BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles will host “Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark” – an exclusive, on-field performance at Ed Smith Stadium – on Saturday, March 26.
The charity event will feature a meet and greet with Nashville songwriters and Orioles players and a pre-show VIP cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m.
The performances will begin at 8:45 p.m. showcasing a cross-section of Nashville’s vast songwriting community including Songwriter Hall of Fame writer, Nashville legend, and Grammy award winner Desmond Child, renowned multiplatinum writer of hundreds of hit singles Bob DiPiero, country radio hit songwriter Justin Wilson, and emerging Nashville newcomer Margaret Valentine.
Following the pre-show activities, Child, DiPiero, Wilson, and Valentine will perform in a country-style songwriter round, a concept made famous in Nashville and seen on the hit television show “Nashville.”
Every dollar raised at the charity event will directly benefit the Sarasota Family YMCA’s Youth Programs and Music Health Alliance. The Youth Programs encourage sportsmanship, self-improvement, and team building, and strive to create a better future for underserved children. Each year, the Sarasota Family YMCA serves more than 50,000 people. Music Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides access to healthcare for the music industry.
Each year, the Orioles also host an “Arts in the Ballpark” series at Ed Smith Stadium. This initiative offers free and low-cost, family-friendly arts and entertainment experiences in a ballpark setting. Tickets are still available for events at www.orioles.com/Sarasota.