A Good Time for A Good Cause…
Woodjock Jam Fest 2012 is excited to present MLB’s RBI Foundation with all net proceeds from the event to benefit local baseball programs. The RBI program has given over 1 million youth the opportunity to participate in baseball and softball programs in their local communities.
Hosted by Arizona Third Base Coach Matt Williams, MLB players, music artists, and invited IndyCar drivers are ready to rock Spring Training with the 2nd annual Woodjock event.
The 2012 Woodjock event will take place in Mesa, AZ during spring training at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. It will feature some of the original rock star athletes and artist showcased in the past. There are always major surprises planned for the event, which won’t be announced until the week of the show via WoodjockJamFest and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill Mesa, Twitter and Facebook.
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A Good Time Featuring
Joe Nichols received new artist awards from the Country Music Association, Billboard, Radio & Records, Music Row and the Academy of Country Music after first making a name for himself in Nashville nearly 10 years ago. Since then, he has received four Grammy nominations, a CMA Album of the Year nomination and a New York Times’ Best-Albums-of-the-Year nod. Nichols’ multiple RIAA platinum and gold albums and singles include chart-toppers such as “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimme That Girl.”
Keni Thomas, a former combat veteran with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment special operations unit, makes time for military and veteran causes and is a national spokesperson for the Hero Fund and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. His current album, Gunslinger, was received with critical acclaim. The project yielded hit singles, including “Shreveport to LA,” which dominated GAC’s Top Country Video chart for 16 weeks, and the title track, “Gunslinger,” which landed in the Top 10 on CMT.
Ben Broussard was a .263 hitter with 87 home runs during a seven-year Major League career from 2002-08, including slugging 69 home runs during a five-year span for the Indians. Broussard spent his time away from the field playing guitar and writing songs, eventually releasing his first album, Ben Broussard, in 2005. He released his second album, Renovated, in 2009 after his baseball career concluded. Broussard’s songs have been featured on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” CBS’ “Cold Case,” FOX’s “Bones” and MTV’s “The Real World.”
Hollywood Yates has stepped back to his root’s in the music Industry. He has a uniqueness to his sound that he combines with a presence that is enough to attract attention. When you mix in the fact that the guy can sing an upbeat, rocking, tune with a voice that booms from a 6 feet-4 inche frame over the crowd you can definitely see that this is someone that is about to peak a tremendous interest amongst the industry.
Peter Gammons has covered the game of baseball for more than 40 years and is currently a columnist for MLB.com and an on-air analyst for MLB Network. He was named National Sportswriter of the Year three times and received the J.G Taylor Spink Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. The longtime guitar player has always had a penchant for independent rock and the blues, and is active in the indie rock scene in his hometown of Boston. Gammons released his debut album, Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old, in 2006.
Bronson Arroyo has been the ace of the Cincinnati Reds’ pitching staff since 2006 and has compiled 112 wins during his 12-year Major League career. Arroyo, who was a member of the Boston Red Sox’ 2004 World Championship team, is a self-taught guitarist but sticks to only singing on stage now because of recurring carpal-tunnel syndrome from too much guitar playing. He released his debut album, Covering the Bases, consisting of 1990s cover tunes in 2005.
Huston Street enters his first season with the San Diego Padres in 2012 after compiling 178 saves and a 3.11 ERA in seven Major League seasons since being named American League Rookie of the Year in 2005 with the Oakland Athletics. Street originally spent $100 on an acoustic guitar and learned how to play to fight boredom while traveling on the road during his first Major League season. He later received a Taylor Acoustic 8 Series guitar as a gift and has not stopped playing it since.
And more hidden surprises…
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