Santa Anita Infield Concert Planned for BC

Concert will feature Kristin Chenoweth, Toni Braxton, Babyface, and others.

The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 15 that a star-studded concert has been planned to enhance the Breeders' Cup World Championship festivities.

Hosted in collaboration with Hip Card Productions at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2, the event is called Songs in the Saddle: The Infield Music Fest, and will be an all-day celebration featuring a lineup of notable rhythm and blues, bluegrass, and indie rock musicians. Scheduled to appear are Kristin Chenoweth, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Macy Gray, Joan Osborne, Dame and Jenny O.

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General Admission tickets for Songs in the Saddle are on sale now at for $25.00.  There will be walk-up sales available for $40 Nov. 2 starting at 8 a.m. at Santa Anita. Both the $25 and $40 tickets include access to the grandstand to watch the Breeders' Cup races.

Adding to the concert atmosphere, the infield at Santa Anita will also be the home to a beer garden and more than 30 popular Southern California food trucks, including The Border Grill, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Komodo, and Lobsta Truck.

"We're thrilled to have such a wide range of musical artists join us for Songs in the Saddle and further enrich everyone's experience at Santa Anita Park," said Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel in a release. "This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to the Breeders' Cup to come and see what we're all about."

The concert is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after the running of the Breeder's Cup Classic (gr. I), with musical performances taking place between the Championship races.