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Country Music Superstar Brad Paisley To Headline 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival

December 11, 2017

TORONTO, December 11, 2017 – Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling country music superstar, Brad Paisley, will headline the 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-day Festival will run from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1.

Queen’s Plate Festival Passes will go on sale Friday, December 15 at – just in time to stuff stockings with the hottest ticket of the summer. Passes start at just $45, and will provide 3-day access to the grounds, which includes Friday night’s Brad Paisley concert, as well as an extensive offering of attractions on Saturday such as the beloved Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois and the main event, the jewel of Canadian horse racing – the running of the 159th Queen’s Plate.

Critically acclaimed country music star Brad Paisley will kick off the Queen’s Plate Festival on Friday, June 29. His electrifying talent has yielded three GRAMMY® Awards, two American Music® Awards, 14 Country Music Association® Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), 14 ACM Awards and 24 No. 1 world-renowned hits. LOVE AND WAR, Paisley’s newest album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, marking his 9th consecutive studio album entry at the chart’s top position.

“The Queen’s Plate is one of the classic events on the Canadian sports calendar,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “With Brad Paisley, one of the great personalities and performers in music, kicking off our three-day Queen’s Plate festival, and our mix of food, fashion and horse racing, the weekend will be memorable for both long-time racing customers and potential new fans.”

Paisley fans can take their experience up a notch by purchasing a Paddock Party Festival Pass, providing exclusive access to the concert beer garden and pre-concert party with live-racing and entertainment held in Woodbine’s rustic and chic Old Standardbred Paddock.

The coveted $1 million running of the Queen’s Plate, previously held on Sunday, will take place on Saturday, June 30, drawing thousands of stylishly dressed spectators out to Woodbine Racetrack. This year’s event will once again have live music, spectacular fashion, gourmet food trucks and thrilling horse racing. A post-race concert will close out the day with artists to be announced in the new year.

The 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival will continue on Sunday, July 1 with free Canada Day celebrations and fun for the whole family.

Fans can visit @WoodbineTB for the latest updates on everything #QP18.


General Admission Festival Passes are forty-five dollars ($45) and provide access including general admission to the Brad Paisley concert, Queen’s Plate, Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois, and post-race concert. Passes will go on sale to the general public Friday, December 15 at 10AM.

Paddock Party Festival Passes are seventy-five dollars ($75) and provide all of the above, plus a concert pre-party with live-racing and entertainment, exclusive access to the beer garden for concert viewing, and admission to the Paddock Party for the Queen’s Plate.

Premium Festival Passes will be available for three-hundred and fifty dollars ($350) and provide the ultimate country music fan experience. Passes offer all the benefits of the Paddock Party Festival Pass, plus exclusive access to premium hospitality tents for both the Brad Paisley concert and the Queen’s Plate, including gourmet food and alcoholic beverages, valet parking, and grandstand seating on race day.

Grandstand Festival Passes range from forty-five to one hundred and twenty dollars ($45 – $120) and include general admission to the Brad Paisley concert, the pre-concert party, and a reserved grandstand seat for Queen’s Plate. Queen’s Plate grandstand seating is limited.

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