From an NHL Press Release —
The NHL is opening Nashville’s All-Star weekend Friday with a primetime TV special hosted by The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry and NHL Broadcaster Kathryn Tappen.
This ceremonial puck drop on a weekend of hockey festivities will feature roundtable discussions with NHL All-Star players, country music star performances, and a few surprises.
Hosted by Grammy and CMA Award-winning The Band Perry member Kimberly Perry and NHL broadcaster Kathryn Tappen, the one-hour program will broadcast live from the Honda Stage at Bridgestone’s Winter Park in downtown Nashville at 7 p.m. CT Friday, Jan. 29 on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada.
Aaron Lewis, Kristian Bush, Big & Rich, John Hiatt, and Lee Brice will join the NHL takeover of downtown Nashville while All-Stars Matt Duchene, Johnny Gaudreau, Roman Josi, Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, Brandon Saad, Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban, and more offer celebrity interviews and celebrity coach/Predators season ticketholder and country music star Vince Gill joins Josi for a tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory.
The program will be produced by IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, and media, under the direction of Steve Mayer, NHL executive vice president and executive producer of programming and creative development.
This is Nashville’s first major NHL event.
The 2016 Honda All-Star Skills Competition begins at 6 p.m. CT Saturday and the Honda NHL All-Star Game three-on-three tourney begins at 4 p.m. CT Sunday, with both televised on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports in Canada.
NHL Network and NHL.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the festivities. The NHL will also be active on social media platforms with #NHLAllStar and #NHLFanFair.