Nashville has called on Alan Jackson to help celebrate the city's first Stanley Cup Final game.
The Country Music Hall of Famer will play a free concert during the "Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose" party before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports).
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"Alan Jackson is a staple in the Smashville community," Predators president and CEO Sean Henry said in a statement. "We know he'll bring the excitement of our great city's first-ever Stanley Cup Final game to the stage on Saturday."
Jackson, who was one of three inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame's 2017 class, will perform on a stage facing the Cumberland River at Fifth Ave. and Broadway, outside Bridgestone Arena, at 4:45 p.m. CT.
"This is an exciting time for the Predators and the city of Nashville," Jackson said. "As a fan, I'm proud to be included in their road to the Stanley Cup."
Nashville mayor Megan Barry announced last week that Broadway would be closed between Third and Fifth Aves. on Saturday and June 5, the day of Game 4 of the Cup Final, to accommodate thousands of fans the city is anticipating attending. Fans will also be able to watch the concerts, and those who do not have tickets can watch the game, on large television screens that will be set up outside the arena.
"Alan Jackson is a world-renowned star and a world-class Predators fan who is going to going to get the crowd revved up for Game 3 … against the Penguins," Barry said. "The excitement will be palpable throughout Nashville, and I know it will help carry the [Predators] onto victory in the game and take us one step closer to bringing the Stanley Cup to Music City."