PawSox and Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame
Launch "Playing for the PawSox"
Invite local bands, music groups and artists to play pre-game
concerts outside of McCoy Stadium
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rhode
Island Music Hall of Fame are providing a great
opportunity for local music artists to show their
stuff by entertaining their fans prior to home
games. Local bands, artists or groups are invited to play pre-game
concerts outside of McCoy stadium on a special stage
prior to each of the team's 72 home games this year.
Any local band or artist (Rhode
Island or nearby Massachusetts) may apply by filling
out the online form below. The Hall will work
with the PawSox to promote the program and reach out
to the music community, and will be responsible for
the initial screening of applicants. Artists
accepted through this process will be passed on to
the PawSox for final approval and selection of
We are seeking a
good mix of musical acts, including most musical
genres, experience levels (some prior performing
experience is required), age levels, professional
solo artists and bands, and high school, college and community groups.
Music and lyrics must be suited to all ages.
Artists must provide links to some
of their live music as part of the initial
application process. You will be contacted by a Hall
representative if there are any questions and to
notify you of any decisions.
The following is for bands who wish
to apply, followed by the online application form:
There is no
payment for playing, nor are there any fees incurred
by the artists
expected to play for 90 minutes, up to 15 minutes
prior to game time
The stage size is
12' x 12' (see stage above right)
expected to bring all musical and sound equipment,
and handle all setup any time during the day. The
PawSox provide the stage, tent and 4 power sockets.
PawSox and park personnel will be
available at all times for any assistance needed and
will meet you at the park when setting up.
You may provide
preferred dates and unacceptable dates but there are
no guarantees that any date will be available.
Artists may set
up a banner with their name on it and sell CDs. The
PawSox have the right to disallow CDs with
questionable material on the packaging. NO
fundraising or selling of any other items, including
t-shirts, memorabilia, or other clothing, is
the rights to all performances while the PawSox have
the rights to take photos or short video clips to
use in promotions.
receive free tickets to the game, and will remain on
the PawSox and Hall websites with links to their
website until the next season, in addition to other
Artists may also apply to perform the
National Anthem (pre-game) or God Bless America (7th
inning) on the day they perform by sending in or
linking to an example of the complete performance
they would give.
performances will be heavily promoted through
websites, social and other media.
can be found
Thank you in advance from the PawSox
and Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame for your interest.
If you have any questions or comments, please
To apply, please fill in the form