Just a note for anyone that may be attending Redsfest…
In addition to the many former, current and future Reds appearing at Redsfest, I’ve heard there is going to be a late addition to the list.
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player, Matt Klinker is going to be appearing at Redsfest.
Hopefully Matt will post next week and let us know how it went.
UPDATE (by Chad): Redsfest press release from the organization below the fold, with information about events and players who will appear…
REDSFEST XI Highlights Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dec. 12-13
KahnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Redsfest XI, benefiting The Reds Community Fund at The Duke Energy Convention Center
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Friday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 10:30 p.m.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Saturday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 7 p.m.
Tickets on sale now at reds.com/redsfest, (513) 381-REDS or at the door:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 2-Day tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for kids (12 and younger)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 1-Day tickets are $15 for adults; $7 for kids (12 and younger)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Children under 3 admitted free
Redsfest XI Facts:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Free player autographs and photographs with admission (50+ players appearing)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Free Reds winter cap to the first 10,000 fans each day
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Expected to raise $100,000 for the Reds Community Fund and its baseball-themed outreach programs.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ $10,000 first prize for the Reds Community Fund Texas Hold Ã¢â‚¬ËœEm Poker Tournament (Saturday night)
Over 50 current and former players are scheduled to appear:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dusty Baker, Arroyo, B. Phillips, Votto, Bruce, Volquez, Cueto, Keppinger, Encarnacion…and more!
Former Reds players:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Mario Soto, Eric Davis, George Foster, Lee May, Tom Browning…and more!
All Reds on Radio and TV broadcasters:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Marty & Thom Brennaman, Jeff Ã¢â‚¬Å“The CowboyÃ¢â‚¬Â Brantley, Chris Welsh, George Grande, Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro
Main Stage highlights:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Friday at 6 p.m.: Reds Players Ã¢â‚¬Å“Past & PresentÃ¢â‚¬Â Introductions (50+ current and former players)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Also Friday: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Team Cincinnati ChoirÃ¢â‚¬Â in concertÃ¢â‚¬Â¦plus The Bronson Arroyo Band
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Saturday at 2 p.m.: Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ08 Team Awards including MVP, Most Outstanding Pitcher, Rawlings Gold Glove Award
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Both days: Kids-only press conferences, Hot Stove Reports with Dusty & Walt
Reds Stocking Stuffer: Ã¢â‚¬Å“All-You-Can-EatÃ¢â‚¬Â seats single-game tickets on sale!
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ All-You-Can-Eat section tickets for $30 each…first time ever on-sale at Redsfest
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Unlimited Hot Dogs, popcorn, peanuts and soft drinks
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Four Saturday games available: May 9 vs St. Louis, July 18 vs Mil, Aug. 15 vs Wash and Sept.19 vs Florida
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Great for holiday gifts!
Redsfest XI Main Areas:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Nine autograph & photograph booths featuring current and former players all weekend!
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Reds Community Fund Store featuring game-used, game-worn and autographed items
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Reds Hall of Fame exhibit featuring World Series trophies plus autographed/collectable merchandise for sale
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Belterra Sports Bar with 10 TVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s showing live sports all weekend
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Kids Fun Zone with interactive exhibits and games
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Majestic Team Shop with authentic Reds gear
New Features for Redsfest XI
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The Reds Raceway presented by KOI Auto Parts Ã¢â‚¬â€œ kids 10 & under in pedal cars
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Redsfest Reading Room Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Reds players will read to kids
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Alvis Marty Brennaman Long Drive Challenge Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Hit a long drive on video golf display from GolfTEC
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Civil Rights Game Display Ã¢â‚¬â€œ linking the history of the Civil Rights movement to the Reds and MLB