BALTIMORE, MD 02-24-2009 --- The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that Baltimore-based Charm City Devils will round out the lineup for the Preakness InfieldFEST concert on Saturday, May 16 in the Pimlico Race Course public Infield prior to the running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (Grade I).
On February 5 Pimlico officials unveiled Preakness InfieldFEST, which will feature a concert with three rock performances, including Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top and Grammy-nominated Buckcherry, along with a pro volleyball tournament and an interactive section.
Founded by former SR-71 drummer John Allen, Charm City Devils (http://www.charmcitydevils.com/) became the first band signed by Eleven Seven Music president Nikki Sixx, of Mötley Crüe fame. The band will release its first album, Let’s Rock and Roll, for the label later this spring. The album garnered immediate respect prior to its release with the title track enjoying rotation at 98 Rock (WIYY FM 97.9). Charm City Devils was voted top Maryland rock band in 2008 by S?N magazine.
"We are so excited to be part of such an extraordinary event,” Allen said. “To share the stage with rock legends ZZ Top and the incredible Buckcherry is an honor for us. We hope to make our city of Baltimore and the Maryland Jockey Club proud for having us open 2009's InfieldFEST!”
I.M.P. is producing the concert. Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, MD. based concert promoter and event production company.
Infield tickets will remain $50 in advance, $45 online at Ticketmaster.com only and $60 on Preakness Day. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 410-547-SEAT (7328) or 1-800-551-SEAT (7328) or at the Pimlico box office 1-877-206-8042, extension 300. For additional information visit www.preakness.com.