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Brewers baseball is in full swing and to help celebrate the late arrival of the season, Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. This annual event has been extended to four days so fans can soak up the savings over the holiday weekend. Fans have a unique opportunity to purchase select seats for 50% off and enjoy popular concession items priced at $1 and $4.
The celebration of spring will arrive at Miller Park on Friday, May 27 and continue through Monday, May 30, when the team takes on the division rivals Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos.
On top of all the great savings, May 29 is a Kids Eat Free Sunday compliments of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny and Heinz. In addition, all kids 14 and under will receive a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Brewer Bobblehead giveaway, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.
The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/madness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park. Spring Madness (414) excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.
Thanks to the success of last season’s inaugural series, we’re pleased to bring back postgame concerts this season!
Tonight, we welcome one of the music industry’s hottest stars to Miller Park as multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform a full-length, free postgame concert, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, following the Crew’s matchup with the San Diego Padres.
From hustling street performer to Platinum-selling recording artist, Grammer’s ascent to stardom has been nothing short of remarkable. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter has gone from relative unknown to industry icon performing alongside Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat in just a few years’ time. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Fine By Me’, certified Platinum and Gold respectively. Grammer would reach even greater heights with the release of his second album, Magazines or Novels, which featured the Number 1 smash-hit, ‘Honey, I’m Good’. One of the best-selling songs of 2015, ‘Honey I’m Good’ achieved triple-Platinum status and soared into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grammer would continue his success with the release of his chart-topping song, ‘Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)’, the second single off his deluxe edition Magazines or Novels.
Grammer arrived early and had the chance to go on the field during batting practice:
He also threw out a ceremonial first pitch:
Grammer also took part in a few special meet and greets during tonight’s game before performing a full-length concert following tonight’s game against the Padres.
For those of your scoring at home, Grammer’s ‘Good to be Alive’ is also the Brewers “Win” song this year, so let’s hope we get to hear it twice tonight!
I’ll be sure to update this post with photos from the Meet & Greets, as well as the concert itself, so stay tuned.
5/15/16 Update: Due to the game going into extra innings, the concert didn’t start until after 11pm, but that didn’t stop Grammer from rocking out until after 12:30pm. Here are just a few photos from his show, taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus:
Thanks to Andy and to all of the fans who came out for the game and concert! See you back at Miller Park in just a few hours!
Throughout the Brewers Clubhouse it is well known that Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress loves Skittles. And when Jeffress’ mom came to visit last week, she confirmed that he’s always loved them, ever since he was a little kid.
In fact, many fans have started to catch on to this and some have even given him packages of his beloved candy.
However, recently the Five Fruity Flavors were at the heart of a clubhouse controversy between Jeffress and fellow pitcher/best friend Will Smith. Smith, who is currently on the disabled list and did not travel with the team on the first road trip of the season, was assisting me with some social media during a game by tweeting and Snapchatting live from the clubhouse. (You can check out the tweets on the #LeftyBehind hashtag.)
Right before he left for the night, this happened and we caught it all on video:
Of course, Jeffress saw the tweet…
…and later returned the favor by stealing some candy out of Smith’s locker:
Of course this candy “war” was all in good fun, but Skittles wanted to make sure that their tasty treats wouldn’t cause any conflict in the clubhouse moving forward. So, they sent a special package. Here, Jeffress explains what he received:
Here’s a copy of the letter:
Jeffress was understandably stoked to receive such an awesome care package, which even included his absolute favorite, Sour Skittles!
A big thank you to Skittles on behalf of Jeffress and Smith for the care package. We appreciate you looking out for the Crew!
Side Note: Skittles are so beloved by Jeffress that he told me that he’s even named his curveball after the candy, henceforth it shall be known as “Skittles” and Jeffress will make opposing batters “Taste the Rainbow.”
On Saturday, June 18, Kenny Chesney returns to Milwaukee as part of his 2016 Spread the Love Tour! After breaking nine attendance records and selling over 1.3 million tickets on last year’s Big Revival Tour, the King of Summer is back at it again with 13 more stadiums and an even bigger lineup in 2016 as he joins forces with the biggest female country artist on the planet in Miranda Lambert.
In addition to Chesney and Lambert, the Miller Park concert will also feature four-time Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town and emerging star Old Dominion, who broke onto the scene in 2015 with their smash hit “Break Up With Him”.
As a big country fan myself, I’ve been looking forward to this concert since we announced it last October.
And, just like you, I’m getting all geared up for the show. I’m planning my tailgate with friends, shining up my cowboy boots and I’m blasting my “Good Stuff” playlist on repeat.
But what else do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A-to-Z guide.
A-to-Z Guide to the “Spread the Love” Concert at Miller Park
PLEASE NOTE: I have been trying my best to get you answers to all of the questions that you’ve asked in the comments; however, on the day of the show, things will be a bit hectic and I will likely not be able to respond to you in real time. Please call our box office at 414-902-4000 for any matters that have not been previously addressed. Thanks!
Drop off The Brewers do not recommend that you drop off children at Miller Park. Pick up will not be accessible on Miller Park property following the show as those streets will be closed for departing traffic only post-concert.
Shuttles For the last Kenny Chesney concert, several local pubs/establishments offered shuttle service. Click here for a list of shuttles that run during Brewers games. We recommend reaching out to the specific pub/establishment to confirm if they will have a shuttle for the concert.
Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.
Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.
Uber The Uber pickup and dropoff is at the Gantner lot, near the Sausage Haus on the east side of the stadium.
For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.
Buses Please check with MCTS regarding service.
BANNERS & SIGNS
Cannot be larger than 18×24″ and cannot include inappropriate content. No handles or poles can be attached.
BINOCULARS & CAMERAS
Binoculars are fine to bring to the show. You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #SpreadtheLoveTourMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog! Sorry, video cameras are not permitted. Selfie sticks are also not permitted for the concert.
Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.
Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.
Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.
No beach balls or selfie sticks will be permitted for the concert.
Strobes, lasers, motion lighting and pyrotechnics will be used throughout the show.
- Anyone with a SANDBAR ticket MUST ENTER the Third Base Gate at Miller Park. Upon entering with a valid Sandbar ticket, ticket holders will receive the appropriate wristband needed to access the floor and enter the sandbar area. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Anyone with a FLOOR section ticket must obtain a field access wristband to access the Floor section seating. Each individual must be present and have a floor seating area ticket in hand. Ticket must have a valid barcode and the perforation strip intact.
- Wristband stations will be set up outside of Miller Park at the pedestrian bridge and by the Home Plate Gate on the Miller Park Plaza from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
- Wristband stations will also be set-up inside of Miller Park on the Field Level concourse near sections 110, 118, and 126 and inside of the Hot Corner Gate beginning when gates open (4 p.m.)
We recommend allowing yourself enough time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show.
Gates to the ballpark will open at 4 p.m.. The concert is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
When entering Miller Park, please be sure to allow for extra time for screening process, finding seats, buying memorabilia, and getting your wristband (if you have field seats).
There are five major gates at Miller Park. Avoid long lines by familiarizing yourself with the different gates around the ballpark and plan to arrive early. All attendees will be required to go through fan screening which includes walking through metal detectors.
Parking lots will open at 2 p.m.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase parking in advance of the show day. Parking can be purchased through the Miller Park Ticket Office windows up until Friday, June 17 at the advanced rate of $25. It will be $30 on the day of the show. Please note, parking purchases on the day of show is CASH ONLY.
For this show, there is no Preferred vs. General Parking. It is all first-come, first served.
For ADA parking, please follow the Preferred Parking signage and display your ADA placard to the parking attendant.
For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.
All attendees will be required to go through a fan screening process which includes walking through metal detectors. Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched. Please be sure to allow extra time for the screening process and getting to your seats.
Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.
The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, things can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer t the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one this is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!
Keep aisles clear. For your safety and those around you, we ask that you keep the aisles clear. Do not stand on seats. Standing on seats is very dangerous and will not be allowed by security.
Report problems immediately. If you need assistance please contact a Miller Park staff member or use the Guest Text Messaging system (Text “Brewers” and your issue to 69050). You may also utilize one of our two (2) Guest Services booths inside the ballpark. There is one on the Field Level behind section 116 and one on the Terrace Level behind section 419. Please do not allow someone or something to impact your experience in a negative manner and not notify us.
The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 2 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 4 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots along with restrooms at the Sausage Haus and Helfaer Field.
Please check brewers.com/Chesney for availability.
With several construction projects nearby, we advise checking the WI Department of Transportation for best routes. Lane closures I-94 Westbound could cause delays. For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org and 511wi.gov.
VIP Packages are handled through CID Entertainment, which is still working on the emails to the customers. If you would like to talk to someone, please call 414-902-4000, as our phone center can look up your account and verify that you have a VIP Package to assure you that an email with parking/gate information is coming from the company hosting the VIP Party.
Check the weather and dress appropriately. Flat shoes are recommended. The field cover can be uneven to walk on with heels or flip flops. Please plan on the roof being open unless rain is in the forecast.
Will Call is located at the Box Office near the Home Plate Gate. Those picking up tickets will be required to present a picture ID of the designated will call name and credit card used for the purchase. No third party Will Call will be accepted for this event; please distribute tickets in advance.
Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.
Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #SpreadtheLoveTourMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!
See you there!
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association will induct former Milwaukee Braves outfielder Billy Bruton into the Braves Honor Roll. An induction ceremony will take place at Miller Park on Monday, May 16, beginning at noon at the site of the Braves Honor Roll, which is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side.
The lightning-quick center fielder spent eight of his 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Milwaukee Braves from 1953-60. He batted .276 with 48 HR, 327 RBI and 143 stolen bases with the Braves.
Bruton became an instant fan favorite when he hit a 10th inning home run to seal the victory in the Braves’ first-ever home game on April 14, 1953 vs. St. Louis. Bruton, who finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting, led the National League in stolen bases in each of his first three seasons. The speedster led the NL in runs (112 in 1960) and triples twice (15 in 1956 and 13 in 1960). During the 1958 World Series, Bruton batted .412 (7-for-17) with 1 HR and 2 RBI.
Bruton finished his career with the Detroit Tigers from 1961-64. He passed away on December 5, 1995. Bruton family members will be attending the May 16 ceremony.
Bruton will become the 15th member of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll. Previous inductees include: Warren Spahn (2004), Johnny Logan (2005), Andy Pafko (2006), Bobby Thomson (2008), Bob Uecker (2009), Felix Mantilla (2010), Eddie Mathews (2010), Joe Adcock (2011), Frank Torre (2011), Hank Aaron (2012), Del Crandall (2012), Gene Conley (2013), Joe Torre (2014) and Red Schoendienst (2015).
Today we held the ceremony at Miller Park. Here’s a look at Billy’s plaque on the Braves Honor Roll:
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them, so check back often!
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season ling!
Brewers vs. Marlins (April 29-May 1): Pork Tacos
Cilantro, Onions, Queso Fresco, Lime
Brewers vs. Angels (May 2-4): Halo Dog
Klement’s Hot Dog, Bacon, Charro Beans, Shredded Cheese, Pico de Gallo
Brewers vs. Padres (May 12-15): Beef Barbacoa Tacos
Queso Fresco, Pico de Gallo
Brewers vs. Cubs (May 17-19): Chicago-Style Hot Dog
Klement’s Hot Dog, Sport Peppers, Green Relish, Pickle Spear, Tomato, Chopped Onion
One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features, which return on May 12.
The first player burger of 2016, back by popular demand is Luc’s Ragin’ Cajun, a special burger named after Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
It’s a Cajun-infused Bombers Burger, topped with white cheddar, Nueske’s Bacon and Sriracha.
Luc’s burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time (May 12-June 1).
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for May here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!
You probably were already planning on it, but you’ll want to be sure to wear your Brewers player apparel to Miller Park now through May 4!
When you wear your player gear (past or present) at the Brewers Team Store, you will receive a coupon for an immediate $5 discount off of your purchase of player product, including player name and number t-shirts, player fashion tees, bobbles, pennants, jerseys, photos, etc. (Sorry– game-used memorabilia and sale items are not included.)
Your savings will be valid that day only at the following Miller Park locations: any of the four Brewers Team Store locations, Hank’s Hangout and Bernie’s Chalet.
In case you haven’t already seen some of the new player fashion tees for 2016, I’ve got a look at some of them here for you.
Craig Counsell’s shirt calls to his Wisconsin roots growing up in Whitefish Bay and later, his time spent as a Brewers player, including the Club’s most recent trips to the Postseason.
Taylor Jungmann’s player tee features the new Ball & Glove logo scattered inside his letters and numbers, a nod to the fans’ overwhelming support for the new alternate logo.
Jonathan Lucroy sports his trusty chest protector, also bearing the new Ball & Glove logo, as well his moniker – LUUUUC!
Ryan Braun’s tee is a play off of the popular home run call – “Going, going, gone!” – something Brewers fans hear often when the slugging outfielder steps to the plate.
Special Ticket Package Added for Superhero Night; Includes AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Bobble, Plus Buffet & Drinks
Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip. On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins.
Included in our special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $18 for Bernie’s Terrace, $24 for Terrace Reserved, $25 for Loge Bleachers, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.
We’re also pleased to offer a new special ticket package in the Associated Bank Check Deck for that game. For just $89, you’ll get your game ticket, a full buffet featuring Klement’s bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut, Klement’s hot dogs, BBQ smoked pulled pork, southern rubbed grilled chicken breast, brown sugar baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, assorted cookies and brownies, unlimited soft drinks and two complimentary beers per adult, PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead.
4/20/16 Update: The autographed Superhero Bobble package in the Associated Bank Check Deck is now sold out. However, there is still time to purchase the regular package which includes an unsigned bobble at brewers.com/themenights.
These packages are extremely limited! Click here to purchase.
Brewers Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd Annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike ride and event. On Saturday, August 13, Brewers Community Foundation will once again give bike lovers and Brewers fans the opportunity to combine their two favorite activities. Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes, (22, 44, 88, or 100 miles) that will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that evening’s Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds game.
The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money raised will support a number of local organizations that, consistent with Brewers Community Foundation’s vision, focus on the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs. Registrants/fundraisers may qualify for incentives outlined at brewers.ride-mlb.com. Urban Ecology Milwaukee, Dream Bikes, and St. Ben’s Community Meal Program are the beneficiaries identified for 2016.
“Brewers Community Foundation focuses on identifying opportunities to support organizations that are addressing critical issues in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We are excited to launch the 2nd annual “Hitting 4 the Cycle” benefit bike ride. The ride provides another opportunity to participate in a fun activity while doing good for the community.”
Sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust, The Lowlands Group, and UnitedHealthcare. The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
For more information or to register, please visit brewers.ride-mlb.com. To learn more about Brewers Community Foundation and register for other events, please visit brewers.com/bcf.