The Boston Red Sox have added country music concerts following each Friday night home game in March as a feature to their Spring Training schedule at JetBlue Park.
The American contemporary country band founded in Bradenton, One Night Rodeo, will perform on the stage on Fenway South Drive immediately following each Friday night spring training home game at the team's 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, 11500 Daniels Parkway.
The concerts are open and free to all ticket holders for each designated game. Boston has three Friday night spring training games this season - March 1 vs. Pittsburgh and March 8 and 15 against Minnesota.
"We are very excited to add another element to this year's spring training home games," said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations. "One Night Rodeo is a popular band with a lot of our local attendees and we are looking forward to sharing this regional band's talents with our spring training guests. We encourage Friday night ticket holders to stick around and enjoy these free concerts."
One Night Rodeo is composed of Cory Hildreth (lead vocals, keys, guitar, and mandolin) and Duane Allison (bass guitar, vocals). Thirteen years and more than 2,000 performances in their career has prepared ONR for their own launch into country music stardom.
"Playing at JetBlue Park during this year's spring training is so exciting for us because not only have I been a Red Sox fan since I was a kid, but One Night Rodeo's lead singer Cory is a diehard Red Sox fan," said Ed Ciofani, CEO of Fox Hill Records and manager of the band. "I think the only thing that could top playing for Red Sox nation would be if they'd let us suit up and play in a game."