Local Music Series Coming to Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins and 96.3 K-TWIN today announced plans for the Twins Midwest Music Showcase, a series of eight live music events occurring during Twins games at Target Field. Every Wednesday home game from May through August, local bands will perform original songs live from the left field balcony during pregame, inning breaks and pitching changes.

"The Twins Midwest Music Showcase is a great way for us to feature some talented local musicians while we continue to explore ways to evolve our in-game experience," said Joe Pohlad, Director of Twins Productions and Creative Services.

Twins Midwest Music Showcase schedule:

Band

Game Date

Game Time

Opponent

The 4onthefloor

5/15

12:10 p.m.

White Sox

GB Leighton

5/29

7:10 p.m.

Brewers

Jack Knife and The Sharps

6/12

7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia

Hitchville

6/19

7:10 p.m.

White Sox

P.O.S.

7/3

7:10 p.m.

Yankees

Rocket Club

7/31

7:10 p.m.

Royals

Trampled By Turtles

8/14

12:10 p.m.

Indians

"The Sound Factor" contest winner

8/28

7:10 p.m.

Royals

In addition, local bands will have the opportunity to perform at Target Field by participating in "The Sound Factor" contest. Local musicians are encouraged to send samples of their work for on-air consideration to 96.3 K-TWIN, the radio home of the Minnesota Twins. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of station judges including Bobby Z, drummer for Prince and the Revolution and host of the "The Sound" (Sunday nights at 8 p.m.) on 96.3 K-TWIN, which features Minnesota artists and their works.

The station judges and Bobby Z will select three finalists. Fans will then get the opportunity to vote for their favorite of the three bands, with the winner performing live at Target Field on Wednesday, August 28. Fans should stay tuned to 96.3 K-TWIN for more information.

"We're looking forward to hearing some of the cool and unique music local bands submit for 'The Sound Factor' contest," said Bobby Z. "We'll play some of the submissions on my show, 'The Sound,' and one lucky winner will get to play in front of thousands of fans at Target Field."

Submissions should be sent with one song and brief band/performer bio to:

The Sound

Midwest Music Showcase

96.3 K-TWIN

420 North 5th Street

Suite 150

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Or via email: Contest@KTWIN.com

*no phone calls please

Submissions for "The Sound Factor" contest will be accepted from Wednesday, May 15 until Wednesday, July 31.

Tickets Available

Twins tickets remain available and affordable for all Twins Midwest Music Showcase dates and the remainder of the 2013 season at Target Field. Tickets are available at www.twinsbaseball.com, by calling 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467), or in-person at the Target Field Ticket Office and at Twins Pro Shops located in Apple Valley, Roseville and Minnetonka.