Representatives from the Nashville Local Organizing Committee and the National Hockey League announced today that country music star Dierks Bentley leads an all-star line-up of performers for the indoor and outdoor concert series as part of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities in Nashville, January 28-31, 2016.
Below is a tentative daily schedule of the initial talent lineup.
“Hosting the NHL All-Star celebration in Music City provides a terrific opportunity to involve the music community with numerous concerts that reflect the breadth and talent of Nashville’s All-Star artists,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Nashville LOC’s Events committee. “We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support of the entire corporate community – but particularly to Bridgestone and IntelliCentrics for their generosity in making this possible.”
“The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities will be a showcase of talent on the ice — featuring today’s greatest NHL players– and off the ice, starring some of the greatest talent Nashville has to offer,” said Don Renzulli, NHL Executive Vice President of Events. “Fans can expect an authentic celebration of hockey in Music City with live performances at NHL Fan Fair presented by Bridgestone, the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and at the Honda NHL All-Star Game.”
The IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series, as part of Bridgestone Winter Park will be held January 28-31 and is free to the general public. Fans can look forward to 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. Throughout the month of December and January, a wide variety of additional programming will be available, including public skating at the IntelliCentrics Ice Rink.
In addition, throughout the same four-day period, fans will be able to enjoy an indoor concert series at the 2016 NHL Fan Fair. Concerts inside NHL Fan Fair are included with a valid NHL Fan Fair ticket. Fans will have same day re-entry privileges to enjoy the official fan festival inside the Music City Center as well as Bridgestone Winter Park activities.
NHL Fan Fair concerts will coordinate with the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series so fans will never have to choose between shows. Acts that will perform indoors at the 2016 NHL Fan Fair presented by Bridgestone include Charles Esten, Clare Bowen and Lennon & Maisy from the cast of ABC’s “Nashville,”Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Danny Gokey, MercyMe, Lewis Brice, Ryan Hurd, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Stephen Lee Olsen, Craig Wayne Boyd, DJ DU, and DJ Rock.
Additional acts, including those performing at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 30 and 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Jan. 31, will be announced at a later date.