Little Big Town, The Darkness, Mr. Greengenes Added to Preakness Lineup

February 17, 2012 | WNST Staff

LITTLE BIG TOWN, THE DARKNESS & MR. GREENGENES ADDED TO PREAKNESS INFIELD CONCERT LINEUP

Bands Will Play On Jägermeister Stage May 19 At Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE, 02-17-12—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Little Big Town, The Darkness and Mr. Greengenes will perform on the Jägermeister stage on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course, prior to the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Earlier this month it was announced that Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa will play extended sets on the main stage. Grammy winners Bruno Mars (2011), Train (2011) and Zac Brown (2010) have performed on the main stage at InfieldFest in previous years as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top (2009), Buckcherry (2009) and O.A.R. (2010).

“Our team does a great job of making the Infield concerts as diverse as possible to appeal to a variety of groups,” Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said. “Little Big Town has a big following in the country circles, while The Darkness and Mr. Greengenes will make our rock and roll fans happy.”

Little Big Town has sold over 1.5 million records and garnered three Grammy nominations. The Nashville-based band has charted 15 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country charts, including three top 10 songs “Boondocks”, “Bring It On Home” and “Little White Church”. Little Big Town is currently touring with Rascal Flatts. Additional information on the band can be found at http://littlebigtown.com/.

Popular British rockers The Darkness reunited last year and are just finalizing their third album. The band came to prominence in 2003 with the single “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, which ranks as the 87th Greatest Song of the 2000’s by VH1. Additional information on the band can be found at http://www.theactualdarkness.com/.

West Chester, Pa.-based Mr. Greengenes will open the Jägermeister stage for the third consecutive year. The hard-working band plays more than 200 live shows in the mid-Atlantic region each year. Additional information on the band can be found at http://www.mrgreengenes.com/.

Blonde Marketing, an independent event management and production company, has booked and produced the Jägermeister stage bands and activities since its inception in 2009.

Jägermeister, an herbal liqueur made from 56 herbs, roots, blooms and fruits, is the number one selling imported shot brand in the United States and the eighth largest premium spirit in the world.

In addition to concerts, Preakness InfieldFest features 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 consecutive year. For an additional $20 to a regular admission to the public Infield, fans receive a souvenir mug for unlimited refills of beer. As in all prior years, the Maryland Jockey Club will continue to work closely with its beverage partners to ensure that responsible drinking policies and protocol is in place for all Preakness fans. NO beverage of any kind (cans or bottles), including alcohol, soft drinks and water will be allowed to be brought into the public Infield.

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 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

The annual running of the Preakness 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 121,263 for the pivotal middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown at famed Pimlico.

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