The Cincinnati Reds announce Zac Brown Band will perform a post-game concert benefiting the Hop On A Cure Foundation at Great American Ball Park on Friday, June 2, 2023.
The concert, which will be the band’s only Cincinnati area appearance next summer, will follow the Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers game (5:10 p.m. start time) and feature a full-length Zac Brown Band set. All fans with a ticket to the game can stay and enjoy the post-game concert that night.
In conjunction with Major League Baseball’s Lou Gehrig Day celebrated annually on June 2nd, a portion of the proceeds from every game ticket sold will benefit the Hop On A Cure Foundation to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.”
The foundation was started by band member John Driskell Hopkins after he was diagnosed with ALS and supports research toward a cure for ALS while raising awareness and hope for those battling the disease.
“The Reds are honored to host the Zac Brown Band on MLB’s Lou Gehrig Day in 2023,” said Reds President and COO Phil Castellini. “Zac Brown Band’s passionate support of their bandmate Hop is an inspiration, and our hope is to lift the spirits of everyone affected by ALS while supporting the Hop On A Cure Foundation. We are excited to give them a warm Reds Country welcome as they fill Great American Ball Park with music and hope after our game on June 2nd.”
Hopkins and fellow Zac Brown Band members Jimmy De Martini and Danny De Los Reyes are scheduled to appear on December 3, at this year’s Bally Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank. Their appearance will feature a Q&A session, followed by a special live performance by De Martini, De Los Reyes and Hopkins on the main stage.
“My family and I, along with everyone in the band are appreciative of the support from the Cincinnati Reds for the Hop On A Cure Foundation and I am excited to be able to attend Redsfest in Cincinnati,” said Hopkins.
Zac Brown Band Pit Field Package
Fans who want to guarantee an up-close view of the Zac Brown Band concert from the field can purchase a special Zac Brown Band Pit Field package beginning Monday, November 21 at 9 a.m. ET.
• One (1) Field Box ticket for June 2 Reds vs. Brewers game (5:10 p.m.) and one (1) Field Box Ticket for the June 3 Reds vs. Brewers game
• Pit/Field Pass for the June 2 Zac Brown Band Post-Game Concert
For each package sold, $20 will be donated to the Hop On A Cure Foundation. Visit www.reds.com/ZacBrownBand for more information.
Tickets to the June 2 game are available now as part of the Reds Pick-6 Plan. For more information on the Pick-6 Plan, visit www.reds.com/Pick6.
You can find Zac Brown Band’s latest album, The Comeback Deluxe here. And for the latest information on the band, you can visit https://zacbrownband.lnk.to/thecomebackdeluxe.
About Hop On A Cure Foundation
John Driskell Hopkins (Hop), a founding and active member of Zac Brown Band, was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2021 and immediately went into action by creating Hop On A Cure Foundation, Inc. Hop On A Cure is committed to supporting research to prevent, reverse, and cure ALS while raising awareness, building a compassionate community, and unleashing the healing power of hope.
**About Lou Gehrig Day **
Established in 2021, Lou Gehrig Day is celebrated each year on June 2 across Major League Baseball to honor the Hall of Famer’s legacy and raise awareness about ALS throughout the world. This league-wide initiative includes pregame ceremonies to honor groups and individuals who have led the pursuit for ALS research in their communities, fundraising programs for ALS charities and opportunities through on-field personnel, TV and radio broadcasts and social media to support the fight against ALS.
About Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, Southern rock group led by frontman, Zac Brown. Throughout their career spanning more than a decade, Zac Brown Band has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debut at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. To date, the group has won three GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010, sold more than 30 million singles, 9 million albums, amassed over 10 billion catalog streams, achieved 16 #1 radio singles and are the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock formats. Zac Brown Band has headlined 8 North American Tours and currently holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the iconic Fenway Park. Symbolic of their massive success at the ballpark, in July 2022, Zac Brown Band was inducted into the Fenway Music Hall of Fame, joining music icons Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. Since their debut, Zac Brown Band has developed a reputation with critics and fans alike as one of the most dynamic live performers, marked by strong musicianship that defies genre boundaries.