Super Bowl Schedule: Events happening before the big game

Super Bowl Live, a free 10-day fan festival with concerts, fireworks and other activities is just one of the events planned for Atlanta in the days before the Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Plans are taking shape for several major Atlanta events that will precede Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3,  2019. Here is the Atlanta Super Bowl Week Schedule at a glance.

Super Bowl Live, a free 10-day fan festival with concerts, fireworks and other activities, will be held in Centennial Olympic Park. The free Super Bowl LIVE series presented by Verizon features six days of outdoor concerts Jan. 26-28, 2019 and Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2019

Super Bowl Experience, an eight-day indoor theme park, will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center. Opens Saturday, Jan. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Ticket prices and information.


Super Bowl Opening Night, formerly known as Media Day and now a ticketed prime-time event, is planned for Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 in State Farm Arena. Billed as the teams' public premiere in Atlanta, Opening Night begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Schedule: Rams answer questions starting at 7 p.m. Patriots start at 9 p.m.

TV / Livestream via NFL Network.

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration: Comic and radio/TV personality Rickey Smiley will co-host the 20th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration with a musical lineup that includes Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and the Winans. The NFL-sanctioned event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at Atlanta Symphony Hall and will be televised on BET at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

EA Sports Bowl: EA Sports and On Location Experience will host the EA Sports Bowl at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at State Farm Arena. The lineup includes homegrown Georgia stars including Ludacris, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Metro Boomin' and a DJ set from Lil Jon.

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest: The three nights of concerts at State Farm Arena will kick off Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 with Ludacris and "friends" -- and continue with Aerosmith and Post Malone on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 and Bruno Mars with Cardi B on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Shaq's Fun House: Hosted by Shaquille O'Neal, this event will be held at the Battery at SunTrust Park on Friday, Feb. 1.

NFL Honors, the league's nationally televised awards show that recognizes the season's best players and performances, will be held at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, the day before the game. NFL honors will air on CBS, which also offers a live stream
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Compiled by Brian O’Shea ( from staff reports.


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