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Boston Pops to expand ballpark tour in 2011

Kenny LogginsFresh off a successful appearance at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium last summer, the Boston Pops is embarking on a 10-city Minor League Ballparks tour this summer, stretching from Birmingham, Alabama, to Buffalo, New York, August 16-30. On the bill with the Pops: singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins.

The tour program features music inspired by three of this country’s favorite pastimes–baseball, movies, and rock ’n’ roll. The common thread throughout the program, entitled the Hollywood Hits Tour, will be legendary film music themes, featuring music from one of the most memorable baseball films of our time, The Natural, a tribute to renowned film composer John Williams, and Kenny Loggins singing “Footloose,” from the ever-popular film of the same name.

“I can’t think of a better marriage between the worlds of music and sports than that between America’s Orchestra and America’s favorite pastime,” said Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart.  “With the legendary Kenny Loggins joining us for this 10-city tour of some of America’s finest minor league stadiums, these concerts of great music from the worlds of baseball, movies, and rock ’n’ roll are sure to bring audiences a once-in-a-lifetime experience that creates cherished memories and brings a wonderful new dimension to a summer at their favorite ball park.”

Tickets for the Boston Pops Hollywood Hits tour go on sale February 28, 2011 and will be available through each venue’s box office, website, and phones


16-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Durham Bulls                       Durham Bulls Athletic Park

17-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Charlotte Knights                 Knights Stadium

19-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Gwinnett Braves                  Coolray Field

20-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Nashville Sounds                 Greer Stadium

21-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Memphis Red Birds             AutoZone Park

23-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Birmingham Barons             Regions Park

26-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Buffalo Bisons                      Coca-Cola Field

27-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Rochester Red Wings          Frontier Field

28-Aug                  7:30 PM                  Syracuse Chiefs                   Alliance Bank Park

30-Aug                  7:30 PM                  New Britain Rock Cats         New Britain Stadium

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