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The Florida Marlins announced today the highly anticipated return of Baker Concrete “Super Saturdays� at Sun Life Stadium. For the fourth consecutive season, each of the 13 Saturday home games will be designated as a Super Saturday, consisting of a post-game concert featuring internationally acclaimed recording artists, amazing fan giveaways and firework spectaculars immediately following the game. The concert and fireworks are free with each ticket purchased for the Marlins game that night. In addition, the Marlins are featuring a special 15-game Super Saturday ticket plan, which includes discounted pricing on tickets to all 13 home Super Saturdays, Opening Night (April 9) and Closing Day (Oct. 3).

 

 

Baker Concrete Super Saturdays will also feature pre-game parties at The Strike Zone at Gate H featuring:

 

· Celebrity, player and alumni autograph sessions

 

· Billy The Marlin, Lil’ Billy, the Mermaids and Manatees

 

· Special prizes and live TV/radio broadcasts

 

· Interactive giveaways for the first 15,000 or 25,000 fans

 

 

 

The first five performances for the 2010 Baker Concrete Super Saturdays are:

 

April 10 – Nelly, Kevin Rudolf and New Boyz

 

Rapper Nelly proved his star quality with hits like “Country Grammar,� “E.I.,� “Shake Ya Tailfeather� and “Ride Wit Me.� His sophomore album Nellyville sold six million albums and earned him two Grammies for the singles “Hot in Herre� and “Dilemma.� To-date, Nelly has sold more than 30 million records and is recognized as one of the industry’s top recording artists. Nelly surprised the industry and his fans when collaborating with country music icon Tim McGraw on the number one “Over & Over.� This unique collaboration elevated him to four number one hits — the most by a male artist in the Top 40 charts.

 

 

 

New York City native Kevin Rudolf produced and wrote his debut album, “In The City.� Kevin’s album smoothly blends pop, rap, and rock melodies as demonstrated by his single “Let It Rock� featuring Lil Wayne, which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kevin recently released his new single “I Made It (Cash Money Heroes),� featuring label mates, Lil Wayne, Birdman and 3x platinum, British hit-maker du jour, Jay Sean.

 

 

 

Young rappers The New Boyz lead the jerk movement with their hit song “You’re a Jerk,� the first single from their Skinny Jeanz And A Mic album. The duo of Ben J (born Earl Benjamin) and Legacy (Dominic Thomas) formed in 2009 as an underground youth phenomenon from southern California and in just a matter of months, they’ve become rising national stars. New Boyz’s singles like “Colorz� and “Tie Me Down� reflect the typical teenage life, everything from current fashion trends to relationships.

 

 

 

May 1 – Willy Chirino

 

Multiple Latin Grammy Award nominee Willy Chirino combines the musical traditions of Cuba with American rock and jazz. The South Florida-based vocalist and bandleader has composed more than one hundred songs. Chirino's material has been covered by a lengthy list of artists including Celia Cruz, Oscar D'Leon and Nydia Caro. In 1995, a section of NW 17th Avenue in Miami was christened "Willy Chirino Way." And he has his own star on Calle 8. His latest album, PA’LANTE, was released in 2008.

 

 

 

May 15 –The Spirit of Michael Jackson Laser Spectacular

 

 

 

This concert pays special tribute to the King of Pop’s life and legacy. One of the top Michael Jackson impersonators and a professionally trained dance troupe performs all of Michael Jackson's internationally celebrated choreography. The production includes lasers, a large screen video projection, concert lighting and 50,000 watts of amazing sound. Spanning his forty year career, the show will take the audience on a visual journey that captures memorable moments from Michael Jackson’s worldwide concert appearances.

 

 

 

May 29 – Luis Enrique and Jerry Rivera

 

Nicaraguan artist and salsa singer Luis Enrique continues to achieve international success with his latest hit “Yo no sé mañana� from his award-winning album titled “Ciclos.� Raised in Managua, Luis Enrique’s music is influenced by jazz music, Afro-Caribbean tunes and American blues rhythms. Sometimes referred to as the “Prince of Salsa,� Luis Enrique has received several gold and platinum records throughout his career as well as four nominations for the American Grammy Award and five "Lo Nuestro" awards. Most recently, Luis Enrique has earned a 2009 Latin Grammy for Best Tropical Song "Yo no sé mañana,� a 2009 Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album: Ciclos and a 2010 Grammy for Best Latin Tropical Album “Ciclos.�

 

 

 

After his first album release, “Empezando A Vivir,� Puerto Rican Jerry Rivera was nicknamed “The Baby of Salsa.� His second album, “Abriendo Puertas,� produced the number one hits: “Esa Niña,� “Dime,� “Nada Sin Ti,� and “Como un Milagro.� His third album, Cuenta Conmigo, won three Platinum Record awards in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Colombia. It also became the most-sold salsa album in history and held the number-one spot in the Latin American Billboards for three consecutive months. Rivera was awarded two Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for "Singer of the Year" and "Album of the Year" and Sony Records presented him with three Crystal Awards. His other albums include “Cara de Niño,� “Lo Nuevo y lo Mejor,� “Magia, Fresco,� “Ya No Soy El Niño Aquel�, “De Otra Manera�,� Oro Salsero,� “Historia 1,� “Para Siempre,� “Rivera,� “Vuela Muy Alto� and “Ay Mi Vida.� “Cantando A Mi Idolo... Frankie Ruiz,� a tribute album to his idol Frankie Ruiz earned him a Latin Grammy nomination. His latest album “Caribe Gardel� is a musical tribute to the Argentine tango legend Carlos Gardel. Most recently, Jerry Rivera was nominated for the 2010 Premios lo Nuestro Tropical Artist of the Year.

 

 

 

June 19 – Sergio Vargas and Milly Quezada

 

Talented Sergio Vargas is primarily a merengue singer, but has also earned acclaim for his ability to sing other forms of Tropical music, including ballads. He was born in the Dominican Republic and got his start singing with the local group La Banda Brava. In 1980, he sang a version of José José's "Amor, Amor" and won second place in a talent contest. Two years later he had begun working with one of the country's most popular merengue artists, Dionis Fernández. Vargas founded his band, Los Hijos del Rey, in 1986 and by 1988 had become a major star throughout Latin America where he began touring. Later that year, Vargas signed to CBS Records in the U.S. and his debut album eventually went gold. By 1991, he was recording with Sony and remains one of his country's top artists.

 

 

 

Milly Quezada, Latin Grammy-winning Dominican Merengue music singer, is known to many as The Queen of Merengue. During the 1980s, Quezada was the lead singer of a group named Milly y los Vecinos. The group enjoyed international success, producing 20 records, but Quezada later decided to embark on a solo career. In 1998, she was the winner of Billboard Award as best female performer tropical. Her latest release “MQ� and includes the famous hits “Vamo 'pa' la calle� and “Quiero Ser.�

 

 

 

The pre-game festivities, post-game concert and fireworks are free with each ticket purchased for the Marlins game. Stay tuned for the complete list of Baker Concrete Super Saturday performances this season.

 

 

For more information on Baker Concrete Super Saturdays and to purchase tickets, visit www.marlins.com/supersaturdays or call 1-877-MARLINS.

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Kevin Rudolf is pretty cool. The MJ tribute sounds interesting, I guess. But Nelly? Seriously? I'd rather save my money and go see the Fish in Atlanta over the summer. They need to get some better acts, honestly. It's always the same people.

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Kevin Rudolf is pretty cool. The MJ tribute sounds interesting, I guess. But Nelly? Seriously? I'd rather save my money and go see the Fish in Atlanta over the summer. They need to get some better acts, honestly. It's always the same people.

 

 

What do you expect? It's always gonna be relative has-beens and niche acts. "Better acts" cost money, a lot more than they would bring in for one night. At least Nelly has some name recognition. I usually have never heard of 99% of the acts. The most relevant act they've ever had was probably Flo Rida opening up last year, and that's only because they probably just got lucky and between the time they signed him and when the game was, he came out with one of the biggest hits of the year.

 

I've never been keen on the whole Super Saturday thing. I've never gone to a game specifically for it. I stayed for a few Blues Traveler and Paul Rogers songs and that's it. I've seen my share of Willy Chirino and KC and the Sunshine Band nights and yeah no thanks lol. I go for the giveaways personally(floppy hats and t-shirts FTW!).

 

I'm seeing Paul McCartney at the stadium the week before opening day anyway, so I'm set on concerts for a while .

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Ignoring the mediocre entertainers, based on the previously published TV schedule, it doesn't appear that they are pushing the start time back to 6:00 and thus within the Fox national black-out rule that resulted in no TV a number of times last year.

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Kevin Rudolf is pretty cool. The MJ tribute sounds interesting, I guess. But Nelly? Seriously? I'd rather save my money and go see the Fish in Atlanta over the summer. They need to get some better acts, honestly. It's always the same people.

 

 

I do believe that's all in ONE night. That's prretty awesome.

 

I've gotta say they did a pretty dang good job appealing to multiple bases of music and they've done a good job chosing the artists. This is already much better than the no-names and has-beens of years past.

 

They are leaving rock out quite a bit... and implying a bit too much Spanish music in my opinion.... but Im sure they're only doing that because it brings more people into the house.

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But here's the thing, the Rays have gotten some better acts (and maybe old but still cool) like LL Cool J, Pat Benatar (which I was there for), and the B-52s. I am not saying that they should get Lady Gaga or Metallica. I am being realistic. It's just it's always Willy Chirino and some other spanish act. Maybe I would just like more variety? Add in some more rock as well. If it brings people to the game, fine. It's just that the acts are usually the same people and it gets kinda blah, at least for me. Whatever though, at least they have Super Saturdays in the first place and if it keeps people coming, good. :)

 

The MJ thing does sound cool though.

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But here's the thing, the Rays have gotten some better acts (and maybe old but still cool) like LL Cool J, Pat Benatar (which I was there for), and the B-52s. I am not saying that they should get Lady Gaga or Metallica. I am being realistic. It's just it's always Willy Chirino and some other spanish act. Maybe I would just like more variety? Add in some more rock as well. If it brings people to the game, fine. It's just that the acts are usually the same people and it gets kinda blah, at least for me. Whatever though, at least they have Super Saturdays in the first place and if it keeps people coming, good. :)

 

The MJ thing does sound cool though.

 

Yeah, this is my feeling as well. Why can't we get the B-52's?

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But here's the thing, the Rays have gotten some better acts (and maybe old but still cool) like LL Cool J, Pat Benatar (which I was there for), and the B-52s. I am not saying that they should get Lady Gaga or Metallica. I am being realistic. It's just it's always Willy Chirino and some other spanish act. Maybe I would just like more variety? Add in some more rock as well. If it brings people to the game, fine. It's just that the acts are usually the same people and it gets kinda blah, at least for me. Whatever though, at least they have Super Saturdays in the first place and if it keeps people coming, good. :)

 

The MJ thing does sound cool though.

 

Yeah, this is my feeling as well. Why can't we get the B-52's?

 

I do think the Rays do it a little better than us. But we have had some of the older rockers (or front men from those bands) every year. Not as much as I would like, but......

 

So far the only thing that's going to keep me staying after the games will be the fireworks. And as long as they open the gates for exit near my seats I can watch them on the way out.

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But here's the thing, the Rays have gotten some better acts (and maybe old but still cool) like LL Cool J, Pat Benatar (which I was there for), and the B-52s. I am not saying that they should get Lady Gaga or Metallica. I am being realistic. It's just it's always Willy Chirino and some other spanish act. Maybe I would just like more variety? Add in some more rock as well. If it brings people to the game, fine. It's just that the acts are usually the same people and it gets kinda blah, at least for me. Whatever though, at least they have Super Saturdays in the first place and if it keeps people coming, good. :)

 

The MJ thing does sound cool though.

 

 

Well I kinda made that point too... but I think so far this is a better start than the previous ones. That's all I'm sayin. I just didnt agree with your comments about Nelly. The first one is a pretty good set of names...

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