Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion and More to Perform at Preakness Live Culinary, Art & Music Festival in Baltimore

The exciting lineup of artists set to take the stage at the Preakness Live Culinary, Art & Music Festival has been officially revealed.

Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Brittney Spencer, D-Nice, Darin Atwater and The Soulful Symphony will perform during the Baltimore Festival, which will take place at the Pimlico Race Course grounds on May 20, the entertainment company announced 1/ ST Experience Tuesday 12 April. ). Family group WanMor will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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The festival is being held in consultation with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and in conjunction with Baltimore native music executive Kevin Liles, CEO of 300 Media. The Preakness Live Culinary, Art & Music Festival also marks the first event that is part of Baltimore 1/ST, a new campaign to showcase and impact local culture through the pillars of music, art, of fashion, food, sports and community, showcasing international and local Baltimore talent year-round.

“I am incredibly excited about this new collaboration led by a real son of Baltimore,” Mayor Brandon M. Scott said in a statement. “This will not only enhance the Preakness experience, but will also support and elevate Baltimore’s culture through art, sports, fashion and year-round food. I look forward to the profound impact this new emphasis on Baltimore art and culture will have on our city’s next generation of creative minds. I would like to thank Kevin Liles, 300 Media and 1/ST Experience for their investment in our city and its unique cultural fabric.

Liles, CEO and President of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group, said in a statement: Baltimore is more than a city, just as Preakness is more than a race. What we’re building with Preakness Live is a movement, not a moment. As a native son of this great city and a lifelong fan of Preakness, I’m so proud to help bring an event of this magnitude and scale home, creating a cultural milestone for both residents and visitors who rediscover the charms of Baltimore.

In addition to its musical offerings, the festival will also feature culinary shows from celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson and Gail Simmons and beloved Baltimore chefs Saon Brice from BLK Swan and Mario Moise. Preakness Live will also launch Restaurant Row, comprised of a diverse group of local restaurants featuring regional culinary delights. Unique art installations will also be on display at the Pimlico infield.

Also exciting: On May 21, Park Heights Renaissance will sponsor and conduct the first annual George “Spider” Anderson Preakness Music and Arts Festival in recognition of the first black jockey to win the Preakness Stakes in 1889.

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James C. Tibbs