O.A.R., Zac Brown to play Preakness InfieldFEST
Rockers O.A.R. and the Grammy award-winning Zac Brown Band will perform at this year's Preakness InfieldFEST, organizers announced today.
This year's InfieldFEST also features a second stage, with sets by Mr. Greengenes, Jason Michael Carroll and Collective Soul, a cornhole tournament, bikini contest and women's volleyball match.
Infield tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of (May 15). With the Mug Club package, thirsty revelers can pay an extra $20 and receive a bottomless mug of beer.
This is the second year for the InfieldFEST, a more organized alternative to the bring-your-own-beer, Porta-John racing infield mayhem of years past ...
Last year, Buckcherry and ZZ Top performed, but attendance was down noticeably from previous years.
"I think we worked through some of last year's issues," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas wrote in an e-mail.
"We did a little homework on our own and listened to the feedback from customers on what they’d like to see. The entire day promises to be fun-filled, highlighted by the running of the Preakness Stakes."
Coolers and backpacks with food will be allowed, but outside beverages of any kind are prohibited on the infield. Sixteen-ounce beers will cost $3, and bottles of water will be $1.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)