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

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American Legion World Series Partners with Road to Hope Bike Ride

January 30, 2020

  SHELBY, NC – Jan. 27, 2020 — The 5K Race that kicks off The North Carolina American Legion 7th Inning Stretch Festival each August will be a fund raiser this year for the Road to Hope Bike Ride, a 529-mile annual ride from Shelby to Washington, DC, each May. The ride ends at the … Continue reading “American Legion World Series Partners with Road to Hope Bike Ride”

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NC American Legion 7th Inning Stretch Festival 2019 Information

August 4, 2019

This is the 7th year of the festival, the center of festival is located at 200 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150. This is a FREE Festival and Concert. For safety purposes we are asking that no chairs or blankets be put out until 3:15 pm. This is for the safety of our attendees, as … Continue reading “NC American Legion 7th Inning Stretch Festival 2019 Information”

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The 208th Army Band to perform

June 20, 2019

The 208th Army Band was activated in 1956 as the 108th Division Band and was attached to Division Headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. The band has been re-designated several times and is currently a separate unit under the 81st Regional Support Command in Concord, N.C. The band is a U.S. Army Reserve Band comprised of approximately … Continue reading “The 208th Army Band to perform”

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Festival Named In MSN Summer Festivals

June 7, 2019

Our Festival was chosen as THE North Carolina summer festival by MSN. Only one festival per state was chosen for their summer listing. We always knew we had a treasure in the NC Department of the American Legion 7th Inning Stretch Festival, now the rest of the country knows. Text from the listing: North Carolina: … Continue reading “Festival Named In MSN Summer Festivals”

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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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