Lowell Spinners Faith & Family Day with Post-Game Concert

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The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced they will host their first ever Faith & Family Day at the ballpark, highlighted by a post-game concert by Jimmy Needham with special guests Bobby Bishop and Lukus Simari Sunday, June 22.

The event coincides with the Spinners 3:05pm game with the Tri-City ValleyCats, with the concert presented by FUSE Christian Concerts, a 501c3 charitable organization.

 “We are very excited to add another dimension to our promotional schedule,” said Spinners Assistant General Manager Jon Boswell. “Jimmy’s music is really applicable for anyone as a mixture of a Gavin DeGraw and Jason Mraz, while his lyrics and passion really tie into the overall Faith & Family Night concept.”

Admission for the game and concert will be single admission, meaning for the price of a game ticket, fans can enjoy nine innings of baseball and entertainment PLUS the post-game from $7-$10. A limited amount of pre-game barbeque tickets remain available as well.

In addition to Needham, special guests Bobby Bishop and Lukus Simari will open the show. Simari, who grew up in Lowell, and Bishop, a Massachusetts resident, will bring a local flavor to the show.

 “We are really looking forward to welcoming Bobby and Lukus to LeLacheur Park,” said Boswell. “We think their music will really resonate with the crowd.”

In addition to the Post-Game concert, the game will include the traditional Spinners fare, including post-game Kids Run the Bases and Tooth-Brush Holder Bobble Heads for the first 1,000 fans through the gates, presented by Collins Dentistry for Children.

Tickets for Faith and Family Night, in addition to the full 2014 Spinners schedule are on sale now at www.LowellSpinners.com or by phone at (978) 459-1702. The Spinners open their 2014 season at home against the Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday, June 13 with a 7:05 first pitch.

Concerts at Fenway are Number 1, too!

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Stage setup for Jimmy Buffett at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Courtesy of fenwayticketking.com

While the Red Sox are away the bands will play concerts at Fenway. This year music fans heard the likes of Paul McCartney and Jason Aldean, among others, rock out in centerfield.  Fenway has been hosting concerts for 10 years with acts like the Rolling Stones, Phish, and Dave Matthews Band. The summer double issue of the print version of Rolling Stone Magazine lists Fenway Park as one of the top ten venues. It is number eight, with Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO coming in first place.  Red Rocks is absolutely stunning, so it is tough to top it. The line-up online at http://www.rollingstone.com is different (why the inconsistency? I do not know.), but the best news is: Yankee Stadium is nowhere in sight.

Having been to a show at Yankee Stadium, I would have to agree that it is just an okay venue.  Its size dwarfs the small stage the Yanks set up.  And people think size doesn’t matter. Ha!

I think using Fenway Park in a variety of different ways is very exciting. People that do not necessarily enjoy baseball can still experience the historic ballpark, while listening to music they love. Then some of those people may just come back for a game. Voilà! New fans are born.

And as a music fan, I could not think of a cooler place to see some of the best artists perform. I look forward to catching a show there at some point in my lifetime.

On August 10th and 11th fans can look forward to Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. I think it’s safe to say that I will probably sit this one out.