The Orioles presented a special end-of-season charity concert featuring the award-winning country duo LOCASH on March 25, 2018 at Ed Smith Stadium to benefit the Sarasota Academy of the Arts Musical Theater Program. The concert wrapped up the Spring Training season in Sarasota, which included a weekend-long series of charitable events in early March highlighted by the club's third annual "Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark," benefiting the Music Health Alliance and Girls Inc.
Sarasota Academy of the Arts (SAA) is a tuition-free performing and visual arts public charter school serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The school focuses on providing students with an outstanding performing arts program far beyond what is typically expected of grade schools. With an emphasis on on-stage performances, students at SAA gain skills and learning experiences not found in a textbook.
The evening began with fans enjoying ballpark concessions, followed by a performance by Kevin MaC. While MaC's roots are in country music and his original music is decidedly country, the singer, songwriter and guitarist surprised the audience with his own spin on hip hop, classic rock, and sometimes an occasional boy band hit. Dreamlined Entertainment Group songwriter Margaret Valentine made a special guest appearance during MaC's set.