We told you about Major League Baseball announcing three free blockbuster concerts at Embarcadero Marina Park South in the week leading up to MLB’s 2016 All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12. No, “free” is still not a typo, and yes, there are more goodies in store, including Pete Wentz (possibly) striking out.
San Diego locals will be featured prominently in the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game that takes place Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park. Former Padres players Trevor Hoffman, Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith and Tim Raines are on the roster with an eclectic mix of celebrities. Everyone from Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal to actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zach Morris from “Saved by the Bell”) will be joining the fun.
The most exciting part, however, will be seeing Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz try his hand at sports. Wentz is coming off yet another homerun year as a pop-punk superstar with the successful 2015 release of Fall Out Boy’s sixth album, “American Beauty/American Psycho.” Sure, he’s proven he can walk his fingers, but will he end up walking soccer star Landon Donovan to first base?
Before the celebrity softball game on Sunday, soulful pop/rock band OneRepublic and special guest alt-rock radio mainstays NEEDTOBREATHE hit Embarcadero Marina Park South on Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m., while Grammy-nominated pop singer/songwriter Tori Kelly steals the hearts and minds of the San Diego faithful with acclaimed pop/punk band All Time Low opening the show on Saturday, July 9 at noon. Later that evening, multi-platinum-selling pop artist Gwen Stefani shares the stage with Grammy Award-winning hip-hop star Eve.
Let’s just hope music and baseball pair a little better this time.
Rutger Rosenborg was a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He now plays in the Lulls and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.