PRESS RELEASE – The Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are pleased to announce the addition of nine post-game concerts that will follow the club’s Friday night games beginning on May 10. Legendary local bands will perform outside the Corona Castaways Bar in the left field corner of Classic Park at the conclusion of the post-game fireworks shows that follow each Friday game, until approximately midnight. The Captains will kick-off the concert series with a special Opening Night concert as well on April 4.
Fans with tickets to Captains games on the designated Friday dates can stay and watch the concerts with no additional charge. Castaways Bar will remain open for the duration of each post-game show and a limited food menu will be available.
“The bands that we have booked have been very successful in the Cleveland music scene for years and we can’t wait for them to bring their talents and energy to Classic Park for some great nights of music”, said Captains General Manager Brad Seymour.
The scheduled line-up of bands for the 2013 season include:
Opening Night, April 4 – The Extremes are a group of “experienced” rockers that get together from various local bands. Fans will enjoy the sounds of The Beatles, The Stray Cats, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, The Average White band, Traffic, The Ventures and much more.
May 10 – Festivus plays 80’s Disco and R&B and 80’s favorites, featuring chart toppers from Shania Twain to Santana. Fans will most certainly want to wear comfortable shoes as the band’s high energy musical assault will have you dancing until the end of the night.
May 17 – Wild Horses appeals to a diverse crowd as this band has been Northeast Ohio’s #1 party band for more than 30 years. They play the greatest tunes of all-time, including music by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Doors, Santana, the Allman Brothers and plenty of Motown favorites. In 1980, they released a Top-Five hit called “Funky-Poodle”.
June 14 – Pieces of Eight featuring the Lakeside Brass began their journey in 1979 and is made up of eight musicians complete with its own horn section. The band performs a mix of classic Rock & Roll and popular R&B featuring music from Bruce Springsteen, the J. Geils band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and much more.
June 28 – Run Avril Run has been packing dance floors since 1999. Whether at the local clubs or the area’s finest private affairs, the song list and high energy live performances are guaranteed crowd pleasers. From Bon Jovi, Journey to Katy Perry, Run Avril Run plays all your favorite club hits.
July 19 – Driven is a powerful, high energy eight-piece band featuring a dynamic lead vocalist and powerful horn section. The band’s strength is its ability to play to any audience, anywhere, and perform music everyone will recognize.
August 2 – Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean is a nine-piece band covering many styles of music from Ska, Rock, Disco, Swing, and everything in-between. Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean bring a high energy level that will have you on your feet and celebrating all night long.
August 16 – Stone Pony Band is group of nine veteran musicians who have been honoring the music of Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Stone Pony has been satisfying the hardcore Boss/SSJ fans from Chicago to New York.
August 23 – Jukebox Heroes entertains fans from the Gen X crowd to the arena rock era and even the disco scene. JBH makes the songs sound like the recordings you remember. Every song will keep you on the dance floor the entire show!
August 30 – Cleveland’s Breakfast Club is the Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band that plays tributes to Journey, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, along with new wave favorites, Metal 101, Party Dance Set and much more.
The Captains 2013 Opening Night Celebration is Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 PM as the Captains welcome the Lansing Lugnuts, an affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, to Classic Park.
Full season tickets plans, 7-, 12-, 20-, and 35-game mini ticket plans for the 2013 season are on sale now at great prices complete with several exclusive benefits. Information can be found at the Captains website: CaptainsBaseball.com.