Live Music, Food Trucks and More: A Look at What’s NEW in the Iroquois Steeplechase Infield

The Jacob Reynolds Band
The Jacob Reynolds Band
The Jacob Reynolds Band

With 25,000 guests expected for the 2015 race, the Iroquois Steeplechase is gearing up to make May 9 the most memorable race day yet. With several new entertainment options added this year, Steeplechasers have a lot to look forward to.

Here’s a look at what new and exciting things race goers in the infield can expect on race day:

Kings’ Chapel Music Stage

  • For the first time at Iroquois Steeplechase, Music City’s rite of spring, tailgaters will enjoy live music in the infield. Beginning at 11 a.m., local Nashville artists Cami Ross, Raven Cliff and the Jacob Reynolds Band will play on the Kings’ Chapel Music Stage, presented by Kings’ Chapel. Music will continue throughout the day between races. Any guest with access to the infield, including those with a Tailgating Singles armband, will have the opportunity to enjoy the special performances on race day.

Nashville Predators Tailgating and Giveaway

  • This year, race goers can visit their favorite hockey team off the ice and in the infield at the Iroquois Steeplechase. The Preds will have a booth near the Kings’ Chapel Music Stage and will give away six tickets to the season opener. Guests can enter to win on race day by entering their email address at the Predators booth or online at

Food Truck Park

  • Nashville’s no stranger to the food truck craze, and this year more trucks than ever are coming to the races! All guests in the infield can access the food truck park, which will be home to some of the city’s tastiest mobile options, including:

o   Arti’s Food Truck

o   Bao Down

o   Bare Naked Bagel

o   Confeastador

o   Jim ‘N Nick’s

o   King Tut’s

o   Little Cancun on the Go

o   Maurice’s Smokehouse

o   Music City Pies

o   Smoke Street

o   The Rolling Feast


Additionally, Dawg Daze and Mac Attack will be located in the Family Area and TigerMeat Hot Dogs will be available for those in General Admission. Bradley’s Curbside Creamery and the Music City Food + Wine Festival, with Martin’s BBQ, will be on-site in the Iroquois Shoppes area.

“Best Tailgate” Competition

  • The racetrack isn’t the only place for a little rivalry on race day. This year, guests in the infield will go head to head in Nashville Lifestyles’ “Best Tailgate” competition. Judges from one of Nashville’s premier social magazines will scour the infield looking for wildly decorated tents, tasty tailgating spreads, outrageous party themes and more. The winner will be announced on the jumbotron before the first race and will win a FREE tailgating space for the 2016 Iroquois Steeplechase. To be considered for the competition, guests should use the #TNSteeplechase hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook when sharing pictures from their tailgate.

For more information about the Iroquois, visit or call 1-800-619-4802.

About the Iroquois Steeplechase

Held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received nearly $10 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, or call (615) 591-2991.


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