Concert Lineup at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon Announced
Texas Ties Run Deep With Every Artist
The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee announced the entire concert schedule for Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, the nine-day free festival held downtown the week of Super Bowl LI.
The artists, covering a wide range of styles and genres, share one common bond – their Texas ties. Each artist performing at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon hail from the Lone Star State.
“From the very beginning our goal for Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon was to be a celebration of football and the city of Houston,” Host Committee President & CEO Sallie Sargent said. “With so many performers from the Houston area and Texas, we believe we have accomplished this. This is an amazing lineup of performers that will entertain our guests at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. I couldn’t be happier and I believe the audience will be extremely pleased as well.”
There will be two stages at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, the main concert stage will be located in front of the Toyota Center in the city block bordered by LaBranch, Clay, Austin and Polk Streets. The second stage will be located in Discovery Green, near the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Ryan Bingham, Blue October, Lecrae, Hayes Carll, Grupo Fantasmo and Los Skarnales are among the top names added to the list of performers at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Bingham, whose first two studio releases, Mescolito in 2007 and Roadhouse Sun in 2009 gained critical acclaim, earned an Oscar, Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice and Grammy Award for his song “The Weary Kind” in the film Crazy Heart.
The alternative rock group Blue October has been around more than 20 years and has had a host of hits through the years, including platinum singles “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” platinum album Foiled.
Christian hip hop performer and three-time Grammy winner Lecrae, who is also the co-owner, co-founder and president of the independent label Reach Records, has released seven albums as a solo artist. In 2016, Lecrae signed to Colombia Records, which will release future recordings in conjunction with Reach. He became the first hip hop artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album and first rapper to win the BET Award for Best Gospel Artist.
A 2016 Grammy Nominee for “Chances Are” performed by Lee Ann Womack, Hayes Carll earned Song of the Year from American Songwriter for “Another Like You” in 2011. The Woodlands native is known for his simple prose and sarcastic wit in his songs.
The Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasmo has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre. They have won more than a dozen American Music Awards and earned a Grammy with their album “El Existential”.
A legend in Houston, Los Skarnales was part of the inaugural class of the Houston Music Hall of Fame and has been performing to sellout audiences in the United States and Mexico for more than two decades.
Other artists added to the concert schedule are Nick Gaitan, Bright Light Social Hour, Sarah Jaffe, Walker Lukens and more than 40 other local and regional acts.
The announcement on Wednesday covers all performers on the main stage from the opening day of Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon on Jan. 28 through Wednesday, Feb. 1. The artists for the final three nights of the event, which included ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr, Leon Bridges and Solange, was made in December as part of the 51-Day countdown celebration.
“The Suffers are so excited to be a part of the Super Bowl LIVE,” Kam Franklin of The Suffers said. “The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s continued commitment to include local art and music into the week is unlike anything we have ever seen before. We look forward to a fun and exciting week, filled with great music, and we cannot wait.”
The entire concert schedule, including performance times and stages can be found on the Host Committee website at www.housuperbowl.com/super-bowl-live.