“The Super Bowl has become such a big event in itself. So many people come from everywhere, looking to not only be a part of the Super Bowl but also the festivities leading up to the game,” said CeeLo, who is performing at ESPN’s Next event. “There’s so much to do, from parties, concerts and events.”
Super Bowl halftime performer Beyonce will be joined by her sister Solange at Audi’s After Hours party, and her husband Jay-Z is set to host a pre-Bowl bash on Feb. 2 for his own liquer D’Ussé Cognac.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Gary Solomon Jr., co-founder of Solomon Group, the local company hired to help set up the stages and lighting for the outdoor concerts and broadcasting areas in the French Quarter and near the Superdome.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been spotted in New Orleans, and many are wondering whether Jay-Z will be taking the stage with Justin Timberlake.
“When you look at the master calendar of all the events, it’s pretty daunting,” he said. “This Super Bowl is like having 30 events in the same weekend.”
Justin Timberlake will be giving his first major musical performance in four years during Super Bowl XLVII weekend, and will possibly be joined by Jay-Z. While the pairing is not yet official, it seems likely they will perform together since Jay-Z appears on Timberlake's new single.
In other matters, Stevie Wonder is performing at an outdoor concert, and CeeLo Green is reuniting with his old hip-hop group, Goodie Mob. Additionally, Rascal Flatts is teaming up with Journey for a concert.
Super Bowl XLVII is slated for Feb. 3 in New Orleans.