Night of Baseball And Music Will Be Headlined By Soul Asylum on All-Star Monday August 1ST. PAUL, MN July 29, 2016
If there is one thing the St. Paul Saints know how to do it’s throw a party. Invite talented people from all walks of life, open the gates to CHS Field and have a night no one will soon forget. On All-Star Monday the Saints will go back-to-back-to-back with the iHeart Radio celebrity softball game, the American Association Home Run Derby presented by Select Heartland Chevy Dealers and, as part of St. Paul’s Year of Music (#STPSoundsPerfect), cap it all off with a performance by Minnesota’s own, Soul Asylum. It’s all part of a two day event that culminates with the American Association All-Star Game, on Tuesday, presented by CHS.
On Monday, August 1 the gates open at 5:30 p.m. and festivities kick off with iHeart Radio Celebrity softball game from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Some of your favorite Twin Cities personalities from K102, KDWB, KFAN, KOOL108, and Cities97, along with many of your favorite Twin Cities sports personalities, will show if their glove is as good as their gab on the airwaves and their bats are as good as their bluster. There will be no love lost in this match-up as the managers of the respective teams will put their marriage on hold for this heated softball showdown as Team Meatsauce presented by Spire Credit Union takes on Team Falen. The winner gets bragging rights in the household for eternity. Team Meatsauce will include: Hawk (KFAN), Mark Parrish (KFAN), Lee Valsvik (KOOL), Adam West (KOOL), Tommy Olson (KFAN), Kia (K102), Lil B (KFAN/Cities97), AJ (KFAN). Team Falen will include: Steve O (KDWB), Raven (KDWB), Amy James (K102), Jana Shortal (KARE11), Tenna B (KFAN), Ben Leber (KFAN), Paul Fletcher (Cities97) and Rachel Ramsey (K102). Also scheduled to appear are Chris Long (KSTP), Michael Rand (Star Tribune) and Brian Murphy (Pioneer Press). Two Minnesota Wild players, Nate Prosser and Mike Reilly, will take their skills from the ice to the diamond. Justin Gaard and Cory Cove will be the announcers. Before the big bats take their swings, fans will have the chance to enjoy a little music.
From 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. the Chris Hawkey Band will bring its country tunes to CHS Field with such hits as “Favorite Song” and “North Country.” The American guitar-driven rock band has opened for such acts as Counting Crows, Cheap Trick and Quiet Riot.
The best and brightest from the American Association will display their raw power during the Select Heartland Chevy Dealers Home Run Derby. From 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. these sluggers will see how far they can hit it out of CHS Field as they try to claim the prize of league’s best slugger. The players that are scheduled to appear in the home run derby are: Burt Reynolds (Texas AirHogs), Josh Mazzola (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks), Art Charles (New Jersey Jackals), Alonzo Harris (St. Paul Saints), Angelo Songco (St. Paul Saints), Marcus Nidiffer (Rockland Boulders), Curt Smith (Lincoln Saltdogs) and Denis Phipps (Laredo Lemurs).
The night concludes with Twin Cities based, international recording artists, Soul Asylum thrilling the crowd from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Soul Asylum is no stranger to Saints fans, having played at Midway Stadium in one of the first major concerts in the ballparks history in 1995. The American alternative band formed in Minneapolis in 1981 (under the name Loud Fast Rules before changing to Soul Asylum in 1983) and went triple-platinum with their album Grave Dancers Union in 1992. Their most recent album is Change of Fortune.
Tickets for All-Star Monday are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. They can be purchased at the Saints box office or over the phone at 651-644-6659, Monday-Friday from 9-6 or Saturday 10-2 or anytime at saintsbaseball.com.
The Saints will host the 2016 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets for the 2016 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2 begin at $5 for berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $9 for bleacher seats, $15 for the drink rail, $17 for outfield reserved, $19 for infield reserved and $21 for home plate reserved.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Monday throughFriday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.