GNASH, the lovable and fun-loving Predators mascot, energizes the crowd during home games with stunts, skits, spirit and a trace of spunk.



In 1971, it was believed that no archaeological find would ever match their recent discovery. Then in 1994, while digging the foundations for the new Nashville Arena (now called Bridgestone Arena), an even greater discovery was made. Deep beneath the surface, down where the earth is cold and dark, the drills and jackhammers unearthed a beast, a baby saber-tooth tiger, completely frozen in a huge block of ice. The site had obviously been undisturbed for years.

Rather than subject the creature to an existence of endless scientific research and study living in a cage, they looked for a place where he could feel at home. The cat would need a place that felt like a cave, where he would hear the familiar roar of his own kind. And, above all else, he needed ice!

The crew placed the frozen cub in the center of the arena to thaw. When they returned the next morning, the ice had melted and the creature was gone. They searched for days, but never found him. They feared that he was gone forever, but they were wrong. The little beast had gone in search of other tigers in this strange new world.

After several years, he had given up hope of ever finding any of his kind again. Then on Oct. 10, 1998, he heard the familiar roar of other saber-tooth tigers. What he found were Predators fans cheering their team on Opening Night. He had found a home.

Now all grown up, the huge beast lives in the dark corners of Bridgestone Arena, and only comes out of hiding when he hears the familiar Predators roar that reminds him of home.

Appearances Info


GNASH makes more than 600 appearances during the year in the community. Whether it be a birthday party, a classroom full of kids, retail promotions, school fundraisers, corporate events, parades or even wedding receptions, GNASH is the perfect addition to your event. To request GNASH for an event, read the descriptions below and fill out the request form.

Retail Promotions

Bring the thrill of GNASH and the Nashville Predators to your event, whether it is a new store opening, back-to-school sale or merchandise promotion.

  • Sponsor Cost: $250/hr and $200 each additional hour
  • Non-Sponsor Cost: $350/hr and $275 each additional hour
Private Parties and Events

Any party comes to life with autographs, pictures, playtime and general mayhem from GNASH.

  • $120 Drop-In:
    Minimum of 15 minutes of autographs and pictures plus a gift for the birthday child. Also includes Predators stickers, foam puck and a Gnash picture for all in attendance
  • $210 Party Guest:
    Minimum of 30 minutes of autographs, pictures, gift opening and play time. Also, gifts for the birthday child and Predators stickers, foam puck and a Gnash picture for their party guests
  • $450 Birthday Hat Trick:
    Minimum one hour includes: Your choice of GNASH and his four-wheeler or street hockey equipment. Gifts for the birthday child including a hat, puck, stick and t-shirt. Predators birthday cake and 20 Predators pucks for kids attending the party. Everyone also receives stickers, pencils and posters
  • $125 School and Charity Events:
    School carnivals, award assemblies and local charity fundraisers are all more effective with GNASH. Up to 45-minute appearance depending on event and availability
  • $150 Community Events:
    GNASH draws attention and excitement to every event he attends, whether that's a Little League opening ceremony, scout meeting, civic celebration or fun run. Up to one (1) hour depending on event and availability
  • Charity - 501(c)3 -- Appearances:
    Nationally chartered 501(c)3 non-profit charity organizations (American Cancer Society, Heart Association, etc.) are eligible to receive dicounted GNASH appearance. These appearances typically last a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of one hour and cost $75. Appearances for all other 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations (including churches) will be charged $100

Please be aware that all charity requests will require a copy of your 501(c)3 paperwork, assigning non-profit status to your organization, prior to the event.

All charity events must be scheduled a minimum of two (2) business days prior to the desired date, and are first come, first served.