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March 27, 2014

Guerra to play at HOF concert

Grammy Award winning musician Juan Luis Guerra will be in performing at the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary concert this year.

He joins Paul Simon and Bernie Williams among the performers who have been announced for the Aug. 2 concert, which will feature musicians, celebrities and Hall of Famers in a multimedia spectacle in honor of, and to raise money for, the Hall. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will be serving as the “house band” for the concert. It will be held at the Clark Sports Center.

Guerra, who is Dominican, has sold more than 30 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, and 15 Latin Grammys. A baseball fan, he will be performing his hit song “La Llave de Mi Corazon” at the concert.

“We are excited to welcome Dominican music legend Juan Luis to Cooperstown, especially given his tremendous passion for music and baseball,” said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in a statement released to the media. “His pop style of merengue and bolero will be the perfect complement to Paul Simon, and will be magical when paired with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.”

An online charity auction is currently taking place in conjunction with the concert. Those who wish to purchase tickets for the concert, or who would like to learn more about the silent auction can visit cooperstownconcert.com.

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