Super Bowl XLVI rolls into town at the end of this month, and while the players of the main events are still to be determined the entertainment is all set. Visit the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis downtown to take advantage of free Indianapolis music performance, street performers, vendors, games and more. Hosting the Super Bowl is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As Hoosiers welcome the biggest show in the world to our hometown, we should all take the opportunity to have a little fun on the NFL’s dime. Enjoy the outdoor Super Bowl Village and all of these exciting Indianapolis events in the week leading up to the big game. Here is a preview of what to expect.
Fun Things to Do at the Super Bowl Village
Eat, Play and Shop at the “Huddle” – This Super Bowl Village feature offers Indianapolis people and tourists entertainment and dining options. In addition, it will contain a LIDS Locker Room with a wide assortment of Super Bowl and NFL merchandise.
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Super Bowl Village – Experience the Grand Opening of the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis downtown on January 27 at 3:00 pm. Enjoy live music, food, drink and more in this free outdoor Indianapolis festival.
Soar Over Downtown at the Super Bowl Village’s Biggest Attraction – Experience the ride of your life at the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis downtown. Fly like a superhero on the Zipline, measuring in at 80-foot tall and 800 inches long. This Indianapolis attraction will have you screaming as you get the best view of downtown you’ve ever seen. Look for the Zipline Launch Tower at 258 S. Capital Ave. Tickets are $10 on a first come, first served basis.
Get Your Groove on at The Huddle After Hours Club – The Super Bowl Village might be winding down for the evening, but the party is just getting started. The Huddle After Hours Club is an ultra chic lounge destination open to the public. This cool pop-up Indianapolis bar features top shelf cocktails, an exclusive VIP area and live entertainment. Located in the Circle Centre Mall, this Super Bowl Village feature is open until 3 a.m.
Local Bands Featured at the Super Bowl Village
The Last Good Year – The Last Good Year, plays on the Pepsi Stage on Super Kick-Off Day (January 27). This free concert event features a band of local fame, who has brought sweet music to Indianapolis bars in Broad Ripple Village. Now The Last Good Year welcomes the Super Bowl with their music.
Kramus – When Q-95 started a contest to determine which rising music act could grab a gig at the Super Bowl Village, Kramus set their sights high. This Indianapolis band won the contest, and for their prize they will play a set on the Verizon Stage at the Super Bowl Village on Super Kick Off Day. Find out what puts this Indianapolis band above the rest.
Max Allen Band – Named one of the Best Bands in Indy by NUVO Newsweekly, the Max Allen Band is one of the funkiest music groups in Indianapolis. A mix of funk, jazz and rock, the Max Allen Band offers a high energy show that is sure to impress music lovers flocking to the Super Bowl Village.
Orquesta Bravo – This “Best of Indy” salsa band gets Hoosiers dancing where ever they play. With regular appearances at Fiesta Indianapolis! and other hot Indianapolis events, Orquesta Bravo will bring a little spice to the Pepsi Stage at the Super Bowl Village. Get ready to dance to the rhythmic sounds of salsa from Orquesta Bravo!
Cynthia Layne – This neo-soul, nu-Jazz and R&B singer shares her soothing voice on the Pepsi Stage at the Super Bowl Village. This free event is main feature of Indy’s Super Cure Day at the Village.
Lynda Sayyah – One of Indianapolis’ sexiest musicians takes the stage at the Super Bowl Village. With a voice akin to Christina Aguilera or Mariah Carey, this soulful singer is an Indianapolis native. Don’t miss her free performance on the Pepsi Stage.
Jennie DeVoe – This Indianapolis based singer is known for her smokey voice. A sultry and sexy performer, Jennie DeVoe’s voice has been described as “smoked honey on a sultry summer evening… smooth, sweet and warm, steeped in the kettle of blues/ R&B, but with a rare and wonderful flavor all her own.
Jon McLaughlin – This pop singer-songwriter hails from Anderson, Indiana. This Hoosier homeboy has toured with Kelly Clarkson, O.A.R., Sister Hazel, Cowboy Mouth and Marc Broussard. Now he returns to Indiana to take on the Super Bowl Village crowds. Enjoy Jon McLaughlin’s free performance on the Pepsi Stage.
National Acts Headlining the Super Bowl Village
Bret Michaels – You loved him in Poison and you fell in love with him during his VHI reality series “Rock of Love,” now see Bret Michaels live at this Indianapolis music event. Rock out, old school style, for free with this hair band icon who has made a name for himself in the 21st Century.
Patti Labelle – The incomparable Patti Labelle graces Indianapolis with a free performance on the Verizon Stage at the Super Bowl Village. This Grammy Award winner song grew to fame in the group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles in the 1970s after the release of her iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade.” She later started her solo career, releasing hit singles including “On My Own,” “New Attitude,” “If Only You Knew,” and others. This diva to the max is will light up the Super Bowl Village on January 28.
Corey Cox – Country music star Corey Cox gives a free performance on the Verizon Stage of the Super Bowl Village just in time for Super Families Day. This Hoosier home boy who grew up in small town Markleville, Indiana has played with national acts like Diamond Rio, Travis Tritt, Justin Moore, Tracy Lawrence and others. Hear him live!
Will Hoge – Will Hoge was born in Nashville, Tennessee with music in his blood. He’s toured with Marc Broussard, ZZ Top, Lisa Loeb, The Elms and more. His hit single “You Make Me Happy” topped the charts and was selected as the opening theme song for the CBS sitcom Still Standing. Hear him live on the Verizon Stage at the Super Bowl Village on January 29.
Railroad Earth – The straight forward musicians who compose Railroad Earth offer plain and simple music. They sing of our nation’s changing landscape and social ills reminiscent of Woody Guthrie or Bob Dylan. With an eclectic flavor, this band could have been pulled from Celtic of Cajun cultures as they present blue collar rock and roll. Hear them for free on the Verizon Stage at the Super Bowl Village.
Dierks Bentley – This American country music artist hit it big with singles including “What Was I Thinkin,” “Come a Little Closer,” “Settle for a Slowdown” and others. With more than sixteen singles that have topped the country charts, Bentley is a born country star. Hear him for free on the Verizon Stage at the Super Bowl Village.
The Super Bowl Village will transform Indianapolis downtown in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLVI. Get out and enjoy the fun while this major Indianapolis events descends on the Circle City. Pop into any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars to warm up as you enjoy the free Indianapolis festival.
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