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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CFL UNVEILS TNF CONCERT SERIES, SASK GETS TIM HICKS


The Canadian Football League (CFL) in partnership with Universal Music Canada and Apple Music announced that a top artist will perform at each team’s first home Thursday night game in 2018 as part of Thursday Night Football.

“By launching a Thursday Night Football Concert Series this season we are bringing more value to our game days across the country,” said CFL Chief Marketing, Digital and Strategy Officer Christina Litz. “Adding these talented artists to the summer portion of the schedule on Thursday evenings brings a special atmosphere and energy to Thursday Night Football.”

The CFL season kickoff between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, June 14 will premiere the first Thursday Night concert with Canadian Country duo ‘The Reklaws’. See below for the entire Thursday Night Football Concert Series lineup:

SCHEDULE: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CONCERT SERIES

Week 

Date

Local Time 

Game 

Artist

1

June 14

7:30 p.m.

Edmonton at Winnipeg

The Reklaws

2

June 21

7:30 p.m.

Saskatchewan at Ottawa

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine

3

June 28

7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Calgary

James Barker Band

4

July 5

7:00 p.m.

Hamilton at Saskatchewan

Tim Hicks

6

July 19

7:30 p.m.

Saskatchewan at Hamilton

The Beaches

7

July 26

7:30 p.m.

Edmonton at Montreal

LOUD

8

August 2

7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Toronto

Kardinal Offishall

8

August 2

8:00 p.m.

Saskatchewan at Edmonton

Jazz Cartier

9

August 9

7:00 p.m.

Edmonton at BC

Chad Brownlee

“Live music, like a touchdown, can bring a crowd to its feet. We can’t wait to build on that home game exhilaration with performances from an incredible line-up of artists this season,” said Kristen Burke, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Universal Music Canada.

Fans can find additonal information and purchase tickets for Thursday Night Football Concert Series games by visiting www.cfl.ca/tnf.

The CFL is thrilled to now be featured as a Curator on Apple Music. Fans can find a number of CFL playlists on Apple Music, which will be updated monthly. These playlists are created for fans, and feature the latest (or most requested) game day tracks to get you amped for the 2018 CFL season. The CFL Curator Station features team-specific playlists, a workout playlist “The Grind” created by Brodie Lawson, and a Thursday Night Football playlist, featuring all artists performing at the Thursday Night Football Concert Series. Visit AppleMusic.com/CFL for your listening pleasure.

In May, the CFL and TSN announced that ‘The Reklaws’ will headline the new Thursday Night Football opening intro song to CFL on TSN. ‘The Reklaws’ will also be the halftime performance act at the 2018 CFL Kickoff game in Winnipeg on June 14.

Thursday Night Football Concert Series Artists:

Tim Hicks | July 5 | Saskatchewan 

A determined road warrior known for his compelling live show, Niagara Falls native Tim Hicks has cemented his reputation as an elite chart-topping act since making his country label debut in 2013. Hicks’ catalogue of highly praised releases including “Throw Down”, “5:01”, “5:01+” and “Shake These Walls” have earned the three-time JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Rising Star Award winner two PLATINUM selling singles, six GOLD singles and one GOLD album with his long-time label Open Road Recordings, in addition to multiple sold-out headlining dates and tours across the country. 

With multiple CCMA Award nominations, CMAO Award wins and a 2015 SOCAN Award, Hicks will release his fourth full-length album this summer, followed by a national headlining tour. The album’s first single “LOUD”, released on April 11th, was licensed by the NHL for the playoffs and was the #1 most added song at Canadian Radio (all genres) the week of release. The track currently boasts close to 800,000 streams to date and is off Hicks' forthcoming new album “New Tattoo” out June 22, 2018.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the hell are rock fans from this province gonna get a bone thrown to them? Newsflash: not everybody in Saskatchewan likes country. In fact, many people rather detest it.

Anonymous said...

This hick is here to tell you that you are going to LOVE Tim Hicks! Awesome Possum!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone in Sask. but you loves country music

Anonymous said...

Everyone but you in Sask loves country music

JPR said...

You just had Guns n Roses. Not everyone cares for your opinion rather most rational people detest it

Anonymous said...

CFL approves administration team cap starting 2019.

Anonymous said...

Spread your wings.

Anonymous said...

Rock fans? Well pay attention - you have rock bands at the end of August - go on the Casino Regina site Helix and Sebastian Bach are there in June. Social Distortion is in Saskatoon next weekend.

Pay attention.

Anonymous said...

Metallica in October that's a pretty big bone.

Anonymous said...

Country crap!

Anonymous said...

People here support the country acts so they keep bringing them.

Regina is also getting Shake the Lake which is rock. So now you can Shake "n" Bake at the Lake with Pot being legal by then.

Mike D.

Anonymous said...

Smoking in public places still not allowed, pot or not.
I'm all for bringing in Canadian acts, prefer rock, but what the heck.
I've never heard of any of these guys!!!!

Anonymous said...

Country music is the most polarizing music out there. Why do we keep getting fed that tripe?

Anonymous said...

The RIDERS HAVE TO PLAY A THURSDAY GAME!!!! Wheres all the outrage and whining oh i gotta travel oh i gottta work the nect day.

Anonymous said...

Keep dreaming. Many, many people in Sask can't stand country.