Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Goes Blue and Gold To Support Nashville's Predators
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Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Goes Blue and Gold To Support Nashville's Predators

The Nashville Predators started their run for the Stanley Cup on Sunday with game one against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver.

While Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood couldn't be in Canada to support the Predators in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they're paying tribute to the Preds using the biggest neon sign on Lower Broadway. The notable neon is attached to the couple's Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, and the singers have turned the sign blue and gold to support the home hockey team.

"I love the fact that we, as fans, get to take the ride with the players who have worked so hard to earn a spot in the playoffs," Garth said. "There is nothing that makes me happier than getting to turn the FRIENDS sign blue and gold during Nashville's run for Lord Stanley's Cup...GO PREDS!"

Nashville's Preds will take on the Canucks in Vancouver again on Tuesday before both teams travel to Nashville for game three of The Playoffs on Friday and game four on Sunday. Bridgestone Arena, the Predators' home ice, is a five-minute walk from FILP and within easy view. The players should be able to see the FILP dedication from the sidewalk beside the arena.

"I'm so proud to be a part of the Neon Neighborhood who supports our Nashville NHL team," Trisha said. "Yay, Predators! Let's go get the Cup!"

The colossal blade sign is a feature unique to Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk as it is the most prominent sign in Lower Broadway's Neon Neighborhood. Garth inherited it when he moved into the building. Even though the sign exceeds the size limitations now in place, it was grandfathered in because the vertical blade hung from the decades-old building before laws were enacted.

"It's the same shape of sign as this building has always had," said Camille Tambunting, Chief Operating Officer at Strategic Hospitality. "As long as we don't change the shape, we can keep this huge sign."

Always one to make the most of an opportunity, Garth ensured the outdoor sign was as engaging as the indoor entertainment.

"It can do tons of fun things," Camille said, explaining the sign has 12 different programs and can accommodate new ones. "But it really is special that it's the largest sign on Lower Broadway and the first use of an infinity mirror."

Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, located at 411 Lower Broadway in Nashville, is outfitted with large viewing screens perfect for watching the Predators win the Cup. FILP is open seven days a week.

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