Cowboy Mouth to headline Infield Festival stage
In an effort to enhance the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby on March 30, 2013, the Fairgrounds will be holding a festival on the infield.
Fairgrounds spokesman Jim Mulvihill tells 99.5FM the inaugural Infield Festival will be headlined by native New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth and will also feature what he says will be the largest food truck gathering in the city.
"The idea is to put on kind of a smaller scale version of what people perhaps have seen in the past at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs or the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore," Mulvihill said.
Coincidentally, Infield Festival and Louisiana Derby Day fall on the same date at the 75th Crescent City Classic. Mulvihill says both groups have worked out a deal so they won't conflict with each other.
"The Crescent City Classic is going to start a little bit earlier than they normally do, and we're gonna start a little bit later to make sure that by the time our fans show up, the streets are all open and clear from the Crescent City Classic."
Infield Festival general admission will be $25 with VIP packages starting at $60. Advance tickets will go on sale online in January.