NEW YORK – Grammy-award winning artists Vince Gill and Jennifer Nettles, CMA and ACM winning artist Lee Brice, and Lennon & Maisy, music duo and real-life sisters from the television series, "Nashville," will lead the entertainment for the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Sunday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will broadcast live at 5 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. CT on NBCSN, CBC and TVA Sports.
Gill, a country music legend and longtime Nashville Predators season-ticket holder, will perform the U.S. national anthem while Canadian-born duo, Lennon & Maisy, will perform the Canadian national anthem. Brice will give a pre-game performance, including during player introductions. Nettles will take the stage during the second intermission.
Country music group Sixwire will entertain fans as the house band for Sunday's 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game while Nashville's own Small Time Rock Stars will handle similar duties for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Jan. 30 (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).
Indoor and Outdoor Concert Series
The performers for the Saturday's 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and Sunday's 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena round out the impressive roster of entertainment previously announced for the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series as part of Bridgestone Winter Park and the indoor concert series during the 2016 NHL Fan Fair presented by Bridgestone, the official fan festival of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities, at Music City Center.
Beginning Jan. 28 at Bridgestone Winter Park, fans can look forward to four days of free outdoor shows from Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, John Hiatt, and Tara Thompson on the Honda Stage. For more information on Bridgestone Winter Park programming, visit NashvillePredators.com/WinterPark.
From Jan. 28-31, the 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone, will include an indoor concert series featuring performances from Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Lennon & Maisy, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Danny Gokey, MercyMe, Lewis Brice, Ryan Hurd, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Steven Lee Olsen, Craig Wayne Boyd, DJ DU, and DJ Rock.
Performances inside the four-day 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone are included with a valid NHL Fan Fair™ ticket. Fans with a valid NHL Fan Fair™ ticket will have same-day re-entry privileges to enjoy the official fan festival inside Music City Center as well as the Bridgestone Winter Park activities outdoors. NHL Fan Fair™ concerts will coordinate with the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series so fans will never have to choose between shows. For more 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone information, including a schedule of events and performances, visit NHL.com/FanFair.
About 2016 Honda NHL All-Star
The 2016 Honda® NHL All-Star celebration marks the first time the city of Nashville and the Predators have hosted the NHL All-Star festivities. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities. Follow the NHL on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat ('nhl') and join the conversation via the official hashtags #NHLAllStar and #NHLFanFair.