Inaugural Innings Fest (A Spring Training Music Festival) releases strong lineup

The festival landscape is a crowded one in North America.

It seems like there are a dozen of regional new festivals that pop up each year and thousands of new community gatherings take place across the country from the time the weather breaks until it gets too cold for outdoor activity. In a dense field, it can be hard for promotors to find a way to stick out from the pack.

That’s where Innings Festival in Tempe, Arizona comes in.

Each year, thousands of baseball fans make the trek to see their teams play in either the Cactus or the Grapefruit Leagues for Spring Training. So Tim Sweetwood and friends at C3 decided to accommodate those fans headed to Arizona with a little music while they’re there.

Never before has music and baseball had a marriage like this and the concept has folks who are not normally festival attendees rubbing their chins with intrigue. The initial lineup for the inaugural Innings fest is below and it’s very good.

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Chris Stapleton, Queens of the Stone Age and The Avett Brothers have been confirmed to headline the inaugural Innings Festival, set to take place March 23-25, 2018 at Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park in Tempe, AZ.  The lineup also includes Counting Crows, Young the Giant, The Head and the Heart, The Decemberists, Dispatch, Cold War Kids, Local Natives, Lord Huron, Sylvan Esso, and many more.  The three-day event will also feature culinary demos with Chef Beau MacMillan and professional baseball players, curated food vendors, and fun family activities.

Innings Festival is the can’t-miss celebration for music lovers and passionate baseball fans including enthusiasts traveling from Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Texas to watch their favorite teams at Spring Training in Arizona.
“The Innings Festival is the perfect combination of music, baseball and the amazing location of Tempe Town Lake and downtown Tempe,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. “Thousands of Cactus League fans – locals and visitors alike – will be able to come to experience the gorgeous weather, beautiful setting, great food and awesome music.  We are excited to welcome performers of this caliber and their fans to celebrate this first ever Innings Fest and we look forward to making this an annual event.”
3-Day General Admission Tickets, 3-Day VIP Tickets and 3-Day Platinum Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 27 at 10am PT at  Children 7 and under may attend for free with a ticketed adult.
Fans can sign up for the E-List to be the first to get new information at, and follow social media to stay in the loop for all festival announcements: Facebook || Instagram || Twitter.
Innings Festival is produced by C3 Presents, the team behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well as The Music City Food + Wine Festival and The Austin Food + Wine Festival.

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