Flip-the-Switch Holiday Party Scheduled For November 16 At AutoZone Park

Rockeyfeller Plaza To Feature Lighted 35-Foot Artificial Tree

By Downtown Memphis Commission | November 5, 2012 11:22 AM

Downtown Memphis, TN - The Downtown Memphis Commission and the Memphis Redbirds are teaming up to turn AutoZone Park into one of Downtown's favorite family-friendly hotspots this holiday season.

"Rockeyfeller Plaza" will feature a lighted 35-foot artificial tree, which will be the backdrop for caroling, concerts, and other events all season long. The tree will be delivered to AutoZone Park on Monday, November 5 and will be installed by Greenline Landscape Services. Tree assembly will begin on Wednesday, November 7, and is estimated to be completed by Friday, November 9.

A Flip-the-Switch party will be held on Friday, November 16 during which the tree lights will be turned on at 5pm. The party will kick off the holiday season Downtown and is free and open to the public. Entertainment will include caroling by Downtown Elementary School, music by the River City Concert Band Brass Ensemble, free hot chocolate and hot cider for attendees, and special guest appearances.

Other holiday events in Rockeyfeller Plaza include free concerts by Star & Micey (December 8 at 3pm) and Tennessee Mass Choir (December 15 at 3pm). In addition, local community groups are invited to present holiday-themed performances in the plaza throughout the season.

Interested groups can download complete information and an application by clicking here.

For more information about Rockeyfeller Plaza, please contact:
Dawn Vinson, Director of Marketing and Special Events
Downtown Memphis Commission

About Downtown Memphis Commission
The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC), formerly known as the Center City Commission, is the organization charged with advancing Memphis and Shelby County by making Downtown Memphis a better place to work, live, learn, invest and visit.

About Global Spectrum
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation
The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.

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

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