Megan Thee Stallion will perform at Preakness Live, the food, music and art festival ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
May 17 (UPI) -- Megan Thee Stallion and Lauryn Hill will take the stage at Preakness Live.
The 27-year-old rapper and 46-year-old singer-songwriter will perform at the event Friday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race Saturday.
Preakness Live is a new food, music and art festival running in conjunction with the race. The event is a collaboration between hospitality group 1/st Experience and Kevin Liles, the CEO and chairman of 300 Entertainment and Elektra Music Group.
With the festival, Liles hopes to showcase his hometown of Baltimore and bring a new audience out to the Preakness Stakes.
"What we're building with Preakness Live is a movement, not a moment," Liles said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "As a native son of this great city and a life-long fan of Preakness, I'm so proud to help bring an event of this scale and scope home, creating a cultural milestone both for residents and visitors rediscovering Baltimore's charms."
D-Nice will also perform, along with Brittney Spencer, Darin Atwater & the Soulful Symphony, and WanMor.
Tickets range from $49 to $175.
Preakness Stakes coverage will begin Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EDT on NBC. The race is expected to start at 7 p.m., with Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter as the favorite going into the race.