LAS VEGAS -- The National Hockey League will open the 2018 Stanley Cup Final with a free concert headlined by rapper Lil Jon and featuring special guests on Toshiba Plaza, located outside T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas on Monday, May 28, the NHL announced today. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. PT before the 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET start of the Vegas Golden Knights' historic Stanley Cup Final debut. The concert will be free and open to the public. No ticket will be required to view the performance.
Portions of the performance will air on NBC in the U.S. and on CBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.
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For the last decade plus, the words "YEAH," "OK," and "WHAT" have been synonymous with the multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist. He has been one of the most prominent figures in music and pop culture alike, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans with Usher & Ludacris, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Pitbull, TLC (on FOX's American Idol), Yandel, LMFAO and Sydney Samson just to name a few. In 2014, Lil Jon proved once again he's a powerhouse artist teaming up with DJ Snake for their smash hit "Turn Down For What," which created a massive worldwide craze. The string of hit songs continue with his most recent single "ALIVE" featuring Offset (of The Migos) and 2Chainz - "Bend Ova" feat. Tyga, "Prison Riot" with Flosstradamus, "Get Loose," (out on DIM MAK), "Live The Night," with Hardwell "Savage," with Borgeous and Riggi & Piros and "Take It Off" featuring Yandel and Becky G. His success as a mainstay in the DJ-world is evident with a current residency at Hakkasan Nightclub (MGM Grand) along with Jewel Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino.
Lil Jon has a long list of platinum-selling productions, crafting groundbreaking hits for a diverse array of artists such as E-40, Usher, Ciara, The Ying Yang Twins, Ice Cube and more. He's also worked with will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Bret Michaels, Travis Barker, Jennifer Lopez, Machine Gun Kelly, DJ Snake and many more. As an artist, he has sold millions of records as the frontman of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, whose smash hits "Get Low" and "What U Gon' Do" have been among some of the biggest crossover hip-hop records.
His consistent hitmaking has earned him numerous accolades including BMI's Songwriter of the Year award, eight Billboard Awards (for the two hit Usher tracks "Yeah!" and "Lovers and Friends"), a Grammy, a Radio Music Award, a BET award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an American Music Award.
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