(Left to right) Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, and Frank Walker are some of the musical acts performing at the 2022 Preakness InfieldFest, which is returning May 21 after two years of being disrupted by the pandemic. Photos by Nick Farrar, Miller Mobley and Stephen Bondio.

After the pandemic disrupted Preakness InfieldFest for the past two years, the annual music festival that accompanies the Preakness Stakes horse race will return May 21.

DJ and producer Marshmello, electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers, and rapper Moneybagg Yo will headline the festival. DJ Frank Walker will also perform.

“We are excited to bring an incredible lineup of entertainment back to Baltimore in one of the Preakness Stakes greatest traditions with InfieldFest,” said Jimmy Vargas, CEO of 1/ST
Experience, an entertainment arm of The Stronach Group. “This year’s lineup features the biggest and most diverse talents in the music industry. We will also have other exciting announcements celebrating the great history of the Preakness in Baltimore soon.”

Marshmello was originally scheduled to perform at the festival in 2020, but that event was canceled due to uncertainty around coronavirus.

Then, in 2021, organizers replaced the usual InfieldFest with a Preakness Live concert that had attendees separated in socially distanced pods.

With the return of InfieldFest this year, people can purchase tickets to the festival now on the Preakness’s website. General admission tickets start at $65 and VIP tickets start at $199.

NBC will broadcast excerpts of InfieldFest performances during their race day coverage from 5-7 p.m. on May 21, the day of the 147th Preakness Stakes.

1/ST Experience plans to announce a second night of Preakness Week programming in the coming weeks.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...