When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Warm nights under the stars? Baseball games with an ice cream in hand? Maybe you think of fireworks lighting up the night sky, time with family or a summer concert.
Well, lucky for you, the Orioles and MASN are bringing some of your favorite aspects of summer together in the first “Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark” series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards!
The performances kicked off Friday, June 1 with a special postgame performance by singer, songwriter and actress Elle Winter. The 18-year-old New York City native was discovered by Radio Disney at 12 and recently performed on “The Today Show” as radio icon Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month.
Throughout the summer, the O’s are inviting fans to enjoy performances from both emerging and established artists before kicking off a spectacular fireworks display on Friday evenings at OPACY.
Other “Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark” performers include singer/songwriter Gracie Schram on June 29, singer/songwriter Carter Faith Jones on Aug, 10 and veteran songwriter Tina Parol on Aug. 24. Additional performers will be announced throughout the summer months at orioles.com/music.
“Camden Yards is the place to be this summer, with a variety of affordable, family-friendly entertainment planned for both local Orioles fans and those visiting our city throughout the season,” said Greg Bader, the Orioles’ vice president of communications and marketing. “With weekends featuring fireworks and music on Fridays and Kids Run the Bases on Sundays, to our new Kids Cheer Free initiative available every day of the week, our season-long calendar is packed with fun for the whole family.”
Stay tuned throughout the summer for interviews with the artists on MASN All Access and behind-the-scenes looks at “Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark” across all of MASN’s social media platforms.
June 15: The summer series continues on Friday, June 15 as the Orioles and MASN will welcome singer/songwriter Jaden Michaels to Birdland.
Michaels is an accomplished songwriter who has collaborated with some of pop music’s biggest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robin Thicke, Jordin Sparks, Lea Michele, and Naya Rivera. In 2009, her song “Love Game” became a triple-platinum hit for Namie Amuro in Japan. Michaels’ songwriting work on Carly Rae Jepsen’s album “KISS” also received a 2013 Juno Award for “Album of the Year.”
Michaels, the older sister of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels, recently released her first single “Preach”, which landed on the Spotify all-genre weekly buzz playlist in less than a week of release.
June 29: The series continues with OPACY favorite Gracie Schram. The singer/songwriter is returning to Birdland for the third time!
July 13: The summer series continues with country music artist Renee Blair. Blair, an independent country recording artist, is originally from St. Louis and now resides in Nashville. In 2016, she signed a publishing and production deal with Nashville-based company SMACKSongs.
Over the last year, Blair has been writing and recording for her forthcoming EP, executive produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer/songwriter Shane McAnally. Blair will release her first digital single - “Gotta Quit Drinkin” - on the day of the show!
July 27: Don’t Miss the Magic this Friday! O’s fan favorite Jenae Cherry Brach will be returning to Birdland as the next “Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark” performer.
Brach, wife of O’s reliever Brad Brach, moved to Nashville in 2009 to pursue her dream to make music. In 2011, she formed the Jenae Cherry Band and became a constant in the Nashville music scene.
Brach is the co-writer of “Don’t Miss the Magic,” an anthem that the O’s adopted during their playoff push in 2016.
Catch her performance of “Don’t Miss the Magic” and other songs this Friday, and be sure to stick around for fireworks!
August 10: Carter Faith Jones is kicking off the August editions of the “Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark” series. The upcoming singer/songwriter from North Carolina began performing live at age 12 and writing songs at 15.
She recently attended the highly selective GRAMMY Camp in Nashville and was a featured performer in Charlotte’s televised 2016 Thanksgiving Day parade.
After performing in Birdland, Jones will be attending Belmont University this fall as part of the university’s songwriters program.