As the Super Bowl nears, the Indianapolis events at the Super Bowl Village heat up. The last weekend of this free Indianapolis festival brings incredible (and free) music performances from both local and national acts including LMFAO and O.A.R. Engage in games like the Kinect NFL Play 60 Fan Dome and the Super Dash. Or fly over the city on what is perhaps the biggest attraction at the Super Bowl Village: an 80 foot zipline. Here is a preview of what to expect at the Super Bowl Village from February 3 to February 5.
Fun and Games at the Super Bowl Village
Fire and Ice Lounge – Look for various Fire and Ice Lounge locations throughout the Super Bowl Village. These pop up Indianapolis restaurants offer Hoosiers a chance to grab a bite to eat and imbibe a bit before braving the cold streets of the Super Bowl Village.
Super Dash – Choose your team and climb aboard one of two hamster wheels dedicated to the competing teams at Super Bowl XLVI. This physical challenge has fans running their butts off as they drum up some support for their favorite Super Bowl team.
Soar Over Downtown on an 80 foot Zipline – Feel what the birds feel as you fly over Capitol Avenue on an amazing Indianapolis attraction. Hyped as the most exciting feature of the Super Bowl Village, the lines might be long for this once in a lifetime experience, but the trip is worth the wait.
Kinect NFL Play 60 Fan Dome – Kinect with Xbox 360 in an immersive 360 fan dome with interactive games. Compete with fellow fans like the super star athletes shooting for their Super Bowl dreams.
The Huddle After Hours Club – Though the entertainment at the Super Bowl Village has wrapped up for the night, the fun is far from over. Get your groove on at the Huddle After Hours Club with top shelf cocktails and more music.
Free Concerts at the Super Bowl Village (Local Acts)
Blackberry Jam – This Indianapolis band mixes funk, soul and rock for an uncommon sound. Famous for their annual Blackberry Jam Music Festival, this group joins the ranks of performers at the biggest winter festival this year: the Super Bowl Village. Hear their free performance!
DJ Kyle Long – DJ Kyle Long has made the rounds in Indianapolis nightlife, playing clubs across the Circle City. The samba beats of this self proclaimed cultural cannibal will have visitors to the Super Bowl Village dancing in the streets.
Carson Diersing – This Hoosier boy, born and bred, got his start with a mouth harp in the woods of the Bill Monroe Campground with fellow musicians from far and wide at John Hall’s Bean Blossom Blues and Brews Festival. His easy tunes and honest style make for an enjoyable concert experience.
Twin Cats – Formed by identical twins, Adam and Seth Catron, this five piece funk/jazz band are an extremely progressive group. Their distinctive approach to fusion music has helped them conquer dance floors across the Midwest. Don’t miss their free performance at the Super Bowl Village.
Indiana Reggae Band – Groove to the beats of this homegrown reggae band, whose swift beats will have you poppin’. Don’t miss their free performance at the Super Bowl Village.
Whitney Coleman – This self-taught singer songwriter brings an eclectic mix of rock, hip hop, jazz and neo-soul to the stage. Don’t miss her live performance at the Super Bowl Village.
Free Concerts at the Super Bowl Village (National Acts)
DJ Limelight – This fresh and funky London DJ breaks it down at the Super Bowl Village. With 100 Mixtape releases in five years, this hot DJ has made the grade at clubs across the UK and in America. Hear him live at the Super Bowl Village.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Veterans of the Warped Tour, this band brings something different to the stage for every performance. Its not just their unconventional instruments, though the washboards, bottleneck slides and five-gallon buckets do set them apart. Its the sense of authenticity they bring to each song they sing. Hear them live at their free Super Bowl Village performance.
Here Come the Mummies – Best known for their live performances in mummy attire, this funk and R&B band is enveloped in mystery. While the members are rumored to hold a number of Grammy Awards between them, their identities are “under-wraps,” so to speak making it impossible to know. Their song “Dirty Minds” has been featured on television and film including Big Shots, Scrubs and Fired Up! See these showmen live at the Super Bowl Village.
DJ Rusty – Offering electronica, house music and techno, DJ Rusty brings the funk from Schenectady, New York. Hear him play live at the Super Bowl Village.
Morris Day and the Time – Morris Day and the Time found popularity in the 1980s with their songs “Jungle Love,” “Get It Up,” “The Bird” and others. Their pop, soul, funk-rock sound is still a hit today. Hear them play live at the Super Bowl Village.
En Vogue – This female R&B group garnered four Soul Train Awards, six American Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards by the mid-nineties. According to Billboard Magazine, they were the 18th most successful music act of the 1990s and are unquestionably one of the most popular female groups of all time. With hits like “Free Your Mind,” “Love Don’t Love You,” and “Runaway Love” they thrill audiences with high energy music. Don’t miss your chance to see a free performance by this celebrated group.
Fitz and the Tantrums – With six killer musicians, five dapper suits and one vintage organ, Fitz and the Tantrums have had a meteoric rise to fame. With a familiar yet distinct sound, they’ve grabbed the attention of big names in the music industry. Now hear them live at the Super Bowl Village.
LMFAO – This electro pop group are super hot right now. With hits like “Party Rock Anthem,” “Sexy and I Know It,” and “Champagne Showers,” this band has been featured on multiple reality shows including The Real World and Jersey Shore. Producing great dance music, this Uncle/Nephew team have taken the music industry by storm. Don’t miss them at the Super Bowl Village.
Born Again Floozies – This New Roots music group offer blast brass, tap dance, turntables and stomp orchestral percussion. Their unique style have taken them around the world. Blending different worlds on stage, they’ve created a sound and performance style that is truly all their own. Don’t miss their free performance.
Umphrey’s McGee – This progressive rock jam band has been compared to Phish, the Grateful Dead, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa. Rolling Stone Magazine event called them the “odds-on favorites in the next Phish sweepstakes.” This jam band is good on the radio and even better in person.
North Mississippi All Stars – This Southern-fried rock, blues and jam band hails from Hernando, Mississippi. With a few Grammy Award nominations under their belts and appearances on Late Night, they’ve grown in popularity in just the past decade. Get down and groove with this soulful rock band.
O.A.R. – Also known as “Of a Revolution,” O.A.R. have been touring since the mid-nineties. However, it wasn’t until their fifth album release in 2005 that they found mainstream success. Songs like “Lay Down,” “Love and Memories,” and “Heard the World,” garnered them national radio play. They’ve filled Madison Square Garden and sold millions of albums. Now they bring their sound to the Super Bowl Village in a free performance.
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