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Loggins to kick off Rays' Summer Concert Series


Kenny Loggins is all right these days.

He has a new band, he still goes on tour and on Saturday, he'll treat the fans at Tropicana Field to a postgame concert.

Loggins, 65, will kick off the Rays' Summer Concert Series after the Rays host the Padres at 6:10 p.m. ET. The artist known for hits such as "Footloose," "Danger Zone," "Whenever I Call You Friend" and "I'm Alright," has 12 platinum albums to his name.

Loggins said he has never played in a baseball stadium.

"It sounded like fun, so I said yes," Loggins said Thursday on a conference call with reporters. "I'm looking forward to it. I've never played a show like this."

Martina McBride, OneRepublic, Imagination Movers, Victoria Justice and Carly Rae Jepsen are all slated to perform during the concert series.

Loggins originally started out as one-half of the duo Loggins & Messina before venturing out as a solo artist. In 2011, Loggins formed a new band called Blue Sky Riders, a trio that includes him and a pair of singer/songwriters from Nashville, Tenn., Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr. The band released its debut album in January.

Loggins' performance on Saturday will be of the "greatest hits" variety.

"I have a lot of great stuff to pull from that people come to the show for," Loggins said. "I hope everybody will hear what they are hoping to hear."

Zack Meisel is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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