All-Star Week presented by Genworth begins with a warm welcome at Brown's Island with Richmond mayor Levar Stoney. The Richmond community and the Flying Squirrels welcome in the 2019 Eastern League All-Stars, baseball dignitaries, guests and fans for this kickoff event featuring live music, entertainment and delicious selections from Richmond's nationally-recognized food and beverage scene. The entire Richmond region is encouraged to attend this FREE event.
2019 All-Star Week presented by Genworth
Richmond, ARE YOU READY?! The 2019 Eastern League All-Star Week presented by Genworth is coming to Central Virginia. RVA's Next Big Thing features a slew of special events, celebrities, dignitaries and more!
Sunday, July 7 | Mayor Levar Stoney's All-Star Week Kickoff
Monday, July 8 | All-Star Music Country Jam at Richmond Raceway featuring Big & Rich
Join the Flying Squirrels and the All-Star Week entourage for a special night of country music at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway. The Squirrels will be rolling out the red carpet for All-Star Week guests, fans, visiting dignitaries and special musical guests.
Tuesday, July 9 | Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby & All-Star Pep Rally
On Tuesday, July 9, the Flying Squirrels will host the Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby, featuring the All-Star players and special guests participating in a series of home run and hitting challenges. The event will feature a star-studded list of participants with ties to the Richmond area from across the sports and entertainment world.
The Celebrity Home Run Derby special guests include:
- NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler
- Former VCU and NBA star Eric Maynor
- Former Penn State and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion Michael Robinson
- Former UVA and New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks
- University of Richmond head men's basketball coach Chris Mooney
- VCU head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades
- Former University of Richmond and NFL running back Tim Hightower
- Former Flying Squirrels standout Mark Minicozzi
- Star of the hit TV show Survivor Jonny Fairplay
- Former VCU basketball star and current Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox
More special guest participants will be announced at a later date.
The band Three Sheets to the Wind will perform following the Celebrity Home Run Derby.
On Tuesday, July 9, there will be an All-Star Pep Rally in downtown Richmond from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in partnership with Venture Richmond.
Wednesday, July 10 | 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game
This is it! The best of the best at The Diamond on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, marking the first Eastern League All-Star Game ever hosted in Richmond. This mid-summer classic includes some of Major League Baseball's brightest stars of tomorrow. The Eastern and Western division rivals will also be led by a celebrity manager in each dugout. Fireworks follow the game.
- Postgame Fireworks
- Celebrity Managers
- Future MLB Stars
The game will be broadcast live in primetime throughout the Richmond region on CBS 6!
Prior to the game, join us for the Squirrels Way All-Star Block Party and enjoy a pregame concert from the band Spiderkelly!
Before the All-Star Game, fans can meet the stars of the Eastern League during an autograph session, featuring the All-Star players from the Eastern and Western Divisions. The All-Star teams will be comprised of the top players from around the league, with affiliates of the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies.