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Tim McGraw Coming to the Corn Crib in Normal

March 5, 2014 - Frontier League (FL) - Normal CornBelters News Release

Normal, Ill. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, are proud to make their first announcement for the 2014 DuPont/Pioneer Summer Concert Series. Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town Tour will stop at the Corn Crib on Friday, September 12. The CornBelters will play their first regular season home game of the 2014 season ("CEFCU Opening Night") at The Corn Crib on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. versus the Evansville Otters.

Corn Crib Alum Jana Kramer and newcomer Dakota Bradley will be the opening acts for the concert, which will be produced once again by S.A.W. Events. The gates will open at 5:30 with the show getting under way at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $60 for reserved seats and general admission field tickets. VIP pit tickets will be $105. Parking is available at the Corn Crib and will be $20 per car.

CornBelters corporate partners, package ticket holders and host families will have a pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets from Wednesday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 11 by phone and in-person only. E-mail newsletter subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets online only beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 13. Tickets to the general public will go on sale Friday, March 14th at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets stop by the Mid-Illini Credit Union Box Office or call 309-454-BALL during normal business hours. Tickets can also be purchased anytime online at www.normalbaseball.com.

This is the first concert to be announced as part of the DuPont/Pioneer Summer Concert Series at the Corn Crib.

"The sponsorship allows us to thank our customers - Illinois farmers - and celebrate the ag industry in a ballpark with a unique corn theme," said Justin Wilkins, DuPont Pioneer operational marketing manager. "We're proud to support an organization that helps bring family friendly entertainment to Bloomington-Normal and surrounding communities. The sponsorship also allows us to highlight the value that farming and the agricultural industry bring to McLean County."

The 2014 summer looks to be a big summer for McGraw. He is coming off of three consecutive number one hits and a sold out tour in 2013. He is entering this year with brand new music and his new single "Lookin' For That Girl" is available for purchase on iTunes.

"This last year was unbelievable, and I don't have any plans to let off the gas now. We didn't want to waste any time getting new music out," said McGraw, who can't wait to get started on the tour. "With every album, my approach is to push a few of my own boundaries and try things I've never done before. It was hard to choose a lead single off this project because I really felt like we had six or seven good options. I kept coming back to "˜That Girl' because even though it may be a little different for me sonically, I couldn't get it out of my head!"

"We are thrilled to be hosting what will be one of the largest, if not the largest individual concert in the Central Illinois history," said CornBelters President Steve Malliet. "Our fifth anniversary season is going to be special and this will put a cap on it for us! We have many big announcements coming soon, so this is exciting to get the first one out."

Over the years, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three Grammy's, 15 American Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Awards, and 10 American Music Awards. He is coming off three back to back number one hits including the platinum selling hit "Highway Don't Care" with Taylor Swift, featuring Keith Urban on guitar.

THE NIBLET : Mini-Plan Packages for the 2014 season are currently on sale! To purchase Mini-Plan Package tickets, or for more information, please contact the CornBelters today at (309) 454-2255 (BALL) or stop by The Mid-Illini Credit Union Box Office at The Corn Crib during normal business hours.

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