MLB All-Stars to parade through streets of Kansas City

Fans will have an opportunity to see their favorite 2012 MLB All-Stars up close on the streets of Kansas City and nationally on MLB Network as part of the eighth annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

On Tuesday, July 10, fans are invited to watch the procession of All-Stars to the 83rd Midsummer Classic as they make their way down an approximately 4,129 foot red carpet stretching 1/2 a mile from the corner of Ward Parkway & Wornall Road to Nichols Road & Central Street inside the iconic Country Club Plaza. A map of the parade route is included at the end of the release.

The event, which begins at 1:00 p.m. local time, is scheduled to feature all the Major League Baseball All-Stars riding in 2012 Chevrolet Silverado trucks. Serving as Grand Marshal, MLB All-Star Ambassador and 13-time MLB All-Star George Brett will lead the parade through the streets. In addition, Ron Washington and Tony La Russa, the AL and NL All-Star team managers, will lead their teams down the carpet in Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles.  MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Alanna Rizzo will host the event’s national telecast at 4:00 p.m. ET and an abbreviated version at 7:30 p.m. ET.

“The MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet is a unique and unforgettable way for baseball fans in Kansas City to take part in All-Star Week,” said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball.  “Thanks to the continued support of Chevrolet, we are able to give our fans the chance to get an up close view of their favorite All-Stars and take away a lasting All-Star memory.”

“We’re looking forward to watching the MLB All-Stars ride in two of the biggest stars in the Chevrolet lineup – the Silverado and the Camaro Convertible,” said Phil Caruso, Chevrolet national promotions manager. “Chevrolet customers love baseball, and events like the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show give us a chance to help our customers connect with their favorite MLB players.”

With the outcome of the All-Star Game again determining which League will have home field advantage in the World Series, the World Series Trophy crafted by Tiffany & Company will be on display as part of the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

Additionally, an all-star team of fashion and beauty experts have signed on to dress a group of players' wives exclusively for the Red Carpet. Fashion house Tory Burch will provide dresses and parade attire, and Bobbi Brown make-up artists will be on-site prior to the parade for beauty treatment and application.

Media is invited to cover the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet from a designated area at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue & Nichols Street.