Rapper Cardi B. takes the stage at State Farm Arena Feb. 2, 2019, for the Super Bowl Music Fest. Ryon Horne / RHORNE@AJC.COM

Super Bowl Music Fest concerts at State Farm Arena earned more than $10 million

Bruno Mars and Cardi B set the record for highest single-night gross at Atlanta venue

The three nights of pre-Super Bowl concerts at State Farm Arena resulted in a lucrative showing for the transformed Atlanta venue.

The series of marquee-name shows – dubbed, for the first time, as the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest – combined for more than $10 million in revenue and more than 38,000 tickets sold, according to venue sources.

As well, the Feb. 2 concert featuring co-headliners Bruno Mars and Cardi B earned the highest single-night gross in the history of State Farm Arena (including the 19 years the venue was known as Philips Arena). The pair sold 14,152 tickets and grossed nearly $6.5 million.

Aerosmith played a rocking set at the second night of the Bud Light Music Fest, Feb. 1, 2019, State Farm Arena. Post Malone opened the concert. Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.com
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The Feb. 1 pairing of Aerosmith and Post Malone moved 12,894 tickets for a gross of $3.6 million and the Jan. 31 EA Sports Bowl featuring hometown rappers Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Metro Boomin and Lil Jon - as well as special guest Ciara - sold 11,149 tickets for a gross of more than $1.3 million.

“The entire city of Atlanta did a tremendous job hosting the Super Bowl and we are proud that our venue was able to showcase some of the greatest entertainers in music over three consecutive nights,” said Trey Feazell, executive vice president of State Farm Arena programming.

The home of the Atlanta Hawks re-opened in October after a multi-year, $200 million overhaul.

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Ludacris shares the State Farm Arena stage with guest Ciara at the Jan. 31 EA Sports night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.c

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.