Preakness LIVE, a wholly reimagined entertainment experience for Preakness 146, features legendary DJ, D-Nice, NAACP Image Awards Entertainer Of The Year, 2 Chainz, Grammy Award-winning rapper and 2020 breakout rapper Jack Harlow. Preakness LIVE will offer a safe, socially distant and more intimate live audience experience replacing, for this year, the tradition of InfieldFest.
With all standardized COVID-19 protocols in place, 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 concert-goers. To amplify the experience, 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 via the 1/ST BET app.
One of the most anticipated and celebrated annual sporting events, 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 top artists.
Last May during the pandemic, 1/ST EXPERIENCE reimagined the live entertainment experience with the nation’s first full-scale, socially distant drive-in concert, Drive-InFieldFest hosted by D-Nice exclusively for first responders as part of the 1/ST Preakness At Home livestream event. Now, the experience comes full circle at Preakness LIVE, with the front rows reserved exclusively for first responders and frontline workers.
Excerpts of Preakness LIVE performances will be shown on NBC during the live race day broadcast from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET and live on D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine Instagram. In addition to the live music excitement of Preakness LIVE, D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine will live stream the Preakness 146 JockeyCam, a thrilling “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.