JUST IN: First-ever comedy show at Dragons stadium postponed

The new Day Air signs are going up around the ballpark Monday Nov. 23, 2020. The Day Air signs will replace the Fifth Third signs and this sign at the entrance is one of many signs going up in the near future.
The new Day Air signs are going up around the ballpark Monday Nov. 23, 2020. The Day Air signs will replace the Fifth Third signs and this sign at the entrance is one of many signs going up in the near future.

Credit: JIM NOELKER

Credit: JIM NOELKER

“America’s Got Talent” finalist Preacher Lawson’s performance at the Dayton Dragons stadium has been postponed due to weather.

As the ballpark’s first-ever comedy show, Lawson and a not-yet-announced opening act were scheduled to the stage at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 9 at Day Air Ballpark. However, the show is now rescheduled for a date that “will be announced at a later time,” according to a Dragons release on Friday.

Tickets are still available at the Dayton Dragons box office and via Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com/preacher-lawson-dayton-ohio.

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Tickets cost $50 for on-field seating and $30 for stadium seating. A release from the Dayton Dragons said Lawson gives a family-friendly act, but gave a suggested attendance age of 14 and older.

Preacher Lawson, a finalist on season 12 of America s Got Talent, performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Thursday, Feb. 15. CONTRIBUTED
Preacher Lawson, a finalist on season 12 of America s Got Talent, performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Thursday, Feb. 15. CONTRIBUTED

“We are very excited to host the first-ever comedy show at Day Air Ballpark,” said Dragons team president, Robert Murphy, in a release. “This will be a fun way to usher in the 2021 Dayton Dragons season, and after the year that everyone has had, we could all enjoy some good laughs.”

The Dragons play their first home game on Tuesday, May 11. Day Air Ballpark is located at 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton.

“In accordance with new COVID guidelines, tickets will now be digital,” stated the release. “Due to Governor’s order on socially distancing at outdoor athletic events, the stadium seating bowl will be limited in its capacity, and it is highly encouraged for fans to get their digital tickets as soon as possible.”

Lawson was a finalist on 2017′s season 12 of the NBC hit series “America’s Got Talent.” His popularity and placing on season 12 landed him on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” in 2019 and “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions,” also in 2019.

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