Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Music from the Mound

Whenever the Bulls play Pawtucket, Boston fans flock to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Red Sox have a loyal and far flung following.

Boston's symphony has a big fan base, too. We will welcome them with open arms on August 16th when the Boston Pops perform at the DBAP. Tickets went on sale Monday at www.durhambulls.com.

The Pops will visit ten Minor League ballparks this summer and we're honored that the tour kicks off in Durham NC!

I predict a magical evening of entertainment: movie themes and rock n roll with a guest appearance from Kenny Loggins. Read all about it on the Pops' web site.

Here's what I'm working on...

Note the photo below. That's Shaquille O'Neal "guest conducting" the Boston Pops last December. It's possible that we could have a similar opportunity in Durham this summer. Who should it be? Coach K...Mayor Bell...Greg Fishel??? Can you think of a local "celebrity" worthy of this honor? I welcome your suggestions. Send me an e-mail.

I'm very pleased that the tour's promoter reached out to Durham's Genesis Home. This outstanding non-profit - that gets the homeless back on their feet - will benefit from concert promotion and a donation.