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Media Alert: Infield Fest Press Conference Tuesday at 2 p.m.


Contact: Jim Mulvihill, Communications & Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager, (504) 948-1233, james.mulvihill@fgno.com



The first public announcement regarding the inaugural Louisiana Derby Infield Fest, a new festival to be held in the Fair Grounds infield on Louisiana Derby Day, March 30. Modeled on the Kentucky Derby celebration at Churchill Downs, the event will feature live music by a nationally known rock band familiar with Fair Grounds (to be revealed at the press conference), as well as the largest food truck gathering in New Orleans and special VIP areas, including mobile suites and tented party spaces.


Tim Bryant, President, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Mark Romig, President and CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp.

Eric Jon Stuart, Race Director, Crescent City Classic

John G. Dooley, Track Announcer, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots          


Tuesday, November 13, 2-2:30 p.m.

One-on-one interviews immediately following


Winner’s Circle, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

1751 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70119

(in the event of rain the press conference will be held in the Fair Grounds Clubhouse on the fourth floor)


Infield Fest will coincide with the milestone 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby.

Infield Fest and Louisiana Derby Day will fall on the same date as the 75th Crescent City Classic foot race, which ends that morning in nearby City Park. Fair Grounds and CCC are coordinating schedules and cross-promoting both events to make each bigger and better than ever.