The Ultimate Super Bowl LIII Atlanta Events Calendar

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A rendering of the Super Bowl LIVE set-up

Rendering courtesy of Super Bowl LIVE

The Super Bowl is back in Atlanta for the first time in nearly 20 years, and the sheer amount of concerts, parties, and other shindigs is simply dizzying. Keep up with this master calendar of all things Super Bowl that we’ll continuously update all the way until the big game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3.

(Note: Most tickets, especially if booked online, include additional fees. The fees are not reflected in the prices listed below.)

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Concerts

Super Bowl LIVE Concert Series
January 28-Febraury 2 | Family-friendly
What is it:
Sponsored by the Super Bowl Host Committee, this series of free concerts downtown in Centennial Park is curated by Jermaine Dupri and meant to have a heavy focus on hometown talent.
Lineup:

  • January 26
    • 1 p.m.: Emerald Empire Band
    • 3 p.m.: Gritz & Jelly Butter
    • 5 p.m.: Robnhood Tra
    • 6 p.m.: Taylor Girlz
    • 7 p.m.: Street Bud & friends: Atlanta Drum Academy, LayLay, Bankroll PJ, Tootie Raw, Nia Kay, King Imprint, Backpack Kid, Lil Donald, Ayo & Teo
    • 8 p.m.: Pastor Troy
    • 9 p.m.: S.O.S. Band
  • January 27
    • 1:30 p.m.: Sunday Gospel Brunch, Players Gospel Choir
    • 2:30 p.m.: REMakes
    • 4 p.m.: Jack Michael
    • 5 p.m.: Josh Bricker
    • 6 p.m.: Seckond Chaynce
  • January 28
    • 5 p.m.: Ayanis
    • 6:30 p.m.: 5am
    • 7 p.m.: Goodie Mob
    • 8 p.m.: DJ Holiday & friends: YFN Lucci, Waka Flocka, DJ Unk, Travis Porter, 1playy, Young Dro, Trinidad James, F.L.Y, Coca Vango, Light Skin Keisha, Derez Deshon, Scrappy
  • January 31
    • 4 p.m.: Lyn Avenue
    • 6 p.m.: Tyler Tritt
    • 7 p.m.: Hero the Band
    • 8:30 p.m.: Craig Campbell
  • February 1
    • 3 p.m.: Super Bowl LIVE Happy Hour, Seed & Feed Marching Band
    • 5 p.m.: Leah Culver
    • 6 p.m.: The Jacks
    • 7 p.m.: Hearty Har
    • 8 p.m.: HXV (Heroes X Villains)
    • 9 p.m.: ATLiens
  • February 2
    • 11:30 a.m.: “Around the NFL” live podcast
    • 12:30 p.m.: Georgia Tech Pep Band
    • 1 p.m.: Team fan rally (for one of the two Super Bowl teams)
    • 2:15 p.m.: Georgia Tech Drum Line
    • 3 p.m.: Team fan rally
    • 5 p.m.: Kelechi
    • 7 p.m.: Monica
    • 8 p.m.: DJ Smurf & So So Def All-Stars: MC Shy D, Raheem the Dream, Kilo Ali, Playa Poncho, Deuce, DJ Kizzy Rock, KP & Envyi, DJ Taz, Freak Nasty, 12 Gauge, Tag Team, Ghost Town DJ’s, Lathun
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Ludacris plays the opening night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest.

Photograph by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
January 31-February 2
What is it: Unlike the LIVE shows, these concerts at State Farm Arena not free, but they do feature some huge names. The Thursday night show in particular is Atlanta-centric with Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, and Lil Baby among the performers. That show also the best deal, with tickets starting at $50; the Friday concert starts at $160, and Saturday starts at $245.

Lineup:

  • January 31, 9 p.m.: Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Metro Boomin (with special guests), Lil Jon (DJ set)
  • February 1, 9 p.m.: Aerosmith, Post Malone
  • February 2, 9 p.m.: Bruno Mars, Cardi B

DIRECTV Super Saturday Night featuring Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels
February 2 | -sold out-
What is it:
If you’ve noticed the massive steel structure going up at Atlantic Station, it’s the elaborate stage for this concert, which sponsor AT&T says will employ 200 staffers the night of the show. The $250 tickets to see the Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels (hometown favorite Killer Mike’s rap duo with El-P) are already sold out, but heads up for those trying to buy them on the resale market—this show is general admission and standing-room-only.

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
January 31
What is it: This official “praise party” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Rickey Smiley will host the gospel concert (joined by a yet-to-be-announced co-host), and performers include Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and the Winans. Held at Atlanta Symphony Hall, the event is open to the public (tickets start at $50), but if you can’t make the show, it’ll be televised on BET at 9 p.m. on February 2.

Zac Brown Band
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Pandora sponsors this free show at the Tabernacle from Atlanta’s own country superstars Zac Brown Band. To get in, you need to RSVP in advance and bring a valid, government-issued ID for entry. Even if you RSVP, this event is first-come, first-served, and an RSVP doesn’t guarantee entry, so plan to arrive well before the 7 p.m. door time.

Diplo
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Armour Yards dance club District is hosting two nights of EDM headliners, beginning with Diplo, who you might have heard recently on this Ellie Goulding collaboration. GA tickets currently start at $109.

Galantis
February 2 | 21+
What is it: District’s second EDM show features Swedish duo Galantis, whose biggest hit is arguably “Runaway (U & I).” (They also did the extremely catchy “No Money.”) GA tickets currently start at $109.

Zedd
February 1 | 21+
What is it: EDM superstar Zedd (“Clarity,” “Stay the Night,” “The Middle“) returns to Atlanta to do a set at Opera nightclub in Midtown. GA tickets are $50.

Rick Ross
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Opera nightclub brings rapper Rick Ross for their second Super Bowl weekend show. GA tickets are $40.

Gucci Mane
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Ravine in Midtown is hosting three nights of concerts for the big game, starting with rapper Gucci Mane. GA tickets are $75.

Tiësto
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Dutch DJ Tiësto (“Jackie Chan“) plays the second night of Ravine’s shows. GA tickets are $150.

Kaskade
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Ravine’s trio of shows closes with another dance party from West Coast DJ Kaskade (“Atmosphere,”  “I Remember“). Tickets are $125.

Big Game Benefit Concert featuring Angie Stone and Calvin Richardson
February 1
What is it:
The Rialto Center at Georgia State hosts this R&B show, which benefits the Still Standing Alliance, a nonprofit that fights domestic violence and recently advocated for the passing of Marsy’s Law in Georgia. Tickets start at $75.


Football events

Super Bowl Experience Atlanta
A display of helmets at the 2017 NFL Experience in Houston.

Photograph by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Super Bowl Experience Driven By Hyundai
January 26-February 2 | Family-friendly
What is it:
The Georgia World Congress Center will transform into a museum and shrine to all things Super Bowl for the week leading up to the game. The list of things to see and do here is staggering but among them: take a selfie in front of the Lombardi Trophy, check out all of the previous Super Bowl rings, tour a replica locker room, watch live NFL broadcasts, buy official merch from every team at the shop, and get free autographs from current and retired players. There’s also plenty of games and drills for kids and adults alike to test their skills and burn off energy. Cost is $40 for adults and $10 for kids, and there’s an “xtra” fast-pass available for $55.

Money-saving tip: If you can go Monday through Wednesday, adult tickets are only $20 and you can get three free tickets for children 12 and younger (and tickets for any additional kids will be just $5 each).

Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade
January 28 | Family-friendly
What is it:
The two teams and their coaches head to State Farm Arena for what is essentially a giant press conference, but there are also cheerleaders and mascots on site, autograph opportunities, and photo ops. At $26.60, this is one of the less expensive football events.

Celebrity Flag Football Challenge
February 2 | Family-friendly
What is it:
Two celebrity teams—one lead by former NFL player Doug Flutie and rapper Quavo and another lead by Falcons alum Michael Vick and former Cowboy Michael Irvin—will play during this annual event, which benefits military nonprofits including the Wounded Warrior Project and Heroes Sports. There’s also a pregame show with a military scrimmage and performances from the Benjamin E. Mays High School band and cheerleaders. GA tickets are $30, VIP tickets are $125.

SunTrust Confidence Classic Fan Fest
February 2-3 | Family-friendly
What is it: Along with the ticketed Celebrity Flag Football Challenge, SunTrust Park is also hosting this free fan fest, which features football trivia and games, prizes, live entertainment, and a fan spirit contest.

Super Bowl Breakfast
February 2
What is it: This sit-down breakfast at the downtown Marriott Marquis serves to present the NFL’s Bart Starr Award, a player-voted leadership honor that will this year be awarded to Jaguars’ captain Calais Campbell. Speakers include former NFL player and American Ninja Warrior cohost Akbar Gbajabiamila, analyst and former Colts coach Tony Dungy, Bengals Hall-of-Famer Anthony Munoz, and former NFL coach and Georgia native Dan Reeves. Cost is $200-$250 for individuals.

NFL Honors
February 2
What is it: The annual awards ceremony from the NFL and Associated Press takes place this year at the Fox Theatre, and while it’s an invite-only affair, you can watch it on CBS starting at 9 p.m.


Parties

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Inside the 2017 Maxim Party in Houston

Photograph by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Maxim

Maxim Super Bowl Party
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Atlanta’s own Future headlines at this ultra-luxe party at the Fairmont, along with Diplo and Jamie Foxx. Tickets start at $725, or for $1,250, you can upgrade to a shared table in a roped off area with security and bottle service. The most deluxe experience: a table on the stage runs for $45,000.

Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party
February 2 | 21+
What is it: The magazine promises to bring plenty of stars to its big game bash at the Goat Farm. Expect musical performances from Ludacris, Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Keed, and Questlove of the Roots. GA tickets are currently running for about $850.

Sports Illustrated Party
February 2 | 21+
What is it: Held at the College Football Hall of Fame, this party will feature performances from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg, plus appearances from other celebrities and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. GA tickets are $500; VIP tickets are $1,000.

Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars
January 31 | 21+
What is it: Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and ESPN analyst Ron “Jaws” Jaworski host this evening of cigars, whiskey, and celebrities at Monday Night Garage. Expect an open bar, plenty of appetizers, and a red carpet entrance. Proceeds benefit Jaws Youth Playbook, Gridiron Greats, and After the Impact Fund. Tickets are $500 each.

The Big Game Pregame
January 31-February 2
What is it: The Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown hosts this three-day outdoor party on their 5th floor terrace. A $200 ticket gets you one night’s access to the open bar and food, which will be grilled on Big Green Eggs. Or you can upgrade to a fire pit table ($1,600 for four people) or your own private igloo (2,100 for six people).


Where to watch

(These venues are hosting special deals and offers specifically for the game.)

Sweet Auburn BBQ
You can eat your weight in bottomless wings for $20 at this Poncey-Highland barbecue joint’s watch party and wash them down with $4 select drafts. 656 North Highland Avenue Northeast, 678-515-3550

Hampton + Hudson
The Inman Park restaurant and bar will have the game on every TV in the restaurant and on the patio, including their 128-inch projector screen. They also promise food and drink specials. 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, 404-948-2123

Coalition Food and Beverage
The Alpahretta restaurant is offering $1 wings (Buffalo or chili honey-glazed) and $5 draft beer specials starting at 4:30 p.m. for the big game. 50 Canton Street, Alpharetta, 470-839-6725


Everything else

Taste of the NFL
January 2
What is it:
This massive tasting party and benefit at Cobb Galleria features bites from chefs representing the 32 NFL cities. It promises to be star-studded, with appearances from current and former NFL players and various celebrities (including Food Network star Andrew Zimmern), along with a performance from country star Martina McBride. Tickets are $700, and proceeds benefit hunger charities across the country.

Shaq’s Fun House
February 1 | 21+
What is it: Shaq is hosting one of the biggest extravaganzas of the weekend, a carnival-themed party at the Battery that includes a midway full of games and fair food, Cirque Du Soleil performers, an open bar, and a Waffle House pop-up. If that wasn’t enough, Migos, Diplo, Tiësto, Lil Jon, T-Pain, DJ Diesel, and DJ Irie round out the musical lineup. Tickets will go up to $600 before the event, so buy sooner to save money. VIP tickets, which start at $1,010, will give you additional food, massages, a dedicated entrance, and more perks. There’s even a payment plan available.

Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson Celebrity Super Slam
February 1 | Family-friendly
What is it: This charity basketball game at Morehouse College promises celebrities and current and former NFL players. Among the confirmed stars so far: former Falcons Jamal Anderson and Andre Risen, Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, Davante Adams of the Packers, Lamar Jackson of the Ravens, Rich Homie Quan, and Flo Rida. Tickets start at $20 and proceeds benefit Usher’s New Look Foundation.

Off the Field Players Wives Association Fashion Show
February 1
What is it: The annual charity fashion show (a portion of the proceeds benefits Girls Who Code) features the wives of current and former NFL players walking the runway at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, featuring winter looks from the surrounding stores. Tickets start at $200. The Shops is also hosting a “Super Style Week” beginning January 25, with in-store events to be announced.

The Players Tailgate
February 3
What is it: Get ready to go to Flavortown—Food Network star Guy Fieri headlines this Sunday tailgate party at Pemberton Place (near the Georgia Aquarium) which offers unlimited food and drink and promises appearances from NFL players and celebrities. Tickets are $750.

Vegan at the Game
February 1-2
What is it: This free tailgate event at 350 Marietta Street will feature free vegan food,  drinks, and giveaways, hosted by Atlanta chef Kimberly Barnes of Might Be Vegan. Barnes will also do a live taping of her Do Fries Come with that Convo podcast with comedian Bruce Leroy Williams.

We’ll keep adding events, so check back frequently!

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