Raleigh, NC – Multi-platinum country music entertainer Jake Owen will be the featured performer at the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. this Saturday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN+, SN360, TVAS2), the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today.
Owen’s first intermission presented by Ticketmaster performance will take place on a TikiTonk-themed stage on the field to reflect the styles of some of his biggest hits. His performance will be televised live as part of the game broadcast.
Joining the entertainment lineup for the 2023 NHL Stadium Series will be alternative rock group lovelytheband. The trio will perform outdoors at the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame™, the official NHL tailgate party of the NHL Stadium Series, in the PNC Arena East 1000 Parking Lot. Portions of the 4:00pm ET performance will air during the broadcast on ABC.
Both performances will be directed and produced by NHL Entertainment.
Jake Owen has ascended to stardom as a mainstay country staple with a career-spanning collection of gold and platinum certifications, ten No. 1 singles and over 2.5 billion U.S. on-demand streams. Known for his laid-back style and genre-defining hits like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “American Country Love Song” and “Alone with You,” Owen’s most recent album, Greetings From…Jake via Big Loud Records, delivered three No. 1 hits – “Made For You,” “Homemade” and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” – and a top five smash “Down to the Honkytonk.” The record, praised by Billboard as a “country-grounded odyssey,” follows popular album American Love, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Owen wrapped 2022 on his raved-about 57-date headline tour, the Up There Down Here Tour.
lovelytheband are a Los Angeles-based alternative rock band. Their debut single “broken” made Billboard history, charting for 76 weeks and reaching No. 1 on multiple charts, and has recently been certified triple platinum. In August 2018, the band released their debut album finding it hard to smile, which was fueled by the success of singles “these are my friends,” “maybe, i’m afraid” and “broken.” The band has been nominated for multiple awards, including Billboard, Teen Choice, Disney and were the winners of iHeart Radio’s 2019 Best New Rock/Alternative Act. lovely released their sophomore album in August 2020, featuring singles “loneliness for love” and “buzz cut.” The band started their own label, happy accident, in 2022 and dropped its first release “sail away” on June 24. lovely has announced their third full-length album “if we’re being honest” will drop June 2, 2023 with a headline U.S. tour of the same name to coincide.
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