BALTIMORE (WJZ/MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB)—Afrojack will open the main stage at 2013 Preakness InfieldFest on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, while ABD Rodney Atkins and Rachel Farley will perform at the Black-Eyed Susan concert a day earlier.
“We 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. “Premiere 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.”
Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline the main stage with Chevelle, Florida Georgia Line and Kristen and the Noise performing on the Jägermeister stage. Goo Goo Dolls will headline the first-ever Preakness eve concert at Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 17.
The annual running of the Preakness Stakes 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.
Pimlico partners with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for 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.