PRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds are excited to announce the 2014 promotional calendar, which includes 22 fireworks extravaganzas and several giveaways commemorating the team’s final year at Greer Stadium. The calendar also includes 11 Throwback Thursdays presented by The Tennessean, six Trevecca Nazarene University FAITH NIGHTS® concerts, the return of the Famous San Diego Chicken, and much more!
A total of 22 fireworks nights highlight the affordable family-friendly entertainment calendar in 2014, with 11 shows falling on Fridays, 10 on Nashville’s News 2 Saturdays, and the team’s annual Independence Day show on July 3 presented by the Nashville International Airport.
The commemorative giveaway action begins on Opening Night (Friday, April 11), when the first 2,500 fans will receive 2014 magnet schedules featuring Greer’s ’37 Years of Hits’ commemorative mark. The magnets, presented by PPG Porter Paints, will also be distributed to the first 2,500 fans on the following night (April 12).
The Greer-specific giveaways continue with commemorative stadium T-shirts presented by Family Leisure to the first 2,000 fans on May 17; a miniature Greer Stadium replica presented by Coca-Cola to the first 2,000 fans on June 27; a guitar scoreboard snow globe presented by Twice Daily to the first 2,000 fans on July 12; and a vintage 1978-style Sounds bobblehead presented by The Tennessean to the first 2,000 fans on August 8. Fans are invited to help the team celebrate the end of the Sounds tenure on Chestnut Street by using the hashtag #LastCheerAtGreer while visiting the ballpark.
The Famous San Diego Chicken is slated to help us say farewell to Greer Stadium by making a special stop in Nashville on July 24. The nationally recognized entertainer has completed more than 17,000 total appearances across America, including several at Greer throughout the years.
Including the previously mentioned vintage bobblehead, the Sounds will present fans with a total of five bobbleheads over the summer.
The Paint-Your-Own Ozzie Bobblehead, presented by PPG Porter Paints, returns for the third consecutive year. Fans will be given paints and brushes to artistically paint Ozzie and his guitar however they choose. Fans can then submit a photo of their finished product to the Sounds via email to enter a contest to win prizes in age-range categories.
Also returning in 2014 is the team’s popular Bible Bobblehead Series presented by Trevecca Nazarene University, which features the nativity’s three wise men. The first wise man bobblehead giveaway will be on Sunday, June 29; the second on Friday, July 11; and the third on Saturday, August 9. Only the first 1,000 fans through the turnstiles each night will receive a bobblehead.
Additional giveaway items on the slate include: wall calendars to the first 2,000 fans (April 18); 2014 team photos for the first 2,000 fans, presented by Pandora Jewelry (May 3); vintage Sounds slugger tshirts for the first 2,000 fans presented by Vanderbilt Sports Medicine (June 14); Sounds/Military baseball card sets for the first 1,500 fans (June 28); Sounds Independence Day T-shirts for the first 2,000 fans, presented by Something Inked (July 3); and baseball jersey rally towels for the first 1,500 fans presented by the Tennessee State Fair Association (August 22).
Other promotions include:
The Sounds are proud to bring back our popular Trevecca Nazarene University FAITH NIGHTS® series. This season’s pre-game concert schedule will once again include six dates: May 2 (1 Girl Nation), May 31 (LifePoint Church of Smyrna), June 13 (MIKESCHAIR), June 29 (World Outreach Church), July 11 (Love and the Outcome), and August 9 (Rush of Fools).
Greer Stadium will also host the following theme nights throughout the summer: 80’s Night on May 22, a Father’s Day Celebration presented by Sport Clips on June 15, 90’s Night on June 26, Christmas in July Night presented by Twice Daily on July 12, and State Fair Night presented by the Tennessee State Fair Association on August 22.
Additionally, Beltone will present a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Night for the second consecutive year on May 30. Also returning for its second season is the Sounds Peanut-Free Night presented by The Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center on July 21.
Traditional favorites will continue during the season. Pre-game Autograph Days will take place every Sunday home game, and kids 12 and under can take part in the post-game base run every game. The Sounds will welcome kids from area schools as they take field trips to Greer Stadium and participate in various activities and learning exercises during three Education Day games (April 16, April 29 and May 20) and three Reading Club evening games (April 18, May 3 and May 16).
The following daily promotions also fill the 2014 calendar.
Mondays: Dollar Hot Dog Nights
Hot dogs are just $1 all night long during every Monday home game throughout the season.
Tuesday: Twice Daily 2-for-1 Tuesdays
Fans can receive a special 2-for-1 ticket offer by presenting a Twice Daily or Daily’s in-store receipt at the box office on Tuesday home games at Greer Stadium.
Wednesday: Great Clips #WebWednesdays
On #WebWednesdays, fans following the Sounds via social media and email newsletters will receive web specials for select Wednesday games. Also, fans can get up to two $5 General Admission tickets by presenting a Great Clips receipt at the box office.
Thursday: Throwback Thursdays presented by The Tennessean
Returning to the lineup for the fifth consecutive season is a fan favorite with a new title: Throwback Thursdays presented by The Tennessean, which features Sounds players wearing blue V-neck 1980s-style uniforms for every Thursday home game this season. Fans have the opportunity to enjoy discounted prices at concession stands, such as $2 beer, $2 soda, $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, and $2 nachos (this excludes the July 3 game). College students can receive one $5 General Admission ticket with a college ID. The Sounds will auction the throwback jerseys off to fans during the final Thursday home game of the year.
Friday: Postgame Fireworks
Every Friday home game will include an impressive fireworks display that lights up the sky.
Saturday: Nashville’s News 2 Postgame Fireworks
Each Saturday, a spectacular postgame fireworks show will follow the action on the field, presented by Nashville’s News 2.
Sunday: Piedmont Natural Gas Military Sundays / Faith & Family Sundays / Ozzie’s Fit & Fun Kids Club
Every Sunday, the Sounds will wear camouflage jerseys to salute all members of the armed forces on Piedmont Natural Gas Military Sundays. All fans presenting a military ID card will receive $5 off Reserved or General Admission tickets. The Sounds will auction off the camouflage jerseys during the final Sunday home game of the year with the proceeds benefiting Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
In addition, fans attending Sunday games can receive $5 off of Reserved or General Admission tickets when a church or community bulletin is presented at the Sounds box office. This offer is only redeemable on the day of game with a limit eight (8) tickets per bulletin. Also, members of Ozzie’s Fit & Fun Kids Club presented by The Tennessean will have loads of fun at the ballpark with special activities with Ozzie each Sunday.
The 2014 promotional lineup will continue to grow and evolve through Opening Night and into the season, and more fun theme nights and events will be added and announced in the future. Promotions are always subject to change. Click here for a complete 2014 game schedule and an here for an updated list of corresponding promotions.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate will host 72 games at Greer Stadium during their 37th season, beginning with the 7:05 p.m. home opener on Friday, April 11 against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Fans can visit Greer Stadium, open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., call (615) 690-HITS for more information.