Flying Squirrels to host 4-day extravaganza for Eastern League All-Star Game
Fred Jeter | 6/21/2019, 6 a.m.
The Eastern League All-Star Game, set for Wednesday, July 10, at The Diamond, is much more than just a baseball game.
Actually, it’s a four-day extravaganza with something for everyone planned.
Here is the four-day forecast of fun:
Sunday, July 7, 5 to 8:30 p.m.: Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s All-Star Weekend Kickoff at Brown’s Island. Plenty of food options, with music by Mighty Joshua and Trongone Band and a performance by Ephesus Drumline.
Monday, July 8, 7 p.m.: Big & Rich will be the headliners for an All-Star Country Music Jam at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, 900 E. Laburnum Ave.
Tuesday, July 9: All-Star Pep Rally Downtown at the James Center, 10th and Cary streets, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At 6 p.m., Celebrity Home Run Derby at The Diamond, with such notables as Virginia Commonwealth University basketball Coach Mike Rhoades, University of Richmond basketball Coach Chris Mooney, former VCU basketball stars Mo Alie-Cox and Eric Maynor, former NFL players Michael Robinson, Aaron Brooks and Tim Hightower, NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler, Rob Ukrop of the Richmond Kickers and former MLB standouts Will Clark and Mike Mordecai taking their swings. The derby will be followed by a concert by Three Sheets to the Wind.
Wednesday, July 10: Squirrels Way All-Star Block Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. Autograph sessions, 4:15 to 6 p.m.
Eastern League All-Star Game, 7:05 p.m.