Are you ready for baseball season?!

The seventh annual Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party, benefiting the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, kicks off at 11 a.m. on Thursday Mar 29!

The Opening Day Block Party Concert Stage will be located just south of the Freedom Center with an expanded viewing area and tailgate games on the Sing the Queen City event lawn. Don’t miss the new epicenter of the biggest party of the year!

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, LaRosa’s, Queen City Sausage, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Maker’s Mark, Servatii, Buffalo Wings & Rings, Taste of Belgium, Joella’s Hot Chicken and Skyline Chili. Live music and entertainment will be provided as well. Additional Block Party partners include St. Elizabeth Healthcare, iHeart Media, Sprint, Toyota and Rumpke. The event generated over $130,000 for the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy in 2017.

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This year’s Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is happening on Monday Apr 2 at 11 a.m. For a full line-up and information on helping marshall the parade can be found at

Let’s get this season started right!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.