The fan favorite Tribe Fest returns again to Greater Cleveland for a fifth straight year on Saturday, January 28, 2017, to give Indians fans a glimmer of hope while battling the dreadful winter white.
For the second straight year, the event will not take place at the Indians’ gem at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario due to ongoing construction at the service level of Progressive Field. This year, the event is set to occur at the Intercontinental Hotel (9801 Carnegie Ave.) near the Cleveland Clinic campus downtown. The new site is larger than the site of last winter’s Tribe Fest, taking into consideration some of the feedback made by fans in attendance for previous events.
A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the day, broken down into two separate sessions. The morning session will run from 9 AM to 2 PM, with an afternoon session to follow from 2 PM to 7 PM.
There will be a Q&A event that will take place at the main stage area, where players will also participate in a variety of games. Fans can enjoy a fast pitch booth, photo booths, visit locker room displays, witness Louisville Slugger bat making, have their faces painted, view Lego art, and more.
The event will feature four autograph sessions during the morning and three more in the afternoon. The list of players in attendance is subject to change, but so far the team has indicated that Cody Allen, Abraham Almonte, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister, Andrew Miller, Roberto Perez, Jose Ramirez, and Josh Tomlin will be in attendance. Other players are expected to be on hand, in addition to Indians coaches, alumni, and executives. As additional individuals confirm their participation, the team will announce their names.
Fans looking to guarantee a spot in an autograph line need to purchase an autograph pass in addition to their general admission ticket. Tickets are $30 for alumni player sessions and $35 for active roster players. A total of 250 tickets will be sold for each autograph session. As with years past, if a session is not sold out, fans who have not purchased an autograph ticket can wait in line on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For the adult fan 21 and over in attendance, two separate celebrity bartending events will take place in the afternoon at a cost of $45 (in addition to the general admission ticket). Indians players, coaches, and executives will partake in the bartending event, to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel’s Falcon Study from 2:15 to 3:15 PM and again from 4:45 to 5:45 PM. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Cleveland Indians Charities.
Tickets for Tribe Fest will go on sale beginning at 10 AM on Tuesday, December 13, at Indians.com/TribeFest. General admission tickets cost $5 for both adults and kids. Parking will be available at the adjacent BBS and BBN garages on the Cleveland Clinic campus, both of which are connected to the hotel by a skyway. Parking is $10 for any of the 5,000-plus spaces available between the two lots.
For more information on the fifth annual Tribe Fest and any updates that may come along, visit Indians.com/TribeFest.
The Indians also announced on Friday that memberships are now available for TribeTown MVPs, the Indians’ kids club presented by the Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
Memberships are available for children between the ages of six and 14 and include a replica jersey or dri-fit t-shirt, $10 loaded value for use at Progressive Field, exclusive on-field experiences, monthly newsletters, and more. Price of a TribeTown MVP membership is $20. For more information, go to Indians.com/TribeTownMVPs.