Change The Conversation, a nonprofit organization which advocates for equality for women in the music industry, has partnered with the Baltimore Orioles’ Friday Fireworks & Music celebration to showcase emerging female country artists. Beginning today (June 14) and running through Aug. 23, Friday Fireworks & Music will offer postgame, on-field performances from rising female country artists just following each of the seven Friday home games.
Among the artists taking part are Sam Hatmaker, Lauren Duski, Clare Dunn, and Natalie Stovall.
The Orioles began the celebration to raise awareness of key women’s rights issues, significant moments in history, and to honor the 2019/2020 centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote.
At each date, the artists will sign autographs and meet fans at the Standing Together exhibit during the fifth inning. Select items will be auctioned off to raise funds to benefit the National Women’s Party, Girls Inc., and Change the Conversation.
“We are thrilled that the Orioles have joined our team to promote women in country music,” said Beverly Keel, who co-founded Change the Conversation with music industry executives Leslie Fram and Tracy Gershon. “We can’t think of a better All-American summer pairing than baseball and country music. Orioles fans will fall in love with these female artists, and after seeing these talented women, we hope they will buy their music, tell their friends, and share the word on social media.”
The celebration will continue through next season with a culminating event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in August 2020.
Friday Fireworks & Music Schedule
June 14 – Sam Hatmaker
June 28 – Lauren Duski
July 12 – Clare Dunn
July 19 – Kylie Frey
Aug. 2 – Natalie Stovall
Aug. 9 – Carter Faith
Aug. 23 – Ruthie Collins
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