2019 Reds Caravan set for Jan. 17-20; Stopping in Salem for Fifth Visit

2019 Reds Caravan set for Jan. 17-20; Stopping in Salem for Fifth Visit


The 2019 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 17 and will travel more than 3,800 miles with stops in five states over four days.

The South Caravan group will be stopping by Reds on Radio Affiliate WSLM on January 17 for a private meet and greet.  This is the fifth stop in Salem for the Reds Caravan. 

Mid Southern Savings Bank in Salem will be signing up customers and fans to attend the event. Two lucky winners will be invited to the private event to meet the Reds players and management as well as get an autograph signed. 

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

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 2019 Opening Day game on Thursday, March 28 (4:10 pm) vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For the fourth year in a row, the Reds Caravan will culminate with the Caravan Finale at the Florence Mall in Florence, Ky. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Doors to the mall open at 9 a.m. and the 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.

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

Scheduled to appear on the North Tour: Broadcaster Jeff Piecoro, pitchers Sal Romano and Cody Reed, Vice President & Senior Advisor to the General Manager Buddy Bell,Vice President of Player Development Shawn Pender, and mascot Mr. Red.

North Tour                Fan Stops                                                                                  Time EST

Thursday, Jan. 17      Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place)                                  7 – 9 pm

Friday, Jan. 18          Lima, Ohio (Apollo Career Center)                                           5:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19     Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)            11 am – 2 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19     Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton Univ.)   3 – 5:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 20         Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                       11 am – 2 pm 

Scheduled to appear on the South Tour: Broadcaster Marty Brennaman, catchers Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali, minor league outfielder Taylor TrammellReds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, Vice President & General Manager Nick Krall, and mascot Gapper.

South Tour                Fan Stops                                                                                Time EST

Thursday, Jan. 17      Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field)                                   6 – 8 pm

Friday, Jan. 18           Nashville, Tenn. (CoolSprings Galleria)                                    6 – 8 pm (5–7 pm CST)

Saturday, Jan. 19     Bowling Green, Ky. (Greenwood Mall)                                     Noon – 2 pm (11 am–1 pm CST)

Saturday, Jan. 19     Lexington, Ky. (The Red Mile – new for 2019)                         4:30 – 6:30 pm 

Sunday, Jan. 20        Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                       11 am – 2 pm

Scheduled to appear on the East Tour: Broadcaster Thom Brennaman, outfielders Phillip Ervin and Jesse Winker, minor league outfielder Stuart Fairchild, roving catching instructor & former catcher Corky Miller, Manager David Bell, President & COO Phil Castellini, Vice President & Assistant General Manager Sam Grossman, and mascot Mr. Redlegs.

East Tour                  Fan Stops                                                                                  Time EST

Thursday, Jan. 17      Athens, Ohio (Athens Community Center)                               6:30 – 8:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 18           Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center)                          5:45 – 7:45 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19     Parkersburg/Vienna, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall)                     10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19     Huntington, W. Va. (Huntington Mall)                                       2:30 – 4:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 20        Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                       11 am to 2 pm

Scheduled to appear on the West Tour: Broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Day, third baseman Eugenio Suárez, pitcher Tanner Roark (Thurs. & Fri. only), minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson, President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, and mascot Rosie Red.   

West Tour                 Fan Stops                                                                                   Time EST

Thursday, Jan. 17      Muncie, Ind. (Stoops Automotive)                                            6:15 – 8:15 pm

Friday, Jan. 18           Evansville, Ind. (Eastland Mall)                                                5 – 7 pm (4–6 pm CST)

Saturday, Jan. 19     Indianapolis, Ind. (Castleton Square Mall)                                Noon – 2 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19      Batesville, Ind. (Southeastern Indiana YMCA)                          4 – 6 pm

Sunday, Jan. 20         Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)                       11 am to 2 pm


All times, locations and participants are subject to change. Additional Caravan participants may be added to select tours.

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 participants can sign.

The Reds Caravan will also visit over 20 Reds on Radio affiliates as well as schools, businesses and hospitals throughout Reds Country as part of the “Reds Caravan Takeover.”

Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2019 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend select stops.

Memberships to the Reds Heads, Reds Rookies and Club Red fan clubs will be for sale at select stops.

Visit reds.com/caravan for up-to-date information.