While the Stanley Cup Final series between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights is even at one game apiece, the puck is very much in Capital One Arena’s end of the ice as far as pre-game shows go.
How do you combat a legion of golden-plated knights and Imagine Dragons?
Throw Shaggy and Sting at them.
The NHL announced Friday that the former lead singer of the Police and the Jamaica native best known for his 2000 single “It Wasn’t Me” will hold a concert on the steps of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Saturday two hours prior to the 8 p.m. start of Game 3.
Officially dubbed “The Stanley Cup Final Concert presented by Hulu,” the show will likely feature songs from Sting and Shaggy’s new collaborative album 44/876 and its lead single, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” which debuted at the top of Billboard’s digital reggae singles chart.
Parts of the concert will be broadcast before the Knights and Caps take the ice on NBC Sports Network. For those venturing out to see the pair, the show will go on rain or shine and is open to the public at no cost.
The following night, Fall Out Boy will take the steps for a pre-Game 4 concert at 6 p.m. as well. Fans are encouraged to stay after to watch the game on large video screens.