Wiz Khalifa To Headline Preakness Infield 2012
DMV and nation-wide slop-drunk seekers, the Preakness InfieldFest 2012 feature acts have been named, one of which is none other than the big dude himself, Wiz Khalifa. Headlining along with Maroon 5, the stonified lyricist will give the party a hip hop touch that it’s yet to receive from years past. Look forward to the big day and read more below from The Baltimore Sun.
Khalifa, one of hip-hop’s best known marijuana advocates, contradicts the carefully balanced image the Jockey Club has cultivated for the Infield in recent years.
During a conference call on Friday morning, Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said selecting Khalifa, who is nominated for High Times Magazine’s 2011 “Stoner of the Year,” was an effort to attract the 21-35 age-group.
“I know his music is a little edgy,” Chuckas said. “But I can’t play Lawrence Welk. I need to play music [young people] will come and listen to.”