Chris Stapleton, The Avett Brothers to headline Tempe three-day music festival

Posted at 11:09 AM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 14:09:19-04

Chris Stapleton, Queens of the Stone Age and The Avett Brothers will headline the inaugural Innings Festival during Spring Training next year.

They will be joined by Arizona's own Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows, Young the Giant and The Head and the Heart, in addition to 20 other artists, according to a Wednesday announcement.

The three-day music festival will take place March 23-25, 2018 at Tempe Beach Park.

It is being produced by C3 Presents, the same company behind Chicago's Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits music festival.

"The Innings Festival is the perfect combination of music, baseball and the amazing location of Tempe Town Lake and downtown Tempe," said Mayor Mark Mitchell in a prepared statement included in the announcement. "Thousands of Cactus League fans - locals and visitors alike - will be able to come to experience the gorgeous weather, beautiful settings, great food, and awesome music," his statement continued.

The festival will also have culinary demos from Chef Beau Macmillan, the head chef at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, visits from professional baseball players, food vendors and activities, the release said.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.

There are three ticket levels: general admission, VIP and platinum.

Single-day general admission tickets start at $95, plus fees. A three-day pass ranges between $159-$199, plus fees.

VIP passes include complimentary beer and water, designated concert viewing areas, lounge seating and air-conditioned bathrooms, according to the website. Those start at $225 for one day, and between $499-$599 for a three-day pass.

Platinum tickets, the most expensive ticket package for the festival, include on-stage viewing of concerts, catered dinner from Macmillan, complimentary open bar, shuttles between services and free lockers. Single-day platinum starts at $599, and weekend passes vary between $999 - $1,200.

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