Diamondbacks host Mexican Heritage Night on Saturday

The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate Mexican Heritage Night on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. The special evening features live music, dancing and special food available before, during and after the game.

The first 15,000 fans to enter the gates will receive a Mexican flag cap and La Séptima Banda will hold a concert after the game. Any fan with a game ticket can attend the post-game concert, however fans must purchase a special event ticket package to gain access to the concert venue.

La Séptima Banda is a 17-member group known for their offering of regional Mexican music. Additional musical performances by Banda La Poderosa, Ballet Folklorico Tapatio and Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School will be part of the festivities celebrating Mexican culture.

Enrique Mazon, owner of Hermosillo Naranjeros of the Mexican Pacific League, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

La Séptima Banda will also perform the Mexican national anthem, while Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High The school will perform the United States National Anthem.

One of the special items available only on Saturday is the carne asada fries with cheddar cheese, guacamole, carne asada beef, pico de gallo and Mexican crema.

The Jack Fire Rita cocktail (made with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, orange liqueur and sweet and sour) will also be available Saturday.

When is the first pitch?

First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 p.m

Zac Gallen is expected to take the mound for Arizona, and Jack Flaherty is the likely starter for Detroit.

The game will be broadcast on 98.7 and the Arizona Sports App.

Anna Harden

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