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Nationals announce lineup for free postgame concert series

The Washington Nationals announced today that Plain White T's (June 5), Austin Mahone (July 19) and Martina McBride (August 16) will comprise the lineup for the 2014 NatsLive FREE Postgame Concert Series following select Nationals home games throughout this summer.

"I'm so excited for the opportunity to play for Nats fans at beautiful Nationals Park!" said 14-time Grammy Award nominee Martina McBride, whose performance will wrap up the series in mid-August. "To be able to sing after a Nationals game in our nation's capital sounds like an amazing time! I'm looking forward to putting on a great show for D.C.'s loyal baseball and music fans."

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Each performance will begin approximately 15 minutes after the final out of the given Nationals game. Fans who wish to attend the free concerts must have a valid ticket for that day's game, which can be purchased at nationals.com/NatsLive. Concert Ticket Packs are also available at nationals.com/flex for those who want to ensure their seat for all three games that will be followed by a postgame concert.

"This is the fourth consecutive season we will deliver baseball and music as part of the NatsLive FREE Postgame Concert Series and we are incredibly excited about this year's lineup," Nationals Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer Valerie Camillo said. "With a rock band, a rising star on the pop music charts and a country legend, we have something for everyone. These concerts are a great value to our fans who, in addition to watching our dynamic team take the field, will also be able to see best-selling artists perform at no additional cost."

PLAIN WHITE T's: Thursday, June 5
Two-time Grammy Award nominee Plain White T's have come a long way since the group of high school friends formed the band in 1997. Known for the Platinum hits "Hey There Delilah," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's country on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007, as well as "Rhythm of Love" and "1,2,3,4," the band will release their upcoming album American Nights, featuring the hit song "Should've Gone to Bed," later this year.v

AUSTIN MAHONE: Saturday, July 19
At just 18 years old, singer/songwriter Austin Mahone is making his mark, having kicked off the year with an MTV VMA win for "Artist to Watch" and MTV European Music Award for "Artist on the Rise." The teen sensation recently released "Mmm Yea" featuring Pitbull, which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. His previous hit singles "What About Love" and "Banga! Banga!" can be heard on top radio stations across the nation. Mahone is currently on his first headlining tour, "MTV's Artist to Watch Tour," and is gearing up for the release of his new album The Secret in May.

MARTINA MCBRIDE: Saturday, August 16
Over the length of her career, legendary country music artist Martina McBride has been recognized with 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records and two Triple Platinum awards, and sold more than 18 million units. The Country Music Association named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times, while the Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. To date, McBride has recorded 20 top-10 hits and six number one hits, and was ranked the most played female vocalist on country radio between 1999 and 2010. Earlier this year, her new album Everlasting debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart.

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