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Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Welshly Arms to Perform During Sunday’s MLB All-Star Events at Progressive Field

With the All-Star game at Progressive Field closing in, today Major League Baseball announced a couple events that will take place Sunday, July 7th at Progressive Field.

The league announced that Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett and The Blackhearts as well as Cleveland’s Own Welshly Arms will perform during the Sunday events.

All-Star Sunday festivities begin with a battle of Cleveland vs. The World in this year’s MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game at 5:00 p.m.

A full roster of names from movies, television, music and sports being announced shortly. Gates open to fans at 3:00 p.m. with the first 15,000 fans in the ballpark receiving a limited-edition MLB All-Star Game Collectible guitar pick.

Prior to the Celebrity Softball Game’s first pitch, Cleveland’s own Welshly Arms takes the stage for a two-song set. Their 2017 single “Legendary” to date has earned platinum certification in Germany and Switzerland, cracked over 90 million Spotify streams, received 2 million Shazams and soared to the Top 15 of Alternative Radio. No Place Is Home [Republic Records] is the group’s 2018 full-length debut.

For the second game of our All-Star Sunday doubleheader, Hall of Famer and five-time All-Star Jim Thome and four-time All-Star Dennis Martínez will serve as managers during the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Now in its 21st year, the game features the top Minor League prospects and will feature an American League vs. National League format. Future All-Stars that have taken the field at the All-Star Futures Game before making Major League rosters include Mike Trout, Javier Báez, Christian Yelich, Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge and Francisco Lindor.

Following the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will perform a special set that includes the iconic rock classic “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, Jett had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.”

To cap off All-Star Sunday, fans in attendance will experience the “All-Star Rock N’ Blast,” a special adaptation of the Indians award-winning annual fireworks and multimedia show. The immersive experience features nearly 20 minutes of music, fireworks and multimedia extending around the entire ballpark.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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