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BALTIMORE (WJZ/MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB)–The Goo Goo Dolls will headline the People’s Pink Party on Black Eyed Susan Day.

The concert will take place Friday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course as part of Pimlico’s partnership with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The People’s Pink Party is an event that launched in 2010 to raise funds and aid awareness and research for breast cancer.

“The day’s growing momentum and popularity allow us to offer, for the first time, an Infield concert on Preakness eve featuring a national headlining artist. Live music has always been a part of The People’s Pink Party, and with the Goo Goo Dolls performance, the weekend is now positioned to be one of the most unique entertainment experiences anywhere, combining the highest level of racing and first-class music on both Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. “The heart of Black-Eyed Susan Day remains our partnership with Komen Maryland. It remains our pleasure to honor many devoted people involved in the fight against breast cancer on this very special day at Pimlico.”

The People’s Pink Party also includes a 13-race program that afternoon featuring eight stakes races, headlined by the 89th running of Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and the Pimlico Special. The day will feature a jockey challenge between eight of the nation’s top active riders and the fourth annual Lady Legends For the Cure Race.

Grammy-nominated artists Goo Goo Dolls recently released “Rebel Beat,” the first single from their new album “Magnetic,” due out May 7 via Warner Bros Records.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale next Friday.
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