Hip-Hop Legend Kurtis Blow to Perform at Dunkin' Donuts Park
Rap and Hip-Hop Pioneer To Perform In Salute To Fans and Sponsors Following Home Season Finale on August 31st
The concert was added in appreciation for all the wonderful fans and sponsors, who have helped make this historic inaugural season of professional baseball's return to Hartford a great success. The Yard Goats have already sold out Dunkin' Donuts Park 28 times, including the past eight home games. The Yard Goats host the Red Sox affiliate Portland Sea Dogs at 7:05pm that night. Blow will also make an appearance in the community earlier that day.
Kurtis Blow is considered to be one of the founders and creators of recorded rap. Blow is credited with many firsts, including being the first rapper signed to a major label, the first with a certified gold record, and the first performer to record a rap music video. Besides his own work, Blow has been responsible for hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC.
"We are looking forward to capping off a tremendously successful first season with a powerful post-game concert at Dunkin' Donuts Park that celebrates the excitement, passion, and diversity that is the cornerstone of the Hartford Yard Goats, and the city of Hartford," Yard Goats owner Josh Solomon said.
The Yard Goats continue a 7-game homestand tonight at Dunkin' Donuts Park. This homestand will feature a rare day-night doubleheader on Saturday. Following this homestand, there are only 10 remaining home games at Dunkin' Donuts Park this season. The team's 2018 scheduled was released last week; Season Tickets and hospitality are now on sale for the 2018 season. Fans can purchase 2018 Yard Goats season tickets by calling 860-246-GOAT (4628), by visiting online at www.yardgoatsbaseball.com, or in person at the Click It or Ticket Box Office at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
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