Lightning Summer tour coming to a Chili's location near you

After conducting watch parties at the XO Club in Tampa to coincide both the NHL Playoffs as well as Lightning Hockey Radio programs on Wednesday nights, the Bolts are taking the show on the road this summer.

Over the next two months, the Lightning will be having special events at Bay area Chili's locations. The summer schedule begins tomorrow as Lightning Hockey Radio airs from the Chili's at 2903 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa (just south of the Raymond James Stadium parking lots).

There are more events than the Radio Show tied to these appearances.  Read the full press release below the fold.


TAMPA BAY The Tampa Bay Lightning will kick off the Chili’s Summer Tour, a fan event complete with a LIVE radio show, tomorrow, June 16. The Chili’s Summer Tour will make one stop at a different Chili’s restaurant each week with various guests and Lightning personalities. The tour will conclude on September 1.

The Chili’s Summer Tour is the perfect chance for Lightning fans to get their hockey fix or a great place to bring the family during the summer months. The first event kicks off tomorrow from the Chili’s located at 2903 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa (near Raymond James Stadium) as the puck drops on street hockey in the parking lot at 4 p.m. Street hockey is open to fans of all ages.

The event will get into full swing at 6 p.m. with enter-to-win contests, giveaways, ThunderBug and the Lightning Girls. From 7-8 p.m. Lightning Hockey Night will hit the airwaves from Chili’s on AM 1250 WHNZ and Tomorrow’s special guests will be former Lightning captain and Stanley Cup Champion Dave Andreychuk as well as Hockey Hall-of-Famer and franchise founder Phil Esposito.

Fans in attendance will also have access to all the Chili’s daily specials.

Here is a complete schedule of upcoming stops on the Chili’s Summer Tour:

Date Chili’s Location Time

Wednesday, June 16 2903 N. Dale Mabry Highway - Tampa 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 23 7250 US 19 N - Pinellas Park 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 30 3750 Lakeside Village Ct, - Lakeland 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7 25987 US 19 N - Clearwater 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11 17643 Bruce B Downs - Tampa 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18 6125 Exchange Way - Lakewood Ranch 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25 16420 State Road 54 - Odessa 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1 1949 W. Brandon Blvd. - Brandon 6-8 p.m.