Alan Jackson Plans Nashville Concert For Predators Fans Before Game 3

The city and Predators fans are gearing up for the third game in the Stanley Cup Final series here at home on Saturday, and Alan Jackson will be joining in the excitement of the day with a free concert on Lower Broadway before the puck hits the ice for the 7 p.m. matchup.

Broadway Smash: Preds Party with a Purpose will open at 3:30 p.m.with Jackson taking the stage at 4:45 pm. in advance of the game, which will be shown on huge screens as the Predators take to the ice in Bridgestone Arena. The concert stage will be at Fifth and Broadway, facing the Cumberland River, and Broadway will be closed between Fifth Avenue and Third Avenue with screens placed on stage and around the event site. Predators mascot GNASH and the Predators Energy Team will be on hand for the fun, with food trucks on site, and sodas and beer on sale. Bottled water and hot dogs will also be available at low, family-friendly prices. Folding chairs and small bags will be permitted, but coolers, backpacks and large bags will not be allowed. For a complete list of house rules, visit

“This is an exciting time for the Predators and the city of Nashville,” Jackson said. “As a fan, I’m proud to be included in their road to the Stanley Cup.”

Thousands of fans have turned out at the Music City Walk of Fame Park to view games throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and thousands more are expected to turn out for the upcoming home games of the Stanley Cup Final. Broadway Smash will also take place prior to the Game 4 home game on Monday, June 5.

“The Stanley Cup Final is the NHL’s biggest event, Nashville is country music’s biggest stage, and from Alan Jackson to the game itself, it doesn’t get bigger or better than having this type of first-class entertainment experience on Lower Broadway – one of the most iconic streets in the entertainment world,” said NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer.


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