WILMINGTON, MA — To help celebrate the beginning of the 2019 baseball season, the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a free musical baseball show featuring local singer-guitarist Howie Newman on April 1, 2019 at 2:30pm.
There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required. Call 978-658-2967 or visit http://wilmlibrary.org to register.
Newman is a former sportswriter for the Lowell Sun, Patriot Ledger, Boston Globe and other newspapers. He covered the Red Sox for many years and has also remained an avid fan, having visited 91 major and minor league ballparks. He will sing baseball songs, offer up baseball trivia and talk about his days on the Bosox beat.
In addition, Newman will hold a free raffle for his two baseball CDs, “Baseball’s Greatest Hits, Volumes 1 and 2.”
Not all of the program will focus on baseball. Newman will also play classic songs from yesteryear, including the music of Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Doris Day.
“Baseball is the one sport that really lends itself to music,” said Newman, whose experience also includes three years of radio color commentary for the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox farm team. “I’ll be playing a few of my own baseball songs and some other baseball standards that everyone knows. We’ll talk baseball, do some trivia and just have fun. If people have questions about the Red Sox and what it’s like to cover the team, I’ll be happy to answer them.”
“It’s going to be a very unique type of show and I’m sure folks will enjoy it,” Newman continued. “I’ll also be playing some old classic songs, so there will be something for everyone.”
For more information about Newman and his baseball show, visit http://howienewman.com/baseball-show.
(NOTE: The above press release is from Howie Newman.)
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