Tampa’s Warrior Games opens and closes with concerts from Hunter Hayes and Sara Evans

The competition takes place all week.

Hunter Hayes, who plays the Warrior Games opening ceremony at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on June 22, 2019. - Photo by Kamran Malik
Photo by Kamran Malik
Hunter Hayes, who plays the Warrior Games opening ceremony at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on June 22, 2019.

Combat veteran-athletes will be the stars of the weeklong Warrior Games headed to Tampa Bay this week, but Saturday’s opening ceremony at Amalie Arena will be soundtracked by country singer and five-time Grammy-nominee Hunter Hayes.

Sara Evans wraps festivities up a week later during a Sunday, June 30 closing ceremony where the sound of her no. 1 singles (“No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket”) will fill the air. It’s free to watch the athletic events, but you’ll need to buy tickets to get into the opening and closing ceremonies.

Warrior Games w/Hunter Hayes/Sara Evans. Sat., June 22 and Sun., June 30. $15. Amalie Arena, Tampa. amaliearena.com.


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