2011 Preakness Infield Musical Entertainment is…

February 21, 2011 | Gary Quill

… your guess is as good as mine. That’s correct. Last month when the Maryland Jockey Club announced that Preakness Infield tickets for Maryland’s annual premier sporting event would go on sale February 1st, MJC President Tom Chuckas stated that the headline music acts and other entertainment that highlights the Preakness InfieldFest experience would be announced later this month. Well, we’re approaching late-February and still no such announcement.


Aerial shot of Preakness Infield

 Photo source: www.preakness.com

 Not that the suspense is killing me, because I’ll be strolling throughout the Pimlico grounds on the third Saturday in May (21st), with the public portion of the Infield as one of my primary stops. Last year O.A.R. and the Zac Brown Band headlined the musical entertainment. So my question is… Who would you like to see and hear this year on the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Day?   


Keep in mind that the MJC isn’t going to spring for a current Billboard recording star or group. So the odds of Kanye West, Usher, Rihanna, Katie Perry or Carrie Underwood being the headliner are about as good as me winning the 136th running of the Preakness. Here’s a few suggestions… Journey, Foreigner, or maybe a band with Maryland roots like Good Charlotte?  Last week, blog reader Dave from Hollandtown stated, “Preakness music prediction… Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullet Band. You heard it hear first!”. 


If you plan on attending regardless of who headlines on the Infield, you may want to pony up $40 for your ticket now. Procrastinators who wait until Preakness Week (May 16th-20th) will need to shell-out $50. Those interested in The MUG Club package (includes souvenir mug with unlimited refills of beer) will need to part with $60 in advance and $70 during Preakness Week.


Preakness 136 logo


If the Infield isn’t your “bag”, 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, extension 300 or at www.ticketmaster.com.