What you need to know about Tribe Fest
The third annual Tribe Fest, presented by KeyBank, takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Progressive Field. The footprint of this year’s event is a little more condensed this year due to construction going on at the ballpark.
There will be two sessions at Saturday — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. — while Sunday’s will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
PLAYERS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND
Corey Kluber and Michael Brantley will be there but Kluber’s appearance will be Sunday as he is in New York on Saturday to receive his Cy Young Award.
Other players scheduled are — Yan Gomes, Cody Allen, Carlos Carrasco, Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis, Mike Aviles, Trevor Bauer, Michael Bourn, Lonnie Chisenhall, TJ House, Roberto Perez, Jose Ramirez, Marc Rzepczynski, Danny Salazar, Carlos Santana, Bryan Shaw and others.
Among the alumni on hand are Sandy Alomar, Charles Nagy, Dennis Martinez, Julian Tavarez and Paul Assenmacher.
Admission for adults are $10 in advance and available at Indians.com/TribeFest. Kids ages 12 and under can attend the event for FREE when reserved with the purchase of an adult ticket. There is a limit of two free children’s admissions per paying adult. Tickets for kids age 12 and under are $5 at the gate day of event.
A limited number — due to a Monsters home game on Saturday night and a Cavs home game on Sunday afternoon — of $3 parking spots will be available in the Gateway East Garage. Those parking passes can be purchased online while fans purchase their event and autograph tickets. Fans are encouraged to purchase their Gateway East parking passes early, as supplies are limited.
In addition to interacting with players, young fans can hit in the Progressive Field batting cages (waivers will be required), take tours of the home clubhouse and get a haircut from the team barber.
SATURDAY MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
10:15 a,m.: Welcome with Tom Hamilton
10:20-11:15: "State of the Franchise," with Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti (hosted by Tom Hamilton)
11:15: Recognition of the 2015 Mentors of the Year, Ned Barnes and Michael Gong of Carroll Ballers/John Carroll University
11:15-11:35: Promotional schedule unveiling, hosted by Curtis Danburg
11:35-Noon: "Behind the Dish," with players and Sandy Alomar
Noon-12:35 p.m: "Progressive Field Evolution," with VP Andrew Miller