Sounds First Homestand: April 11-17

Home Opener, Throwback Thursday, and Multiple Giveaways Highlight First Homestand

By Nashville Sounds | April 9, 2017 8:00 PM ET

The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 11, to begin the first homestand of the 40th anniversary season. 

The defending American Southern Division Champions welcome the reigning Pacific Conference Champion Oklahoma City Dodgers for four games from April 11-14 and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for three games from April 15-17. 

Below is a preview for each game of the homestand:

Tuesday, April 11 vs. Oklahoma City - 6:35 p.m. (Opening Day presented by First Tennessee)

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Opening Day block party concert begins at 5:00 p.m. on Junior Gilliam Way. Universal Music Group Nashville's Brandon Lay will perform until 5:30 p.m. Lay was recently named one of seven up-and-coming acts in the 2017 RISERS program by Taste of Country.
  • Dueling Pianos take over the music at First Tennessee Park when the gates open. The two pianos setup alongside each dugout will play in-between inning tunes and baseball-themed music throughout the night.
  • Megan Barry, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Sounds Manager Ryan Christenson.
  • After the game, fans will be treated to the first post-game fireworks show of the 2017 season.

Wednesday, April 12 vs. Oklahoma City - 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • College Night presented by First Tennessee - Middle Tennessee State University/Nashville Sounds hat giveaway to the first 1,000 fans.  
  • Seniors (60 and older) receive discounted Corner or Select tickets - subject to availability.

Thursday, April 13 vs. Oklahoma City - 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Throwback Thursday presented by Budweiser - the Sounds will wear throwback jerseys to commemorate the team's original uniform style from 1978. Fans can purchase Coca-Cola fountain soda and Budweiser draft beer specials for $2.
  • Summer Tour T-Shirt Giveaway to the first 2,000 fans presented by Ashley HomeStore.
  • The Band Box Pop Up Chef Andrew Little from Josephine serving Beef Cheek Tator Tots with horseradish, scallion and chili oil - presented by First Tennessee. 

Friday, April 14 vs. Oklahoma City - 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • FOX17 post-game fireworks presented by Koorsen Fire & Security.
  • Magnet Schedule Giveway to the first 4,000 fans presented by RE/MAX and FOX17.
  • The Sounds sport their brand new red uniforms for the first time.
  • The Band Box Pop Up Chef JR Cooper from Henley serving Redneck Cheese Steak with pork belly, Tennessee cheddar, pickled green tomatoes, Vidalia onions, smoked lard aioli and cracklins - presented by First Tennessee.

Saturday, April 15 vs. Colorado Springs - 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Magnet Schedule Giveaway to the first 4,000 fans presented by RE/MAX and FOX17
  • The Band Box Pop Up Chef Andrew Rodriguez from Pinewood Social (item to be determined) - presented by First Tennessee.

Sunday, April 16 vs. Colorado Springs - 2:05 p.m.

  • Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
  • Team Photo Giveaway to the first 2,000 fans
  • Pre-game autograph session with select Sounds players from 1:05-1:20.
  • Military Sunday presented by Piedmont Natural Gas and Tennessee 811- The Sounds extend their military appreciation with special military green jerseys and discounted Corner or General Admission tickets for active and veteran men, women and families - subject to availability.
  • Post-Game Kids Run the Bases (12 & under) presented by First Tennessee.

Monday, April 17 vs. Colorado Springs - 6:35 p.m.

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Black "Music City" Daniel Gossett T-Shirt Jersey Giveaway to the first 2,000 fans presented by Gibson Brands
  • Kroger Plus Monday - Buy a "Family 4-Pack" that includes 4 Select section tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 fountain sodas for $44 when fans show their Kroger Plus card at the Sounds Ticket Office. The "Family 4-Pack" is available for advanced purchase only - subject to availability.

The Nashville Sounds have partnered with the following media outlets - Mondays: 96.3 JACKfm, Tuesdays: The Tennessean and NASH-FM 103.3, Wednesdays: 102.5 The Game, Thursdays: iHeartMedia, Fridays: FOX17, and Sundays: WSMV-TV Channel 4.

The 2017 season is the Sounds' 40th in franchise history and their third as the Oakland Athletics' top affiliate. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com.

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

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