Sam Hunt To Headline The Budweiser Infieldfest At The Preakness Stakes

The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course, announced that multi-platinum crossover artist Sam Hunt, the first male artist to have four number ones from a debut album on the Country Airplay chart and known for hits "Leave the Night On," "House Party" and "Take Your Time," will headline the 2017 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest Concert on Saturday, May 20.

The Budweiser InfieldFest is a full day music festival that takes place amid the Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Fans from around the world gather in Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. region to take part in a weeklong celebration to promote and celebrate the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

"The Preakness is one of the most storied sporting events in American history," said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group.

"It is our goal to honor that history while continuing to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing by offering unique entertainment and guest experiences, such as InfieldFest, to engage a new generation of fans."

The entertainment lineup will also feature Maryland natives, pop-punk award-winning and multi-platinum artists, Good Charlotte, who will headline the DeKuyper Stage along with LOCASH, the duo that includes Baltimore native Chris Lucas, along with Preston Brust and Canadian pop-country act High Valley.

"This concert is for the fans and we are excited to share such a talented lineup with our guests," said Stronach.

The Preakness and Budweiser InfieldFest are expected to draw over 130,000 fans on race day and can be seen nationwide via the live NBC broadcast from 4:30-6:45pm EST.