of us enjoy life.

      1. ARNOLD says:

        I AGREE WITH YOU…..IF YOU ARE INTOUCH WITH GOD YOU SHOULD NOT BE DENYING YOURSELF A GOOD LIFE DUE TO FEAR…HE HAS NEVER AND WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE YOU!!!

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