Alan Jackson will give free concert for hockey fans

Alan Jackson has a surprise for hockey fans.

The legendary country singer is going to play a free outdoor concert in Music City in advance of the Nashville Predators first home game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Finale.

The 58-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist and newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame said it’s an exciting time for the hockey team and the city of Nashville. Jackson also added he’s a Predators fan and proud to be included in the team’s road to the Stanley Cup.


The free concert will be held on Nashville's iconic Lower Broadway, with Jackson taking a stage that will face the Cumberland River. Jackson is scheduled to perform at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Fifth and Broadway.

Officials say coolers, backpacks and large bags will not be permitted because of safety concerns.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.