The Bradenton Marauders will celebrate Independence Day -- a bit early -- with fireworks, prizes and a concert by country star David Nail.
Nail, who topped the country charts with "Let It Rain" and had top-20 hits with "Red Light" and "Turning Home" will headline a full evening of activities July 2 at McKechnie Field. He'll perform after the Marauders game against the Fort Myers Miracle, which starts at 6:30.
Also on tap for the evening are post-game fireworks -- the biggest fireworks display yet at the renovated McKechnie Field - and a pre-game ceremony honoring World War II veterans who were or will be part of Honor Flight of West Central Florida, a program that sends vets on a day trip to Washington, D.C.
The first 1,000 fans who walk in the gates will receive commemorative baseballs, and the Marauders' red, white and blue jerseys will be auctioned during the game.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Group tickets can be
purchased by calling 941-747-3031 or by visiting the McKechnie Field
ticket office. Single game tickets are available now at the McKechnie
Field ticket office or online at www.bradentonmarauders.com. Fans can save $2 per ticket by purchasing tickets in advance.