MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Quick, if you could have one artist perform at Fenway Park, who would it be?
Florida Georgia Line or Carrie Underwood?
Maybe a little throwback with Eminem?
Let’s stick to artists who go by one name actually. Red Sox President Sam Kennedy seems to think that’s a good idea.
“We’ve been approaching Drake, this year, we would love to have Drake come,” Kennedy said at Red Sox Winter Weekend. “We understand he’s not doing a big summer tour, but that’s an example of someone we’ve proactively gone out after.
“We’d love to have him come to Fenway Park, given his popularity.
Fenway will already play host to New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boysz II Men, James Taylor and Billy Joel, with the possibility of adding more.
“I’m not a huge music person,” Kennedy said. “We’ve tried to bring in as many different types of acts as we can to appeal to different demographics. The reality is with the baseball schedule, with the way it lays out, we’re sort of at the mercy of the touring and who’s out.
“We love having these events in Boston. It’s good for the economy, it’s good for Fenway . . . The city has been a very supportive partner in bringing events into town.”
From what Kennedy and his staff have gathered, it appears Drake is looking to do one-off shows instead of a tour. That’s just enough for the ever-persistent Red Sox President to keep working on bringing in the superstar.
“We’re not gonna give up,” Kennedy said.