This year's big ballpark music act: Florida Georgia Line is embarking on two separate tours that will hit a multitude of MLB and MiLB venues in May, June and July.
The This is How We Roll Tour has the hot country duo teaming up with rapper Nelly and Chris Lane to perform at MiLB ballparks:
- May 30: Arvest Ballpark, Springdale (AR), home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Class AA; Texas League)
- May 31: Trustmark Park, Pearl (MS), home of the Mississippi Braves (Class AA; Southern League)
- June 12: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston (SC), home of the Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League)
- June 13: Lake Olmstead Stadium, Augusta (GA), home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League)
- June 19: Parkview Field, Fort Wayne (IN), home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League)
- June 20: Bowling Green Ballpark, Bowling Green (Ky), home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Low Class A; Midwest League)
- June 22: McCormick Field, Asheville (NC), home of the Asheville Tourists (Low Class A; Sally League)
The Burn It Down Tour is geared toward larger venues and has Florida Georgia Line teaming with the likes of Jason Aldean and Tyler Farr:
- July 18: Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians
- July 19: Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds
- July 25: Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals
- July 26: PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
FGL has exploded since releasing four consecutive, multi-week top hits with the gold-certified “Stay,” the platinum-certified hits “Get Your Shine On” and "Round Here," and six-time platinum “Cruise,” whose sales are combined with the remix featuring Nelly. Breaking the record for longest top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold nearly 6.8 million downloads in the United States alone, and is the best-selling digital "Country" single of all time according to SoundScan. Nelly's remix on the summer anthem helped maximize the reach across multiple genres and platforms.
For the new ownership and management of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, bringing in a high-profile musical act is a clear signal of a commitment to the community:
“Every day, Bowling Green Ballpark continues to become the place to be in south-central Kentucky this summer,” said Hot Rods general manager and chief operating officer Adam Nuse. “Stuart and Jerry Katzoff challenged us to bring more than just baseball to the ballpark, and this concert is the latest endeavor to achieve that.”
Image of Florida Georgia Line and Nelly courtesy Florida Georgia Line.
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