Dave Matthews Band Playing at Louisville Slugger Field August 1

By MLB.com | March 6, 2008 8:04 AM ET

Louisville, KY - The Louisville Bats are pleased to announce that the Dave Matthews Band will perform live in concert at Louisville Slugger Field on Friday night, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. This will be the band's first appearance in Louisville since 1995 and will rejoin Dave Matthews with special guest and longtime Farm Aid partner Willie Nelson.

The Dave Matthews Band is one of the top musical acts of all time. Since the release of its major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming, the Dave Matthews Band earned 12 Grammy Award nominations and sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined). They've remained one of the top live concert draws each summer and with Willie Nelson sharing the spotlight in Louisville, this should be the "Can't Miss Show" of the summer. Concertgoers will be the first to hear the latest material from the band's forthcoming yet-to-be-titled studio record, and will be treated to the full breadth of songs that fans have come to expect at a Dave Matthews Band show.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring a major concert to Louisville Slugger Field," said Bats team President Gary Ulmer. "The ballpark will be a great venue to enjoy the Dave Matthews Band and we will try to bring other quality concerts here in the future."

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. through all TicketMaster outlets, charge by phone (502) 361-3100, ticketmaster.com and the Louisville Slugger Field box office. General admission standing room tickets on the field are $65, lower bowl reserved seats are $65 and upper deck reserved seats are $55. This event is rain or shine; umbrellas, chairs and outside food and drinks are not permitted inside Louisville Slugger Field.

Dave Matthews Fan Club - Members have been notified of an immediate and exclusive pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets.

Louisville Bats Season Ticket Holders - Bats season ticket holders have been notified via email that they will receive a pre-sale order form. All orders must be received by the Bats front office between March 10-20.

General Public - Tickets will go on sale to the general public at all TicketMaster outlets, TicketMaster charge by phone (502-361-3100) and the Louisville Slugger Field box office at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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