SPRINGDALE, Ark. - The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are excited to announce the return of the Great American Blast (GAB) for the 2017 season, which headlines a promotional schedule featuring 17 post-game Fireworks Spectaculars during the year.
The Great American Blast is the signature event of the summer and is scheduled for Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 at Arvest Ballpark. The two-night event accompanies Naturals' home games against the San Antonio Missions (Double-A San Diego Padres) with both games scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. GAB features a post-game Fireworks Spectacular following the game on Monday, July 3 and then the LARGEST Fireworks Spectacular in all of Northwest Arkansas on Independence Day.
In addition to the two-night Great American Blast, the Naturals have 15 other post-game Fireworks Spectaculars scheduled for a total of 17 shows during the 2017 season. Dates include a show on Opening Day - Thursday, April 6 - as well as all 11 Friday home games. The promotional calendar also features a post-game Fireworks Spectacular following Saturday home games on May 6 and June 10 as well as a show on Sunday, May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. All Friday night games will begin at 7:05 p.m. (except May 12 and August 11) while first pitch is at 6:35 p.m. for the Saturday and Sunday fireworks dates.
The Naturals will once again host two (2) Faith and Family Nights presented by Sam's Furniture and media partner KLRC during the upcoming season. The event dates are Friday, May 12 and Friday, August 11. Each Faith & Family Night features a pre-game Christian concert at 6pm before a 7:15pm ballgame and then a post-game Fireworks Spectacular will conclude the event.
The full lineup of Fireworks Spectaculars for the Naturals' 2017 season are listed below. All promotions, dates and times are subject to change. Please visit www.nwanaturals.com for more information on the Naturals promotional schedule.
Thursday, April 6 - Opening Night Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular by Strike Out Stroke ft. Magnet Schedule Giveaway
Friday, April 7 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Musical Hits from 2008 by Farm Rich
Friday, April 21 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Popular Player Walk-Up Songs by SeaPak ft. Special Appearance by Nickelodeon's Shimmer & Shine
Saturday, May 6 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Country Music Hits
Friday, May 12 - Faith & Family Night Pre-Game Concert & Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular by Sam's Furniture
Friday, May 26 - Strike & Sinker's Mascot Party with Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular by Farm Rich
Sunday, May 28 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular by Mini Babybel Cheese with Popular Songs by Decade ft. Mercy Kids Run the Bases
Friday, June 9 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with Hair Band Music
Saturday, June 10 - Star Wars Night ft. Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular
Friday, June 30 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with 90's Musical Hits
Monday, July 3 - Great American Blast by Ozarks Electric Cooperative, Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4 - Great American Blast Finale, 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular by The Walmart Museum
Friday, July 14 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Songs of Summer by Snyder's-Lance ft. Special Appearance by Marshall of Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol
Friday, July 21 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Crowd Sing Along Musical Hits
Friday, July 28 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Guilty Pleasure Songs by Farm Rich
Friday, August 11 - Faith & Family Night Pre-Game Concert & Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular by Sam's Furniture
Friday, August 25 - Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular with Fan Vote Musical Theme by SeaPak
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will host the San Antonio Missions, the Double-A Affiliate of the San Diego Padres, on Thursday, April 6 at 6:25 p.m. for Opening Day of Season 10 of Naturals Baseball at Arvest Ballpark.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. For more information, including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit NWANaturals.com, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and Facebook.com/Naturals.
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