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2 Chainz, D-Nice & Jack Harlow to Headline Preakness Live

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2 Chainz performs with Gucci Gang at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club, in Indio, Calif. on April 14, 2019.

D-Nice, 2 Chainz and Jack Harlow are set to perform at this year’s Preakness Live event in Baltimore on May 15. The in-person experience will coincide with the Preakness Stakes horse races scheduled for May 14-16 at Pimlico Race Course.

The event will be shown on NBC during the live race day broadcast from 5-7 p.m. ET and live on D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine Instagram. D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine will also live stream the Preakness 146 JockeyCam, a “second screen experience” that will give fans at home a real-time view of what it is like to be a jockey riding in the Preakness Stakes.

Preakness Live is produced by Preakness Stakes owner 1/ST and 1/ST ExperienceLast May during the pandemic, 1/ST Experience held Drive-InFieldFest hosted by D-Nice exclusively for first responders. This year, the front rows will be reserved exclusively for first responders and frontline workers. Preakness Live will offer a safe, socially distant and more intimate live audience experiencing replacing the tradition of InfieldFest, which organizers hope will return in 2022.  

"Performing at this year’s Preakness Live alongside 2 Chainz and Jack Harlow is a full circle moment,” D-Nice said in a statement. Last year at this time, I was performing at the nation’s first full-scale, socially distant drive-in concert exclusively for frontline workers at 1/ST Preakness At Home's Drive-InFieldFest. Now, we are able to come together live for my biggest in-person performance since the pandemic with Preakness LIVE, plus share the experience with my fans all over the world on my #ClubQuarantine Instagram. I’m excited bring my energy and lift people’s spirits in this safe and socially-distant live experience." 

Preakness 146 weekend will host 10,000 fans for a socially distant entertainment event. Preakness Live will offer socially distanced pods for groups of eight to provide a unique and private concert viewing environment for concertgoers. Food, drinks, merchandise and more will be accessible via mobile phone ordering and served directly to guests in their seated pods along with contactless wagering. 

“This year has given us an opportunity to maximize our entertainment offering and reimagine the race day experience for fans utilizing our ample outdoor spaces,” said 1/ST Experience CEO Jimmy Vargas in a release. “Sporting and music events around the world have evolved to address safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, and we are proud to again innovate world-class entertainment in a safe and comfortable environment, while using our digital capabilities to share the experience globally.” 

Preakness weekend features two-days of world-class Thoroughbred horse racing and entertainment. Past performers include Wyclef Jean, Kygo, Post Malone, Sam Hunt, Juice WRLD, the Chainsmokers, and many more. 

Tickets for Preakness Live can be purchased online starting today at 2 p.m. ET. Pods are sold in packages of eight between $360 - $2,000 depending on distance from the stage for the private viewing area.