Fourth of July at Hall of Fame Features Baseball-Themed Songs by Musician Dan Bern

1 p.m. Concert Included with Museum Admission and Part of a Day of Interactive Programs in Cooperstown

July 03, 2012

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Pastime and the uniquely Americana music of Dan Bern come together on the Fourth of July in Cooperstown as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Independence Day.

Bern and the band Common Rotation will perform a 90-minute concert at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater. Bern will sing baseball-themed songs from his new album Doubleheader.

Bern’s performance is supported in part by Hungry for Music, a Washington, D.C.-area program which donates musical instruments for under-served children. Tickets to the concert are included with Museum admission, but must be reserved in advance by calling the Museum’s Membership Department at 607-547-0397. Any remaining tickets can be reserved on the morning of the show at the Museum’s Membership Services desk.

Visitors to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday can also enjoy patriotic craft activities and demonstrations for the whole family as the Museum celebrates America’s 236th birthday. Because of the special performance, showings of “The Baseball Experience” in the Grandstand Theater will be suspended from 12 noon until 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

For more information on the Hall of Fame’s July 4 celebration, please visit www.baseballhall.org.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend until the day before Labor Day. From Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum observes daily regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.