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NHL to hold free concert, viewing party before Game 1 of Final in Boston

City Hall Plaza to host festivities prior to Bruins-Blues series opener @NHLdotcom

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League (NHL), in partnership with the City of Boston and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, will celebrate the start of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with a free outdoor concert and viewing party at Boston's City Hall Plaza on Monday, May 27, the NHL® announced today. The concert will precede Game 1 between the Bruins and the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden at 8 p.m. ET. 

The line-up of performers, which will include some of today's biggest acts in music, will be announced at a later date. For up-to-date information on the concert and viewing party, fans are encouraged to follow the NHL on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #StanleyCup.

The event, which will not require a ticket, will open at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by musical performances starting at 6 p.m. After the performances, fans are welcome to stay to watch the Bruins-Blues game on video screens. The event will feature food and beverage offerings including beer, wine and a variety of food truck options. Fans can gear up at the Bruins pop-up shop featuring official Stanley Cup Final merchandise.

To ensure the safety of all visitors to City Hall Plaza, fans are encouraged to minimize the number of personal items they bring and all carried items are subject to inspection. Bags, backpacks, purses larger than a wristlet, coolers, chairs, umbrellas or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. A full list of prohibited items is available here:

Boston's City Hall Plaza is accessible by public transportation, and the MBTA offers an online trip planner to assist with directions for subway, local bus, and train at

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