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BUD LIGHT SUMMER BASH AND BBQ RETURNS FOR 2006 SEASON
Saturday Music Series Expanded to 18 Weeks
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 13, 2006) -- Now in its third season, the Bud Light Summer Bash and BBQ returns with an expanded schedule to include the first 18 weeks of the 2006 Arlington Park live racing season. The Bud Light Summer Bash and BBQ features live music by popular local bands, delicious barbecue specials and Bud Light beer specials every Saturday from May 6 (Kentucky Derby Day) through Sept. 2. First race and first song each week is at 1 p.m. (12:30 p.m. on May 6, Kentucky Derby Day; 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 12, Arlington Million Day).
“Southern fried rock” by the band Goin’ South highlights the first Bud Light Summer Bash and BBQ of the season on Saturday, May 6, which is highlighted by the live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby as part of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Opening Weekend at Arlington Park. Fans attending the track that day can get a close-up look at the # 10 Valvoline car from NASCAR.
Music from several genres including classic rock, Motown, New Orleans soul and Latin-flavored rock will be presented during the course of the summer. The complete schedule of bands and food specials follows:
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 95-day meet in 2006 from Friday, May 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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