PRESS RELEASE – At Frawley Stadium, fans just never know what they might see next. Take the upcoming 2011 campaign for example. Not only will Wilmington Blue Rocks patrons see quality Carolina League baseball on a nightly basis, but they will also enjoy a multitude of awe-inspiring, smile-inducing, family-friendly entertainment acts sprinkled through the season. Perhaps the most highly anticipated of the group, are the one of a kind Cowboy Monkeys, who make their return to Judy Johnson Field for a two-night show July 15-16.
Anyone who missed their jaw-dropping performance the last two seasons may be wondering what exactly are the Cowboy Monkeys? Well, they are a rodeo style act, that go by the stage name Team Ghost Riders, which features monkeys, dressed as cowboys, riding on top of dogs as if they were horses, while herding rams. It is as amazing as it sounds, and it will be live at Frawley Stadium for two nights in mid-June.
The best part is, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The Blue Crew will welcome to town ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Performer, Edyta Sliwinksa, on Saturday, April 30. Slywinski saunters around the stage as one of the professional dancers on the highly-rated ABC primetime show. She will sign autographs during the game, and throw out the first pitch before it. A VIP meet-and-greet session will also be available.
Later in the summer the ZOOperstars come to town on Friday, August 12, with their own special brand of inflatable family entertainment. Whether your favorite character is “Harry Canary,” “Ichiroach Suzuki,” or “Cow Ripken, Jr.” there is always a ton of fun on ZOOperstars night.
Speaking of mascots, local football fans will be pleased when Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot Swoop comes to town on Thursday, June 9. Many will be even happier when he brings with him the always-lovely Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders.
WWE legend Jerry “The King” Lawler will bring his strong-brand of entertainment to Frawley Stadium on Saturday, May 21. He will not be the toughest character to grace the grounds of Judy Johnson Field in 2011 however.
That distinction belongs to Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the boys as they bring the force to the Riverfront on Star Wars Night, Friday, April 29. The bravest act at Frawley in 2011 comes in July however, as Mad Chad, “The Chainsaw Juggler” will provide his own unique brand of entertainment to Blue Rocks fans on Friday, July 1.
Along with these and all of the other 2011 entertainment acts, the Blue Crew will continue to tickle its fans’ funny bones with the team’s normal assortment of zany theme nights. The Rocks designate each game with a theme to be celebrated throughout the contest. Some of this season’s highlighted themes include “Christmas in July” on July 26 and ’90s Night on June 23.
The place for fun in 2011 is Frawley Stadium, and fans can be a part of all the action. Individual tickets for the upcoming campaign can be purchased starting on February 21 with a President’s Day Ticket Event at the Frawley Stadium box office. You can also purchase seats by phone, at 302-888-BLUE, or online at bluerocks.com.
2011 Entertainment Acts/Theme Nights
Friday, April 15, 7:05 p.m. : REGGY! Appearance / Opening Night
Saturday, April 16, 6:05 p.m. : NASCAR Night
Sunday, April 17, 1:35 p.m. : Disney Characters Day / Easter Egg Hunt
Monday, April 18, 6:35 p.m. : Brady Bunch Tribute
Tuesday, April 19, 6:35 p.m. : Earth Day
Wednesday, April 20, 11:05 a.m. : School Kid’s Special
Friday, April 29, 7:05 p.m. : Star Wars Night with 501st and Rebel Legion Appearance
Saturday, April 30, 6:05 p.m. : Edyta Sliwinska of “Dancing with the Stars” Appearance / University of Delaware Night
Sunday, May 1, 1:35 p.m. : Rocky Bluewinkle’s Birthday Party
Monday, May 2, 6:35 p.m. : Family Guy Tribute
Tuesday, May 3, 6:35 p.m. : Tribute to Night Court
Wednesday, May 4, 6:35 p.m. : Thor Night
Tuesday, May 10, 6:35 p.m. : American Idol Night
Wednesday, May 11, 6:35 p.m. : Tribute to Michael Jackson
Thursday, May 12, 6:35 p.m. : Jersey Shore Spoof Night
Friday, May 20, 7:05 p.m. : Save Second Base Night (DE Breast Cancer Coalition)
Saturday, May 21, 6:05 p.m. : Jerry “The King” Lawler Appearance / Boots on the Ground Night
Sunday, May 22, 1:35 p.m. : REGGY! Appearance / Nickelodeon Day / inKids Day
Monday, May 23, 6:35 p.m. : Salute to Seinfeld
Tuesday, May 24, 6:35 p.m. : X-Men Tribute
Wednesday, May 25, 11:05 a.m. : School Kid’s Special / Kung Fu Panda Day
Friday, June 3, 7:05 p.m. : Amazing Christopher Appearance / Operation Any Soldier Night
Saturday, June 4, 6:05 p.m. : Philadelphia and New Jersey Ghostbusters Appearance / Ghostbusters Night
Sunday, June 5, 1:35 p.m. : Gleeked Out! A Tribute to Glee
Monday, June 6, 7:05 p.m. : Top Gun Tribute
Tuesday, June 7, 7:05 p.m. : Super Mario Tribute
Wednesday, June 8, 7:05 p.m. : Dora & Diego Tribute
Thursday, June 9, 7:05 p.m. : Swoop and Eagles Cheerleaders Appearance / EAGLES Night
Thursday, June 16, 7:05 p.m. : Green Lantern Tribute
Friday, June 17, 7:05 p.m. : Police Night
Saturday, June 18, 6:05 p.m. : Beauty & Baseball Fundraiser (benefits Autism Delaware)
Sunday, June 19, 1:35 p.m. : REGGY! Appearance / Father’s Day / Cars 2 Tribute
Thursday, June 23, 7:05 p.m. : Flashback to the ’90s
Friday, June 24, 7:05 p.m. : LiveStrong Night
Saturday, June 25, 6:05 p.m. : Dog Days of Summer
Wednesday, June 29, 7:05 p.m. : Transformers 3 Tribute
Thursday, June 30, 7:05 p.m. : Elvis Tribute
Friday, July 1, 7:05 p.m. : Mad Chad Appearance / Patriotic Theme / Johnnie’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (post-game)
Saturday, July 9, 6:05 p.m. : Pirate Festival
Sunday, July 10, 1:35 p.m. : Home Improvement Day
Monday, July 11, 7:05 p.m. : Back to the Future Tribute
Wednesday, July 13, 7:05 p.m. : Harry Potter Tribute
Thursday, July 14, 7:05 p.m. : Superheroes Night (Captain America Movie Tribute)
Friday, July 15, 7:05 p.m. : Team Ghost Riders Appearance/ Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Night (1 of 2)
Saturday, July 16, 6:05 p.m. : Team Ghost Riders Appearance / Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Night (2 of 2)
Monday, July 25, 7:05 p.m. : Space Jam Tribute
Tuesday, July 26, 7:05 p.m. : REGGY! Appearance / Christmas in July
Wednesday, July 27, 7:05 p.m. : Game Show Night
Thursday, July 28, 12:05 p.m. : Camp Day / Super Splash Day
Friday, July 29, 7:05 p.m. : Girl Scout Sleepover / KC Royals Night
Saturday, July 30, 6:05 p.m. : Family Healthcare Night / Nerd Night
Sunday, July 31, 1:35 p.m. : Tribute to the Smurfs
Monday, August 8, 7:05 p.m. : Mummers Night
Tuesday, August 9, 7:05 p.m. : Battle of the Boy Bands
Wednesday, August 10, 7:05 p.m. : Bob the Builder Night
Thursday, August 11, 7:05 p.m. : Brewmasters Tribute
Friday, August 12, 7:05 p.m. : ZOOperstars! Appearance
Saturday, August 13, 6:05 p.m. : Faith Night
Sunday, August 14, 1:35 p.m. : Thomas the Tank Engine Day
Thursday, August 18, 7:05 p.m. : Bachelor & Bachelorette Tribute
Friday, August 19, 7:05 p.m. : REGGY! Appearance / Toy Story Celebration
Saturday, August 20, 6:05 p.m. : Judy Johnson Night
Sunday, August 21, 1:35 p.m. : Salute to the Mullet / Hair Care Appreciation Day
Monday, August 29, 6:35 p.m. : Saved by the Bell Tribute
Tuesday, August 30, 6:35 p.m. : Scrapple Appreciation Night
Wednesday, August 31, 6:35 p.m. : Scooby Doo Night
Thursday, September 1, 6:35 p.m. : Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff
Saturday, September 3, 6:05 p.m. : USO Night (Fundraiser)
Sunday, September 4, 1:35 p.m. : USO Day (Fundraiser) / Fans Choice Theme
Monday, September 5, 1:05 p.m. : Labor Day / Fan Appreciation Day
Still to come as Release Week wraps up, the Wilmington Blue Rocks will make known the promotional giveaway items that fans will receive at Frawley Stadium during the campaign.
The Blue Rocks will begin the 2011 season on the road on April 8 in Myrtle Beach, SC against the Pelicans (Texas Rangers). The home opener comes on April 15 at Frawley Stadium this season, as the Blue Crew hosts the Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals) at 7:05 p.m.