Keys Counting Down Top 10 Promos for 2012


2011 made plenty of memories for all who attended a game at Harry Grove Stadium. WWE Hall-of-Famer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, Cooter & The General Lee, Star Wars characters, Moustache Night and Transformers were some of the highlights of last season. The Keys have been known to keep their fans excited for these yearly themes and promotions.  That bears the question, what will 2012 bring?

We will be releasing our Top 10 Promotions of 2012 via social media. So, make sure to “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter and check back to this blog regularly to be the first to see what’s in store for the upcoming season.

Promotions will be revealed at 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the entire schedule is released on the 7th of March.  The #1 promotion will be revealed on the 6th.

#1 – Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Appearance, Fredneck Night & Fireworks –  On Friday, June 22nd, for the first time in Keys history, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo will be coming to Harry Grove Stadium. Team Ghostrider will be performing two in-game shows and a post-game finale on Fredneck Night. Not only will some crazy in-game shenanigans be taking place at the game, but their will be events around town all day leading up to gates opening. After the final pitch, Fireworks will light up the Frederick skies, courtesy of Yellow Cab.  

#2 – “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan Appearance & Fireworks – On Friday, July 27th, one of the most patriotic wrestlers of all-time will visit Harry Grove Stadium. “Hacksaw”, a WWE Hall-of-Famer, will be in attendance to sign autographs and participate in some in-game promotions. Duggan is best known for his 2 x 4 he always carries around and his U-S-A chants heard throughout the crowd at wrestling events. Pictures will be on sale for him to sign as well. Following the game, we will be shooting off Fireworks!

#3 – Zoo Night, Meet the Team & Sunday Funday – On Sunday, July 1st at 4pm, the Keys will be partnering with the Catoctin Zoo! Zoo night will include a pre-game Dove release, Keyote throwing a first pitch out on a camel and much more! In addition to all of the animals that will be here, it’s a Meet the Team day. From 3-3:30, fans can go on the warning track behind home plate to get autographs from their favorite Keys players. It is also Sunday Funday, which means that fans will be able to have catch on the field from 3-3:30.

#4 – Beach Night with Luau Menu & Post-Game Fireworks – On June 15th at 7pm, Beach Night will take over the Grove. Enjoy a pre-game Happy Hour and Luau menu in the courtyard. Before the game, we will be putting beach balls around town for people to find to get free tickets to the game as well. Beach Night will also include hula dancing contests and other exciting in-game shenanigans! Fireworks will follow the final out.

#5Pre-Game Milkshake Concert & Post-Game FireworksOn May 26th at 6pm, we will be having a Pre-Game concert by the kids rock band, Milkshake! Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Formed in 2002, Milkshake creates a great atmosphere for kids. Gates will open early for the pre-game concert that is entertaining for both kids and parents. Make sure to also stick around after the game for fireworks after the final out! For more info on Milkshake, go to

#6 – Girls Night Out – On May 27th at 6pm, it is Girls Night! Enjoy plenty of booths around the concourse that will have prize giveaways and more for the female fans. Make sure to register for our post-game Diamond Dig sponsored by Gold Thumb Jewelry in Frederick. Our Mattress Warehouse Club will also have a special Girls Night Out menu that includes a Martini Glass Potato Bar, Stuffed Chicken, Two Glasses of Wine and more! The game will be followed by fireworks.

#7 – Disney Day – Join us on April 29th at 2pm as we celebrate Disney Day at the Grove. Join special guest Buzz Lightyear and other Disney characters for a great event. There will be a special meal deal in the courtyard in addition to it being Sunday Funday. Fans will be able to play catch on the field prior to the game and get autographs from two Keys players!

#8 – 6 Months til the End of the World Night – On June 21st at 7pm, we will be paying tribute to what is supposed to be the end of life on earth with our six months til the end of the world celebration. Enjoy survival of the fittest events, last meal eating contests, zombie interns and more! Oh, and there will be Keys baseball too.

#9 – Hockey Day – On April 7th at 2pm, the Keys will drop the puck with Hockey Day. This special day will include an appearance by former Capital and NHL Hall-of-Famer, Rod Langway. Also, we will be giving out Keys 2012-13 Calendars (HN Funkhouser) and Magnet Schedules. Stick around after the game to watch the conclusion of the Caps season finale on the videoboard!

#10 – Super Hero Night – On July 14th at 6pm, the Keys will be putting on a heroic atmosphere with Super Hero Night. Meet-and-greet your favorite heroes and enjoy a meal deal in the courtyard. Oh, and also, the game will be followed by a Fireworks show to light up the Frederick skies!


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