Things that will only happen in Nashville, thousands and thousands of people will show up for a free country concert by one of country musics biggest artists, right before a Stanley Cup Finals Game… and we wouldn’t have it any other way. That is what makes Nashville so great. Country and hockey fans alike have been treated to some of the genre’s biggest names opening the Nashville Predators home games during the race to the Stanley Cup. For Game 6 on Sunday night, Luke Bryan offered an extra special surprise, kicking off the game with a live performance on top of one of Nashville’s most famous bars.
Bryan performed his hit “I Don’t Want This Night to End” atop the famed Tootsie’s bar on Broadway, with fans filling the streets of downtown Nashville below. Tootsie’s sits across from the Preds’ home of Bridgestone Arena, and Bryan came in full-on Preds gear, wearing a jersey with his name on the back and a “Smash” hat.
But of course he changed up his song just a little bit for the occasion and sang , “I don’t want these Stanley Cup finals to ever ever end.”