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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Band Schedule Announced For Popular Friday Promotion

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 21, 2010) – 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 28, the Friday before Memorial Day, and runs through Sept. 3, the Friday before Labor Day. Post time Friday throughout the season will be at 3 pm (2 pm in September.)

The Miller Lite Party in the Park features a combination of live music from top local bands, the excitement of live Thoroughbred racing plus food and beverage specials. In addition to the music element, Arlington will continue to offer Baggo and other interactive games, plus guests will be able to have their pictures taken by an on-site fan 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. WXRT morning personality Lin Brehmer will do a special afternoon broadcast from Arlington on May 28 to kick off this year’s Miller Lite Party in the Park; and ESPN-1000 will host “The Afternoon Saloon” from Arlington on Aug. 20.

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 29 Thunder Road (classic rock)
June 4 Rico (Latin-flavored rock)
June 11 Hey Jimmy (classic rock)
June 18 Murley Shertz (rock)
June 25 Acoustic Sideshow (acoustic)
July 2 Dave Tamkin & Company (acoustic)
July 9 Final Say (rock)
July 16 Red Pop Fury (pop)
July 23 BBI (rock)
July 30 Battle of the Bands
Aug. 6 61 Beale Street (southern rock)
Aug. 13 Battle of the Bands winner
Aug. 20 Maggie Speaks (rock)
Aug. 27 Soda (classic rock)
Sept. 3 Local Favorite (classic rock)**

** 2 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 91-day meet in 2010 from Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, Sept. 26. 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 Waukegan, Shooters Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes featuring Trackside Rockford, 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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