Curve announce 2017 promotions schedule

Exciting giveaways, entertainment, performers, fireworks and more highlight promotions for this year's Curve games

By Trey Wilson / Altoona Curve | March 10, 2017 4:16 PM ET

CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, unveiled their 2017 promotions schedule filled with exciting giveaways, appearances, entertainment and fireworks to fill the upcoming season. Single-game tickets go on sale on Saturday morning 10 a.m. during Curve Fest, presented by Ravine, at Peoples Natural Gas Field, or online at AltoonaCurve.com/Tickets.

The loaded promotional schedule begins with a fun-packed Opening Day on April 13 at PNG Field. Cresson, Pa. native and finalist on NBC's The Voice Josh Gallagher will be performing at the ballpark and doing a Meet & Greet with fans, presented by Miller Lite. That night will also feature the first of over 20 spectacular fireworks shows this year, and the first 5,000 fans through the gate will receive a 2017 Curve magnet schedule, presented by NAPA.

The recent tradition with creative bobbleheads featuring former Curve players that are now starring in the big leagues with the Pirates continues this year. On June 9, the first 1,500 fans will take home an "I Gotta Have More Josh Cow Bell" bobblehead, presented by Nuts For You, as part of Tribute to Will Ferrell Night. The bobblehead pays homage to the classic Saturday Night Live skit, "Recording Session," from April 2000, featuring a memorable back-and-forth by Ferrell and Christopher Walken.

On September 1, the first 1,500 fans will receive a Jameson Suit & Tailllon bobblehead, presented by UniFirst, featuring the Pirates' pitcher dressed sharply with a suit and tie on.

The Curve will once again recognize a pair of school districts from the region early in the season. April 29 will be Hollidaysburg Area School District Night, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a Hollidaysburg Golden Tiger bobblehead, presented by the Altoona Mirror. On May 12 for Spring Cove School District Night, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Central Scarlet Dragon bobblehead, presented by Peoples Natural Gas.

Back by popular demand are not one, but two Star Wars Nights. Dubbed Star Wars Night, Episode III after the success of the theme night over the last two years, "Part I" will take place on Friday, May 19 with the Al Tuna "Revenge of the Fish" bobblebody giveaway to the first 1,000 fans presented by Clarion Inn & Suites. "Part II" will take place on Saturday, May 20, and will feature Star Wars-themed fireworks, plus former Major League slugger Jose Canseco will be on hand to launch balls to a galaxy far, far away in a pre-game home run derby and he will stick around for a Meet & Greet. The always-popular 501st Legion and Garrison Carida will be making appearances for both nights.

Every Sunday in 2017, the Curve will wear special Pirates-style black and gold jerseys, presented by Keller Engineers. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned on August 27 will all proceeds benefiting the Blair County Respiratory Disease Society.

The first chance to grab single-game tickets will be Saturday morning at Curve Fest, presented by Ravine. The first 200 fans to make a ticket purchase at Curve Fest will take home a pair of Curve gloves. Any fans who purchase a ticket for any May through September game at Curve Fest will have the opportunity to save 50 percent off the purchase of a ticket for any April home game.

Live music for Curve Fest will be provided by Altoona-native country music artist Matt Pletcher. There will also be a community yard sale set up on the concourse featuring vendors from throughout the region, including LuLaRoe and Rodan + Fields. The festival will include a free pig roast provided by Frederick's Meat Market of Roaring Spring, kids' games and the opportunity to take pictures with LOCO.

The full 2017 promotional schedule, including giveaways, theme nights, fireworks and much more, is listed below:

2017 Giveaways


April 13 - 2017 Curve Magnet Schedule
First 5,000 fans courtesy of NAPA


April 29 - Hollidaysburg Area School District Golden Tiger Bobblehead
First 1,000 fans presented by the Altoona Mirror


May 12 - Central High School Dragon Bobblehead
First 1,000 fans presented by Peoples Natural Gas


May 19 - Al Tuna "Revenge of the Fish" Bobblebody on Star Wars Night
First 1,000 fans presented by Clarion Inn & Suites


June 9 - "I Gotta Have More Josh Cow Bell" Bobblehead
First 1,500 fans presented by Nuts For You


June 23 - Luau LOCO Bobblebody
First 1,000 fans presented by Furrer Beverage & Landshark

July 13 - Purple Hat for Alzheimer's Awareness
First 500 fans presented by Home Helpers


July 15 - LOCO Tumbler
First 1,000 fans Under 12 presented by Allied Milk Producers


July 28 - Mystery Bobblehead
First 1,000 fans presented by Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center


August 25 - Curve Lunch Box
First 1,000 fans Under 12 presented by Stuckey Subaru


September 1 - Jamison "Suit & Tallion" Bobblehead
First 1,500 fans presented by UniFirst

 

2017 Appearances

 


April 13 | Josh Gallagher Meet & Greet and performance on Opening Day
Presented by City Beverage & Miller Lite

May 20 - Jose Canseco Meet & Greet Home Run Derby
Presented by Peoples Natural Gas

June 23 - Tom Watt in concert on Parrothead Night
Presented by Furrer Beverage

August 13 - John Tibbs concert on Faith Night
Presented by Element Church

 

2017 Specialty Jerseys & Hats


Every Sunday home game - Pirates-Style Jersey
benefiting Blair County Respiratory Disease Society
Presented by Keller Engineers

June 24 - Cancer Support Jersey benefiting Relay for Life of Central Blair for A Game of Hope
Presented by UPMC Altoona

July 4 - Independence Day Hat off the Head Auction benefiting Hollidaysburg Veterans Home
Presented by PA Lottery

August 13 - Stained Glass Jersey for Faith Night benefiting Patched Together
Presented by Central States Manufacturing

 

2017 Fireworks Nights


Curve fans will be treated to 21 fireworks shows this season. The team will once again host their popular fireworks shows after every Saturday and Sunday night starting May 13, as well as other select dates: April 13 (Opening Day), June 14, July 4, July 18, August 2

2017 Daily Value Promotions

Military & First Responder Mondays presented By The Altoona Mirror
Half-price tickets with I.D. (up to 4 tickets)
Exclusive-for-Mondays Meatball Subs

2-For-Tuesdays presented By Atlantic Broadband
Buy one, get one free specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn
(***Note: Excludes July 4)

Winning Wednesday presented by the PA Lottery
Chance to win prizes from the Pennsylvania Lottery, including free lottery tickets for a month
50 cent boneless wings (minimum purchase of 6)
If Curve win, redeem your ticket at the Altoona Curve box office and get a ticket of equal or lesser value to another Wednesday home game

Thirstdays & Dollar Dog Day-Presented By Q94
$2 select 16 oz. drafts & regular-size sodas
$1 Hot Dogs

 

2017 Theme Nights

April 13 - Opening Day | Curve Magnet Schedule giveaway presented by NAPA (first 5,000 fans) | FIREWORKS | Josh Gallagher Meet & Greet and performance presented by City Beverage/Miller Lite

April 14 - Polish Heritage Night | Kids Club Game

April 17 - Landscaping Night presented by Beck's Maintenance

April 18 - Tax Night

April 19 - Curve 19th Season in Altoona Celebration

April 28 - AMBUCS Night | Student Steamer All-Stars

April 29 - Hollidaysburg Area School District Night | Hollidaysburg Golden Tiger bobblehead giveaway presented by the Altoona Mirror | Steamer Student All-Stars

April 30 - Healthy Blair County Day | Youth Clinic | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Sunday Pirates-Style Jersey debut

May 1 - Homebuilders Night presented by Stuckey Ford

May 2 - Bellwood Night | Administrative Assistant Night

May 3 - School Kids Education Day presented by Subway

May 11 - Ladies' Night | Kids Club

May 12 - Spring Cove School District Night | Central High School Dragons bobblehead giveaway presented by Peoples Natural Gas (first 1,000 fans)

May 13 - Pro Wrestling Night | Wrestling-themed FIREWORKS

May 14 - Mother's Day | Kids Clinic with Moms

May 19 - Star Wars Night (Part I), Al Tuna "Revenge of the Fish" Bobblebody Giveaway presented by Clarion Inn & Suites | Steamer Student All-Stars

May 20 - Star Wars Night (Part II) | Jose Canseco Appearance & HR Derby presented by Peoples Natural Gas | Allegheny County Schools Weekend | Star Wars-themed Fireworks

May 21 - Armed Forces Day & military-themed FIREWORKS

May 22 - Salute to the Railroad

May 24 - School Kids Education Day presented by Subway

May 25 - School Kids Education Day presented by Subway

May 30 - Outdoors Night presented by Five Star Power Sports

May 31 - Disc-Connected K-9s performance | Kids Club Game

June 1 - Ladies' Night

June 9 - "I Gotta Have More Josh Cow Bell" bobblehead giveaway (first 1,500 fans) presented by Nuts for You | Tribute to Will Ferrell Night

June 10 - Scout Troop Sleepover | Big Brothers/Big Sisters Night | The Beatles-themed FIREWORKS | Presented by US Foods

June 11 - Paw Patrol Night | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | FIREWORKS

June 13 - Bedford County Night

June 14 - Cresson Night | 90s country music-themed FIREWORKS

June 15 - Teacher Appreciation Day | Successful Aging Day presented by Home Helpers

June 20 - Italian Heritage Night

June 21 - Blair County Tourism Night presented by Explore Altoona

June 22 - Law Enforcement Night | Peoples Natural Gas Customer Appreciation Night

June 23 - Parrothead Night presented by Parrothead Club | Tom Watt concert | Luau LOCO Bobblebody giveaway presented by Furrer Beverage/Landshark | FIREWORKS | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game

June 24 - Game of Hope presented by UPMC Altoona and jersey auction benefiting Relay for Life of Central Blair| FIREWORKS | Indiana/Allegany County Night

June 25 - Bike Day presented by Burgmeier Hauling | Kids' Clinic

July 4 - Independence Day Hat off the Head Auction benefiting Hollidaysburg Veterans Home | FIREWORKS presented by Pennsylvania Lottery

July 5 - BirdZerk performance

July 6 - ZOOperstars performance

July 13 - German Heritage Night | Alzheimer's Awareness Purple Hat giveaway (first 500 fans) presented by Home Helpers

July 14 - Reggy performance

July 15 - LOCO's Birthday | Reggy performance | LOCO Tumbler giveaway (first 1,000 fans 12 & under) presented by Allied Milk Producers | FIREWORKS | Scout Night | Dairy Night | Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic | Ritchey's Dairy Kids Club Game

July 16 - Tyrone Night | Movie Scores-themed FIREWORKS

July 17 - Buy Here, Live Here Night

July 18 - Classic Rock Night presented by Q94 | Q94th Game of the Year | Classic rock-themed FIREWORKS

July 19 - Super Splash Day presented by Altoona Water Authority

July 27 - Irish Night presented by Sheetz

July 28 - Medical Professionals Night | Mystery bobblehead giveaway (first 1,000 fans) presented by Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center

July 29 - Softball Night | Agriculture Night | FIREWORKS presented by Hines Equipment

July 30 - Football Night | 90s pop hits-themed FIREWORKS presented by Nuts For You

July 31 - Ritchey's Dairy Kids Club Game

August 1 - Intern Night

August 2 - Harry Potter Night-20th Anniversary of first Harry Potter Book | Harry Potter-themed FIREWORKS

August 3 - Cowboy Monkey Rodeo performance presented by Peoples Natural Gas

August 9 - UPMC Health Plan Member Appreciation Night presented by UPMC Health Plan

August 11 - 811 Night presented by PA One Call | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game

August 12 - Subaru Crosstrek Night presented by Stuckey Subaru | Scout Night | Elvis-themed FIREWORKS

August 13 - Faith Night presented by Element Church | John Tibbs concert | Special jersey TBA presented by Central States Manufacturing and jersey auction benefiting Patched Together | Praise Music-themed FIREWORKS

August 24 - Penn State vs. Pitt Night (Player appearances TBA) presented by Stuckey Subaru | Kids Club Game

August 25 - Back to School Night | Curve lunch box giveaway (first 1,000 fans 12 & under) presented by Stuckey Subaru

August 26 - Griffith Family Foundation Auction presented by The Good Funeral Home | Broadway hits-themed FIREWORKS

August 27 - BUCCOMANIA | Pirate Parrot & Bucco Brigade appearance | Pirates-style Curve jersey auction presented by Keller Engineers benefiting Blair County Respiratory Disease Society | A Day in the Arts | Pirates-themed FIREWORKS

September 1 - Jameson Suit & Taillon bobblehead giveaway (first 1,500 fans) presented by UniFirst

September 2 - Fan Appreciation Night | Group Leader Night | FIREWORKS

September 3 - Fan Appreciation Night | Group Leader Night | Fan Vote-themed FIREWORKS

September 4 - Labor Union Day | Group Leader Appreciation Day

We'll see you at the ballpark!

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