Singer-Songwriter Aloe Blacc Performance to Headline CWS Opening Celebration Day
All-Day Celebration June 16 is Free and Open to the Public

Aloe Blacc, whose smooth vocals and engaging lyrics have gone platinum around the world, will perform at the 2017 NCAA® Men's College World Series® Opening Celebration Day, Friday, June 16 courtesy of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The Grammy-nominated retro soul and pop artist, with hits “Wake Me Up” and “I’m the Man,” will perform about 9:30 p.m. CDT at home plate in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha before about 20,000 fans, including the eight teams earning a berth in college baseball’s national championship. Aloe Blacc’s performance will precede the grand fireworks finale.

Opening Celebration Day’s free activities begin at 9:10 a.m. CDT with team practices followed by team autograph sessions presented by AT&T. The CWS Fan Fest presented by Capital One also will open the morning of June 16 and provide family-friendly entertainment, including NCAA-sport interactive games, photo opportunities, prizes and more.

Evening activities will kick off with a parade of the eight teams marching east from Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium on Mike Fahey Street. The teams will enter the stadium where they will be introduced Olympic style. Also performing will be the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, which will be followed by Aloe Blacc and the grand fireworks finale.

Opening Celebration Day schedule (For more information, go to

  • Team Practices: 9:10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT
  • Team Autograph Sessions: Each team will sign autographs for 45 minutes beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of their respective practices.
  • Fan Fest: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. CDT (Lot C and Mike Fahey Street.)
  • Parade of Teams: 8:30 p.m. CDT
  • Opening Ceremonies: 8:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. CDT, featuring team introductions, Aloe Blacc, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the fireworks finale.

Public parking is available for Opening Celebration Day at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha/CenturyLink Center, Creighton University or city-owned lots in the downtown Omaha area. Metro’s circulator routes also will be available.

The 2017 NCAA Men’s College World Series runs from Saturday, June 17, through Tuesday, June 27, or Wednesday, June 28.

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 460,000 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 and 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, Amazon Echo, Bing, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever and Wendy’s. To follow baseball teams as they compete for the chance to play in Omaha, visit

About College World Series of Omaha, 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 2017 CWS will begin with Opening Celebration Day, Friday, June 16. Games will begin Saturday, June 17, and continue through Tuesday/Wednesday, June 27/28. For a complete schedule of all games and times, please visit NCAA and College World Series are licensed by or trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.





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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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