Abi Carter To Appear At Friday’s Firebirds Game

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American Idol Winner Abi Carter will sing the National Anthem at Friday's Firebirds game

American Idol Winner and Indio Native Will Sing the National Anthem and Drop the Ceremonial Puck

The Coachella Valley Firebirds announced today that American Idol winner and Indio native Abi Carter will sing the National Anthem and drop the ceremonial puck at this Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Admirals.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats prior to game time to make sure they do not miss out on the pregame festivities. 

Don’t miss Abi this Friday at Acrisure Arena. The vocalist from California’s Coachella Valley who stole the hearts of American Idol viewers as the 2024 season’s winner, starting with her rendition of Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” which earned her a Platinum Ticket.

Before her breakout moment on American Idol thrust her into a sudden spotlight of larger proportions than she had ever anticipated, Abi was preparing to study Psychology, but her draw to writing and performing music became impossible to ignore. While juggling school, she would play gigs in restaurants, country clubs, birthday parties, or busk on the street, and now she’s more than ready to take things to the next level.

The Firebirds host the Milwaukee Admirals in game two of the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals on Friday, May 31st at 7pm PT. Get $35 tickets with the Disco Dan Discountin honor of Firebirds Head Coach Dan Bylsma being named the next Head Coach of the Seattle Kraken! Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com or at the Ticketmaster Box Office at Acrisure Arena, which will be open daily this week starting at 10am PT. 

Click HERE for updated box office hours and other postseason information. Box office hours subject to change.

Don’t forget to purchase parking and save 20% by paying in advance online at ParkWhiz.

For any media inquiries regarding Abi Carter, please contact Groundwork Management at abicarter@groundworkmgmt.com.


#FuelTheFire with Spotlight 29, the official partner of the 2024 postseason. Join your fellow Firebirds fans while the team is on the road for the official team watch parties at the Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino! Doors open one hour prior to puck drop. The event is open to all ages.


The Firebirds team store is stocked with new playoff merchandise! Buy online in advance and skip the lines with priority pick-up options or stop by the team store outside of Acrisure Arena. Current hours are listed below:

Sun-Mon: Closed

Tues-Thurs: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

*Game Days: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*

*Closed on Concert Days*


Looking to enhance your experience for a Firebirds game? Upgrade any ticket for access to The Compound, the newest VIP space at Acrisure Arena offering fans access to a stunning outdoor space featuring private bar, food, exclusive Firebirds merchandise options, covered seating, firepits along with access to a variety of backyard games from putt-putt and pickleball to cornhole and bocce ball and more! Upgrade options are available at the game or by clicking HERE.

Don’t miss a moment of Coachella Valley Firebirds’ hockey! Group tickets are available for all 2024 postseason home games. For more information click HERE or call 760-835-8778.

Get a jump on the 2024-25 Firebirds season with season tickets on sale now! In addition to all Firebirds home games, season ticket members will have access to the 2025 AHL All Star Classic presented by Spotlight 29, along with special events, gifts, and more! Click HERE to learn more about securing your seat for next season!

Stay up to date on the latest Firebirds’ news and info by visiting CVFirebirds.com and by following the team on social media @Firebirds.