NEW YORK - Multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer, Denver-based rock band The Fray, actress/singer Amber Riley and The United States Air Force Marching Band will lead the entertainment for the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Coors Field in Denver, the National Hockey League announced today. The game will broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. ET in the U.S. on NBC and in Canada on Hockey Night in Canada and TVA Sports.
Grammer will open the game with a performance of his chart-topping hit songs. Riley will perform "Star Spangled Banner," immediately followed by a flyover of two Air Force F-16s. Denver's own The Fray will take the stage for a set of their hit songs during the first intermission. During the second intermission, The United States Air Force Marching Band will lead a special tribute to Colorado and Denver's first responders with a performance of "America the Beautiful," a song inspired by Colorado's Pikes Peak. Immediately following the game, fans in attendance will be treated to a special pyro show set to music.
The game day performances and audience experience are being produced by e2k Events x Entertainment, under the direction of Steve Mayer, NHL Executive Vice President and Executive Producer of Programming & Creative Development. e2k is a world leader in sports entertainment, with credits including World Cup soccer, the America's Cup and Super Bowl 50. Industrious creativity, state-of-the-art production systems, and technical expertise enables e2k to transform live events into unforgettable experiences.
Los Angeles-born, New York-raised singer-songwriter Andy Grammer has gone from hustling street performer to multi-platinum selling recording artist. He has released two albums, Andy Grammer and Magazines or Novels, producing debut top 10 hit singles including "Fine by Me" and triple-platinum No.1 single "Honey, I'm Good." Most recently, Grammer released his new hit single "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)" dazzling the Billboard Top 100 charts.
Forming in 2002, Denver-based The Fray is comprised of Isaac Slade (vocals, piano), Joe King (guitar, vocals), Ben Wysocki (drums) and Dave Welsh (guitar). The band has struck a huge chord with audiences and turned their organic grassroots efforts into major success, selling more than 4 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide including the multi-platinum hit songs "You Found Me," "How To Save A Life" and "Over My Head (Cable Car)."
Actress and singer Amber Riley is best known for her role as 'Mercedes Jones' on FOX's Golden Globe Award-winning musical comedy, Glee. Additional television appearances include playing 'Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North' in the NBC live performance of the musical, The Wiz and competing in Dancing with the Stars, which she won in 2013. This fall, Riley will star as the iconic "Effie White," in a production of Dreamgirls on London's West End.
The United States Air Force Academy Marching Band
Military precision, service and musical excellence are the hallmarks of the United States Air Force Academy Marching Band. Acclaimed as one of the finest military marching bands in the country, The United States Air Force Academy Band Marching Band is made up of professional full-time bandsmen coming from the finest major colleges and universities in the nation. The Marching Band was formed at Lowry AFB in Denver, Colorado, interim site of the USAF Academy, in 1955. The Band represents The USAF Academy throughout the nation at civic parades, special events and national ceremonies to include performances for the President and Vice President of the United States.
NHL Network™ will have live on-site coverage from the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ in Colorado, including the Alumni Game on Friday, Feb 26. NHL Network's EJ Hradek, Kathryn Tappen and Kevin Weekes will provide interviews, insight and analysis from Coors Field. Fans can follow NHL Network on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional coverage.
NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from Coors Field. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms, via the hashtag NHL #StadiumSeries. For the latest on the NHL Stadium Series, visit NHL.com/StadiumSeriesCOL.