Joe Nichols, Aloe Blacc, Atmosphere, and More Named as Performers During MLB All-Star Game Festivities at Target Field
Target Field will not only be a baseball destination, but also a musical destination during the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Some big names have been recruited to perform during the MLB All-Star festivities at Target Field in Minneapolis, kicking off July 12 and running through the conclusion of the All-Star Game on July 15.
Among those names, Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel will sing the National Anthem before the All-Star Game on July 15 as well as offer a special performance of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" as part of a ceremony honoring the winners of the "Target presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" program, celebrating teachers around the country.
Following Menzel's performance of the U.S. National Anthem, the Canadian National Anthem will be performed by the Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quartet and Joe Nichols will sing "God Bless America'" leading up to the game. Both Nichols and Menzel's performances will be televised on FOX as part of their game broadcast.
Aloe Blacc will offer a performance on the field before the Home Run Derby on July 14, featuring songs "Wake Me Up" (on MLB Network at approximately 6:50 CT) and "Can You Do This" leading up to the opening of the derby on ESPN shortly after.
Panic! At the Disco will perform on June 13 as part of the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Target Field. An additional ticketed music event featuring O.A.R. and Minnesota's own a capella group Home Free will take place outside of Target Field prior to Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Imagine Dragons will headline a music event Saturday, July 12 to kick off the All-Star festivities, joined by Minnesota's own hip hop group Atmosphere. Saturday night's performance will be followed by a fireworks show at Target Field.