Rays announce five acts for 2015 Summer Concert Series

Series highlighted by Steve Aoki, Lee Brice

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Tampa Bay Rays have announced five acts for the 2015 Summer Concert Series: The Jacksons, Cody Simpson, Lee Brice, KIDZ BOP Kids and Steve Aoki. Each concert is free with the purchase of that date's game ticket and will begin following the conclusion of that date's game. In addition to their game tickets, fans can watch the various acts from the field by purchasing field access passes available at raysbaseball.com/concerts

The Jacksons - May 23, Rays vs. Oakland Athletics, 4:10 p.m.

The Jacksons are one of the most beloved musical bands of all time. These five brothers from Gary, Ind. have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have inspired the musical landscape for "boy bands" throughout the world. With five No. 1 albums, 18 No. 1 hit singles, 17 Top-10 albums and 17 Top-40 singles, which include smash songs "ABC," "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground" and "Can You Feel It," to name a few. In 2016, the brothers Jackson will celebrate 50 years of being in the entertainment business, securing their place as the most recognizable family in music history.

Cody Simpson - May 24, Rays vs. Oakland Athletics, 1:10 p.m.

Cody Simpson is an 18 year old internationally renowned singer/songwriter from Gold Coast, Australia. Simpson began his career recording songs in his bedroom during the summer of 2009. He was soon discovered on YouTube by Atlantic Records, with whom he released two Billboard Top-10 albums. Most recently, Simpson has departed from Atlantic to form his own label, Coast House Records. He will release his next album, aptly titled 'Free" on June 23. The album is currently available on iTunes for pre-order with three singles already running up the charts. For more information, visit codysimpson.com

Lee Brice - June 13, Rays vs. Chicago White Sox, 4:10 p.m.

Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance" marked his first No. 1 Billboard Country debut and highest-ever hit on the Billboard 200. Along with the smash success of the album's title track-which has been nominated for ACM's 2015 "Single Record of the Year" and reached No. 1 at country radio-the "evocative, rough-edged singer" (New York Times) recorded his third studio album in Nashville, writing and producing 13 of the deluxe edition's 16 songs and playing almost every instrument. "Nobody in Nashville writes better love songs right now than Brice," said USA Today. For more on Brice, visit leebrice.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

KIDZ BOP Kids - June 28, Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, 1:10 p.m.

The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the No.1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers-Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt-sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine's "No. 1 Kids' Artist." Since 2001, the franchise has sold more than 15 million albums. The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country, performing kid-friendly versions of today's biggest hits and are hitting the road again in 2015. The all-new "Make Some Noise!" tour will stop in more than 40 major cities across North America. For more information, visit kidzbop.com.

Steve Aoki - October 3, Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 6:10 p.m.

Known for energetic live shows, Steve Aoki is a DJ, record producer and philanthropist. The Grammy Award-nominated, gold-selling artist and producer has collaborated with and remixed many artists and bands, including Linkin Park, Drake, will.i.am, Tiesto, Diplo, Travis Barker, Afrojack, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Iggy Azalea, Refused, All American Rejects, Rivers Cuomo and Snoop Lion. In 2014, Aoki released the first part of his two-part album Neon Future I. Millions of fans worldwide instantly responded to its wondrous and wild cross-section of genres. The album catapulted to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums Chart. The single, "Delirious (Boneless)" with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink, achieved gold status as certified by the RIAA. His new album, Neon Future II will be in stores May 12 and features the singles "Darker Than Blood" with Linkin Park and "I Love It When You Cry" with Moxie.

The Rays Summer Concert Series is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road and enters its eighth season.