The Florida Marlins have announced that Grammy Award-winning artist Wyclef Jean will perform at the season’s final Baker Concrete Super Saturday on Sept. 3. The live on-field concert will follow the Marlins’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies starting at 7:10 p.m.
Jean closes a 2011 Super Saturday season that saw acts such as Pitbull, T-Pain, Ludacris, The Beach Boys, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Fuego with Los Hermanos Rosario deliver incredible post-game performances. With the new Marlins Ballpark set to open in April 2012, the Sept. 3 show with will be the final Marlins Super Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.
Preparing to release his self-titled album wyclefjean later this year, Haitian-born singer and producer Wyclef Jean first rose to fame as part of the hip-hop trio, The Fugees. With The Fugees, Jean won a Grammy for Best Rap Album in 1996 for The Score, which sold 18 million copies worldwide. In 1997, Jean released his first solo album, The Carnival, which included hit singles We Trying to Stay Alive, Gone Till November, and Guantanamera, selling five million albums worldwide.
He has since released seven studio albums including The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, Masquerade and The Preacher’s Son. Jean also has made several notable guest appearances on No. 1 hit singles including Maria, Maria with Santana and Hips Don’t Lie with Shakira.
Baker Concrete Super Saturdays also feature pregame parties at The Strike Zone at Gate H including:
• Celebrity, player and alumni autograph sessions;
• Appearances from Billy The Marlin, the Mermaids and Manatees;
• Special prizes and live TV/radio broadcasts, and
• Interactive giveaways for fans.
Fans can enhance their Super Saturday experience by purchasing VIP “Pit Passes for $25 each online at www.marlins.com/supersaturdays. The passes provide on-the-field access for the post-game concert.
For more information on the final Super Saturday and to purchase tickets, call 1-877-MARLINS or visit the Marlins’ official websites at <www.marlins.com> and www.marlinsbeisbol.com.