Kahn’s Redsfest 2007 will be December 7-8 this year. Tickets go on sale Monday.
You can buy tickets online at Reds.com, by calling (513) 381-REDS or (877) 647-REDS, or at Cincinnati-area Meijer stores. Proceeds from Redsfest benefit the Reds Community Fund.
Â On Friday Dec. 7, Redsfest will operate from 4-10 p.m. ET and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 8. One-day tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for fans 12 and under, while two-day tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
Redsfest 2006 drew a record two-day crowd of more than 18,000 after coming off of a two-year absence.
Current and former Reds players expected to attend Redsfest 2007 include second baseman Brandon Phillips, outfielder Josh Hamilton and Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Browning. The first day will include the introduction of the Reds 2008 Hall of Fame class. Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo will highlight concert performances.
Other weekend activities include a Reds Community Fund Wiffle Ball Tournament of 64 teams, with registration available only on Reds.com. Saturday will mark the return of the popular Celebrity Poker Tournament with a $150 per person entry fee that is considered tax deductible. There will also be a kids-only press conference, a “Reds Idol” karaoke contest and the Reds Hot Stove report featuring new manager Dusty Baker and general manager Wayne Krivsky.
There will be several exhibits from the Reds Hall of Fame, a Reds memorabilia gallery, a sports bar and an interactive area that will feature a Fun Zone, batting cages, a speed pitch, steal home challenge and the Reds Rookie Field.
And if that’s not enough, I’ve just learned that my favorite band, the Screaming Mimes, will be closing out the event at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Suddenly I’m feeling like a Reds fan again.