Wednesday, September 28 2016 20:02

Guaranteed Rate brings Rock 'N Roll Night to the Chicago White Sox...

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Get ready to rock, Chicago...

This Saturday, Guaranteed Rate, the 8th-largest retail mortgage lender in the nation, and the Chicago White Sox are hosting a Rock 'N Roll night - a special event that will treat fans to an amazing evening of rock music, White Sox baseball and a post-game fireworks show. Rock 'N Roll Night kicks off a long-term partnership between Guaranteed Rate and the White Sox per the recently announced agreement to rename the White Sox stadium to Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1st.

From the Official Announcement:

“We are huge White Sox fans, and we couldn’t wait to kick off our new partnership with an incredible celebration,” said Victor Ciardelli, President & CEO of Guaranteed Rate. “Rock-n-Roll Night will be a great evening of family fun, and is the first of many such Guaranteed Rate-sponsored events at Guaranteed Rate Field.”

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. with live music inside the stadium by three local rock bands. Then the renowned Jim Cornelison will sing the national anthem to kick off the game between the White Sox and the Minnesota Twins at 6:10pm. Immediately following the game, fans will enjoy a fireworks show and an awesome highlight reel recapping the entire 2016 White Sox season. Specially priced tickets for select seating can be purchased by using offer code RATE when buying tickets at WhiteSox.com/Rate.

“We partnered with Guaranteed Rate to be a partner because of their enthusiasm for Chicago Sports, the White Sox and the city of Chicago,” says Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing with the White Sox. “The company was founded here in Chicago and is a huge hometown success story. Rock-n-Roll Night presented by Guaranteed Rate is just the beginning of what we know will be an amazing collaboration that will be good for the White Sox, the White Sox fans and sports fans across the city.”


Now, it hasn't particularly been the greatest season for the White Sox, but we're big fans here at Rock Father HQ... life-long fans. Closing out the 2016 season with some "ROCK" seems like a great way to prep for a whole new chapter in White Sox baseball with Guaranteed Rate for the 2017 season...

At Guaranteed Rate Field...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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