2019 All-Star Game three-day festivities schedule released

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The South Bend Cubs on Thursday released the schedule of events for the three days of activities surrounding the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game.

This is the first time in 30 years that South Bend is hosting the game.

The three-day schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, June 14

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Stage Build

  • The biggest stage ever built at Four Winds Field (50’ x 100‘) will be installed in the outfield, in anticipation of Sunday’s concert featuring global superstar Pitbull

 Sunday, June 16

Gates open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7:30: Pitbull Concert

  • The kick-off to the Midwest League All-Star Festivities begins with a special performance by GRAMMY award-winning artist Pitbull with special guests the Ying Yang Twins and Leah Jenea.

Monday, June 17

10:30 a.m. Street Renaming

  • The City of South Bend will temporarily rename Michigan Street to All-Star Drive at the intersection of Michigan Street and Washington Street to celebrate the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game & Festivities.

5:30 p.m. Gates Open for Fan Fest & Home Run Derby

  • Fan Fest at Four Winds Field will feature a home run derby with the top hitters in the Midwest League, an autograph session with several former Chicago Cubs players along with the 2019 Midwest League All-Star players. In addition, other family friendly activities include the Splash Pad, Toyota Fun Zone, catch on the field and running of the bases. The Home Run Derby begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18

11:30 a.m. All-Star Luncheon

  • Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg will headline an All-Star Luncheon at the Century Center in downtown South Bend, with proceeds benefiting Beacon Children’s Hospital.

5:30 p.m. Gates Open; 7:35 p.m. First Pitch, All-Star Game

  • The main event, the 55th annual Midwest League All-Star Game presented by Four Winds Casinos
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