2017 Reds Caravan set for Jan. 26-29; Returning to Salem Jan. 26

2017 Reds Caravan set for Jan. 26-29; Returning to Salem Jan. 26


The 2017 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26 from the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and will travel more than 3,300 miles with stops in five states over four days.

The Caravan will top in Salem again to visit with an invitation-only group, arranged through Reds Affiliate WSLM Radio. The group will stop at the American Legion between 4-5p on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The four Caravan tours travel through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee providing fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, top minor leaguers, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff.

At each of the 17 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows.

All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2017 Opening Day game on Monday, April 3 (4:10 pm) vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.

For the second year in a row, the Reds Caravan will culminate with the Caravan Finale at the Florence Mall in Florence, Ky. on Sunday, Jan 29. The doors to the mall will open at 9 a.m. and a Q&A with players will begin at 11 a.m. From Noon to 2 p.m., fans can get autographs with current players and photos with Reds alumni and minor leaguers.

Fans purchasing the 2017 Reds Pick-6 Plan presented by McDonald’s® on-site at the Florence Mall Caravan Finale will get to move to the front of the autograph line, as well as receive an exclusive autograph opportunity from Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis who will be signing his 30/30 dual bobblehead that is included with the Pick-6 Plan. The bobblehead commemorates the 30th anniversary of Eric becoming the first Red to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season in 1987.

The Reds Caravan is presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

The North Tour includes broadcaster Marty Brennaman; outfielder Scott Schebler; catcher Devin Mesoraco (Dayton only); minor league infielder Blake Trahan; former Reds infielder/outfielder Dmitri Young; vice president, assistant GM Nick Krall (Thurs.-Sat.); FOX Sports Ohio host Brian Giesenschlag (Fri. & Sat. only); and mascot Gapper.

North Tour Fan Stops                                                                                              

Thursday, Jan. 26    Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place)                                        7 to 9 pm

Friday, Jan. 27         Lima, Ohio (Univ. of Northwestern Ohio Event Center)                    5 to 7:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 28     Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)                   11 am to 2 pm

Saturday, Jan. 28     Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton Univ.)          3 to 5:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 29       Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                              11 am to 2 pm

The South Tour includes broadcaster Jeff Piecoro; broadcaster Chris Welsh (excluding Nashville); manager Bryan Price; pitcher Tim Adleman; left fielder Adam Duvall (Louisville only); shortstop Zack Cozart (Nashville only); minor league pitcher Sal Romano; Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning; former Reds outfielder Austin Kearns (Lexington oRenly); senior director, player development Jeff Graupe(Thurs-Sat.); and mascot Mr. Red.

The South Tour will stop in Salem between 4-5p at the American Legion 209 S Main St, Salem, IN. 

This will be an invitation only event hosted by WSLM Radio. 

South Tour Fan Stops                                                  

Thursday, Jan. 26       Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field)                                      6 to 8:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 27            Nashville, Tenn. (CoolSprings Galleria)                                       7 to 9 pm (6-8pm CST)

Saturday, Jan. 28     Bowling Green, Ky. (Greenwood Mall)                                     11 am to 1 pm (10am-Noon CST)

Saturday, Jan. 28     Lexington, Ky. (Fayette Mall)                                                               4:30 to 6:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 29        Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                      11 am to 2 pm

The East Tour includes broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Kelch; president of baseball operations, general manager Dick Williams; outfielder Steve Selsky; pitcher Drew Storen; minor league catcher Chris Okey; Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis; and mascot Rosie Red.

East Tour  Fan Stops

Thursday, Jan. 26       Athens, Ohio (The Market on State)                                            6:30 to 8:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 27            Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center)                               6:30 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 28        Parkersburg/Vienna, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall)                          10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 28        Ashland, Ky. (Fannin Motors)                                                     3 to 5:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 29          Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                           11 am to 2 pm

The West Tour includes broadcaster Thom Brennaman (Thurs.-Sat. only); FOX Sports Ohio host Jim Day (Thurs.-Sat. only); catcherTucker Barnhart; minor league second baseman Shed Long; Dayton Dragons catching coach and former Reds catcher Corky Miller; executive advisor to the CEO of the Reds Walt Jocketty (Thurs.-Sat.); Reds COO Phil Castellini; and mascot Mr. Redlegs.

West Tour Fan Stops

Thursday, Jan. 26       Muncie, Ind. (Stoops Automotive)                                              6 to 8 pm

Friday, Jan. 27            Evansville, Ind. (Eastland Mall)                                                   6 to 8 pm (5-7 pm CST)

Saturday, Jan. 28        Bloomington, Ind. (College Mall)                                                10 am to Noon

Saturday, Jan. 28        Indianapolis, Ind. (Castleton Square Mall)                                   3 to 5 pm

Sunday, Jan. 29          Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                           11 am to 2 pm

Additional Caravan participants may be added to select tours. Caravan schedule is subject to change.

Seating is limited at all Caravan stops. Autographs will be available on a first come, first served basis while time allows. No posed photographs. There may be restrictions on items celebrities can sign.

The Reds Caravan will also visit over 20 of the Reds on Radio affiliates throughout Reds Country during the tours.

Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2017 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend select stops.

Memberships to the Reds Heads Kids Club, Reds Rookies Baby Club, Club Red and Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will be for sale at select stops.

Visit reds.com/caravan for up-to-date information, maps and photos.