Bob Dylan Rocks Fifth Third Ballpark This Saturday

August 10, 2006 - Midwest League (MWL1) - West Michigan Whitecaps News Release

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Rock and roll legend Bob Dylan is getting ready to start his 2006 tour right here in West Michigan. This Saturday, August 12, Dylan will kick off his third annual tour of minor league ballparks with the Bob Dylan Show at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The stop at Fifth Third Ballpark is the start of a 17-date tour that wraps up September 5 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The performance in West Michigan will be the only appearance in the state and will take place rain or shine. "We've had an awesome response since we announced the concert and we're looking forward to a great night of music," said Whitecaps Director of Outside Events Matt Costello.

Tickets for the event will be general admission with limited seating available on the field and in the ballpark's seating bowl. The stage will be placed at second base. Gates for the concert will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 6:30 p.m.

The Whitecaps and concert promoter Jam Productions are attempting to keep the cost low for families by offering free admission to children 12 and under with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets are $49.50 for everyone over the age of 12 and can be purchased at the Whitecaps Box Office, over the phone by calling (616) 784-4131, through the Whitecaps website,, or at TicketMaster locations.

Dylan, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, is best known as the pre-eminent lyricist and songwriter of his generation. Often credited with reviving the folk-rock genre, Dylan has released more than a dozen albums and four of his songs have cracked the Billboard Top 50. The Bob Dylan Show will also serve as a launching pad for Dylan's new studio album, Modern Times, which is scheduled to be released on August 29.

Joining The Bob Dylan Show will be electric guitar legends Jimmie Vaughn, of the Fabulous ThunderBirds, and Austin, Texas based Junior Brown. Elana James will start things off with her band, The Continental Two.

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