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Marshmello, DaBaby, Quinn XCII to headline 2020 Preakness InfieldFest

The crowd gets hyped up for a musical performance at the 2019 Preakness InfieldFest. Photo courtesy of Stephen Bondio.

Rapper DaBaby and EDM artist Marshmello are among the slew of musicians performing at the 2020 InfieldFest at the Preakness Stakes, organizers announced today.

The festival will even feature Shaquille O’Neal–yeah, that Shaq–performing as his musical persona DJ Diesel. 

Preakness InfieldFest will be held at the Pimlico Race Course on May 16, the day of this year’s Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing.

Race to Preakness: A Baltimore Celebration Offers Food, Fun and Festivities Leading up to the Big Race


Race to PreaknessThe winning horse in the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes won’t cross the finish line until shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, but Baltimore-area residents won’t have to wait until then to start celebrating.

Race to Preakness: A Baltimore Celebration aims to fill the week before the race itself with a variety of fun, food, and festivities.

Celebrate Race to Preakness May 13-17


Race to Preakness

Join the City of Baltimore to celebrate the Race to Preakness, a fun-filled week of festivities leading up to the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes. From May 13 through 17, show off your Baltimore pride by attending Happy Hours in Center Plaza with live music and local DJs; Downtown Lunchtime Happenings; a Pee Wee Preakness for youngsters; and a Pre-Preakness Inner Harbor Party and fireworks finale presented by Maryland Jockey Club. All events are produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Photo Gallery: The Hats of Pimlico

Lisa Crothers, of Maryland, at Black-Eyed Susan Day.

The hats and fascinators associated with the Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan Day are almost as popular as the equine heroes from the two days of racing. While shooting standard Preakness shots for a wire service, I saw a woman in a small blue hat walk by the yellow wall and it clicked. I chose a small space by the main door and asked racing fans in their best headwear to take a quick photo. It’s a new way of seeing the hats of the Preakness.

Photos: The Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day in Black and White

Justify wins the Preakness, trailed by Bravazo and Tenfold. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

The near-constant rain and looming dark clouds last week made the Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico Race Course a damp, muddy, gray affair. But an announced crowd of 134,487 turned out to see Kentucky Derby winner Justify capture the middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, or to drink and party in the waterlogged infield as Post Malone, 21 Savage and ODESZA played.

Our photographer J.M. Giordano decided to capture the scene in black and white, saying he had never seen the Preakness photographed that way “and the stark weather was perfect for black and white.” Check out his photos below.

Hot Plate: Preakness parties, royal wedding treats, Biggie Smalls brunch and more

Hot Plate: Preakness parties, royal wedding treats, Biggie Smalls brunch and more
Sagamore Spirit Rye drinks are on Preakness celebration menus at Mt. Washington Tavern and Ryleigh’s Oyster this weekend.

With Preakness, a royal wedding and a bunch of other fun food events on the horizon, this week is shaping up to be a good one in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Q&A: Stronach Group’s Tiffani Steer talks changes at this year’s Preakness, the future of Pimlico and more

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness day. Photo by World Red Eye.

Calling earlier this week from the middle of the Pimlico Race Course, Tiffani Steer says the infield still looks like a bit of a construction site. There’s obviously a considerable amount of work that goes into putting on an event the size of the Preakness, happening Saturday, but this year the Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico and Laurel Park, among other tracks, is reconfiguring both the corporate village and the music festival area.

Weekend Events Calendar: Preakness Stakes, Ta-Nehisi Coates at the BMA, a vintage expo, the Artubus Arts Festival and more

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day. Photo by World Red Eye.

All eyes are on Old Hilltop, as the Preakness Stakes brings lots of visitors to town for the weekend’s largest draw. But don’t sleep on chances to get out for a farmer’s market kickoff, birding or a bike tour of West Baltimore.

Note: With all the inclement weather expected this weekend, please check with the venue for any scheduling changes.

Event Pick: Start the Preakness party at Mt. Washington Tavern


Apparently we’re in for yet another damp day at Old Hilltop for the Preakness. But that shouldn’t stop people from enjoying the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, and the party gets started tonight at the Mt. Washington Tavern.

Preakness field of runners shaping up to be a small one

Justify wins a rain-soaked Kentucky Derby. Image via the Kentucky Derby on Twitter.

Kentucky Derby winner Justify is set to take a shot at the Preakness in his bid for horse racing’s Triple Crown.