NEW YORK -- On Saturday, Feb. 21, the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor matchup between the host San Jose Sharks® against the Los Angeles Kings® at Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. will feature a pre-game celebration of the growth of hockey in the Bay Area and throughout California and a salute to Sharks alumni. The outdoor game also will feature performances by rock legend and Bay Area native John Fogerty, Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge, singer-songwriter Kris Allen, and Symphony Silicon Valley. The game and performances will be broadcast live nationally on NBCSN in the U.S., and on CBC and TVA2 in Canada at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET, with pre-game coverage set for 6:30 p.m. PT. SiriusXM Satellite Radio will provide radio coverage.
During the pre-game show and intermission, fans will be asked to use their mobile device to activate a special section of the Levi's® Stadium App that will connect everyone's phone. Once connected, the phones will blanket the stadium with a synchronized, multi-colored visualization of the live musical entertainment on the field. During the first intermission, there will be a special laser light show accompanying Fogerty's performance.
The game day performances and audience experience for the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ are being produced by e2k Events x Entertainment. Learn more at e2k.com.
Tribute to California Hockey & Salute to Former Sharks Players
The game will feature a special pre-game salute to the growth of hockey in the state of California featuring more than 100 youth hockey players from the Bay Area. An additional 150 Bay Area youth will assist in the display of the U.S. flag during the performance of the U.S. national anthem. Joining in the celebration will be former Sharks players Jamie Baker, Murray Craven, Jeff Friesen, Igor Larionov, Rick Lessard, David Maley, Bryan Marchment, Kyle McLaren, Owen Nolan, Tom Pederson, Mike Rathje, Mike Ricci, Steve Shields, Mark Smith, Marco Sturm and Scott Thornton, as the team embarks on its first formal alumni association in time for its 25th anniversary season next year.
Kris Allen – Pre-Game Performance and U.S. National Anthem
Accompanied by Symphony Silicon Valley, singer-songwriter Kris Allen will give a special performance of his hit song, "Live Like We're Dying," followed by a rendition of the U.S. national anthem.
Allen's past work includes his 2009 self-titled debut which features his breakout and platinum-selling single, "Live Like We're Dying." On August 12, 2014, he released his first independent album, "Horizons." Produced by Grammy-nominated Charlie Peacock (Switchfoot, The Civil Wars), Allen sharpened his songcraft and brought a bold openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of pop-rock including his first single "Prove It To You" featuring Nashville songstress Lenachka. "Horizons" brings a level of sophistication in Allen's melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist. In addition to being a platinum recording and touring artist, Allen is also dedicated to using his position to raise awareness about a number of philanthropic causes including Music Empowers, World Vision, and Global Genes.
Symphony Silicon Valley – Pre-Game, Player Introductions and U.S. National Anthem
Symphony Silicon Valley, under the direction of Maestro Brian Allan Hobbs, will take the stage for pre-game performances, including player introductions and the U.S national anthem with Allen. Symphony Silicon Valley is the professional symphony orchestra of San Jose, Calif. Founded in 2002, the nonprofit company has progressed from a daring idea to rapidly become the greater South Bay's premiere orchestra and a notable community success story. The Symphony's artists, nationally recruited, locally resident, with an average performance tenure in San Jose of over 20 years, are recognized as among the best in the greater Bay Area. Led by an exciting roster of distinguished guest conductors on the European model, the Symphony is an anchor tenant of San Jose's magnificently restored downtown California Theatre, one of Northern California's most outstanding music halls.
John Fogerty – First Intermission
Often regarded as a true American treasure, rock legend and Bay Area native John Fogerty will perform during the first intermission. As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own: equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n' roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective. Fogerty has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a Grammy Award winner. Among Fogerty's many hit songs, both as a solo artist and as leader of CCR, highlights include "Centerfield," "Proud Mary," "Susie Q," "Fortunate Son," "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising," and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," among many others. Fogerty will tease the crowd with a few songs from his upcoming "1969" World Tour which continues in the U.S. this May. The tour focuses on the music from the pivotal year when Fogerty wrote and recorded three separate albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival (Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys). Fogerty also will release his autobiography this fall.
Melissa Etheridge – Second Intermission
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform during the second intermission. With a career spanning almost 30 years and 12 albums, the platinum-selling artist is known for hits such as "Come To My Window", "I'm the Only One", "I Want To Come Over", "I Run For Life", and many more. Etheridge has won two Grammy Awards: 1993 - Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for "Ain't It Heavy"; 1995 - Grammy Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for "Come To My Window." In 1996, she was honored as the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year; in 2007, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song from the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth, "I Need To Wake Up"; and in 2011, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In September of 2014, Etheridge released her latest album, "This is ME," which features the singles "Take My Number," "Monster," and "A Little Bit of Me."
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Author: NHL Public Relations