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The Florida Marlins announced today the highly-anticipated return of Baker Concrete "Super Saturdays" at Sun Life Stadium. Miami-born Cuban-American international superstar Pitbull will launch the 2011 Super Saturdays lineup on April 2 followed by Puerto Rico's Latin Grammy Award-winning salsa music orchestra El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico on April 23.

 

For the fifth-consecutive season, each of the 11 Saturday home games will be designated as a Super Saturday, consisting of a post-game concert featuring internationally-acclaimed recording artists, pregame activities at the Strike Zone for the entire family, and amazing fan giveaways. The concert and all other activities are free with each ticket purchased for the Marlins game that night; however, fans can enhance their "Super Saturday" experience by purchasing $25 VIP "Pit Passes" which provide on-the-field access for the post-game concert. In addition, the Marlins are featuring a special 16-game Super Saturday ticket plan, which includes discounted pricing on tickets to all 11 Super Saturdays, Opening Night (April 1), Closing Day (Sept. 28) and three additional games.

 

Baker Concrete Super Saturdays will feature pregame parties at The Strike Zone at Gate H including:

 

• Celebrity, player and alumni autograph sessions

• Appearances from Billy The Marlin, Lil' Billy, the Mermaids and Manatees

• Special prizes and live TV/radio broadcasts

• Interactive giveaways for fans on specific Saturdays (full giveaways schedule available at marlins.com)

 

The first two acts of the 2011 Baker Concrete Super Saturdays are no strangers to the South Florida community:

 

April 2 - Pitbull

 

Miami-born Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, a.k.a. Armando Christian Pérez, is a chart-topping crossover star who has taken the Billboard Top 10 singles charts by storm with his recent string of hits including "On the Floor" with Jennifer Lopez, "I Like It" with Enrique Iglesias, "Hey Baby" featuring T-Pain, and "Bon Bon." Pitbull debuted on Lil Jon's 2002 album Kings of Crunk, after which he released his debut album in 2004 titled M.I.A.M.I. and hit singles "Culo" and "Toma." Pitbull released his sophomore album El Mariel in 2006, followed by The Boatlift in 2007. In 2009, Pitbull released his fourth album, Pitbull Starring in REBELUTION, which included his highest charting single ever "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" and follow-up top-10 hit "Hotel Room Service." Pitbull released a full-length debut Spanish-language album titled Armando last year and is expected to release his latest album, Planet Pit, sometime in 2011.

 

April 23 - El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

 

Led by pianist and musical director, Rafael Ithier, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is one of Puerto Rico's greatest salsa music orchestras. Four decades after their inception, the 13-piece Latin Grammy Award-winning group continues to inspire dancers with its horn-punctuated Latin rhythms and lush vocal harmonies. Their 1984 album titled Breaking the Ice led to their first Grammy nomination. In 2002, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico celebrated their 40th anniversary with two sold-out concerts at the Ruben Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This celebration spawned a renowned album that was recognized as one of the best of the year. A year later, they received a Grammy for Best Tropical Album. Among other musicians, they are one of the "enduring superstars of the island."

 

An official announcement regarding the remaining nine Super Saturday concerts will be coming soon. For more information on Baker Concrete Super Saturdays and to purchase tickets, visit www.Marlins.com/SuperSaturdays or call 1-877-MARLINS.

 

 

 

 

Marlins Press Release

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I can at least respect the level of artist that Pitbull is. I don't like his music at all, but it's good that the Marlins can get him every year (he's been here every year right?).

 

I just hate that whole Spanish/club music/rap crap. And yeah, I'm much more of a rock person as well.

 

I don't like it either.

 

Also, I can't see how someone can respect Pitbull but not El Gran Combo. Those guys are talented artists (though I don't enjoy their music).

 

Plus, they have to do El Gran Combo; that sh*t sells out every year (though El Gran Combo has missed the last two year). El Gran Combo got 37,689 to show up at an f'n Padres game down here, our 3rd most attended game of 2008.

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For some reason all of the music I detest tends to gravitate toward the Marlins.

 

Of all of the Super Saturdays the Marlins have had, I think OAR might have been the only one I would have stayed for.

 

 

You and I have more in common than you think, el penguino.

 

You know... I said "hey, despite Nelly being awful maybe I could see him and get a nostalgic trip or something? And then there's Kevin Rudolf... maybe he's not all that bad?". Left in the first 2 or 3 minutes.

 

OAR was pretty good. Videoed it on my camcorder, on YouTube if anyone wants to see (only 2 songs).

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El Gran Combo is great music. Just because you don't like that genre of music doesn't mean it sucks. They have great songs for those peoplle who enjoy salsa. Salsa, being real music.

Pitbull, however, is crap. If he's ever called himself an artist/musician, he should be ashamed of himself. Some people are just lucky in life, and he just so happens to be one of those people.

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They did something like that last year, in fact I think to get on field it was like fifty bucks. I would like a little variety, I look at the acts that Tampa gets (John Fogartey, some pretty decent country acts), and wonder why that wouldn't work here. Not every one in Miami listens to salsa, and it will attract a different crowd. I was amazed how many young people showed up for OAR, and the crowd seemed a little more lively than the Cuban grandmothers that show up for Willy Chorino.

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El Gran Combo is great music. Just because you don't like that genre of music doesn't mean it sucks. They have great songs for those peoplle who enjoy salsa. Salsa, being real music.

Pitbull, however, is crap. If he's ever called himself an artist/musician, he should be ashamed of himself. Some people are just lucky in life, and he just so happens to be one of those people.

 

 

Love the "Don't judge just because you don't like the music doesn't mean it's bad" followed up by this Guy's music sucks and he has no talent post

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El Gran Combo is great music. Just because you don't like that genre of music doesn't mean it sucks. They have great songs for those peoplle who enjoy salsa. Salsa, being real music.

Pitbull, however, is crap. If he's ever called himself an artist/musician, he should be ashamed of himself. Some people are just lucky in life, and he just so happens to be one of those people.

 

 

Love the "Don't judge just because you don't like the music doesn't mean it's bad" followed up by this Guy's music sucks and he has no talent post

 

 

+1

 

Saved me some time.

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For some reason all of the music I detest tends to gravitate toward the Marlins.

 

Of all of the Super Saturdays the Marlins have had, I think OAR might have been the only one I would have stayed for.

 

What about the Steve Miller Band? I'm surprised that even did one. I thought they were too cool for that type of gig.

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For some reason all of the music I detest tends to gravitate toward the Marlins.

 

Of all of the Super Saturdays the Marlins have had, I think OAR might have been the only one I would have stayed for.

 

What about the Steve Miller Band? I'm surprised that even did one. I thought they were too cool for that type of gig.

Didn't know that the Marlins got them. I probably would have stayed for that even though I'm not a huge fan. They are basically Eagles-lite to me.

 

I guess I can't blame the Marlins for picking their concerts based on what they know will sell. However, I certainly hope (and think) that South Florida has a taste for stuff outside of Latin/salsa and sh*tty rap.

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For some reason all of the music I detest tends to gravitate toward the Marlins.

 

Of all of the Super Saturdays the Marlins have had, I think OAR might have been the only one I would have stayed for.

 

What about the Steve Miller Band? I'm surprised that even did one. I thought they were too cool for that type of gig.

Didn't know that the Marlins got them. I probably would have stayed for that even though I'm not a huge fan. They are basically Eagles-lite to me.

 

I guess I can't blame the Marlins for picking their concerts based on what they know will sell. However, I certainly hope (and think) that South Florida has a taste for stuff outside of Latin/salsa and sh*tty rap.

 

what you didn't notice all the great rock/pop music festivals that we have down here?

 

oh wait...

 

 

actually unless it's a huge tour it seems like a bonus when a band even comes to florida at all. I wind up making trips to Atlanta or further north.

 

God what I wouldn't give for something like Coachella or South by Southwest in Florida.

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For some reason all of the music I detest tends to gravitate toward the Marlins.

 

Of all of the Super Saturdays the Marlins have had, I think OAR might have been the only one I would have stayed for.

 

What about the Steve Miller Band? I'm surprised that even did one. I thought they were too cool for that type of gig.

Didn't know that the Marlins got them. I probably would have stayed for that even though I'm not a huge fan. They are basically Eagles-lite to me.

 

I guess I can't blame the Marlins for picking their concerts based on what they know will sell. However, I certainly hope (and think) that South Florida has a taste for stuff outside of Latin/salsa and sh*tty rap.

Dude, we don't even have radio stations for stuff outside Latin/salsa and sh*tty rap.

 

Actually, untrue, we also have radio stations for stuff that's 30+ years old.

 

 

El Gran Combo is great music. Just because you don't like that genre of music doesn't mean it sucks. They have great songs for those peoplle who enjoy salsa. Salsa, being real music.

Pitbull, however, is crap. If he's ever called himself an artist/musician, he should be ashamed of himself. Some people are just lucky in life, and he just so happens to be one of those people.

 

 

Love the "Don't judge just because you don't like the music doesn't mean it's bad" followed up by this Guy's music sucks and he has no talent post

Those to things are not mutually exclusive. What he's saying is that El Gran Combo, even if you don't like their music, is obviously talented. I have no interest in that type of music but you can see it if you understand music.

 

Such things are not as easy to identify with Pitbull.

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El Gran Combo is great music. Just because you don't like that genre of music doesn't mean it sucks. They have great songs for those peoplle who enjoy salsa. Salsa, being real music.

Pitbull, however, is crap. If he's ever called himself an artist/musician, he should be ashamed of himself. Some people are just lucky in life, and he just so happens to be one of those people.

 

 

Love the "Don't judge just because you don't like the music doesn't mean it's bad" followed up by this Guy's music sucks and he has no talent post

Those to things are not mutually exclusive. What he's saying is that El Gran Combo, even if you don't like their music, is obviously talented. I have no interest in that type of music but you can see it if you understand music.

 

Such things are not as easy to identify with Pitbull.

 

+1

 

Saved me some time.

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I generally agree with el penguino, here, the Marlins book the acts they think will be the biggest draws. If the Rock groups were packing the stands more than the Latin groups, you better believe we wouldn’t see as much Salsa.

 

 

 

The whole purpose of Super Saturdays is marketing, plain and simple. The Marlins ownership and management aren’t concert promoters, they’re in the business of running a successful baseball team. They know their season ticketholders and core fans (such as us) will come out to support them no matter what, but there aren’t enough of us to fill the stadium on any given night. By offering the concerts, they attract people out to the ballpark that wouldn’t have normally done so, and it is the Marlins’ hope in turn those people have such a good time that they return for another game. And another. And so on.

 

 

 

That being said, it would appear that w/ the majority of the concerts being Latin groups, the team is still desperately trying to court the Hispanic population of South Florida. I would think after almost 20 years it would be clear the baseball-loving Latinos aren’t going to come out to the games en masse like they were expected to. If the Marlins are to be successful long-term in the new stadium, they’re going to have to go after a fanbase that reflects just how truly multicultural South Florida is. Targeting primarily a single socio-economic profile has (and will continue to) failed.

 

 

 

Fishfan is right, the Rays do much better in this regard with the variety of their concerts. In addition, the Rays concerts tend to more timely- last season they had Brett Michaels (straight off his successful appearance on the Apprentice), Adam Lambert (American Idol) and Train (right in the middle of the “Soul Sister� craze). I love Freestyle as much as the next child of the 80’s, but the youth of today really don’t know who Stevie B is.

 

 

 

Let’s see more rock, more pop, more hip hop, heck even some jazz or electronic/dance.

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El Gran Combo is great music. Just because you don't like that genre of music doesn't mean it sucks. They have great songs for those peoplle who enjoy salsa. Salsa, being real music.

Pitbull, however, is crap. If he's ever called himself an artist/musician, he should be ashamed of himself. Some people are just lucky in life, and he just so happens to be one of those people.

 

 

Love the "Don't judge just because you don't like the music doesn't mean it's bad" followed up by this Guy's music sucks and he has no talent post

 

 

Right. Because it takes a lot of "talent" to basically tell girls you want to see their tits, lick their p***y, and watch them shake their ass, without any sort of creativity.

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How many albums you sell last year?

 

 

 

Pitbull is associated with "important people," and I'm not; seriously, that's the only difference. I don't know if you can write or not, but I guarantee you that if I was ever given the opportunity to write a song, my lyrics would be at least a good 10x better than Pitbull's.

 

As Adolf Hitler once said: "lucky for those in power that people don't think."

 

Pitbull was given some power (credit to him, he's probably a good businessman), and people who don't bother to listen to what he's actually saying like his music because he has power, and it's the cool thing to do.

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Well here's the thing. I hate El Gran Combo and I hate Pitbull. I'd rather stay for Pitbull even though I'd really really really not want to stay for either. I know Pitbull's material and I know little of El Gran Combo's material. I hate EGC's music type even more.

 

There's no doubt Pitbull's style of music is crap. As with many artists in his genre. They rely on catchy beats, they dont actually make the music themselves, and they're weak meanings full of crap. And they sound annoying. Thing is, IMO, EGC might have more of a respect but they sound equally bad in my opinion.

 

 

That being said, I echo the statement that I don't blame the Marlins for getting artists that will sell. It's just a sad side effect of today's music.

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