Thomas Rhett to kickoff spring football weekend

Posted at 12:06 PM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:31:18-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State Seminole fans that have hoped for a spring football game and a FSU baseball game on the same weekend are getting their wish and much more beginning Friday. The Seminoles annual spring football game will be surrounded by more activities than at any time in the history of the game.


On top of the football scrimmage and a game featuring the seventh-ranked Seminole baseball team on Saturday, fans will be offered numerous free events and other entertainment options all weekend in an effort to provide the Seminole faithful with an experience that goes beyond just the games on the field.


“The spring game is a great time for our fans to get the experience of a full football weekend in the fall,” said FSU Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing Jason Dennard. “We are excited to be able to coordinate so many events and options for our fans including the Friday Night Block Party. To have an event featuring three stages of live music headlined by Thomas Rhett is a way to treat our fans to top-level, free entertainment.”


Friday’s slate of events includes the lighting of the Spear on the Unconquered Statue, a 6:00 baseball game versus Duke and the widely popular Friday Night Block Party. Rhett was announced as the headline act for the "Friday Night Block Party" in Kleman Plaza to kick-off the SunTrust Spring Football Weekend presented by Kia Autosport. The concert event will serve as the official kickoff to what ESPN has tabbed as the "Best Spring Weekend in College Football”.


On Saturday FSU athletes take center stage with the Seminole Invitational track meet beginning in the morning, the spring football game kicking off at 2:00 p.m. and then the FSU baseball team taking on Duke at 6:00 p.m. The FSU Flying High Circus will also be performing that evening at 8:00 p.m.


“We are creating experiences for visitors to our city and campus,” said Dennard. “Our hope is to make Tallahassee a destination fans want to visit again this fall’.