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Joan Jett, Welshly Arms to perform during All-Star Sunday's doubleheader on July 7

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 09:05:02-04

CLEVELAND — Two newly-announced musical acts will be adding some serious rock and roll to All-Star Week events on Sunday, July 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Cleveland’s own Welshly Arms will be performing right before the first pitch of the Celebrity Softball Game at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be performing a special set Sunday night after the SiruisXM All-Star Futures Game, MLB officials announced Tuesday.

The All-Star Sunday festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a battle of Cleveland versus The World in this year’s MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, with a full roster of celebrities from movies, television, music and sports to be announced later. Gates open at 3 p.m., and the first 15,000 fans will receive a limited-edition MLB All-Star Game collectible guitar pick.

Before the first pitch of the softball game, Welshly Arms will take the stage for a two-song set. Their 2017 single “Legendary” has earned platinum status in Germany and Switzerland and cracked over 90 million Spotify streams.

The second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, will have Hall of Famer and five-time All-Star Jim Thome managing a team of Minor League prospects against four-time All-Star Dennis Martinez.

Following the All-Star Futures game, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will perform a special set including the classic “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

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

Click here to see a full schedule of All-Star Week events, including links to find more information and purchase tickets.

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MLB All-Star Week Schedule

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Friday, July 5

10 a.m.: Play Ball Park opens. The interactive baseball theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of All-Star Week

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring Twenty One Pilots

8 p.m.: Twenty One Pilots concert begins

Saturday, July 6

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring The Killers

8 p.m.: The Killers concert begins

Sunday, July 7

8 a.m.: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K begins – time subject to change.

3 p.m. Gates open for the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game doubleheader at Progressive Field. Double-header will feature performances by Welshly Arms and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Following the games is the All-Star Rock 'n' Blast, a fireworks and multimedia show.

Monday, July 8

All-Star Workout Day

8 p.m. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby begins.

Tuesday, July 9

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. The All-Star Parade begins.

7:30 p.m. The 90th annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard begins at Progressive Field.

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