Playoff Rally Set for Thursday at the Summerfest Grounds
Last night was a night that Brewers fans will never forget. Hopefully it is the beginning of a stretch of many great new Brewers memories. The party at Miller Park was like no other and we are going to continue the party on Thursday as Brewers fans are invited to the Summerfest grounds for a rally to send the National League Central Division Champions (that is pretty cool to say) into the Postseason.
The team will host a celebration on Thursday, September 29 at the Summerfest Grounds (Henry Maier Festival Park). The Brewers Playoff Rally will be free for all fans and will last from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Miller Lite Oasis. The entire Brewers team will make an appearance at the event to thank fans for their support while at the same time, pump up the fans for what we hope will be a long run into October. Fans will also be able to purchase the latest Brewers Postseason t-shirts, hats and other souvenirs at the Rally as the Brewers merchandise trailers will be on site.
The event is free to the public, but fans should keep in mind that there is limited capacity at the Miller Lite Oasis and the event is first-come-first-served. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. This event was very popular in 2008 and with even more excitement surrounding the Postseason this year, we really expect this to be a great event.
The event will be hosted by Brewers broadcast personalities including Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker, Cory Provus, and Bill Schroeder. The rally will be carried live on FS Wisconsin from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (set your DVRs!) NewsRadio 620 WTMJ will also broadcast from the event.
The entire Brewers team – players and coaches – will make an appearance from approximately 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Appearances from Brewers alumni are also expected.
Live entertainment will be provided by Five for Fighting who will take the stage at 6 p.m. The band Pan Am will open the event at 4 p.m.
Five For Fighting, fronted by singer/songwriter John Ondrasik (On drah sick), has multiple critically-acclaimed and award-winning records to their credit. Their breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman” from the Platinum certified “America Town” (Aware/Columbia) CD. In 2004, Ondrasik and the band recorded the Platinum-certified album, “The Battle For Everything,” which yielded the retrospective hit, “100 Years.” Other recent records include “Two Lights” (2006) and the first live Five For Fighting CD titled “Live” (2007). Pan Am is a band out of Los Angeles led by Dan Attanasio, son of Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio.
One more thing that people have been asking about it the weather. If you know me personally, you know I like the weather and living in Milwaukee it is something you always are thinking about. I checked the forecast for Thursday and is looks like it will be a beautiful Milwaukee fall day which would make the celebration even better.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase throughout the event. Parking will be available, at a cost of $5 per vehicle, in Lots G, H, M and P near Henry Maier Festival Park. Patrons should enter the Summerfest Grounds at the Mid Gate (Chicago Street and Harbor Drive).
For more information on this Rally and all of the Brewers Postseason information, check out brewers.com/postseason. This page will be continually updated with information on everything pertaining to the Brewers Postseason.