06/17/2013

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND ADDED TO RAYS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

ST. PETERSBURG, FLóKC & The Sunshine Band has been added to the acts performing at Tropicana Field this summer as part of the Rays 2013 Summer Concert Series. The band is scheduled to perform at the conclusion of the Rays-Astros game on Saturday, July 13 at 4:10 p.m.

KC & The Sunshine Band Ė July 13, Rays vs. Houston Astros, 4:10 p.m.

Harry "KC" Wayne Casey started KC & The Sunshine Band out of a Miami, FL record store in 1973. Forty years later, his "Sunshine Sound" still gets audiences worldwide out of their seats and dancing. The bandís brass-oriented disco flavor was developed through KCís exposure to Pop, Reggae and Latin music and served as the backbone to their iconic hitsó "Get Down Tonight," "Thatís the Way (I Like it)," and "Shake Your Booty." With over 30 albums to the bandís name, their music has long survived the Disco Era, selling over 100 million albums and is featured on more than 200 motion picture soundtracks. Even with the bandís songs played in arenas worldwide, KC has never forgotten his roots. He is proud to have never moved farther than 10 miles away from his hometown of Hialeah, Fla. saying, "why move from an area that not only do I love, but owe so much to?" Nearly four decades after first gaining notoriety, KC & The Sunshine Band is still going strong and continues to perform their enduring music in venues around the country.

So far this summer, Kenny Loggins, Martina McBride, and the Imagination Movers have all performed on stage at Tropicana Field. The remaining acts scheduled to perform are: the Felice Brothers (June 29 vs. DET), Carly Rae Jepsen (July 14 vs. HOU), OneRepublic (August 17 vs. TOR) and Victoria Justice (Aug 18 vs. TOR).

Single game tickets for Rays 2013 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800-745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com. Please visit raysbaseball.com for updated pricing information.

This marks the sixth season of the Rays Summer Concert Series, produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road.