In-Game Seat Visits

A special treat for Bolts fans of all ages, book an in-game seat visit from ThunderBug! Give your friend or family member the ultimate surprise by having ThunderBug appear at your seats and shower them in attention and gifts!

Drum Partner Experience

BANG the big Bolts drum alongside ThunderBug during your next Lightning home game! Help welcome the team back to the ice after the first intermission and see yourself on the Jumbotron! This experience is for fans of any age and swag bags are included.

Electric Experiences

Coming to a Lightning game? We've got seven fun, unique experiences to upgrade your visit to AMALIE Arena!

In-Game Personalities


Paul Porter - PA Announcer

Paul Porter returns for his 25th season as the public address announcer for the Lightning.

A long-time Bay Area radio presence, he is currently the morning sports reporter and Saturday sports show host for AM-860 WGUL in Tampa. Area sports fans can also hear Paul performing as the in-arena voice for the Orlando Magic. He also serves the Press Box announcer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


JP Peterson - Studio Host

JP returns for his 4th season as host of Lightning Hockey Night Live, the Bolts in-game studio show that airs on Lightning Vision during the pre-game and intermissions. A long-time sports reporter on Tampa Bay radio and television, JP currently co-hosts the Afternoon Drive show on 620 WDAE Tampa Bay's Sports Radio and is an occasional pre-game host on our Fox Sports Sun broadcasts.


Greg Wolf - In-Game Host (@GregWolfTBL)

Greg Wolf returns to the Lightning as our game-night emcee, his 16th season in the role. Greg's fun, energetic style anchors our in-stand promotions and on-ice activities. Wolf also co-hosts the Lightning's weekly podcast series, "The Bolts Block Party" with former Bolts defenseman, Braydon Coburn. The NHL has called upon Greg to host multiple league events over the years, including the NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden in 2019, the 2023 NHL Winter Classic in Boston's Fenway Park, the 2023 NHL Stadium Series in Raleigh, North Carolina (Carter-Finley Stadium), as well as multiples All-Star Weekends in 2018 (Tampa), 2022 (Las Vegas) & 2023 (Sunrise). Away from the Lightning, Wolf serves as Vice President of Street Laced Marketing & Promotions, and also serves as the In-Game Host for his alma mater, the University of South Florida, handling the emcee duties for both the USF Football & Women's Basketball programs.


Steven Arfaras - Ford Thunder Alley Host

Steve begins his 2nd full season as Ford Thunder Alley host, rolling out the welcome mat and prepping the Bolts Nation for the game to come. From announcements to doors opening to puck drop, Steve and the stage talent will amp up Lightning hockey night from the start. A familiar face to fans, Steve has been a long-time Bolt Brigade member and fill-in host at many Lightning events and watch parties.


Krystof Srebakowski - Organist

Krystof Srebakowski returns for his 7th season as the Lightning's organist. Born in Poland, the classically trained Krystof hails from a long and diverse musical background, beginning at the age of 5. Besides playing the Lightning's Walker Digital Pipe Organ, he has performed with Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Julio Iglesias, Jodie Benson and many others.


Sonya Bryson - National Anthem Singer

A 20-year US Air Force veteran, retired TSgt. Sonya Bryson has been inspiring Lightning fans as our semi-regular Anthem singer since the 2013 season. Sonya has performed the "Star Spangled Banner" over 1,000 times in her career! Off the ice, she uses her celebrity to bring awareness to MS. The Sonya Bryson Voices of Hope Foundation strives to lend a voice to those who can't speak, or sing, for themselves. Find out more at


ThunderBug - Mascot

Where there's lightning, there's Thunder! Since 1992, ThunderBug has served the Tampa Bay Lightning as the official mascot. He is the captain of the crowd and the Mayor of Champa Bay. When he's not in the stands or on the ice, ThunderBug can be seen making appearances at local events all over Tampa Bay. Click here to book ThunderBug for In-Game Experiences or Community Appearances year-round!


Lightning Community Heroes

Since 2011, the Lightning have honored a Community Hero at every game and presented that hero with a check for $50,000 to donate to a non-profit charity of their choice.

Shop Tampa Bay Sports

The Tampa Bay Sports Store at Amalie Arena features a selection of Bolts t-shirts, jerseys, autographed memorabilia & more!