Ariana Grande will headline the Budweiser MLB All-Star Game Concert July 11 at Paul Brown Stadium.
Fans can get a free ticket to the concert (based on availability) beginning at 9 a.m. on June 18 at allstargame.com/concert. Reds season ticket holders will soon receive an email about advance opportunities to secure tickets.
Special guest Rixton will also be performing.
Past performers include the New York Philharmonic with Mariah Carey in New York City in 2013 and Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere in Minneapolis in 2014.
The concert is part of the Pepsi Music Series during All-Star Week, which will lead up to the 86th MLB All-Star Game July 14 at Great American Ball Park.
Ariana Grande is set to take the stage Sunday evening at NYC Pride’s Dance on the Pier. She is the headlining act and is following many superstars who took the headlining spot in the past. Queerty describes one reason why Grande is a good headlining choice.
“Ariana is not afraid to clap back at the haters when they use homophobic slurs. As we reported last summer, Ariana did not hold back on an Instagram commenter who referred to her brother Frankie as ‘that homo.’ Her response to the anonymous user was well-worded, clever and punctuated with some gay sass.”
Queerty also notes how Ariana Grande’s hot album My Everything gave her two second consecutive No. 1 albums in the U.S. that featured five Billboard Top 20 singles. Not bad for a 21-year-old pop star who is said to be giving Mariah Carey a run for her money.
Ariana Grande is also a feminist. Billboard recently quoted from an empowering essay Grande wrote.
“I come from a long bloodline of female activists. My aunt Judy was the first Italian American female president of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. I think she would have been proud of me for speaking up about something that has been bothering me personally for so long.”
Ariana said she was sick of being referred to as Big Sean’s ex. She pointed out that, for too long, women have always been seen as the past, present, and future property and ownership of men. At the end of the essay, she invoked a quote from Gloria Steinem that said any woman who lives on her own as a full human being will be treated like dirt from the status quo. Ariana was widely praised for her essay.
From bringing a homeless teen onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards to slamming the Indiana governor over the state’s controversial religious freedom law, Miley Cyrus isn’t afraid to tackle pressing social issues head on. With that in mind, the Bangerz singer has established the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization that aims to bring awareness towards issues affecting homeless youth and other vulnerable populations such as the LGBT youth community.
To help raise funds and awareness for her new foundation, Cyrus has teamed with Facebook for the Backyard Sessions, which will find the singer teaming with another artist for a unique performance filmed in Cyrus’ own backyard. Joan Jett, Ariana Grande, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Melanie Safka are among the artists who will collaborate with Cyrus for the sessions. Each video will debut exclusively on Facebook with an option to donate toward the Happy Hippie Foundation.
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