june 2019

sat22jun7:00 pmWarrior Games Opening Ceremony feat. Hunter Hayes7:00 pm Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602


Event Details

The entire Tampa Bay community is invited to come out and be a part of history as Tampa Bay welcomes the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games for the first time.

One of the biggest highlights of the Warrior Games are Opening and Closing Ceremonies, taking place at AMALIE Arena and hosted by former host of The Daily Show, and long-time supporter of the Warrior Games, Jon Stewart.

Opening Ceremony

The 2019 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony will take place Saturday, June 22 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at AMALIE Arena. In addition to celebrating the start of the DOD Warrior Games, witness the lighting of the official cauldron and introductions of over 300 athletes, representing service teams from the United States and five allied countries. Country music singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes will welcome athletes to Tampa Bay and ignite the night performing his Grammy nominated hits for the crowd.

Hailed as a “force to be reckoned with” by the Huffington Post, multi-platinum selling recording artist HUNTER HAYES has accumulated over 40 award nominations and wins, including five Grammy nominations, a People’s Choice Favorite Male Country Artist award and a CMA New Artist of the Year award. He recently released his first official single in three years, “Heartbreak,” which Paste described as “a love-song’s curveball at the traditional breakup narrative.”

The Louisiana-native’s 2x multi-platinum debut album Hunter Hayes has accumulated nearly one billion on-demand streams in the US alone and produced multiple gold and platinum certified tracks including his 5x multi-platinum single, “Wanted.” The smash hit received a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Country Solo Performance” in 2013 and became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts, solidifying the multi-instrumentalist as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. Hayes is currently out on the road for his headlining Closer To You tour and has several performances and appearances scheduled during CMA Fest June 6-9 in Nashville.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm


Amalie Arena

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602