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 dates.
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
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
- Artists are 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)
- Bands are 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 allowed.
- Artists retain the
rights to all performances while the PawSox
have the rights to take photos or short video clips to use in
- Artists will 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 promotion.
- 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.
- Upcoming performances
will be heavily promoted through websites, social and other media.
- Potential dates can be
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 email Jeff Keithline.
To apply, please fill in the form