Move over Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, and James Taylor: Some new blood is playing live at Fenway Park this year.
Boston r&b party machine Bad Rabbits will play the ballpark’s Polartec Big Air snowboarding and freeskiing spectacle on Thursday, February 11, with Boston-born indie band American Authors capping off the following day’s festivities.
Both bands are currently riding just as high as the athletes. Bad Rabbits took home R&B Artist Of The Year in the 2015 Boston Music Awards, while American Authors, still milking the success of 2014 breakout single “Best Day Of My Life”, played during the NHL’s Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, and more recently, at the NFL’s AFC Championship Game in Denver (two games, however, where the local team lost: The Bruins to the Canadiens, and the Patriots to the Broncos, respectively).
With no real hometown pride at stake on the giant ramp built in the Fenway Park outfield (at least regarding our professional sports teams), Bad Rabbits will play after the snowboarding finals on Thursday, while American Authors will cap off the skiing finale. Homegrown DJ Master Millions will get things started on each day.
Here’s more on the non-music portion of the Big Air event, via redsox.com:
Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on February 11-12, 2016. “Polartec Big Air at Fenway” will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at the ballpark, and bring in athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions.
As a U.S. Grand Prix and part of the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) World Cup tour, Polartec Big Air at Fenway will include many of the top big air competitors including Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker.
And here’s some video of what to expect…