Final Starlight Racing March 19 Features The Nobles
The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for Friday, March 19, headlined by legendary New Orleans party band The Nobles. First post is set for 5 p.m. with The Nobles scheduled to take the Clubhouse stage at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.
Starlight racing offers two distinct experiences—a chic club atmosphere in the Miller Beer Garden chalet and patio and a more sophisticated vibe in the Clubhouse with the Starlight Ultra Lounge and live music.
The Miller Beer Garden will feature DJs, premium martinis and cosmopolitans, world-famous charbroiled oysters from Drago’s, specialty fare from Messina’s and the always-popular Starlight Dancers in their custom jockey outfits (whips included!).
The fourth-floor Clubhouse level will offer the same specialty drinks as the Miller Beer Garden to go with an enhanced Starlight Racing clubhouse menu by Chef Ray Derderian. The Nobles, members of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame who formed as a garage band in 1959 and over the years have earned a reputation as one of the city’s preeminent party bands, will play on the east side of the fourth floor at 6 p.m. Please call (504) 943-2200 for Clubhouse dining reservations.
For this final Starlight Racing event, Fair Grounds is partnering with its friends at the Young Leadership Council (YLC) to help raise money for the popular civic organization that develops leadership through community projects. Half of the cost of tickets sold to YLC members through YLC will be donated back to the organization.
“We have been blown away by the overwhelming response to our first two Starlight Racing events and plan to end this season’s series with our biggest blowout yet,” said Fair Grounds President Austin Miller. “The energy on these nights has been palpable. It’s extremely gratifying to see that here in New Orleans the racetrack is perceived as a cool entertainment destination by people of all ages and backgrounds. I am hopeful that the enthusiasm we are seeing from those new to the racetrack experience will ultimately help create more serious racing fans that visit regularly and embrace the fun of pari-mutuel wagering. ”
Admission and Dress Code: “Dress to Impress”
General admission for the Miller Beer Garden chalet and patio is $5. Clubhouse admission is $10 and includes access to the Miller Beer Garden chalet and patio. Standard dress code rules apply for the Clubhouse (collared shirts required; no shorts, windsuits or sandals permitted). There is no dress code for the Miller Beer Garden chalet and patio but Fair Grounds urges all Starlight Racing guests to “dress to impress.”
For more information on the YLC event, visit www.YoungLeadershipCouncil.org.
Starlight Racing is presented by Miller Lite, Where Y’At Magazine, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Messina’s Catering, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey and Finlandia Vodka.