June 21, 2011
RENO, Nev.- The first-place Reno Aces will host Johnny Cash Weekend from July 14-16 at Aces Ballpark, with special black jerseys, Johnny Cash music all weekend and appearances by John Carter Cash and Laura Cash.
Johnny Cash Weekend will take place during a series with the division-rival Colorado Springs Sky Sox, with all three games beginning at 7:05 p.m. PT. Media partners Reno News & Review and KBUL 98.1 FM will be on hand throughout the three games.
At the series opener on Thursday, July 14, 2,500 fans will receive Johnny Cash t-shirts courtesy of Reno News & Review, which will kick off the three-day celebration.
Throughout the weekend, the music of Johnny Cash will take over Aces Ballpark, with all of his hits played prior to and during the three games. Cash's music will also be played during Saint Mary's Fireworks Friday presented by KRNV News 4 after the game on Friday, July 15.
In addition, the Freight House District will be offering specials on some of Cash's favorite foods, such as Old Iron Pot Chili, Fried Chicken, Mac 'n Cheese and pecan pie.
In honor of "The Man in Black," the Aces also will be wearing black jerseys during the weekend, which will be auctioned off after Saturday's game. Half of the proceeds will go to the Reno Aces Foundation, while the other half will go to the Johnny Cash Estate, which will donate its portion back to the Reno Aces Foundation.
On Saturday, John Carter Cash (Cash's son) and Laura Cash (Cash's daughter-in-law and former bandmate) will make a special appearance at Aces Ballpark. John Carter Cash will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday, while Laura Cash will perform the national anthem.
Tickets for Johnny Cash Weekend and all future Aces games can be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box Office, online at RenoAces.com or by phone at (775) 334-7000. Discounted group tickets for your next event are available today.