Concert set with ZZ Top, Gretchen Wilson, 3 Doors Down

The Rays 2012 Summer Concert Series will feature three chart-topping performers - Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson - during a postgame concert at Tropicana Field following the Rays-Miami Marlins game on Sunday, June 17 at 1:40 p.m.

The concerts are free with the purchase of that date's game ticket. The remaining concert dates will be announced later this month.

Full season ticket holders who purchased all 81 games in the Avantair Home Plate Club, Hancock Bank Club, Fieldside Box, Lower Infield Box or Lower Box locations receive wristbands for special on-field access to this postgame event.

ZZ Top returns to Tropicana Field where the band played as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series in 2010. Best known for their chest-length beards, black leather outfits and trademark sunglasses, ZZ Top embodies the spirit of blues rock in America. Formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, ZZ Top became known to fans as "that little ol' band from Texas." With Billboard hits such as "Cheap Sunglasses," "Sharp Dressed Man" and "LaGrange," ZZ Top has produced and released 14 records and sold more than 25 million albums in the United States. ZZ Top has recorded four gold, three platinum and two multi-platinum albums, along with one diamond album. Their first two records reflected their strong blues roots, while ZZ Top's third album, Tres Hombres, become their first top-10 album. ZZ Top's eighth album, Eliminator featured two Top 40 singles, "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Legs." The album sold more than 10 million copies. ZZ Top's latest album was released in 2003, entitled Mescalero. The band has won three Video Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Gretchen Wilson hit the country scene in 2004 when she became the first solo female singer to top the Billboard Country singles chart in over two years with her debut single, "Redneck Woman," which spent six weeks at No. 1. Her debut album, Here For the Party, sold more than five million copies and earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Wilson also won Best New Artist at the 2004 American Music Awards and Female Vocalist of the Year at the Country Music Awards in 2005. Her second album, All Jacked Up went platinum and peaked at No. 1 on the Top 200 and Country album charts. The lead track from the album was used by ESPN as the opening theme for its baseball coverage in 2005. Her third album, One of the Boys, solidified her position as one of contemporary country's most original and multi-faceted female artists. In July 2009, Wilson launched her own record label, Redneck Records and co-wrote her first single release, "Work Hard, Play Harder." Her first album off her newest label, I Got Your Country Right Here, hit stores in March 2010 and debuted at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Album Chart.

3 Doors Down performed at Tropicana Field as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series in May 2009. Best known for their hit single, "Kryptonite," 3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Miss. The group established their name while in Alabama and saw the phrase "Doors Down" on the side of a building. Their first studio album, The Better Life was released in February of 2000 and was a big success. The Better Life was certified six times platinum. 3 Doors Down's second album, Away from the Sun, was released in November 2002 and continued the band's success debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold four million copies worldwide. Their next two albums, Seventeen Days and their self-entitled album 3 Doors Down both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and became the group's third certified platinum album. Their latest album, Time of My Life was released in July 2011 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Single game tickets for Rays 2012 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800-745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com.

The Rays Summer Concert Series is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road.