ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson to play postgame concert for Tampa Bay Rays

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At long last, we have our first acts announced for the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series. But they're coming in a package that we never saw coming.

Rock groups ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down and country star Gretchen Wilson will all perform following the Rays and Miami Marlins game at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. That's three headliners for the price of one game ticket. That's an honest-to-goodness postgame music festival. Pretty wild, right?

As mildly disheartened as we are that two of these acts are repeat Rays concert series acts -- ZZ Top played the Trop in 2010, 3 Doors Down (above) in 2009 -- we're truly curious about how on earth this will work. Some sort of unholy mashup of Sharp Dressed Man, Redneck Woman and Kryptonite, perhaps? Intriguing.

And as an added bonus: The first 10,000 kids through the gates that day get a free David Price jersey wallet. Don't say the Rays don't give you a solid value for your ticket.

The rest of the Summer Concert Series lineup will be unveiled later this month. Click here to buy tickets and get more info on the Rays' upcoming season. And click here for the Rays' 2012 promotional schedule.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:23am]

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