Who’s Performing at the Super Bowl Music Festival?

The 2nd Annual Super Bowl Festival is set to get the LIV Super Bowl party started with a two-day lineup that will keep football fans and the city of Miami up and on their feet. Not to be confused with the pre-game or half-time shows, the music festival is a two-day event leading up to Sunday’s football festivities.

The inside track on the 2nd Annual Super Bowl Music Festival

Held at Miami’s AmericanAirlines  Arena, the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest kick off on Thursday, January 30th and run through Saturday, February 1st. A collaboration between EA Sports and On Location Experiences, the concert features a diverse blend of entertainment on each of the three nights.

Thursday night’s headliners included Megan Thee Stallion paired up with Meek Mill. Opened by DJ Khaled and Friends along with DaBaby the festival’s premiere night creates the powerhouse hip-hop tone for music lovers in attendance.

DJ Khaled holds a microphone while performing on stage
DJ Khaled | Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Friday’s headliners include special guest rapper Snoop Dogg who is sure to have fans jamming to his Long Beach anthems. While hard rock Guns N’ Roses’ classics like the opening riffs of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” will be anxiously awaited.

Saturday’s closing celebration changes melodies with special guest Grammy-winning country duo Dan & Shay. Maroon 5 picks up the baton and closes the event with a medley of their award-winning classics.

What’s the difference between the festival and the Super Bowl’s halftime show?

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While each production features outstanding performers, they are very different events with different jobs to do. The Super Bowl Music Festival allows fans who may not be able to attend the sporting event an opportunity to experience and participate in the city’s celebrations.

The music festival expands the football season’s crowning achievement to include the best music has to offer with the ultimate sporting event. Music fans have three separate nights to enjoy the festival in a single visit or as a package. Additionally, adding to the entertainment lineup is a chance to expand sponsorship and entertain corporate clients.

The halftime performance, on the other hand, is one of the most talked-about musical events of the year. It provides phenomenal exposure and opportunities for the artist unmatched by other venues. At an estimated 100 million viewers worldwide, the musician establishes his or her brand as instantly recognizable across a diverse spectrum of the population.

Of course, halftime shows have changed since the event’s inaugural 1967 event. It’s evolved from a nearly impromptu first-year ensemble that included the University of Arizona and Grambling State’s marching bands to Carol Channing and Up With People days to Michael Jackson’s superstar power, which heralded the modern iconic stature of the performance.

In fact, the halftime show generates a link between pop culture and the sporting event that many would argue makes the mid-game entertainment spot more important than watching the actual football game. There are plenty of opportunities to debate that point, but taking a look at the featured guests for Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show has plenty of folks talking.

Who is performing in the LIV Super Bowl halftime show?

The pairing of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira is an appropriate choice for Miami’s performance. With its rich Latin roots, traditions, and music. Both artists are sure to add an intoxicating blend of rhythms.

Gloria Estefan recently upped the excitement level of seeing these two powerhouses perform with a hint at plenty of “surprises” in store for fans. While the performer reiterated she won’t be one of the guests invited on stage, there will be others who will help the duo ignite the stage – figuratively speaking, of course.