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Blues reveal pregame events for Home Opener

Festivities bring St. Louis together with local artists, service men and women and youth hockey organizations

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

A limited number of tickets for the home opener vs. Dallas are available now at the Scottrade Center Box Office or online at

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues announced today the pregame performances that will precede the 2017-18 home opener against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Scottrade Center. The pregame festivities will bring St. Louis together by celebrating local artists, first responders, and players from 17 different local youth hockey organizations - including the Street Blues hockey program.

5 p.m.

Enjoy live music from That 80's Band on the main concourse at Scottrade Center. The stage will be located inside the 14th Street entrance between Section 120-126. Louie, Blue Crew and Blues celebrities will drop by to add to the entertainment.

Enjoy Opening Night Happy Hour specials from 5 to 6 p.m. and get 25 percent off all food items at concession stands in Section 120, 121, 124, plus WOK and Sugarfire. In addition, 16 oz. aluminum bottle Budweiser, Bud Light and Bud Select are $5 each.

6:45 p.m.

Be in your seats by 6:45 p.m. for in-arena pre-game show as we highlight new features of Scottrade Center with a feature titled "14th and Clark."

The Show Me Arts Academy, led by professional actress and singer/songwriter Marty K. Casey, will perform a rendition of the Beatles' hit "All Together Now." The Show Me Arts Academy provides multi-cultural artistic development to under-served youth between the ages of 5 though 18.

Show Me Arts Academy

Following the performance, our new Advanced Visual Assistant (AVA) will officially introduce Blues fans to the new center-hung scoreboard to show you some of the amazing things it can do.

The countdown to puck drop begins with performance by Victor Ribas and Freedom Percusson. Ribas is a drummer for local band Hurt, while Freedom Percussion is a St. Louis-based independent performing arts group. Those performers will lead into an on-ice concert from St. Louis' own Greek Fire, who will entertaining the crowd with their song "A Real Life" as the 2017-18 Blues roster is introduced.

Blues players will be introduced alongside a youth hockey player from one of 17 local youth hockey organizations.

7 p.m.

The St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars take their places for the national anthem.

Office Millar-Galvan and members of the St. Louis Fire Department will be joined by the family of original Blue Noel Picard, who passed away in September after a long battle with cancer. Picard's wife, Viviane, along with his son, Dan, and daughter, Annie, will represent the Blues alongside the color guard during the anthem.

Retired Petty Officer Generald Wilson will perform the anthem alongside violinist Abigail Stahlschmidt, who has recorded with groups such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Watch: Abigail Stahlschmidt

Finally - we drop the puck!

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