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Tampa Bay Lightning to host live concerts, and huge giveaways for home opener

People gathered outside a hockey stadium at sunset.
Photo via Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning just dropped a game-changer: “GAME ONe,” brought to you by AdventHealth. On October 10, from 1pm till the Bolts’ home opener wraps up at 5:30pm, get ready for a day-long extravaganza celebrating the kickoff of the 2023-24 Lightning and NHL Season, live on ESPN. This is more than an event; it’s an experience. Get set for the iconic blue carpet walk, heart-pounding live acts, epic giveaways, and a slew of special surprises. It’s game time, Tampa Bay.

GAME ONe will feature a FREE pre-game performance on Ford Thunder Alley by special musical guest, Grammy Award-winning artist, Big Boi, setting the stage for an exhilarating day celebrating the return of hockey in Tampa Bay. The night will also close out with a post-game concert for those in attendance, also on Ford Thunder Alley.


Live music and giveaways in Thunder Alley

Throughout the afternoon, fans will have the chance to win more than $10,000 in giveaways, including tickets to 2023-24 regular season Lightning games, concerts, autographed memorabilia, retail gift cards and much more. Plus, indulge in delectable food and beverage specials, starting at 1 p.m., at Cigar City Brewing Tap Room, Corona Cantina and attending food trucks. Lucky attendees will even win tickets to watch Tampa Bay take on the Predators that afternoon from the best seats in AMALIE Arena. 

You can see the Tampa Bay Lightning’s full schedule on AMALIE’s website. Preseason also begins September 29 at home against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Work with Vinik Sports Group

Want work for Vinik Sports Group? They’re hosting a part-time hiring event on September 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown (375 Channelside Dr). Interested applicants are asked to arrive and enter the Taproom off the main plaza area at AMALIE Arena and parking will be available in the Green Lot at no charge. 


Starting rates will be:

  • Housekeeping $14.00/hour
  • Conversion $14.50/hour
  • Overnight Shift Premium $2.00/hr

The hiring event is being held to fill positions for Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena and will be hiring for a number of positions in various fields. Candidates are encouraged to pre-apply at

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