Young the Giant Headlines The Road to Omaha Jam Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Free Concert Activities Begin at 6 p.m. During June 13 CWS Opening Celebration Day

The international touring indie rock band Young the Giant will headline The Road to Omaha Jam presented by Enterprise at the 2014 NCAA Men's College World Series® (CWS) Opening Celebration Day on Friday, June 13. The Seen, an original rock band from Omaha, will open the show.

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The Road to Omaha Jam, held on Lot B south of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, beginning at 6 p.m., will be part of an expanded lineup of free activities for baseball fans of all ages. Opening Celebration Day begins at 9 a.m. with team practices, followed by Team Autograph Sessions presented by AT&T with all eight NCAA College World Series teams. CWS™ Fan Fest Presented by Capital One™, which will run the duration of the College World Series, will open at 10 a.m. outside of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and will feature free activities and entertainment for fans and families. Opening Celebration Day will conclude with Opening Ceremonies at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, which includes an Olympic-style introduction of the teams, a performance by the U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” and a fireworks extravaganza.

Young the Giant’s 2014 North American tour will stop in Omaha after the successful release of its most recent album, “Mind Over Matter.” In addition to the CWS, Young the Giant’s shows include other famous venues like the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and a two-night stand at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Young the Giant spent much of 2011 and 2012 traveling the globe, including appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. The band also had a number of high-profile TV performances, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Today,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and 2011’s “MTV Video Music Awards.”

Show opener, The Seen, is an original rock band from Omaha. The Reader once described their music saying "The Seen's melodic but driving sound situates itself between post-hardcore indie rockers like Thursday, Omaha's own Cursive, and bigger pop punk leaning acts like Say Anything. This is big sounding guitar rock delivered with impassioned vocals." After the release of their Spring 2013 album, the band hit the road, playing shows in support of Cursive, Hawthorne Heights and Ladyfinger.

Public parking is available for Opening Celebration Day at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha/CenturyLink Center, at Creighton University or at city owned lots in the downtown Omaha area. Metro's popular circulator routes also will be available. Visit NCAA.com/CWS for more information.

About the NCAA®
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions - AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola - and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners - Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Burger King, Enterprise, Infiniti, Amazon (Kindle), LG, Lowe's, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese's (Hershey's), Unilever and UPS. To follow baseball teams as they compete for the chance to play in Omaha, visit www.ncaa.com/baseball.

About Enterprise
Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations, everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand that was ranked on Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual list of “Customer Service Champs” four years in a row.  With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative.

About CWS, Inc. ®
College World Series of Omaha, Inc., is the nonprofit local organizing committee for the annual NCAA Division I Men's College World Series. Its mission is enlisting wide-based community support from business, government, civic organizations and individuals to implement, promote, operate and host a successful CWS in Omaha in partnership with the NCAA. The 2014 CWS will begin with Opening Celebration Day, Friday, June 13. Games will begin Saturday, June 14, and continue through Tuesday/Wednesday, June 24/25. For a complete schedule of all games and times, please visit www.NCAA.com/CWS.

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2015 NCAA® DIVISION I

June 13-23/24, 2015


About CWS of Omaha, Inc.

College World Series of Omaha, Inc., the local organizing committee, is a non-profit organization formed in 1967. The mission of its all-volunteer board of directors is enlisting community support for the College World Series from business, government, civic organizations and individuals.

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