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Starlight Racing (March 30): College Sports Theme Night With Groovy 7 Kicks Off Closing Weekend


Starlight Racing, the upscale nightlife experience with live music, DJs, drink specials and live Thoroughbred racing under the lights, closes out its run for the 2011-2012 meet with one final blowout on Friday, March 30.

Fair Grounds offers the first of 18 live races that day at 12:40 p.m., but the Starlight party will kick off at its usual 5 p.m. Musical headliners Groovy 7 take to the Clubhouse stage at 7 p.m, while DJ Kemistry in the Miller Lite Beer Garden spin nonstop until after the last race, about 9 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Starlight racing offers two distinct experiences – a chic club atmosphere in the Miller Lite Beer Garden and a more sophisticated vibe in the Clubhouse. Other features of Starlight Racing include specialty cuisine from local food trucks including the Fry Bar and Fork in the Road and the ever-popular Starlight Dancers in their custom-made jockey outfits.

Theme Nights

The theme for this final Stalright night -- College Sports -- will be reflected in the décor of the Miller Lite Beer Garden. Guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress in the jersey or colors of their favorite school.

Admission and Parking

General Admission to Fair Grounds for Starlight Racing is $5. TSCElite members receive free General Admission. Admission to the Clubhouse or the Miller Lite Beer Garden is an additional $5.

General parking at Fair Grounds is free. Valet parking is available for $10 and VIP Valet with priority service is $20.

Presenting Partners

Starlight Racing is presented in partnership with Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Ketel One Vodka, Crown Royal and Where Y’At.

DJ Kemistry

Hailing from the Big Easy, DJ Kemistry has quickly become infamous for his ultra high energy party rocking style of mixing. With a deep love for all music, his unique brand of hip hop is infused with hints of rock, pop, 80′s and electro house to achieve one mission, to make people dance. Currently playing over 260 nights a year, he is clearly the next big star in the nightlife circuit. More info: www.djkemistry.com.

Groovy 7

Groovy 7 is diverse, edgy, and full of energy. With a lineup packed with all stars of New Orleans’ dance and party band scene, Groovy 7 owns a powerhouse sound. The band excels in genres from rock to funk, soul to 80’s, with a trademark New Orleans sound present in them all. More info: www.groovy7.com.