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Major Acts Headline 2018 MiLB Ballpark Concerts

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Teams around Minor League Baseball are always looking for ways to host events other than baseball games at their ballparks. This includes concerts, a traditionally popular offering that will be seen at ballparks around the minors in 2018. 

Several high-profile tours—including those from Nelly and Jake Owen—are making stops at minor league facilities this season for stand-alone concerts, but that is just one part of the slate of musical acts at MiLB ballparks in 2018. Below is a schedule of high-profile concerts at MiLB ballparks. This list includes stand-alone concerts, but not pre-game or post-game shows.


April 14:

Kannapolis Intimidators (Intimidators Stadium)—Nelly

April 27:

Jackson Generals (The Ballpark at Jackson)—Nelly

April 28
Biloxi Shuckers (MGM Park)—Nelly


May 3:

Chattanooga Lookouts (AT&T Field)- Nelly

May 12:

Daytona Tortugas (Jackie Robinson Ballpark)- Nelly

May 18:

Chattanooga Lookouts (AT&T Field)- Jake Owen

May 19:

Augusta GreenJackets (SRP Park)- Jake Owen

Lexington Legends (Whitaker Bank Ballpark)- Nelly

May 28:

Boise Hawks (Memorial Stadium)—Ray LaMontagne with very special guest Neko Case

Steely Dan and the Dobbie Brothers


June 2:

Erie SeaWolves (UPMC Park)—Jake Owen

June 7:

Missoula Osprey (Ogren Park at Allegiance Field)—Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers

June 8:

Buffalo Bisons (Coca-Cola Field)—Taste of Country concert featuring Thomas Rhett, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Danielle Bradbery, and Kate Mallen

June 9:

Cedar Rapids Kernels (Veterans Memorial Stadium)—Hairball

June 15:

Jackson Generals (The Ballpark at Jackson)—Jake Owen

June 16:

Arkansas Travelers (Dickey-Stephens Park)—Jake Owen

June 30:

Bowling Green Hot Rods (Bowling Green Ballpark)—Jake Owen


July 7:

South Bend Cubs (Four Winds Field)—Jake Owen

Jake Owen


August 5:

Boise Hawks (Memorial Stadium)—Slightly Stoopid, with special guests Stick Figure and Pepper

August 9:

Fort Wayne TinCaps (Parkview Field)- Jake Owen

August 25:

Kannapolis Intimidators (Intimidators Stadium)- Jake Owen

August 30:

Birmingham Barons (Regions Field)- Jake Owen

August 31:

Montgomery Biscuits (Riverwalk Stadium)—Jake Owen


September 14:

Sacramento River Cats (Raley Field)- Jake Owen

September 15:

Fresno Grizzlies (Chukchansi Park)- Jake Owen

September 21:

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Security Service Field)- Jake Owen

September 22:

Ogden Raptors (Lindquist Field)- Jake Owen

Jake Owen’s performance at SRP Park on May 19 will be the first concert in the ballpark’s history. SRP Park is set to open in North Augusta, SC next month, and will host its first game for the GreenJackets (Low A; Sally League) on April 12.

The concerts listed above are what have been announced to date. However, more shows could be announced over coming weeks and months and potentially add to what is already a strong slate across the minors.

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