THE BOSTON POPS AND KEITH LOCKHART PERFORM
AT McCOY STADIUM WITH SPECIAL
GUEST KENNY LOGGINS ON SEPTEMBER 4
TICKETS ARE PRICED FROM GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND SEATS AT $39.50 TO VIP FIELD SEATS AT $104.50 WITH OPTIONS IN BETWEEN
POPS CONCERT IS MARQUEE EVENT OF THE PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL
The Boston Pops, featuring Keith Lockhart and the orchestra, will continue the celebration of its 125th anniversary season by performing at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket, RI on Saturday, September 4 at 7:30 pm. The Pops will be joined by singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins, whose hit songs include "Footloose," "I'm Alright," and "This Is It." This concert is Loggins' only New England area performance this year.
Though members of the Boston Pops have been featured in performances at many of the country's leading sporting events, including those of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics, the concert at McCoy Stadium marks the first time the full orchestra complement has ever performed in a baseball stadium and the first time they have performed an outdoor concert in the Providence area.
Portions of the proceeds from tickets sales will benefit Hasbro's Children's Hospital. The Boston Pops concert at McCoy Stadium is the marquee event of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, August 27-September 26. This concert is a Boston Pops/ESI Concerts, Inc Production. For photos, video, artist bios, a detailed press release, and a Boston Pops 125 timeline and history, click here: www.bostonpops.org/presskit.
"I can't think of a better marriage between the worlds of music and sports than that between America's Orchestra and America's favorite pastime," said Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart. "The concert at McCoy Stadium on September 4, along with the Pops concert on the Boston Common later in September, gives us a chance to bring the Boston Pops 125th celebration to a wider live audience throughout the region-and it's icing on the cake to have an opportunity to perform with the legendary Kenny Loggins in Pawtucket."
"I'm extremely excited and proud to be associated with The Boston Pops," said Kenny Loggins. It is a true pleasure to work with such a prestigious and talented orchestra. I am very much looking forward to having the honor of performing with them."
"The PawSox are thrilled to welcome Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to McCoy Stadium as they celebrate their 125th season," said Pawtucket Red Sox president Mike Tamburro. "This unique event featuring the legendary Kenny Loggins is the perfect kick-off to the Pawtucket Arts Festival. We know Saturday, September 4 will be an evening we will all long remember."
Tickets for this Boston Pops 125th anniversary performance with Kenny Loggins are on sale now at the PawSox Box Office, by phone at 401-724-7300, or by visiting www.pawsox.com. Tickets are priced from general admission grandstand seats at $39.50 to VIP field seats at $104.50, with prime center stage seating and a special dedicated concession area and exclusive VIP benefits. Field seats are available at $74.50 and reserved box seats are priced at $54.50. All prices include all applicable taxes and surcharges.
During nearly four decades as a professional singer-songwriter, Kenny Loggins has established himself as many things to countless music lovers. For the first half of the Seventies, Loggins was, along with Jim Messina, part of the popular, influential, and somewhat accidental duo Loggins & Messina that formed in the wake of the classic 1971 album Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In, originally meant to be Loggins' debut solo album. When Loggins & Messina ended their musical partnership in 1976, Loggins pressed on to explore his own musical path as an introspective solo artist, beginning with such artistically and commercially successful releases as 1977's Celebrate Me Home, with its popular title track, and 1978's Nightwatch, which featured Loggins smash duet with Stevie Nicks, "Whenever I Call You Friend." Mr. Loggins has since recorded a remarkable and eclectic series of albums, including such popular highlights as 1979's Keep The Fire ("This Is It"), 1982's High Adventure ("Don't Fight It," "Heart To Heart," 1991's deeply personal and acclaimed Leap Of Faith (featuring "Conviction Of The Heart," which Al Gore has called "the unofficial anthem of the environmental movement"), 1993's exquisite live retrospective Outside: From the Redwoods and 2003's It's About Time.
During this same period, Loggins grew even more well-known for recording a series of soundtrack pop smashes including such Top Ten hits as "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack, "Footloose" from Footloose, "Danger Zone" from Top Gun and "Nobody's Fool from Caddyshack II, as well as for participating in USA For Africa's historic benefit recording "We Are The World," and co-writing the Grammy-winning Song of the Year "What A Fool Believes."
Starting in the Nineties, Loggins' audience then expanded considerably in age range when he went against conventional music industry thinking to become arguably the first major star from the rock world to dedicate himself to recording music for children. "Back in the day, I would sing the bedtime lullabies to my first three children," Loggins recalls. "Then when I recorded my first children's album, I replaced myself."
His most recent album, All Join In, is Loggins' first album of up-tempo music for the whole family-and an altogether exciting new addition to a body of work that already includes two groundbreaking and genre-defining albums of lullabies for children, 1994's Return to Pooh Corner and 2000's More Songs from Pooh Corner. Working with his co-producer Jesse Siebenberg and a talented group of musical collaborators that includes all of his five children, this two-time Grammy-winner has lovingly crafted an extremely entertaining and uplifting song cycle specifically created to please both parents and children.