On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves continued to court their fast-growing fan base by adding another special night just for them.
And no, we’re not talking about a commemorative Brian McCann bifocals giveaway night either.
Nipping at the heels of its last hugely successful event earlier this month (see ajc.com photo gallery), the Braves have announced the very first prime-time Bark in the Park After Dark set for Turner Field Wednesday, June 10.
Braves spokeswoman Beth Marshall told Buzz Thursday: “After the success of the last Bark in the Park, we wanted to reach out to another segment of Braves fans who might not be able to come to the park on a Sunday afternoon due to church or other commitments. These are always a lot of fun for fans and they almost always sell out for us.”
Marshall was also able to clear up a misconception about the Bark in the Park outings. There are no height, weight, size or breed restrictions on which Fido or Spike can attend.
“We always have at least one Great Dane!” said Marshall.
But dog owners must pre-register in order to attend and your pooch’s shots must be up to date. Go to braves.com/bark to register.
In case your canine is curious, the Braves will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7 p.m. at the June 10 event. Gates open at 5 p.m. The final regularly scheduled Bark in the Park of 2009 season, meanwhile, is set for Sunday, Sept. 6.
“Shouldn’t I just be able to enjoy ‘Lost’ without having to do research?!”
— Dave FM’s Mara Davis on-air Thursday morning kvetching about the head-scratching season finale of the time-tripping ABC drama. Davis’ husband, CNN producer Michael Kane apparently is a major “Lost” fan who encourages his other half to read up on the show’s extensive mystifying mythology via the legions of “Lost” fan sites online.
We alluded to it earlier in the week but on Thursday, the folks at Aaron’s, Inc. and Live Nation officially announced it at a big splashy (albeit largely redundant) press conference.
Starting today, Lakewood Amphitheatre officially becomes Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood.
For the next three years at least.
Here’s the very official statement: “Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, and Aaron’s, Inc., the nation’s leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced a three year partnership that gives Aaron’s the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre.’”
“Aaron’s is proud to become associated with one of the top entertainment venues in the country. We are pleased to partner with Live Nation and become the title sponsor of the Lakewood Amphitheatre,” said Robin Loudermilk, CEO of Aaron’s, Inc.
Concert-goers attending upcoming shows featuring Coldplay, No Doubt, 311, Aerosmith, Rascal Flatts, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Depeche Mode can try out the new name with friends when discussing your social itinerary. Or you can completely ignore the whole corporate branding thing and say, “See you at Lakewood” like we always do. . .
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Contributing: News services.
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