A big Blues concert and game will draw thousands to downtown this weekend

ST. LOUIS — Thousands of people are expected to hit the streets of downtown St. Louis this weekend to catch Kenney Chesney in concert and to watch the Blues take on the Minnesota Wild.

The St. Louis Blues host Minnesota at Enterprise Center for Game 3 of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Then on Saturday, country music fans will fill Busch Stadium for a concert by Kenny Chesney.

“You see more people downtown for hockey. But also, country musician Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Dan and Shay and Carly Pearce perform Saturday at Busch Stadium. That’s 80,000 or more downtown, which is good for the city,” said Brian Hall, director of marketing for Explore St. Louis.

Meanwhile, Ballpark Village will welcome music fans with pregame and postgame festivities and live music from Trixie Delight.

“It’s a little bit different from a dynamic with a concert crowd because they’re going out a little more to party than to watch baseball. They’re going to party all the way,” said Mike Lamartina, CEO of Ballpark Village.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said additional officers will be patrolling this weekend. SkyCop mobile cameras will be in the area and cruise enforcement details will be in effect.

Police encourage visitors to practice safety measures, such as making sure to walk in groups at night. Also, be aware of your surroundings and leave your valuables at home.

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