While Kaepernick, Flacco, and the Harbaugh brothers are getting ready for Super Bowl XLVII, a celebratory game of some of football’s finest will be taking place this Sunday, January 27 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Pro Bowl, one of Hawaii’s only professional sporting events, was played at the Aloha Stadium for thirty consecutive seasons from 1980 through 2009, and then returned in 2011.
As the 2013 Pro Bowl approaches, football fans are gaining excitement and are in need of a festive release. Here are some pre-game events:
Thursday, January 24, 2013: 2Chainz Live In Concert Featuring DJ FRANZEN at the Aloha Tower Waterfront
Grammy and BET Award winning artist Tauheed Epps, also known as 2Chainz makes his first appearance in Hawaii. Known for his "Southern" sound in hits like "Mercy", "Birthday Song", and "I'm Different", 2Chainz has become one of 2013’s most listened to radio artists.
Official Pro Bowl player appearances at the concert will be announced upon confirmation. Concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are $55-150.
For more info about the artist visit: http://www.2chainz.com or call (808) 545-5900
Friday, January 25, 2013: Pepsi Concert For The 2013 Pro Bowl Featuring SNDCLSH - DJ Lupe Fiasco and DJ Sky Gellaty at The Republik
SNDCLSH is a music collaboration between longtime friends Lupe Fiasco and Sky Gellatly. Whereas Fiasco is best-known as a Grammy-winning MC, and Gellatly as a marketing strategist (Managing Partner, Team Epiphany) and artist manager (13th Witness, DJ Neil Armstrong, and FUTURA), the SNDCLSH is their collaborative vision on DJ performance, electronica, philanthropy, and design.
Their independently-released EP, Don't Drop The Flag, was created to accomplish two primary goals: on the one hand, to serve as a philanthropic mechanism to raise money for children in need in Chicago (all of the album's profits are being donated to children in Chicago), and to introduce the pair's evolving take on electronica.
Concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are $30 General Admission for 21+. For more information, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhBSjc837FE or http://stupiddope.com/2012/11/06/sndclsh-lupe-fiasco-sky-gellatly-clocks...
The Republik is located at 1349 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu.
Saturday, January 26, 2013: Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party Waikiki
This is a FREE, all-ages event with seven entertainment stages, local bands, NFL players, cheerleaders, local celebrities, local grindz, NFL merchandise, local crafts and special surprises.
Festivities begin at 6pm and end at 10pm on 2255 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu.
Sunday, January 27, 2913: Pro Bowl Game Day Events
Pro Bowl Touchdown Club
Enjoy the taste of the NFL food court, rockin' bands, NFL players, and NFL cheerleader autographs.
From 10 am-1:30 pm at the Aloha Stadium Parking Lot 8B North End
Official Pro Bowl Tailgate Party
This is the place to be before the big game. Overlooking Pearl Harbor, this year's party will feature appearances by NFL stars, Pro Bowl Cheerleaders, great entertainment, and delectable food. Tailgate Party tickets and other Pro Bowl packages are available through pro-bowl.nflonlocation.com.
From 11 am-1:30 pm at Richardson Field
Pro Bowl Pregame Ceremonies
Get into the stadium early to experience the spectacular pageantry of the NFL All-Star Game. This year's pregame spectacular will celebrate the end of a great season and a spectacular Opening Ceremonies, featuring a performance by the Grammy Award-winning band, Train.
Begins at 1:45 pm at the Aloha Stadium