The Maryland Jockey Club announced 2012 "Preakness InfieldFest" will include performances by Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa.
Both artists will play extended sets on the main stage in the public infield May 19 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club hosts the 137th renewal of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Maroon 5 won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2005 and is currently nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for “Moves Like Jagger,” which also features Christina Aguilera. Wiz Khalifa is nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Black & Yellow,” his single that peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold 3 million digital copies since release. Khalifa’s recent single “Young, Wild & Free,” which also stars Snoop Dogg, recently reached Platinum status.
“The Preakness Infield has become a rite of passage for generations in the mid-Atlantic region. Nowhere else can you listen to great music and soak up the party atmosphere that is InfieldFest at such low prices, capped off by the constant action of live racing that is Preakness Day,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas.
In addition to the main stage headliners, "Preakness InfieldFest "will feature live music from other acts to be announced later on a second stage, a variety of activities, and a slew of Maryland-branded food and beverage concessions.
Two 160-feet MUG Club areas will be available and easily accessible for the second straight year. For an additional $20 to a regular admission to the public Infield, fans receive a souvenir mug for unlimited refills of beer.
Seating information and ticket reservations are available at www.preakness.com.