Brace yourself. It’s back.
BLDG Gallery’s 199C rocked our face off last year and we’ve got the inside scoop that it will be bigger, badder, brasher and thraser than before. We’re not totally sure what that means, but the bottom line is this: Be there.
Featuring artwork from 50+ artists from Covington, Cincinnati, Seattle, New York and beyond, 199C will celebrate the region’s All-Star summer through amazing artwork, live music, live art, vintage video game competitions, Wiffle Ball home run derby, beer, beer and more. Plus, beer!
Artists include Covington and Cincinnati-based designers such as Rob Warnick and Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress representing the home team, while nationally recognized greats like Jon Contino (New York, NY) and Brian Lindstrom (Madison, WI) form the away lineup, drawing inspiration from their favorite MLB team.
For a little taste of the vibe check out OMGreds’ 199C coverage from the inaugural event last year.
The Rundown (baseball pun)
Curve Ball Classic
Presented by: Folk School Coffee Parlor
4 – 5 pm Sign up for the Curve Ball Classic
5 – 7 pm The Curve Ball Classic Home Run Derby
7 – 8 pm Winner received two tickets to Opening Day
To register for The Curveball Classic contact Matt Williams, email@example.com
Entertainment Line Up
Presented by: Folk School Coffee Parlor
5 – 6:30 pm Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
6:30 – 8 pm New Moons
8 – 9 pm Uncle Mike Carr
9 – 11 pm The Tillers
- Head-to-head vintage video game competitions
- Dancing mascots
- Outdoor photo booth
- Live art installation
- Charlie Hustle look-a-like contest
- Braxton Brewing Company
- Ei8ht Ball Brewery
- Gomez Tacos
- Grateful Grahams
- Marty’s Waffles
Zip Zoo has dropped another Hometown Hero tee and the thrid edition is as tight as ever. Get yours at www.zipzooapparel.com.
We’ve been closely following all of the MLB All-Star Weekend action up in Minneapolis on Twitter and have seen a lot of fun things that make us wish we were there. We’ll just have to wait until next year, right?
Our friend C. Trent Rosecrans has a affection for the All-Star Fanfest not unlike our own and tweeted a shot of S. Prestion’s Great American Ball Park print from his “Minimalist Ballpark Series”. We’re totally in love with it and wanted to share it with you.
See all of Preston’s work at www.sprestondesigns.com.
Thanks to Homage, of course! Our friends up in Cbus have dropped a new set of Cincy threads on us and we’re stoked on em’. Check out the Cincinnati line here.
We can’t wait for Homage Cincinnati to open its doors in Over-The-Rhine this fall. We’ll be shopping there on the reg.
These new Topps prints are just outstanding. 10×14, hand numbered and limited to just 99 prints clocking in at $34.99. Check out the entire Independence Day art print lineup on Topps.com.
We’ve seen a few of these shirts around town the last few weeks and we had to find out who was behind them. It turns out that the talented fellas at Zip Zoo Apparel crafted this epic homage to Mr. Redlegs and our favorite local ball club. It’s called the Hometown Hero 2 and it’s available here.
While we’re at it, Zip Zoo just dropped their 2014 Spring Collection, so make sure to check the new styles as well as the rest of their Cincinnati-centric lineup. They’re a talented up-and-coming local brand and we’re looking forward to what they’re going to dream up next.
Make sure you save 10% off your order at Zip Zoo with the coupon code “CHUNK”. Shop Now.
Year over year, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has produced great bobbleheads and this year’s is arguably the best yet. After a quickly depleted supply of Sparky Anderson bobbleheads started the 2014 series, the long awaited (at least by the OMGReds staff) Jim O’Toole bobblehead will be released to the public on Friday, June 6. Members can pick theirs up now. Here’s information from the Reds HOF:
Friday, June 6 – The much anticipated Jim O’Toole bobblehead will be available to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. Fans will receive a bobblehead with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of June while supplies last.
Jim O’Toole will also be signing autographs in the Hall of Fame from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. that night.
Not a bad day at all – Pick up your bobblehead and have it signed by Mr. O’Toole before heading to the Reds/Phillies game that night.
The 2014 Reds Hall of Fame Bobblehead Series:
Sparky Anderson – May
Jim O’Toole – June
Eric Davis – July
Barry Larkin – August
Pete Rose – September
—While we’re talking Reds Hall of Fame awesomeness, there’s another appearance we’re really looking forward to coming up soon. Our friend, Doug Coates will be signing his new book Pitching for Success: Character Lessons the Joe Nuxhall Way on Saturday, June 7 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM at the Reds Hall of Fame. We’re looking forward to picking up our copy to share with our kids and read for ourselves.
For more information on all Reds Hall of Fame signing appearances and more, check out the OMGreds Events Calendar.
After seven years as the Reds Summer Wiffle Classic, our favorite Wiffle® Ball tournament has a new name and new charity – Wiffle® Slam supporting The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Foundation.
Wiffle® Slam takes place on Saturday, July 26 at Waterworks Park in Fairfield Ohio and is part of this year’s Nuxy’s Bash. After the tournament finals, Nuxy’s Bash will commence with a celebrity softball game, silent auction entertainment and more. Nuxy’s Bash is free and open to the public.
Wiffle® Slam – Tournament Details:
Date: Saturday, July 26th
Location: Waterworks Park (Fairfield, OH) – Semi Finals and championship game at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.
Time: Pool play starts at 9am followed by single elimination bracket.
Cost: $125.00 per team with additional fundraising $$ appreciated!
Registration: Download form (PDF)
Day of Signups: There will be no “day of” signups. All fees must be in hand prior to tourney date.
More Information: The Wiffle® Slam will be exactly what you have come to expect with the former Summer Wiffle® Classic…. Except for a new charity and at a new location. All the rules stay the same!
Very Cool: The semi-final and championship games will be played on the Miracle League Fields as crowds arrive for Nuxy’s Bash!
Nuxy’s Bash: The Wiffle® Slam will be a part of the Nuxy’s Bash! All players are invited to the events following the Wiffle® Slam that include a Celebrity Softball game, Auctions/Raffles, entertainment and more!
For more information on The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League and the Miracle League Fields, please visit www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org.
Our friends at Blue Seat Media (creators of Cincy Lineup) have designed a fantastic shirt paying Homage to a place where many of us spent our childhood summer nights – Riverfront Stadium. Here’s the word from Blue Seat:
Chris Sabo, Eric Davis, The Nasty Boys, The Big Red Machine. So many of us grew up at Riverfront Stadium sitting in the red, yellow or green seats, or if you were lucky enough, the blue seats. This is a limited edition run of 90 T-shirts in honor of the great 1990 World Series Wire-to-Wire Champs. The design is by Blue Seat, a Cincinnati-based baseball product company. Yes, our name is inspired by Riverfront! The shirts are printed on high quality fabric and we have women’s sizes.
Reserve yours now: http://teespring.com/riverfront
Our friends at Cincy Shirts have teamed up with the Joey Votto Foundation for a lineup of Votto-inspired shirts in both adult and kid sizes. Each sale benefits the Joey Votto Foundation. More information:
Cincy Shirts is proud to team up with the Joey Votto Foundation to create this collection of Votto Inspired apparel. A large portion of the net proceeds from the sale of each shirt will be donated directly to the foundation to support the healing of families affected by posttraumatic stress. You can also join Joey’s team by making a donation at www.vottofoundation.org.