Preakness InFieldFEST schedule released; Bruno Mars, Train to play hour plus sets
The Maryland Jockey Club has released the performance schedule for Preakness InfieldFest, the infield entertainment for the Preakness Stakes.
The fest, now in its third year, will include performances by Bruno Mars, Train, Hotspur, Mr. Greengenes, Phil Vassar, and Puddle of Mudd.
In addition to performances, this year's infield entertainment will also feature a bikini contest, a cornhole tournament, virtual jockey games, a professional women's volleyball tournament and the Mug Club, which gets ticket-buyers a bottomless beer mug for $20.
Tickets for the infield, which start at $40, are already on sale.
Musical performances are scheduled to start on Saturday as early as 8:20 a.m. and end as late as 5:30 p.m. They will take place at two places, a main stage and a stage sponsored by Jagermeister.
All acts are scheduled to play 60-minute sets or longer. Hotspur is the first act on the main stage, and Mr. Greengenes will kick-off the action on the Jagermeister stage.
A map of Pimlico Race Track will be released later on Monday, spokesman Mike Gathagan said.
11:10 a.m.: Hotspur (1 hour)
1:10 p.m - 2:45 p.m.: Train (1 hr, 30 min)
4 - 5:30 p.m.: Bruno Mars (1 hr, 30 min)
8:20 a.m.: Mr. Greengenes (40 minutes)
9:50 a.m.: Bikini contest, round 1
10:10 a.m.: Mr. Greengenes (50 minutes)
11 a.m.: Bikini contest, finals
12:10 p.m.: Phil Vassar (60 minutes)
2:45 p.m.: Puddle of Mudd (1 hr, 15 min)
Women's Valleyball tournament starts at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to go on throughout the day. The beer garden will open at 8 a.m.; it will offer $2 drafts until noon. At 10 a.m., the wagering tent willl open and the cornhole tournament will start.
Photo: Bruno Mars at the 2011 Grammy Awards (AFP/Getty Images)