Multi-platinum recording artists Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic and Tori Kelly will headline the Budweiser MLB All-Star Concerts, part of the Pepsi Music Series, on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th at San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park South. For the first time in its history, MLB will host three major concerts for fans as part of the 2016 MLB All-Star Week. Each headline act will be accompanied by a special guest to open the show and gates will open to the public 90 minutes before the start time. The schedule for the three shows, which are all rain or shine performances, is as follows:
- Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. PT: OneRepublic & special guest NEEDTOBREATHE
- Saturday, July 9 at 12 p.m. PT: Tori Kelly & special guest All Time Low
- Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m. PT: Gwen Stefani & special guest Eve
A special fireworks show will be conducted immediately following each of the two evening concerts. The full Pepsi Music Series lineup, which will feature a range of artists throughout MLB All-Star Week, will be released at a later date. The 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park airs Tuesday, July 12th on FOX with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Fans can obtain a free standing room only ticket based on availability at AllStarGame.com/concerts beginning Friday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m. PT. Free tickets, which may not be sold, must be downloaded, printed and brought to Embarcadero Marina Park South for entry to the concert. Limit two tickets and one show per individual request.
Parking downtown will be extremely limited; guests are encouraged to utilize public transportation. MTS will provide special trolley service to the concerts. The Gaslamp trolley stop is located a short walk from Embarcadero Marina Park South. Free park and ride parking lots are located along trolley lines, including more than 5,000 spaces at Qualcomm Stadium. More trolley and mass transit information is available at www.sdmts.com.
Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and recording artist, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani's third full-length solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, featuring the Gold single, "Used to Love You," was released March 18 on Interscope Records and debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Stefani will head out on her "This Is What the Truth Feels Like" tour of North America this summer starting July 12th at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.
OneRepublic has released three studio albums with their last Native debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and selling over 5 million units worldwide. Native produced the hit singles "Love Runs Out," "I Lived," and "Counting Stars," which reached No. 1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. In May 2016 OneRepublic released the soulful, rhythmic "Wherever I Go," the first single off their fourth studio album that will be released later this year.
2016 Best New Artist Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Tori Kelly has been hailed as an "Artist to Watch" by Rolling Stone, USA Today and Spin. The California native just wrapped a 30-city sold-out US tour in support of her debut album, Unbreakable Smile, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and includes the hits "Nobody Love" and "Should've Been Us." Unbreakable Smile was re-issued on January 29 with two additional tracks: "Hollow," which topped the Top 25 at Pop radio and climbed on the Rhythmic charts, and a brand new song entitled "Something Beautiful."
Eve, a Grammy Award winner, will join Stefani for all dates on the "This Is What the Truth Feels Like" tour. Also an established actress known for her role in the Barbershop film series and achieved success as a fashion designer, EVE has collaborated with Stefani on two successful hit songs -- "Rich Girl" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" -- earning a Grammy Award for the latter.
Formed in 2003 in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, All Time Low is a chart-topping, award-winning rock band that has celebrated three consecutive Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, including its latest LP Future Hearts, which debuted at a career high No. 2 on the chart and was the No. 1 selling album week of release in both the U.S. and U.K. The band -- Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick -- have earned RIAA Platinum certification for its blockbuster single "Dear Maria, Count Me In," as well as RIAA Gold certification for the single "Weightless" while being lauded internationally for their dynamic and captivating live shows. Beyond the stages of sold out arenas, the group has won four Alternative Press Music Awards and five Kerrang! Awards, and landed the title of "Best Pop Punk Band" at the Top In Rock Awards.
NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated rock band hailing from South Carolina, comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals). Highlighted by the lead single "HAPPINESS," their much anticipated new album H A R D L O V E is set for release on July 15. H A R D L O V E is the follow-up to 2014's Rivers In the Wasteland, which debuted at #1 on both Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts, and #3 overall on the Billboard 200. The album also spawned the RIAA-certified Gold single "Brother (feat. Gavin DeGraw)" and earned the group their first GRAMMY nomination as well as a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations. To support H A R D L O V E, NEEDTOBREATHE will embark on their "Tour de Compadres 2016" -- an extensive, headlining tour hitting arenas, amphitheaters, and stadiums in over 50 cities across the U.S. -- beginning in August.
All concert attendees may be screened at security checkpoints before entering the park. No umbrellas, ice chests, Frisbees, laser pointers, noisemaking devices, or other specified items are permitted. A full list of prohibited and acceptable items is available at AllStarGame.com/concerts.
Past MLB All-Star Concert performers have included Demi Lovato (2015), Rixton (2015), Imagine Dragons (2014), Atmosphere (2014), Mariah Carey and the New York Philharmonic (2013), Sheryl Crow (2009), Elvis Costello (2009) and Bon Jovi (2008).