Praise in the Park, Los Astros, Buddies Club party on deck for August.

As we begin a road trip-ending, three-game series in Miluwakee, here are a couple of events coming up in August….

* For the second consecutive year, the Astros are bringing the joy and spirit of Gospel music to Minute Maid Park as the club hosts Praise in the Park following the Saturday, August 6, 6:05 p.m. game against the Brewers. This spirit-filled event featuring gospel artist Marvin Sapp and comedian Marcus D. Wiley will inspire, uplift and entertain Houston’s gospel audience.

Praise in the Park tickets start as low as $7. Admission to the concert is included with a valid game ticket. All seating for the concert will be general admission along the first base side of the ballpark. Sapp will perform from the warning track near first base. Fans purchasing tickets for the game must sit in their ticketed seats until the end of the game, but may then move into any available seat on the first base side of the ballpark for the concert.

Visit to purchase discounted tickets for Praise in the Park. For groups of 20 or more tickets, contact Joe Schiavi at 713-259-8314.

* August 20 has been designated as Los Astros Night, which will include a Hispanic street fest from 4 to 6 p.m. CT in KBR Plaza and will feature Latin foods, games, dancers, player appearances and live music by Grupo Kache.

The first 10,000 fans to the ballpark will receive a “Los Astros” t-shirt, courtesy of Goya Foods. Astros players will be wearing “Los Astros” jerseys for the first time in franchise history.

The Astros are offering discounted seats for Los Astros Night. Field box seats start at $22, Bullpen boxes $115, Terrace deck $14, Mezzanine $12, View Deck I $9 and View Deck II $7. To purchase tickets, go to

* Members of the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Kids Club are invited to attend the members-only autograph party on Friday, August 5. The event is at Minute Maid Park from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and scheduled to appear are pitchers Wilton Lopez, Jordan Lyles and Mark Melancon, catchers Carlos Corporan and Humberto Quintero, and infielders Clint Barmes, Matt Downs and Brett Wallace.  In addition to the autographs, kids will enjoy free games, magicians, balloon artists, face painting and other entertainment.

The Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Kids Club is for kids 14 and under and membership benefits include Astros tickets, the members-only autograph party, Michael Bourn insulated lunch bag, 2011 Astros Buddies collectible baseball cap and much more for only $15.

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