PREAKNESS 147 ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF PREAKNESS LIVE CULINARY, ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BALTIMORE BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY AS PART OF PREAKNESS WEEKEND ON MAY 20-21

MRS. LAURYN HILLMEGAN THEE STALLION, BRITTNEY SPENCER, D-NICE AND DARIN ATWATER & THE SOULFUL SYMPHONY TO PERFORM ALONGSIDE CELEBRITY CHEFS TOM COLICCHIO, MARCUS SAMUELSSON AND GAIL SIMMONS AND BALTIMORE STARRED CHEFS SAON BRICE AND MARIO MOISE

CREATED BY 1/ST EXPERIENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BALTIMORE ENTERTAINMENT NATIVE AND VISIONARY KEVIN LILES, PREAKNESS LIVE IS PART OF NEW BALTIMORE 1/ST CAMPAIGN

BALTIMORE, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 1/ST EXPERIENCE, curators of world-class entertainment and local hospitality for Preakness 147, announces collaboration with from Baltimore clean Kevin LilesCEO and Chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, to launch Preakness LIVE Food, Art and Music Festival as part of an expanded celebration of Preakness entertainment and culture taking place on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday May 20. The festival is just one part of 1/ST’s new long-term campaign, Baltimore 1/STwhich starts this year.

Preakness LIVE will feature performances by GRAMMY Award winners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan you stallionNAACP picture

In consultation with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and in collaboration with Baltimore notable, Kevin Liles, Preakness LIVE will be the first event to take place as part of Baltimore 1/ST, a new holistic campaign that announces the forever home of the Preakness Baltimore and represents a commitment by 1/ST, owner and operator of the Preakness, to sustain and build optimism and excitement for the city’s future. Baltimore 1/ST will defend the race connection to Baltimore leveraging the Preakness platform to showcase and influence local culture year-round through the pillars of music, art, fashion, cuisine, sports and the community, featuring both international and local Baltimore Talent.

“I am incredibly excited about this new collaboration led by a real son of Baltimore. This will not only enhance the Preakness experience, but will also support and uplift Baltimore culture through art, sport, fashion and gastronomy throughout the year”, said the mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I look forward to the profound impact of this new emphasis on Baltimore art and culture will have on the next generation of creative minds in our city. I want to thank Kevin Liles300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, and 1/ST EXPERIENCE for their investment in our city and its unique cultural fabric.”

Taking place in the iconic Pimlico infield, Preakness LIVE will feature performances by GRAMMY Award winners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan you stallionwinner of the NAACP Image Award D-Nice and Baltimore-high talent, including rising singer Britney Spencer, Darin Atwater & The Soulful Symphony, plus a performance of WanMor’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” and more. Local talent will also perform on the Charm City stage throughout the evening. Preakness LIVE is produced in collaboration with Karlitz & Company.

Baltimore is more than a city, just as Preakness is more than a race”, mentioned Kevin LilesCEO and Chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group. “What we’re building with Preakness LIVE is a movement, not a moment. As a native son of this great city and a lifelong fan of Preakness, I’m so proud to help bring back an event of this scale and scope. at home, creating a cultural stopover for both residents and visitors rediscovering from Baltimore charms.”

celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelson, Gail Simmonsand be loved Baltimore chefs Saon Brice of BLK Swan, and Mario Moses du Bar ONE will present culinary showcases on the main stage. Chefs Colicchio, Samuelsson and Simmons will collaborate to develop unique offerings for guests in the Finish Line Suites, Turfside Terrace and Home Stretch Pavilions. Preakness LIVE will also launch Restaurant Row consisting of a diverse group of local restaurants featuring regional culinary delights serving both Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Day fans.

from Baltimore vibrant art scene will be showcased in Pimlico’s infield during Preakness weekend with unique installations throughout the art garden, curated by renowned Baltimore multidisciplinary artist and founder of “The Last Resort Artist Retreat” Derrick Adams. The art garden will feature works by a multitude of local artists as well as participants of Preakness 147 The art of racing campaign, among other exciting activations.

To better connect the Preakness Weekend celebrations to Park Heights, Park Heights Renaissance will sponsor and lead the first annual George “Spider” Anderson Preakness Music and Arts Festival in recognition of the first African-American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes in 1889. The one-day festival on May 21st will feature live music, arts and crafts, live streamed races of the day, top food trucks, and showcase businesses and community partners.

Park Heights Renaissance Executive Director Yolanda Jiggets said, “We are committed to involving the community in the story of Preakness. This will be a celebration of Preakness in a groundbreaking way and we hope to connect residents and local businesses like never before. 1/ST continues to show its commitment to strengthening its reaching out to the community through its growing relationship with Park Heights Renaissance.”

During the third annual George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, the recipient of the George E. Mitchell Park Heights Community Research Fellowship, awarded by Park Heights Renaissance, will be rewarded with a special presentation from the winner’s circle. The iconic race was renamed in 2020 to highlight the extraordinary legacy of Mitchell himself and to create a platform for recognition of those in the Park Heights community who share Mitchell’s vision and leadership towards the revitalization of the Park Heights community.

“The Preakness 147 celebration, including everything we do on Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Day, will bring together artists, performers, lifestyle, hospitality and culinary leaders, and the community for a weekend of events that will highlight Baltimore front and center,” mentioned jimmy vargasCEO, 1/ER EXPERIENCE. “We are delighted to work with Mayor Scott, Kevin Liles, Yolanda Jiggets and some of the city’s best cultural shapeshifters to reaffirm and evolve the bond between the Preakness and the people of Baltimore.”

Tickets for Preakness LIVE go on sale April 13 and range from $49$175. These and other Preakness Weekend tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.preakness.com/tickets. As part of the ongoing partnership between 1/ST and Park Heights Renaissance, tickets to Preakness LIVE and InfieldFest will be distributed to the Parks Heights community through Park Heights Renaissance.

For more information on Preakness 147, visit www.preakness.com or follow social media @PreaknessStakes #Preakness.

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