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Counting Crows + The Fray + Annie Bosko @ Pimlico Race Course

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$46.35 (Race Admission, Concert, & fees)

Now if you are like me you were glad to see Wolf Trap announce more summer dates this morning, but you people north of DC and the general horse racing fans and former Kentucky boys like myself will make the trip up to Baltimore on Black Eyed Susan Day (Yes you must wear pink!) for the People's Party which supports the fight against breast cancer.

This is the email from the Maryland Jockey Club

Hello Black-Eyed Susan Infield Customer!

In order to make your arrival experience the best it can be for Black-Eyed Susan Day (Friday, May 16), please review the transportation and parking information below at least one day prior to the event, and plan accordingly.

• Plan to arrive early to avoid heavy traffic and rush hour traffic. Black-Eyed Susan Day is growing in
attendance every year, so there will be more traffic congestion than in 2013. Gates will open at
9:30 AM.

• "Know Before You Go!" In other words, pre-plan your route. GPS routing may not account for event-
related road closures near Pimlico Race Course.
o Rogers Ave is closed to all vehicular traffic
o Winner Ave is one way from Hayward Ave to Northern Pkwy
o Tailgating is permitted only in Preakness Way Lot #4.
o Taxi Cab pickup and drop off is located on W. Belvedere Ave
o Click here for a Pimlico Parking Map (

• How do I get to InfieldFest?
o Preakness Way Lot #4: Walk to Pimlico Rd and enter via the Preakness Way Tram.
o From Rogers Lot: Walk to Rogers Ave to Rogers Gate to enter via the Tunnel.
o From Clubhouse Lot #1, Valet Lot #2, VIP Hayward Lot #3: Follow the Red Horse Hooves (walk
Hayward Ave to Winner Ave to Rogers Ave) and then through Rogers Gate to enter via the
o Click here for a Pimlico Parking Map (

There are also a few policies that we ask you to look over before arriving at Pimlico to make your day as pleasant as it can be.
• REMEMBER TO PRINT YOUR TICKET. Our ticket scanners cannot read your smart phone. If you
forget your ticket, you will need to go to the Ticket Sales Window located at the Grandstand Entrance.
• Outside food or beverages are permitted with the following restrictions:
o Clear coolers and plastic containers (not larger than 28”L x 15”W x 17”H in the INFIELD; not larger
than 12” x 12” in the MUG & VINE LOUNGE)
o Food items and Picnic Lunches carried in permitted clear coolers and plastic containers
o Beach Blankets and Suntan Lotion
o Cell Phones, Cameras, and Binoculars
o LIGHTWEIGHT Aluminum or Plastic Lawn or Umbrella Chairs
• Prohibited items include:
o Thermoses
o Balloons or balls
o Beverages of any kind (including alcohol, beer, wine, soft drinks, water or other beverages)
o Coolers larger than 28”L x 15”W x 17”H in the INFIELD
o Coolers larger than 12” x 12” in the MUG & VINE LOUNGE
• An Infield ticket does not grant access to the Mug & Vine Lounge, Turfside Terrace, Preakness Village
or the Clubhouse/Grandstand/Concourse facility.
• Infield Event Times:
o Women's Festival – 9:30 AM until 7:30 PM
o Fashion Show: Preakness Fashion Forecast (Main Stage) – 2:45 PM
o Annie Bosko (Main Stage) – 4:00 PM
o The Fray (Main Stage) – 5:30 PM
o Counting Crows (Main Stage) – 7:30 PM
• The Stable and Barn area is strictly off limits to patrons.

Please call our ticket office at (877)[masked] with any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you here at Pimlico Race Course on May 16th.

Last year I payed for my whole day at Pimlico by hitting a nice Trifecta in the ninth race, but even if you don't gamble here is an opportunity to see of headliner coming to Wolf Trap at a good price. Lawn tickets for the Counting Crows are $35 alone, and you get The Fray and Annie Bosko and will be a lot closer to the stage than being on the Wolf Trap lawn.

Set Times*
Annie Bosko: 4:00 PM
The Fray: 5:30 PM
Counting Crows: 7:30 PM

Here is the link to buy tickets:

This web sight was annoying with the typing letters you can't read with a line through them to get to ticket selection screen. When selecting put the number of tickets you want in Infield BES box and select Infieldfest in the price box. The prices should come up as $40 + charges unless you want to get the package that gets you in on Preakness Day to see Lorde as well, then it will be $90.

Last year I saw the Goo Goo Dolls on in this Pimlico infield BES day almost by myself and it was great, and this year I expect a few of the 1600+ Muisc Fans in this group to come out and enjoy the day with me. I hope to be at the track by 11 am. --David

Black-Eyed Susan Day Concert

Counting Crows Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) ­have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. The band is currently finalizing their seventh studio album scheduled to be released in Fall of 2014. This album will be the band¹s first new material since 2007. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows will embark on a world tour beginning in June in North America."

The Fray Helios, the fourth album from critically acclaimed foursome The Fray, is out today on Epic Records. The album, produced by Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna, Keane) and Isaac Slade (piano, vocals), is receiving early critical acclaim—Billboard named it “one of the most highly anticipated releases of the season,” describing the band as “more aggressive and more optimistic than ever before.”

The band is celebrating Helios’ release with live performances throughout the week including a private concert today for SiriusXM radio listeners at Webster Hall in New York City and an appearance February 26 on “The Today Show.” Additionally, they appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” yesterday.

The single “Love Don’t Die,” produced by Ryan Tedder (Adele, One Republic), premiered on the “Today Show.” A flurry of television performances followed the premier including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” and a special performance on the outdoor stage at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

The video for “Love Don’t Die” is streaming now at Vevo: and The Fray recently performed a version of their hit “How to Save a Life” as part of Esquire’s Live Sessions, watch here:

Earlier this month The Fray appeared alongside Pussy Riot, and other renowned acts, as part of Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home event at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. Guitarist Joe King explained the importance of the evening, “To me, [Pussy Riot] made me realize how apathetic I can get as an American,” King said. “You can get real critical or not do anything about what you think should change and just let things happen. They’re doing the opposite. They’re going public... It’s inspiring to see that. I think that, if anything, it motivates. It should motivate people to do something.”

The Fray is Slade, King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums). The Denver-based group formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The Fray achieved national success with their 2005 debut, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which went double-platinum. The band also earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for their self-titled release.

Annie Bosko Two voices – one given, one earned. Singer, songwriter and performer Annie Bosko has married the two, recognizing what so many others fail to see – that a powerful and beautiful vocal instrument is, in isolation, incapable of taking her where she has every intention of going.

Opportunity certainly knocks for talent like hers, as opening or backing vocal slots with Darius Rucker, Adele, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Josh Turner and more confirm. She has performed the national anthem at the NBA All-Star game, recorded for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, sang demos for some of the biggest hits on the radio and even did a turn on television's top singing competition. All of those accomplishments fall short, however, for a true music maker with the loftiest ambitions.

As she readies the release of her first EP, her artistry and vision have crystallized in songs including "Crooked Halo" and "Fighter." Themes of strength, empowerment, vulnerability and self-determination run throughout. And they're understandable, given her past, as well as her deep-rooted need to create and perform.

Annie's father is a third-generation farmer and she's the middle of five children, but it was not the classic story of the musical family. " It was like, 'Oh my God, we have this freak singing child. What do we do with it?' They were scared getting into entertainment too early would mess me up."

Her first taste of the business was singing for a Disney soundtrack at the age of 14, but an affinity for songwriting pulled her toward Nashville. "I’d read the liner notes on albums I loved by Deana Carter, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, whoever. They were all in Nashville, so I knew I had to get there at some point."

Moving cross-country, Annie sang demos and tried to work into writing appointments. Seeing so many artists take their shots through TV competitions, she auditioned ... and advanced. "I made it to 'American,' but not 'Idol,'" she jokes, not so subtly brushing aside the harshness of that reality. "It was a strange process and disappointing," she admits.

"I've always run against the grain," she continues. "So I realized I have to get to the public. The artist is the captain of the ship, and taking that wheel was hard. But everything from music to pictures to the band is a representation of me, and so my fingerprints have to be on all of it."

And so it is with her new music, led by the stomping, feisty single "Crooked Halo," which she wrote with Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean's “She’s Country,” Craig Morgan's “International Harvester”) and Danelle Leverett (Big & Rich's "That's Why I Pray," Kelly Clarkson's "The Sun Will Rise"). The ballad "Fighter" may be the song that best expresses her determination.

"It's sort of a ministry to people, because everyone is fighting in their own way," she says. "The idea was to really let this song be a banner that we can all carry in those times when we need it most."

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