Preakness InfieldFest, The Chainsmokers, Fetty Wap, All Time Low, Frank Walker
Chis Janson, Corey Smith
5201 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215
Doors 8:00 AM (event ends at 6:30 PM)
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Preakness InfieldFest is a multi-entertainment festival featuring national headlining artists on two stages, the popular MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day to give fans an unparalleled entertainment experience, featuring 13 exciting races, headlined by the Preakness Stakes.
The Chainsmokers, one of the most popular DJ and producer duos in the world known for their hit singles “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” will headline the 2016 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest Concert Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.
Joining The Chainsmokers as their special guest will be Fetty Wap, whose self-titled studio debut last fall was No. 1 on Billboard's 200 album chart and single "Trap Queen" was No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100.
The main stage is opened by DJ Frank Walker.
InfieldFest's Jägermeister Stage will also play host to All Time Low. The platinum-selling band with Baltimore/Maryland origins have had three top five albums in Billboard's 200 album chart including Future Hearts last year. All Time Low will be supported by Chris Janson and Corey Smith.
Upgraded MUG Club - Mug & Vine Lounge $140
Grants every privilege of the MUG Club, but also has upgraded amenities such as wine, restroom trailers, picnic tables & a jumboscreen.
Apr & May: $85 Admission
Wise beyond their years and aggressively handsome, these two overachievers are focused on success… Never before has the world seen two furry browed individuals such as these two (seriously they have really bushy eye brows)… As you might have imagined Alex and Drew did not meet on the set of their Vogue Cover shoot while surrounded by super models, but rather somewhere else. Apart from Social Darwinism, the thing that separates these two men from the rest is their unsettling and uncanny ability to discover and create trends. They find the parts of things that people actually give a shit about, whatever they may be, and focus on creating and improving those parts. With live sets and productions that their own mothers describe as, "sounds nice, but a little loud," these two always put on a show that was not ever described as sexy and life-changing, but should be. Apart from their unique personalities and boyish good looks, they have many similarities. They each graduated from prestigious North-Eastern Universities, they like hot chicks in yoga pants, enjoy a good burger, and have been rejected from many of the venues they now play at. The Chainsmokers have become the hottest young American EDM DJ duo. Their live shows are becoming the most sought after in EDM. Their wild antics, hilarious personalities, and addicting productions have fans interacting with them non stop and running to see them live every chance they get. Their signature sound has its foundations in Indie, Progressive and Pop Music. On the production front, their original tracks have all reached the Beatport top charts and their remixes always hit #1 on the HypeM charts. They've gotten immense support by friends such as Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong, Afrojack, Tiesto, W&W, and more. There first major release, #SELFIE, and it's official music video swept the world so look out for much more to come!
Fetty Wap is among rappers who are excelling and improving day by day. Promoters are constantly booking Fetty Wap for shows around the country off the popularity of his single. He already got some fans in his bag and has produced certain high-quality rap songs which are highly listened. People are having frequent look on to the songs that are sung by Fetty Wap. He is from Paterson, New Jersey. The booking price for Fetty Wap rises by the day as the rapper gets more and more popular.The same state which has given rappers like Akon and Hodgy Beats to the people who have proved themselves as pretty good singers. He is also looking forward to excelling in this field and get his name among the best rappers ever.
There are several songs which are sung by Fetty Wap and "Trap Queen" is one which gave him fame. This is a song which was among hottest songs list when it was released and even till now people listen to it again and again. Venues started getting booking info for Fetty Wap, and he was also acclaimed by Gucci Mane as well as Young Jeezy. Even the music made by Fetty Wap reflects that how much he was inspired by these singers.
The turning point in the life of Fetty Wap was when he was signed by 300 Entertainment. He got his contract in 2014 which was his first step towards developing more and more in this field. He is looking to put his feet on the accelerator in concern with music making with 300 Entertainment. There are a lot of facilities provided to him and more chances of making good music are there in the hands of Fetty Wap. Another interesting thing that relates Fetty Wap with Dej Loaf, Rae Sremmurd, and Bobby Shmurda is they were all booked on the same bill.
Born on 7th June 1990, Fetty Wap is a Gemini. According to his zodiac sign, he is pretty strong with the emotions and hard to get hunted. Then he is a bit curious as well and even his own personality reflects that this fact about Gemini is true. Furthermore, he has got ability to quickly perform a task. Moreover, Gemini got a witty tongue and as a rapper Fetty Wap completely possesses this ability. His creativity is a plus point which can be highly helpful in the development of amazing music.
Fetty Wap is named among the singers who have got talent and who can be stars of the future. The songs like Trap Queen reflect the ability of Fetty Wap. Right now, he has become a part of Remy Boyz which has the voices of singers and rappers like P. Dice and Montana Bucks. He is not looking to accelerate along but in the form of group and he is giving a lot of his time in achieving this. He is just a few months away from celebrating his 25th birthday. Now we all have to see that either he will spend his birthday with releasing some new music or not. There are rumors about his upcoming music and rap songs, but no one really knows about what is coming up next by Fetty Wap.
All Time Low
Formed in 2003 in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, All Time Low started out as a high-school cover band before morphing into a melodic emo-pop act. Singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth and guitarist Jack Barakat were All Time Low's co-founders, with bassist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson rounding out their energetic pop-punk sound and rowdy live show, which often included silly string and beach balls. Honing their skills between homework and other teenage commitments, the guys managed to tour across the East Coast and South during school breaks. They issued a four-song EP, 2004's The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End, with help from local label Emerald Moon, and followed its release with a full-length album, The Party Scene, one year later.
Touring across the country that summer, the guys found themselves on bills with similar acts like Motion City Soundtrack, the Early November, and Plain White T's. Along the way, All Time Low also bumped into fellow pop-punkers Amber Pacific, who brought the young band to the attention of their label, Hopeless Records. The label was immediately impressed, and All Time Low had officially become part of the Hopeless family by March 2006, just a few months shy of the members' high-school graduation. Finally done with schoolwork and able to concentrate full-time on music, the group issued Put Up or Shut Up -- a seven-song EP that mostly featured new recordings of older material -- that July.
All Time Low supported the EP's release with a handful of Warped Tour dates before hitting the road again with Amber Pacific. So Wrong, It's Right appeared in 2007, marking the band's first full-length release for Hopeless. After being named 2008's Band of the Year by Alternative Press, All Time Low returned with their second album, Nothing Personal, in July 2009. Debuting at number four on the Billboard charts, Nothing Personal helped make All Time Low one of the top emo-pop acts in the business. Two CD/DVD packages, MTV Unplugged and Straight to DVD, were released the following year, tiding fans over while the guys returned to the studio to begin work on their major-label debut for Interscope Records.
Dirty Work, featuring the single "I Feel Like Dancin'," was released in 2011. The album reached number six on the Billboard charts the week it was released, and the band hit the road. In 2012, All Time Low announced they had parted ways with Interscope and released a new song, "The Reckless and the Brave," on their website in June. Soon after, they re-signed with Hopeless and began work on a new album. Don't Panic was released in November of 2012, then reissued almost a year later with four newly recorded songs and four acoustic versions under the name Don't Panic: It's Longer Now! In 2015, All Time Low returned with their sixth record, Future Hearts, which found them reuniting with their Dirty Work producer, John Feldmann.
In less than two years, Walker has become one of electronic dance music’s most exciting new talents. He is part of the new breed of musicians learning how to write and produce his own material that is a welcomed compliment to the ever-changing world of dance music. Walker’s eclectic mix of arena style house music and affinity for melody, together with a good ear for what works on the dance floor, deliver a true musical artistry.
Chris Janson is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written singles for Justin Moore and Tim McGraw among others, and has released two extended plays: one for Bigger Picture Music Group and one for Columbia Records. Janson has also charted four times on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including the top 5 "Buy Me a Boat" in mid-2015, which also reached No. 1 on Mediabase.Musical careerJanson was born April 2, 1986 in Perryville, Missouri. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee after finishing high school.In June 2009, Janson co-wrote and recorded two duets with Holly Williams on her album Here with Me: "I Hold On" and "A Love I Think Will Last". Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009 and released his debut single, "'Til a Woman Comes Along," in April 2010. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single a five-star rating, with his review praising Janson's vocals as well as the arrangement. The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010.
The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it's one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin' Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003.
"A lot of start-up acts are using fan-funded programs to finance their record. That's what my whole career has been: Kickstarter before Kickstarter. When my fans show up and buy a ticket and a t-shirt, they're investing in what I'm doing," says Corey. "It's my responsibility to invest it wisely and give them the best album I can. That's what led me to While the Gettin' Is Good."
It's also what led him to Stegall, who has produced such radio heavyweights as Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. It was the producer's track record, country-music experience and easy-going nature that convinced Corey that he was the man to refine his signature acoustic sound. "Keith knows how to make country records," he says, "but I wanted to make my kind of country record and he understood that immediately. He simply wanted to get us comfortable in a studio environment so we could do what we do onstage every night. For me, it was very liberating to be able to focus solely on performing and not be burdened by a lot of the decision-making and drilling down that goes into producing. It was the first time I was able to go into the studio and focus on what I do best. Keith was there to handle the rest."
A collection of 12 songs, While the Gettin' Is Good was written entirely by Corey. As such, it's a deeply personal album, one that explores themes of love, hometown pride and even personal discovery. A close relative inspired one of the record's highlights, "Bend," about learning how to adapt to what life throws at you.
"I wrote 'Bend' about a family member who was struggling with issues and I realized through writing this song that I was also talking about myself at the same time," says Corey, who scored a Top 20 album with The Broken Record in 2011. "So that song really hits home."
Still, the album stands as the Jefferson, Georgia, native's most upbeat. Especially on the nostalgic "Pride," a bouncing look back at Corey's high school days, from pep rallies to game day. His children attend the same school he did and together they often attend high-school football games, where the one-time social studies teacher sees friendly faces from his past.
"I remember sitting up in the stands going, 'Man, this is so cool.' I'm so glad we decided to stay here and let my kids be a part of this tradition," he says. "'Pride' summarizes who I am and even how my career has developed."
Likewise, album opener "Don't Mind" coasts along with a New Orleans vibe, full of fiddle and clarinet. A fun, happy song, it sets the tone for the record and pays tribute to the things we all gladly bear when we're in love. It also epitomizes Corey's current worldview.
"I have a 2006 truck that runs great, so I don't need a new truck. I don't have much time to get on a big lake, so I don't need a bass boat. I could have bought some really cool stuff with the money that I spent on this record, but I didn't, because I'm happy," he says. "It's a privilege to be able to do something like this, finance it myself and not have anyone telling me how my music needs to sound."
Nonetheless, Corey has hit on the perfect song for today's country radio: the approachable ballad "Taking the Edge Off." It's a road-weary travelogue, like Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" or Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather," about the loneliness of touring and how people who travel combat such feelings.
"It captures a certain mood that we go through, especially in the winter. It's really a grind, it gets cold and lonely, and you're taking the edge off with a drink," he admits. "I remember being in Omaha and it was cold as hell. I worked on that tune throughout the day and night there and every time I hear it, I am transported back to that time."
Now, however, Corey is focused squarely on the future. As the new album title suggests, he's ready to make a determined grab at country's brass ring while the gettin' is good. And with Keith Stegall and Sugar Hill Records behind him, the gettin' has never been better. As the perseverant Corey is fond of saying, "There is more than one way to skin a cat in country music."
"I always dreamed of being able to make a record like this. I wanted to explore all the possibilities of a song and work with a producer who was among the best and who could teach me," he says. "What makes me different is that I write all these songs, and I write them from the heart. I've lived them."
Which is exactly why his fans are willing to go along for the ride and invest so much in an artist who speaks to their way of life. To Corey, While the Gettin' Is Good is his way of opening up his heart, along with his wallet, and paying them back.
"I'm going to take the goodwill they've given me and continually invest it into making better and better records that reflect who I am and my vision," he says. "They've entrusted me with a lot, so I'm trying to be the best steward I can be."
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