Abbi Jacobson and Chanté Adams in “A League of Their Own” on Amazon Prime. (Photo courtesy of Prime Video)
By Kevin Haas
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD — Fewer than 200 tickets remain for the local premier of a new Amazon Prime series that puts the Rockford Peaches back in the spotlight.

As of about 1 p.m. Thursday, 197 tickets were left in the 2,309-seat Coronado Performing Arts Center, according to John Groh, president and CEO of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Tickets are free and can be reserved at

The early screening of the show, which debuts on Amazon Prime on Aug. 12, culminates two days of festivities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the July 1, 1992, premier of “A League of Their Own” starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis.

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The new series, which stars and is co-produced by former “Broad City” star Abbi Jacobson, goes by the same name as the 1992 film. Jacobson, along with co-stars Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden and executive producers Will Graham and Desta Tedros Reff, are scheduled to be in Rockford for the premier. They will participate in a Q&A, along with former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Player Maybelle Blair, after the screening.

If you’re not able to secure your tickets before they’re sold out, there’s still a host of other activities to celebrate the Peaches. You can watch the original movie Friday in Davis Park, party at a 1940s-themed street fest before the premier, or participate in a baseball and softball playday for youth Saturday morning. We’ve got the full rundown below.

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Celebrating the Rockford Peaches

There are multiple activities centered around the 30th anniversary of the movie “A League of Their Own,” which brought the Rockford Peaches to the silver screen in 1992, and the new Amazon Prime series with the same name. Here’s a look at what’s planned:

Celebration night at Rockford City Market

When: 4 p.m .to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 1

Where: Rockford City Market pavilion and indoor market, 116 N. Madison St., Rockford

Cost: Free

The Suds Bucket Bash

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1

Where: The Standard, 214 E. State St., Rockford

Cost: $100 per person (400 person capacity)

About: Join Megan Cavanaugh, who played Marla Hooch in the 1992 film, for a special 1940s-themed event named after the dancing at the Suds Bucket scene in “A League of Their Own.”

Tickets: Get tickets on Eventbrite here

Friday Night Flix | “A League of Their Own”

When: Doors open 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk Friday, July 1

Where: Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St., Rockford

Cost: Free

Major League Baseball Play Ball

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2

Where: Beyer Stadium, 245 15th Ave., Rockford

Cost: Free for kids ages 5-12

Tickets: Register online at

About: Join Major League Baseball and the International Women’s Baseball Center at historic Beyer Stadium for a free introductory baseball and softball event.

IWBC meet and greet

When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2

Where: Beyer Stadium, 245 15th Ave., Rockford

Cost: Free

About: Meet the people being the International Women’s Baseball Center, which is working to bring an activity center and museum to Beyer Stadium site.

Celebrity softball game

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2

Where: Beyer Stadium, 245 15th Ave., Rockford

Cost: Free

Premier of “A League of Their Own” series

When: Street fest goes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; show plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Q&A with the cast follows the premier.

Where: Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St., Rockford

Cost: Free

Tickets: Get your free tickets at

This article is by Kevin Haas. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @KevinMHaas.

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