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ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson kick off Rays concert series

At long last, we have our first acts announced for the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series. And two of them are familiar faces.

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 in 2009 (and Wilson just played the Strawberry Festival) — we're 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.

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