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Published On: March 8th, 2023

Turtle Creek Stadium to Host Bert Kreischer: Fully Loaded Tour In June

Traverse City, MI – The Pit Spitters announced today that Turtle Creek Stadium will play host to the Bert Kreischer: Fully Loaded Tour on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023. Tickets will be released for general sale on Friday, March 10th, 2023 at 10 a.m., at

In conjunction with Bert Kreischer and Outback Presents, the Pit Spitters are making good on their promise to bring headliner events to the Traverse City market and Turtle Creek Stadium! In 2021, the stadium hosted the likes of country music sensation Old Dominion and the Stunt-tacular Nitro Circus experience and remains committed to utilizing Turtle Creek Stadium to host a wide variety of non-baseball events.

“We are always on the lookout for opportunities like this that are going to bring exciting, marquee events to Traverse City. Timing can be challenging, but when it works out, we believe Traverse City is a destination market and the support will be there.” said Joe Chamberlin, CEO of the Pit Spitters. “Bert is one of the biggest names in comedy right now so we could not be more excited to have him at Turtle Creek Stadium and look forward to hosting a packed house!”

Bert “The Machine” Kreischer announced today he will be starting the party back up this summer with his second annual Fully Loaded Comedy Festival on June 14th at sixteen of the most iconic ballparks and arenas across the country. Turtle Creek Stadium will host the biggest comedy event of the year with a “Fully Loaded” line-up that includes Tiffany Haddish, Fortune Feimster, Big Jay Oakerson, Jay Pharoah, and Chad Daniels, all making their Traverse City debut.

Artist presale tickets go on sale today, March 8th at 10 a.m., with a Pit Spitters presale for sponsors and season ticket holders on March 9th at 10 a.m., and tickets to the general public going on sale on March 10th, at 10 a.m. For more information about ticket on sale please visit the Fully Loaded Festival site at


About the Traverse City Pit Spitters: The Traverse City Pit Spitters are members of the Northwoods League playing their inaugural season of baseball in Traverse City in 2019. Since 2019 the Pit Spitters have won two Northwoods League Championships and delivered their unique brand of FUN to hundreds of thousands of fans. The Pit Spitters share Managing Partners and principal ownership with the West Michigan Whitecaps, the High A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, based in Comstock Park, Michigan. The team’s home games are played in Traverse City’s favorite multi-purpose outdoor entertainment venue, Turtle Creek Stadium. For more information visit or contact Jacqueline Holm at (231) 943 0100 X 214 / email

About the Northwest League: The Traverse City Pit Spitters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, 300 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Pit Spitters as your favorite team.