RELEASE: Blackhawks to host fan events in Chicago, Nashville

With the coveted first overall pick in the draft for the second time in franchise history, the Chicago Blackhawks invite fans to attend free special events in Chicago and Nashville on Wednesday, June 28, when the first round of the draft takes place. 2023 NHL Draft. Coverage of the Blackhawks Draft, presented by United Airlines, will also be available on, the official Blackhawks mobile app, and the team’s social media channels.

“The Chicago Blackhawks are thrilled to invite our fans to join us in this historic celebration,” said Chicago Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz. “From the Salt Shed in Chicago to the vibrant atmosphere of Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall in Nashville, we’re bringing the excitement and experience of the Blackhawks to our incredible fan base as we celebrate the first overall draft pick and our newest draft class. of 2023. This is a night filled with anticipation, entertainment and the shared passion that will unite Blackhawks fans around the world as we approach building the next great era of the Chicago Blackhawks.”

Blackhawks Watch Party set to rock the salt shed for the 2023 NHL draft

The teams official clock party in chicago, presented by Bud Light, is free and open to the public and promises to be an unforgettable evening for all attendees. Special appearances by beloved Blackhawks alumni, along with live music, food and drink offerings, family-friendly activities, a commemorative rally towel and other giveaways, will kick off the night before the event takes place. historical selection. The evening will conclude with a custom Blackhawks drone light show courtesy of Sky Elements Drone Shows.

Doors open at 3 p.m., so get there early to celebrate along with other Blackhawks fans before the official 2023 NHL Draft Live Viewing Party kicks off:

  • Where: The Salt Shed, 1357 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
  • When: Wednesday June 28 from 3 to 10 pm; first overall draft pick expected around 6 p.m.
  • Entrance: Admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached. No ticket purchase required; however, fans will need to download and display the Blackhawks mobile app to gain access.

Pre-draft and post-party celebration in Nashville

For Nashville fans, the Blackhawks will be taking over the Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall for a pre-Draft and post-party celebration. Both events will feature giveaways, special appearances by Blackhawks alumni, live music and more.

  • Where: Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall, 5055 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
  • When: Wednesday, June 28
  • Pre party: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Entrance: No ticket required; the Pre-Draft Celebration is a free event that is open to all fans (subject to capacity) and will have food and beverages available for purchase.
  • After the party: 20:00 to 00:00
  • Entrance: VIP package purchase required; the VIP experience will guarantee entry to the after party and will include gatherings with Blackhawks alumni and all-inclusive food and drinks for two hours. Fans can also select a package option that includes a ticket to the 2023 NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena. To buy, click here.

Fans looking to travel to Nashville can receive 15% off flights courtesy of Presenting Sponsor United Airlines with code BLACKHAWKS2023 for flights from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Nashville International Airport (BNA) between June 26 and July 1. Terms apply. The trip must be booked by June 8 and must be limited to the first 100 fan redemptions. See link for details.

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