5K 8:00 am
Pageant 10:00 am
Festival Opens: 3:00 pm
Headliner 8:30 pm

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The NC Department of The American Legion signs on as title sponsor of the 7th Inning Stretch Festival

April 18, 2019

The NC Department of The American Legion (NCDAL), the local American Legion World Series (ALWS) Office and Dragonfly Marketing, event planner for the 7th Inning Stretch Festival, are excited to announce a new partnership. The North Carolina Department of the American Legion (NCDAL) has signed on as the title sponsor of the festival for the … Continue reading “The NC Department of The American Legion signs on as title sponsor of the 7th Inning Stretch Festival”

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Country Music Icon Martina McBride to Headline 7th Inning Stretch Festival

April 13, 2019

National American Legion officials and the local American Legion World Series (ALWS) committee announced today that Martina McBride, the country artist who has received more than 15 major music awards, will be the headliner for the concert portion of the 7th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, in Uptown Shelby. “We have … Continue reading “Country Music Icon Martina McBride to Headline 7th Inning Stretch Festival”

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5K Registration is Open

January 19, 2019

Want to save some money on your registration fee? If you register between now and April 30th you save $5.00 This is a USATF Certified Race – click here for race map. To register click here. Once again 50% of all registration fees go to the family of fallen Officer Tim Brackeen.  

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5K Race Bag Pickup and Registration Locations

August 9, 2018

Are you registered for the 5K ? You can pick up your number, t-shirt and race bag Friday from 4-6 pm at 5 E Marion St. beside Toscanos Bistro. Items will also be available for pickup Saturday morning from 7:15-7:45 at Future Energy on Graham St. Not registered? You can register at either of these … Continue reading “5K Race Bag Pickup and Registration Locations”

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Schedule of Events for 6th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Set

July 20, 2018

We are looking forward to this year’s festival, we hope you have made plans to attend. Visit the schedule page to see all the activities planned for August 11.

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Opening acts for 7th Inning Stretch Festival and ALWS Host City Welcome Announced!!!

April 21, 2018

Before Randy Owen of Alabama takes the stage as the headliner for the 6th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, two other high-energy bands will strike up the music on the main stage at the intersection of Warren and Lafayette streets in Uptown Shelby.Both Darrell Harwood and the Cool Water Band (also … Continue reading “Opening acts for 7th Inning Stretch Festival and ALWS Host City Welcome Announced!!!”

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Get Involved – Be a Sponsor

March 29, 2018

As we move forward with planning for the 2018 7th Inning Stretch Festival we wanted to reach out to small businesses and individuals to help us meet our sponsorship goals. We understand that not all businesses can afford a large sponsorship, but would still like to be involved. That’s why we have created the “100 … Continue reading “Get Involved – Be a Sponsor”

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Rising country stars Parmalee will headline Host City Welcome

March 17, 2018

  National American Legion officials and the local American Legion World Series (ALWS) committee announced today that Parmalee, a country music foursome that hailed originally from Parmele, N.C., and now from Nashville, will headline entertainment during the Host City Welcome on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in uptown Shelby. The Host City Welcome is Shelby’s official welcome … Continue reading “Rising country stars Parmalee will headline Host City Welcome”

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Randy Owen of Alabama to Headline Festival

March 10, 2018

  National American Legion officials and the local American Legion World Series (ALWS) committee announced today that the legendary Randy Owen of Alabama will headline the evening entertainment at the 6th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, in uptown Shelby. In addition to lead vocals, Owen is a songwriter and guitarist. His … Continue reading “Randy Owen of Alabama to Headline Festival”

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August 11, 2018

March 6, 2018

The 6th annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival will be held August 11,2018 in Uptown Shelby. The day will kick off with the Asphalt Paving of Shelby 5K at 8:00 am.  The Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant at 9:00 am at the Don Gibson Theatre . The festival will be held from 3:00 pm … Continue reading “August 11, 2018”

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