Here's how to see Flo Rida or Fitz and the Tantrums when Tampa hosts the NHL All-Star Game

It's easy, and not-so-easy.

click to enlarge Flo Rida plays AT&T's Playoff Playlist Live at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa, Florida on January 7, 2017. - Tracy May
Tracy May
Flo Rida plays AT&T's Playoff Playlist Live at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa, Florida on January 7, 2017.

Wondering why Flo Rida's January 14 show at Al Lang Stadium got nixed?

It might've had something to do with the fact that the Sunshine State rapper has been tapped to play at the NHL All-Star Skills competition at Amalie Arena on Saturday, January 27. The 38-year old — who recently played a free Tampa show as part of last year's College Football National Championship festivities — will also play a private league party at the Tampa Convention Center (h/t TBT Soundcheck)

Review: With a chill in the air, Flo Rida, Cold War Kids and Rachel Platten entertain thousands in downtown Tampa

While you'll need tickets (and connections) to get into those shows, the league is giving fans a free concert at Curtis Hixon Park on January 26. Headlining that one will be Fitz and the Tantrums who also played a private party at Ferg's Channelside during last year's College Football Championship.

More acts are set to be announced, and there's no word on whether or not there will be a musical element to Friday and Sunday fan parties, but more info on how to get in and around is available in this fan guide.

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