ArtsWave Art in the Park returned to Great American Ball Park on June 8 before the Cincinnati Reds game. Before the game, fans were treated to African drum and dance music courtesy of Bi-Okoto as well as juggling, unicycles, hula-hooping and more from My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus. Both groups took up places just outside the main gate, greeting stadium guests with their amazing talents.
After the game had been underway for some time, Harmony of Hearts had another chance to shine. The singing group from Western & Southern were the champions of ArtsWave CincySings, presented by Accenture. Harmony of Hearts sang a rousing rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch, breathing a bit of energy into the crowd before the game sprinted toward its thrilling conclusion.
The Reds made a strong showing against the St. Louis Cardinals, tying the game at the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Cardinals eked out a win in the tenth. The Cincinnati Pops were not about to let the evening end on a low note, though, and conductor John Morris Russell led them through a fantastic accompaniment to the fireworks that closed out the game.
ArtsWave's Art in the Park is our way of uniting two of the strongest traditions in our region's history: baseball and strong support for the arts. As the first community arts fund in the nation, it just makes sense for us to partner with the country's first professional baseball team.
To keep that partnership going, the Reds offer 40% off select games for the rest of their season to ArtsWave Pass holders. Get your ArtsWave Pass today to get access to that deal and countless more, including arts experiences, restaurants, shops and more.