PRESS RELEASE – New for the 2014 season, every Thursday home game for the Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, will feature post-game concerts on the new “Grieder’s Patio At The Park.” The CornBelters will play their first regular season home game of the 2014 season (“CEFCU Opening Night”) at The Corn Crib on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. versus the Evansville Otters.
During the CornBelters 2014 season, all Thursday home games will feature some very exciting bands. In addition to the post game concerts on the new “Grieder’s Patio At The Park,” Thursdays will feature $1.00 beers and $2.00 margaritas during the game.
“It’s always a great time to watch these guys perform. If you don’t know who these acts are, I invite you to give them a chance. They will not let you down,” said Jason Williams, owner of S.A.W. Events. “What’s better than baseball and great music?”
The first Thursday home game is May 22 and will feature the Robert Brown Band. They are a four piece blues/rock band based out of Normal, IL. Their music is blues and southern rock and sounds most like Joe Bonamassa and Gov’t Mule.
May 29 will feature the classic rock and roll sounds of Dan Hubbard and The Humadors. The style and foundation for their music comes from the Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Neil Young and Jackson Browne. The band is currently touring the Midwest and making plans for a 2014 album and a national tour.
The next Thursday home game is June 26 and will feature Edward David Anderson. The critically acclaimed Midwestern rock and roll band Backyard Tire Fire is where Anderson is most known for 10 years. Anderson has a full length solo album set to release in the spring of this year.
The July 10 home game will have Glory Days: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E. Street Band playing. Their music was inspired and sounds like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and George Thorogood.
The folk sounds of Chicago Farmer will be playing after the game on July 24. His songs are written for the people that come to their shows. He says that everyone has a story and he wants to tell that story through his songs. He is currently on tour throughout the Midwest.
July 31 will feature the country sounds of Zach Linley and The Rebel Daredevils. Linley used the likes George Jones, Merle Haggard, Eagles, and Alabama albums to help him write his songs over the years.
The rock band Bottle of Justus will be playing on August 14. Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind, and Maroon 5 are bands that their music sounds most like. The band is composed of four members who sing heartfelt original music.
August 21 will feature one of the up and rising country stars in Clayton Anderson. Anderson sings about his home, family, friends and places he has been in his songs. He uses his past to write his songs because that is what he knows best.
The last Thursday home game is August 28 and will feature the hard rock sounds of None Taken. Their music sounds like the bands Seether, Chevelle, and Shinedown.
All of these concerts will be taking place after the game on the brand new “Grieder’s Patio At The Park.” The patio features a fireplace, a unique water feature, and various patio furniture.
“Grieder’s is happy to continue our support of the Normal Cornbelter’s in this 2014 season, and are pleased to announce that we are bringing our brand of Outdoor Living onto the field,” said Grieder’s Landscape Designer Mike Hoff. “Our hope is that people will bring their families and enjoy both games and the post-game concert series while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Grieder’s Patio at the Park!”
If you are interested in getting your group of 20 or more out to the Corn Crib for concerts, please contact the CornBelters today at (309) 454-2255 (BALL) or stop by The Mid-Illini Credit Union Box Office at The Corn Crib during normal business hours.
“I am very excited that the CornBelters have decided to showcase some of the great talent coming from Central Illinois,” said Williams. “With the exception of Clayton (who is one of the best up and comers from Nashville), these are acts that I have known and worked with since I started in the music business.”