By Greg Halbleib
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters have announced plans for a mix of music and cars for a special event this fall, as well as the appearance of a former Chicago Cub during the upcoming baseball season.
The Corn Crib Classic Car Show on September 7 will feature vintage autos from the Mid-State Cruisers club and music from headliners Sawyer Brown and the Classics IV along with the Natu Band and Jury’s Out.
CornBelters general manager Todd Kunze said the event combines two popular activities.
“The greatest thing was taking two things that could function on their own and smashing them together,” Kunze said while wearing a CornBelters-gold suit and tie during a reception Tuesday morning to announce the event. “If you go back and look at Sawyer Brown’s video for ‘Some Girls Do’ you’ll see they’re in a (vintage) convertible, so they love cars and they’re excited about this event.”
During the announcement, Kunze continually promised fun at the Corn Crib this year, including this event after the baseball season.
“Everybody loves cars and everybody loves their music and the whole vibe,” Kunze said. “We’re just trying reach a little bit of everybody in this one.”
Tickets for the automobile and music fest are $35 and go on sale May 9 at the Corn Crib box office.
Kunze adds that plans are in place for special activities for the home opener on June 1st, and for the Prospect League All-Star activities at the Corn Crib on July 22nd and 23rd with former big leaguer Andre Dawson as special guest.
Under new ownership which operates two other established teams in the circuit, the CornBelters open their first season in the summer collegiate Prospect League on May 30 at DuPage.
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