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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Band Schedule Announced For Popular Friday Promotion

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 20, 2009) – Once again this summer, Arlington Park will be “the place to be” to kick off your weekends with the Miller Lite Party in the Park on Friday afternoons. The popular promotion returns May 22, the Friday before Memorial Day, and runs through Sept. 4, the Friday before Labor Day. Post time Friday throughout the season will be at 2:30 pm (except July 3 at 4 pm and two post Labor Day Fridays Sept. 18 and 25 when post time will be 2 pm).

The Miller Lite Party in the Park features a combination of live music from top local bands or DJs, the excitement of live Thoroughbred racing plus food and beverage specials. In addition to the music element, Arlington will usher in new activities for 2009 including Baggo and other interactive games, plus guests will be able to have their pictures taken by an on-site photographer who will make the photos available to them online for free downloading.

Throughout the season, local radio personalities will make appearances at Miller Lite Party in the Park. Steve Downes of WDRV-FM (The Drive) will be on hand for a “Longest Drive” contest on May 29; WKQX-FM (Q-101) will host a performance by rock group Unibrow on June 26 and a show by Green Day cover band 3 To Go on July 17; on Friday, Aug. 7, ESPN Radio 1000 will host both the “Waddle and Silvy Show” and “The Afternoon Saloon” program from the track; and finally WXRT morning personality Lin Brehmer will do a special afternoon broadcast from Arlington on Aug. 21.

Whether you like classic rock, alternative or blues music, Miller Lite Party in the Park has something for you. The complete Party in the Park band schedule follows:

Date Band (genre)
May 22 Elevation (U2 tribute)
May 29 Thunder Road (classic rock)
June 5 Catfight (rock)
June 12 Brian Cummings (DJ)
June 19 BritBeat (Beatles tribute)
June 26 Unibrow (power pop)
July 3 Four Man Band (classic rock) **
July 10 Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners (blues)
July 17 3 To Go (Green Day tribute)
July 24 Final Say (classic rock)
July 31 Brian Cummings (DJ)
Aug. 7 9D Rox (rock)
Aug. 14 Spoken Four (rock)
Aug. 21 Libido Funk Circus (70s)
Aug. 28 Acoustic Sideshow (acoustic)
Sept. 4 Local Favorite (classic rock)

** 4 p.m. start time
schedule subject to change (visit for details)

Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 98-day meet in 2009 from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, Sept. 27. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 10 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at





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