POPS CONCERT IS MARQUEE EVENT OF PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL
August 4th, 2010 · No Comments
THE BOSTON POPS AND KEITH LOCKHART PERFORM AT McCOY STADIUM WITH SPECIAL GUEST KENNY LOGGINS ON SEPTEMBER 4th
TICKETS ARE PRICED FROM GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND SEATS AT $35 TO VIP FIELD SEATS AT $100 WITH OPTIONS IN BETWEEN
The Boston Pops, featuring Keith Lockhart and the orchestra, will continue the celebration of its 125th anniversary season by performing at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket, RI on Saturday, September 4 at 7:30 pm. The Pops will be joined by singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins, whose hit songs include “Footloose,” “I’m Alright,” and “This Is It.” This concert is Loggins’ only New England area performance this year.
Though members of the Boston Pops have been featured in performances at many of the country’s leading sporting events, including those of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics, the concert at McCoy Stadium marks the first time the full orchestra complement has ever performed in a baseball stadium and the first time they have performed an outdoor concert in the Providence area.
Portions of the proceeds from tickets sales will benefit Hasbro’s Children’s Hospital. The Boston Pops concert at McCoy Stadium is the marquee event of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, August 27-September 26. This concert is a Boston Pops/ESI Concerts, Inc Production.
“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. “The concert at McCoy Stadium on September 4, along with the Pops concert on the Boston Common later in September, gives us a chance to bring the Boston Pops 125th celebration to a wider live audience throughout the region—and it’s icing on the cake to have an opportunity to perform with the legendary Kenny Loggins in Pawtucket.”
“I’m extremely excited and proud to be associated with The Boston Pops,” said Kenny Loggins. “It is a true pleasure to work with such a prestigious and talented orchestra. I am very much looking forward to having the honor of performing with them.”
“The PawSox are thrilled to welcome Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to McCoy Stadium as they celebrate their 125th season,” said Pawtucket Red Sox president Mike Tamburro. “This unique event featuring the legendary Kenny Loggins is the perfect kick-off to the Pawtucket Arts Festival. We know Saturday, September 4 will be an evening we will all long remember.”
Tickets for this Boston Pops 125th anniversary performance with Kenny Loggins are on sale now at the PawSox Box Office, by phone at 401-724-7300, or by visiting www.pawsox.com. Tickets are priced from general admission grandstand seats at $35 to VIP field seats at $100, with prime center stage seating and a special dedicated concession area and exclusive VIP benefits. Field seats are available at $70 and reserved box seats are priced at $50.