Charles Glenn sings the national anthem at the St. Louis Blues games

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Charles Glenn to sing before St. Louis area IndyCar race next weekend

The local icon recently retired from singing before St. Louis Blues home games for 19 years.

August 15, 2019 - 3:54 pm

MADISON, Ill. (KFTK) — He is a beloved St. Louis icon. He sang the national anthem prior to the puck drop at St. Louis Blues home games for 19 years.

And now, Charles Glenn is coming to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, on Aug. 24 to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before the start of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 IndyCar race.

Glenn, 64, retired from singing the national anthem at St. Louis NHL games at the end of the 2018-2019 season – the year the team won its first Stanley Cup championship.

Glenn’s mother was an accomplished opera singer, but her son leaned toward the pop scene. Over the course of his career in and around music, Glenn has opened for Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News, Meatloaf and Earth, Wind and Fire.

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