Innings Festival

Inaugural Innings Festival mixes music with spring training baseball


Inaugural Innings Festival mixes music with spring training baseball

Cubs and White Sox fans heading down to Arizona for spring training baseball may have to extend their vacation a few extra days.

The inaugural Innings Festival, produced by C3 Presents, will take place from March 23-25 at Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park in Arizona.

Chris Stapleton, Queens of the Stone Age and The Avett Brothers will headline the three-day event. The lineup for the Innings Festival includes Counting Crows, Young the Giant, Dispatch, Cold War Kids, Citizen Cope and Gin Blossoms.

Check out the full lineup below:

In addition to musical performances, the event also features culinary demos by chef Beau MacMillan and professional baseball players, food vendors and family activities.

"The Innings Festival is the perfect combination of music, baseball and the amazing location of Tempe Town Lake and downtown Tempe," Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said in a press release. "Thousands of Cactus League fans — locals and visitors alike — will be able to come to experience the gorgeous weather, beautiful setting, great food and awesome music.  We are excited to welcome performers of this caliber and their fans to celebrate this first ever Innings Fest and we look forward to making this an annual event."

For more information and to purchase tickets which go on sale Friday, visit