MLB Announces All-Star Game Talent and Programming: Idina Menzel, Aloe Blacc and More to Perform
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:22:21
Music x MLB! Always a GOOD thing!
Idina Menzel will sing the U.S. National Anthem and conduct a special on-field performance as part of the pre-game ceremony honoring the 30 winners in the Target presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers program prior to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which airs on July 15 on FOX.
The MLB All-Star Musical Performance presented by Budweiser will feature singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc on-field prior to the Gillette Home Run Derby on July 14 on ESPN.
Prior to the National Anthem, Menzel will perform the classic song "Forever Young" by 11-time Grammy-Award winner Bob Dylan, who is a Minnesota native, as part of the pre-game ceremony that will highlight the 30 All-Star Teachers preceding the All-Star Game.
The program celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities. Winners will be recognized on-field with the 2014 MLB All-Star players and managers. Fans can read the inspiring stories for each of the 30 winners, one representing each MLB Club, by going to AllStarTeachers.com. All-Star Game coverage begins at 7:30PM ET on FOX.
Also as part of the All-Star Game, the Canaddian Anthem will be performed by the Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet and "God Bless America" will be sung by American country music artist Joe Nichols.
Aloe Blacc's special on-field performance on Monday, July 14 will first feature "Wake Me Up" on MLB Network at approximately 7:50PM ET, followed by "Can You Do This," which will air on ESPN prior to the start of the Gillette Home Run Derby. Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays and Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies have been named captains of the American League and National League squads for the Derby. Blacc will also perform at the MLB All-Star Gala.
Also joining the roster of musical performances during MLB All-Star Week is Panic! At the Disco, who will perform on-field prior to the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Target Field on July 13 as part of Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. The Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game will be televised by ESPN at approximately 10:30PM Eastern immediately following the Gillette Home Run Derby. Additionally, the ticketed All-Star Pre-Game Celebration taking place outside of Target Field prior to the All-Star Game on Tuesday will feature American rock band O.A.R. and Minnesota's A Capella group, Home Free.
Grammy-winners Imagine Dragons will headline the 2014 Target All-Star Concert presented by Budweiser with musical guest, Minnesota-based Atmosphere, on Saturday, July 12, as part of MLB All-Star Week, as previously announced. A special fireworks show presented by Firestone will be conducted immediately following the concert. Fans may go to AllStarGame.com/Concert for more details.
There is a LOT of music programming in conjunction with the MLB All-Star Game. We're stoked. Will you be watching the MLB All-Star Game, for the sports and the music?