It’s been nearly two decades since Atlanta has hosted the Super Bowl and excitement is in the air!
Super Bowl 53 is the hottest ticket in town right now, along with all the parties, galas, and musical events associated with it. Most of the special events come with a hefty price tag. But don’t despair, because there are plenty of free and lower-cost options.
At the heart of it all is the Super Bowl LIVE concert series – and it is completely FREE.
The concerts are sponsored by the Super Bowl Host Committee, and the musical line-up is being curated by Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri, with a spotlight on local talent.
These six days of free, family-friendly musical events will take place in downtown Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. The concert series starts on Saturday, January 26 and will lead up to the main event on game day, which is February 3. (Note that no concerts are planned for January 29 or 30.)
The concert series is just one part of Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon – an open-to-the-public fan festival that will highlight Atlanta’s culture and build energy with fireworks, activities, exhibits, opportunities to win Super Bowl tickets, and more.
The concert line-up
Each day of the six-day concert series will highlight a different musical genre.
It will include hip-hop, country, R&B, rock, pop, and EDM.
The final line-up is below, as announced.
Saturday, January 26: Hip-Hop
- 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
Sunday, January 27: Country
- 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
Monday, January 28: Hip-Hop and R&B
- 5 p.m.: Ayanis
- 6:30 p.m.: 5am
- 7 p.m.: Goodie Mob
- 8 p.m.: DJ Holiday & Friends:
- YFN Lucci, Waka Flocka, Trinidad James, DJ Unk, Travis Porter, 1playy, Young Dro, Derez Deshawn, Fly, Coca Vango, Light Skin Keisha, Swag Surf Boys, Scrappy
Thursday, January 31: Country and Rock
- 4 p.m.: Lyn Avenue
- 6 p.m.: Tyler Tritt
- 7 p.m.: Hero the Band
- 8:30 p.m.: Craig Campbell
Friday, February 1: Pop and EDM
- 5 p.m.: Leah Culver
- 6 p.m.: The Jacks
- 7 p.m.: Hearty Har
- 8 p.m.: Heroes X Villains
- 9 p.m.: ATLiens
Saturday, February 2 : Hip-Hop
- 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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Get the app
If you plan to participate in any of the NFL-related events happening in Atlanta between now and game day, download the Super Bowl 53 Fan Mobile Pass app, available free for Apple and Android smartphones. The app is well-designed, easy to navigate, and puts a whole lot of information right at your fingertips:
- Interactive maps
- Schedules of events, including those that are free
- Transportation info, including how to MARTA to events
- Ticket purchasing
- Location-based alerts
- Virtual assistant
You can also use the app’s QR code to check in to various activities and collect virtual stamps that give you a chance to win prizes.
MARTA is the way to go!
There are multiple street closures in downtown Atlanta in the days leading up to Super Bowl 53. MARTA is your best transportation option.
If you’re riding the north/south lines, get off at Peachtree Center Station. From the east/west lines, get off at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station.
After exiting either station, it’s a five to ten minute walk to Centennial Olympic Park.
View MARTA’s guide to getting to Centennial Olympic Park here.