Walker Hayes with Special Guests Kylie Morgan & Waylon Hanel

Date Jun 1,2024 ,Saturday, 7:00 pm
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Walker Hayes

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Jolt Credit Union Event Park


Country Star Walker Hayes to headline off-ice festivities at the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow in Saginaw

From May 23 – June 2 in Saginaw, the 2024 Memorial Cup will feature plenty of exciting off-ice activities including the Arrival of the Cup, Fan Fest, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and more


MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024

TORONTO, ON – With the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow just a little over two months away, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the 2024 Memorial Cup Host Organizing Committee are proud to announce that country star and GRAMMY-nominated artist Walker Hayes will headline the off-ice festivities that will be taking place as part of the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow, which will run from May 23 – June 2 in Saginaw, Michigan.

Scheduled to take place the night before the 2024 Memorial Cup’s Championship Game, on Saturday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m., Walker Hayes will serenade hundreds of fans with a country music concert at Jolt Credit Union Event Park, which is located right across the street from the Dow Event Center, the home of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit and the host arena for the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow.

Tickets for the Walker Hayes’ concert at the 2024 Memorial Cup will be available online to the public starting this Friday (March 22) at 10:00 a.m. ET.

In addition to Walker Hayes’ musical performance, many other exciting off-ice events are also set to be a part of the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow, including:

  • The Arrival of the Cup presented by LiUNA (May 23 at 4:00 p.m. @ Jolt Credit Union Event Park): A day before the puck drops, all fans are welcome to come witness the prestigious Memorial Cup trophy arrive by convoy before then being led by a parade featuring the SVSU marching band, high school bands, and military personnel to Jolt Credit Union Event Park. This marquee event, which has become an annual tradition at the Memorial Cup, will also be highlighted by a brief formal program filled with music by the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra with Michael Todd Hall, remarks from honoured guests, and more.
  • Fan Fest presented by UA Local 85 (May 24 – June 2 @ Memorial Cup Event Campus on Johnson Street): Featuring an impressive line-up of activities, including interactive skills games from TopShot Hockey, face painting, a STEM science station, live music, and a speaker series throughout the week, the Fan Fest will be a must-see stop for hockey fans of all ages. The Fan Fest will also host daily viewing parties at Jolt Credit Union Event Park for all to come to watch every single game of the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow.
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) presented by Tri-Star Trust (May 24 – June 2 @ Heritage Theatre in the Dow Event Center): The HHOF will showcase its most prized artifacts and trophies in Saginaw, something that is usually reserved for fans who visit the HHOF in Toronto. The HHOF has held this one-of-a-kind display at the Memorial Cup for around 25 years, and it stands as their longest annual running display and their largest annually.

Single-game tickets for all round-robin games of the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow are currently available for purchase online from $50-60 USD. Fans who wish to purchase tickets for the semi-final and final can do so by obtaining a full-tournament package (starting at $385 USD plus applicable fees) or a two-game pack (starting at $129 USD plus applicable fees). Both of these packages can also be obtained online through Ticketmaster.

This spring, the 2024 Memorial Cup will pit the playoff champion from the Western Hockey League (WHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), along with the host Saginaw Spirit, in a four-team round-robin tournament to determine this year’s CHL champion. For more information on the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow, visit chl.ca/memorialcup.

About the Canadian Hockey League (CHL)

The Canadian Hockey League is the world’s largest development hockey league with 51 Canadian and nine American teams participating in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and Western Hockey League (WHL). The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.

About Walker Hayes

Monument Records recording artist Walker Hayes is a singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Alabama. In 2021, his smash hit “Fancy Like” topped every country music sales and streaming chart, spent more than six months at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, hit the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs, hit No. 1 at country radio, and gave Hayes his first GRAMMY Award nomination as an artist for Best Country Song. The song was also featured in a nationwide Applebee’s commercial. That track, as well as follow-up singles “AA,” “Y’all Life,” and “Good With Me” have made Hayes one of the top-selling and streamed artists in country music.

Hayes has performed his music, including the Double-Platinum RIAA-certified hit “You Broke Up With Me,” to national audiences on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and TODAY, and he was profiled for CBS Sunday Morning.

Hayes just wrapped his headlining arena tour, The Duck Buck Tour, his second arena tour in two years, after he closed out the Glad You’re Here tour last fall. A tour which is the same title as the book he released with his best friend, Craig Allen Cooper, detailing his journey to finding Christ.

About Kylie Morgan:

Kylie Morgan has quickly proven herself to be a relatable storyteller and an engaging live performer. The Oklahoma native is known for baring her soul in her confessional lyrics and leaving her heart on the stage. At 14, she began touring full-time and hasn’t slowed down, checking off bucket-list moments including her Grand Ole Opry debut and first ACM Award nomination. She performed at Nissan Stadium for CMA Fest, has taken the stage at major festivals, went on her first arena tour with Old Dominion, just wrapped her second headlining tour and is now about to hit the road as direct support to Walker Hayes on the Same Drunk Tour. The CMT Music Awards-nominated “If He Wanted To He Would” hit country radio’s Top 40 and helped set the stage for Kylie’s debut album Making It Up As I Go. Resonating with fans, Kylie’s music has amassed over 400 million streams. Kylie aims for listeners to see themselves within the songs on Making It Up As I Go. In turn, she hopes they can find the words they may not know how to say through her music.

About Waylon Hanel:

Twenty-one-year-old Waylon Hanel is a self-taught musician and singer characterized by his textured vocals and endearing ability to captivate audiences. The Michigan native has quickly become recognized for his down-to-earth style, bold delivery and vivid storytelling. Named after country music legend Waylon Jennings (one of his biggest musical influences), Hanel has worked to hone his skills in developing a vintage signature style of his own. His music and recordings are a testament to his unique, artistic individuality and powerful delivery well beyond his years. 

He made his official introduction with his self-titled EP (WAYLON HANEL/Nov. 2022), featuring five original tunes, and followed with his sophomore CD, NEW OLD OUTLAWS in May 2023. (“New Old Outlaws Rewind” the spotlighted bonus track, charted at No. 54 on the MusicRow Breakout Chart). Waylon released his second single, “He Don’t Mind” to country radio in June 2023.

In the five short years since Waylon launched his music career, he has performed as support act opening for Uncle Kracker, Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle, Elvie Shane, Ashley McBryde, Tyler Farr and Jo Dee Messina among others. Waylon’s 2023 tour schedule has exceeded more than 75 show dates on the books with an aggressive tour schedule taking shape in 2024.

On Sale: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets on sale to the general public will be available at Ticketmaster.com or in person only at The Dow Event Center Box Office. Our box office is open every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please visit internal window #10 to purchase your tickets during that time.

Ticket Prices:  $45.00  |  $84.00  |  $104.00

*Additional fees may apply when purchased through Ticketmaster. Prices listed are when purchased in person at the Dow Event Center Box Office.

*Prices vary by seat location. Prices are subject to change based on supply and demand.


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