Smokies Unveil Rest of 2011 Promotional Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, conclude the unveiling of the team’s 2011 season promotional schedule with a preview of the individual theme nights including giveaways and appearances. With something lined up different every day of the season, the 2011 Smokies experience will bring you a “Century of Memories!”

Giveaways: Giveaway nights are a staple within the Minor League Baseball experience all around the country, and the Smokies are no different. Kicking off the season, the first 2,000 fans through the gates on April 30 will receive a Starlin Castro Bobblehead. This Bobblehead will be the same one the Chicago Cubs are giving away at Wrigley Field on April 5. The excitement continues all the way to the end of the season with nine total giveaways throughout the year. Here’s a look at all of the 2011 giveaways at Smokies Park:

April 16: Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Pilot Food Marts & Citizens National Bank (First 2,500 fans)
April 30: Starlin Castro Bobblehead (First 2,000 fans)
May 1: Smokies 2011 Poster Schedule Giveaway presented by PaeTec, VictorPrint & Fairfield Inn & Suites – Sevierville/Kodak (First 2,500 fans)
May 20: T-Shirt and Rally Towel Giveaway presented by Bizsolutions (First 1,000 fans)
May 21: Webkinz Giveaway (First 1,000 fans 12 & under)
June 18: Smokies Cap Giveaway presented by Hardee’s & Fairfield Inn – Sevierville/Kodak (First 2,500 fans)
July 23: Smokies Cap Giveaway presented by US Cellular (First 2,500 fans)
August 13: Smokies Cap Giveaway presented by Food City & Peter Pan Peanut Butter (First 2,500 fans)
August 27: Dog Calendar Giveaway presented by Frontline/Heartgard (First 2,000 fans)

Special Appearances: This season, Smokies Park will play host to a plethora guests throughout the 2011 season. Take a look at the 2011 appearance line-up:

June 5: Post-game Concert featuring Key West Presented by All Occasions Party Rentals
June 18: Myron Noodleman Appearance
July 23: Myron Noodleman Appearance
July 31: Post-game Christian Concert featuring Sidewalk Prophets & Chris August presented by LifeWay Christian Stores & B97.5 FM
August 13: ZOOperstars Appearance
August 14: Post-game Concert featuring Bueller
August 21: Post-game Concert featuring Homemade Wine

Theme Nights: The 2011 season is filled with different themes meant to entertain and engage Smokies fans. Here’s a glimpse at some of 2011’s theme nights:

April 13: Buck Night
April 15: Star Wars Night
April 30: Prom Night
May 12: Health Care Appreciation Night
May 13: Halloween Night
May 25: Buck Night
May 26: Teacher Appreciation Night
May 28: Salute to Heroes Night (5:00 p.m. Pre-game Memorial ceremony)
June 5: Jimmy Buffett Night
June 15: Buck Night
June 18: Pink Ribbon Night
June 19: Superhero Night (Pre-game play catch with dad)
July 1-3: Independence Day celebration (Post-game fireworks every night)
July 9: Knoxville Harley-Davidson Night
July 20: Buck Night
July 21: Guns & Hoses Night
July 24: 100 years celebration
August 4: All Things Chicago Night
August 14: 80s Night
August 24: Buck Night
August 28: Circus Night

For a complete list of our promotional schedule, log on to the Smokies website at

Individual game tickets for the Tennessee Smokies 2011 season will go on sale on line Wednesday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. The Smokies kick off the 2011 home season against the Montgomery Biscuits on April 13. Ticket packages are currently on sale including season tickets, ticket mini-plans, as well as suites and group outings. For more information on tickets, games and events call the Smokies Front Office at 865-286-2300 or visit

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