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Cleveland Indians alumni Hargrove, Baerga, Burks and Wright will appear at Tribe Fest presented by KeyBank on Jan. 30


Fans can purchase opportunity now at to guarantee autographs with alumni, current roster players scheduled to attend

2016 event moves to Aloft Cleveland Downtown in Flats East Bank, with restrictions in place at Progressive Field due to ongoing renovations

Cleveland, OH—Cleveland Indians alumni Mike Hargrove, Carlos Baerga, Ellis Burks and Jaret Wright are scheduled to appear at Tribe Fest 2016, presented by KeyBank, set for January 30 from 9AM-7PM.

New this year, the event will be held at Aloft Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland’s revitalized Flats East Bank neighborhood. As renovations continue at Progressive Field, space restrictions are in place that made holding Tribe Fest at the ballpark untenable this year. Due to the location change, space and ticket availability at Aloft will be limited. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible.

Those alumni join current roster players Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes, Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall, Bryan Shaw and others. (Player appearances are subject to change.)

Other current players and executives also will be on hand, with names being announced as appearances are confirmed.


General Admission tickets are $5 for adults and kids, and tickets are available now at


Parking is available at multiple surface lots in Flats East Bank, the garage adjacent to Aloft Cleveland Downtown, via valet outside Aloft. RTA’s Waterfront line also serves Flats East Bank, and will be open on the day of Tribe Fest.


Autographs can be guaranteed by purchasing an autograph ticket bundled at the same time with the general admission ticket online at Autograph sessions are scheduled as follows:

9AM-2PM Tribe Fest general admission ticket:

  • 9:15-10:15AM
  • 10:30-11:30AM
  • 11:45AM-12:45PM
  • 1PM-2PM

2PM-7PM Tribe Fest general admission ticket:

  • 2:15PM-3:15PM
  • 3:30PM-4:30PM
  • 4:45-5:45PM

Fans are required to purchase an autograph pass in addition to their General Admission ticket if they would like to be guaranteed a spot in an autograph session line. Prices for autograph sessions are:

  • $20/ticket for Indians Alumni player sessions
  • $25/ticket for Indians Major League roster player sessions

Each Tribe Fest event features multiple autograph sessions, for which 130 tickets will be sold. Autographs for specific players are not guaranteed, just a space in line.  If autograph sessions are not sold out, fans will be allowed to wait in line for autographs, time permitting and on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

In order to maximize the amount of fans able to experience each autograph session at Tribe Fest, the purchase of autograph tickets has been limited to four per autograph session per transaction. Additionally, only one autograph session ticket per person will be honored at each autograph station.


Various Indians players will participate in celebrity bartending sessions at Aloft’s WXYZ Lounge, offering fans (ages 21 and over) another a chance to interact with players. Those sessions will take place from 2:15PM-3:15PM and 4:45PM-5:45PM. (Separate tickets [$15], in addition to general admission tickets, are required for entry into celebrity bartending events.)

A host of activities for young fans includes face painters, caricature artists, temporary tattoo artists, inflatables, and visits with Slider and the hot dogs. For complete event details, visit



Indians fan travels from Australia to attend Tribe Fest

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We had a lot of fans come out for Tribe Fest this weekend, but it’s pretty safe to say that none traveled further than Simon Connor. Simon flew in from Australia to check out Tribe Fest, see his favorite team and meet some players of whom he is a huge fan.

Simon has been a Tribe fan since he was about 3 years old, but he didn’t grow up watching the team live at then-Jacobs Field. His love for the Indians came from watching the movie “Major League.” Major League shows a fictional Cleveland Indians team and its owner, who puts together an awful roster in order to get the team relocated. Once the team figures out the owner’s plan, they start winning just to prove her wrong. The movie came out when Simon was a kid, and he has been a Tribe fan ever since.

“Back when I was growing up baseball wasn’t very big, and when I was three the movie (Major League) was coming out. So I thought – Indians. Done. I’ll follow them,” he said Saturday at Progressive Field.

When Simon was a kid, Indians games were rarely on TV. He explained that bigger name teams like the Yankees or the Red Sox would have games shown in Australia, but Indians games were tough to come by. However Simon was able to watch in 1995 when the Indians were battling for the World Series title against the Atlanta Braves. There was also a sibling rivalry happening.

“My brother is a massive Braves fan, and my dad is for the Phillies,” Simon said. “So in 1995 World Series my brother was pretty happy and I was pretty upset.”

While at Tribe Fest this weekend, Simon got the chance to interact with some of the players and got autographs from Mike Aviles, Yan Gomes, Cody Allen and Trevor Bauer. He was also excited to see Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus, who are his connection to the Tribe during the season.

“I have headphones on at work, and I listen to the radio with the At Bat app on my phone,” he said. “People know not to talk to me during that time at work because I’m listening to the Tribe. They know if they’re winning or losing, that’s for sure. I’m in a bad mood if the Indians lost that day, so they know to just leave me alone for a while.”

Being from Australia, Simon rarely has the chance to see the Indians play live in person. His first time at Progressive Field was in 2013 when he came to Cleveland for a 10-game homestand. He said that seeing his favorite team play in person was like a dream come true.

Simon will be in the U.S. vacationing for the next five weeks and plans to see a few Cavs games and then head over to Boston and New York, among other cities, to catch up with some friends.

Glad you could make it to Tribe Fest, Simon! Go Tribe.

– TribeVibe contributor Angela Martin

PHOTO GALLERY: Tribe Fest Day 2 — Minute to Win It and much more!

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We brought you our great photographers’ shots from Day 1 last night/this morning.

Here’s more. We’ll see you in 75 days at Progressive Field!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs

PHOTO GALLERY: Tribe Fest, Day 1 — autographs, haircuts, signing babies and more

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More from Tribe Fest Day 1: Photos! Autographs, haircuts, interviews, babies being signed and more!

–Photos by Sarah Sachs

KeyBank Main Stage schedule: 2015 Tribe Fest at Progressive Field


This year’s Tribe Fest has a full slate of fun activities on the KeyBank Main Stage! Here’s a schedule:


10:10AM-10:40: “Chat with the President,” with Mark Shapiro, hosted by Tom Hamilton

10:40-11:10: Noon-12:35PM: “Progressive Field Evolution,” with VP Andrew Miller

11:25-12:25PM: “Minute to Win It,” with players and hosted by Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus

12:40-1:40: “Glory Days in Tribe Town,” with Tom Hamilton and Terry Pluto

1:55-2:55: “Toeing the Rubber,” with players, pitching coach Mickey Callaway and hosted by Jim Rosenhaus

Players will take part in Tribe Feud on Saturday at Tribe Fest — and fans can win their way in!


Do you love the Tribe? Do you love “Family Feud”?

Then you HAVE to be at Saturday’s early Tribe Fest session: “Tribe Feud” will pit four Indians players against each other in a game of Family Feud on the KeyBank main stage – and comedian Mike Polk will be your host!

And here’s a bonus: YOU can win your way on to one of the players’ teams!

Teams will be made up of two players and two fans. On Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 4PM, we will have a contest to see which Tribe fans will be

We won’t give away what the object of the contest is, but suffice it to say you’re going to have to prove how big of a Tribe fan you are.

For those that don’t win your way on to one of the teams, be sure to be at the KeyBank main stage at 12:45 to watch all of the fun. Should be a heck of a good time.

In the meantime, here are some of our favorite “Family Feud” moments:

Win a trip to Spring Training — but you have to be at Tribe Fest!

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ProTravel and Goodyear Ballpark are giving away a trip to Spring Training! Come to Tribe Fest and look for the Goodyear/Pro Travel booth to sign up for your chance to win.

The winner will receive a  four-day, three-night trip for four to Goodyear, AZ with airfare (up to $500 per person), hotel, car rental and game tickets included in the prize. Sound fun? We thought so. Stop by the Goodyear table at Tribe Fest on January 24 and 25 to enter. A winner will be selected on February 6, 2015.

Good luck, and we’ll see one of you at Spring Training.


Congratulations to our #AskBauer contest winners

If you could ask Tribe starter Trevor Bauer any question, what would it be? Today we asked our Twitter followers to send us their best questions, and they did not disappoint.

The incentive? Whoever asked the best questions would receive a ticket to Tribe Fest and a pass to #TribeFestSocial where they get to sit down with Bauer and ask their question in person.

Congrats to our 9 #AskBauer winners:
Check out their questions:

We can’t wait to hear Bauer’s answers. Thanks to all those who participated, and we’ll see the winners at #TribeFestSocial!

Fans’ guide to Tribe Fest 2015: event FAQ, social media plans and more!


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Tickets: General admission tickets are $10, and available at Fans can guarantee autographs by bundling autograph tickets with their GA purchase – and they should do soon because autograph sessions are selling out quickly!

Parking: Due to events at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night and Sunday, parking could be both limited and costly. We have a limited supply of $3 parking spots available in the Gateway East garage: If you’ve already purchased tickets for Tribe Fest, call 216-420-HITS and they will add parking to your purchase for just $3. If you haven’t purchased tickets but will, add parking on to your purchase during the checkout process.

Who will be there?: Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, MVP finalist Michael Brantley, Silver Slugger Award winner Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Santana, Manager Terry Francona and plenty more!

Who will be signing when and where?: All player appearances are subject to change and will be announced shortly before each autograph session.

Promotional schedule announcement: We’ll announce our exciting 2015 promotional schedule on the main stage at Tribe Fest at Noon on Saturday – be there to find out what great stuff we have planned!

Text alerts: Sign up for event updates by texting TRIBEFEST to 38955 (msg/data rates may apply).

Win a trip to Goodyear!: ProTravel and Goodyear Ballpark are giving away a trip to Spring Training! Stop by their booth at Tribe Fest to enter.

Batting cages: Kids can swing like the pros in the batting cages at the ballpark (waivers required).

MLB Advanced Media table: Stop by the Club Lounge (where player photos will take place) to receive a free pair of Indians sunglasses – perfect for thinking of spring!


SOCIAL MEDIA Ballpark app: Make sure to download the Ballpark app from the iTunes store for Tribe Fest and for the 2015 season at Progressive Field! Check in to receive benefits such as:

  • Check-in offers: KeyBank will be giving away fun stuff all weekend long to select people who check in on the Ballpark app
  • Tribe Fest maps, information
  • And plenty more during the season!

Tribe Fest Feud: You can win your way into a game of the feud! Four of our players will split up into two teams, and on Jan. 21, we will run a contest for four fans to win spots on those teams! Stay tuned…

Hashtag: Use #TribeFest on Twitter and Instagram all weekend long to have your Tweets or pictures featured on our big screen!

Twitter takeovers: We’ll have our crew taking over @Indians all weekend – Mark Shapiro on Saturday, and then Terry Francona on Sunday!

#TribeFest Social: In-person with chats with Trevor Bauer (Saturday) and TJ House (Sunday)

  • Stay tuned to our Twitter account for how you can win!

AUDIO: Mark Shapiro joins Triv Show to talk Spring Training, offseason, Tribe Fest and more!


Tribe President Mark Shapiro joined WTAM’s Mike Trivisonno Show on Friday afternoon, talking about Spring Training, the team’s offseason, the team’s strong core of players in place for years to come, and Tribe Fest.

Take a listen!