While many attendees of Baltimore’s Preakness Stakes this coming weekend will be there to watch beautiful stallions race, another beautiful stallion will also be in town to perform at the event.
Megan Thee Stallion will headline “Preakness LIVE,” a food, music and art festival that will be happening on the Friday (May 20) before the 147th racing event. Lauryn Hill and D-Nice will give a special performance at the festival as well. Tickets range from $49 to $175 and can be bought at preakness.com.
Set times have yet to be announced, but D-Nice will allegedly be bringing his “Club Quarantine” experience to his set, and Meg and Lauryn potentially will play for over an hour.
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“I wanted to create a homecoming feeling,” said Kevin Liles, CEO and Chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group. “How can you have Preakness and not have Megan Thee Stallion? How can you invite 30-year friends to celebrate one of the biggest events in sports without Ms. Lauryn Hill? How can we not bring ‘Club Quarantine’ to Baltimore with D-Nice?”
He continued, “Basketball and football were low-cost entry sports that most people like me had the opportunity and privilege to play in [but] horse racing, owning a horse, and The Triple Crown were impossibilities.
“[But] with my 37 years in the music business [and] attending Preakness eight times… how can I not be involved? The city of Baltimore, the neighborhood I played in and grew up in, is now also a world stage where I have the opportunity to share my world and my love for the city that raised me.”
Megan’s performance in Baltimore will be the first of many festival gigs she’s got coming down the pipeline. She’s set to headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 22, and from there will play a few sets for Primavera Sound on June 8 and June 11.