If the cold’s kept you inside, you might have missed that our fair city’s come down with a widespread epidemic of Super Bowl Fever. Having this year’s big game between Seattle and Denver in our backyard at MetLife Stadium has brought the spirit of the World’s Most Important Event into all of our hearts. If that spirit’s made its way down to your dancing shoes, you have no shortage of great Super Bowl-themed concerts to see this weekend. Here is our guide to Super Bowl Concert Madness.
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VH1 SUPER BOWL BLITZ with TLC
January 30th, 9 p.m.
You saw them in the Made-For-TV movie earlier this year, now get ready to creep…creep on the way to the Super Bowl with TLC. While we’re doubtful the VH1 Original Movie will be played before T-Boz and Chili’s performance tonight, we’re still hopeful.
SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION with Patti LaBelle
January 31st, 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden
With players on both teams likely to mention their higher power repeatedly in interviews this weekend, it’s only fitting that the weekend kicks off with a Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Madison Square Garden. The always incredible Patti LaBelle brings us a Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
SUPER BOWL MAXIM PARTY with Sebastian Ingrosso
January 31st, 10 p.m.
Dancing more your thing? Then Maxim should have you covered Friday night at Capitale. Swedish DJ Sebastian Ingrosso will be on the ones-and-twos at the Super Bowl party where those in attendance will be most liking to start counting hot things.
“SUPER BOWL OF SOUL” WEEKEND BRUNCH
February 1st, 12:30 p.m.
Our absolute favorite named event this week is the Super Bowl of Soul Weekend Brunch at B.B. King’s! Say it out loud right now, “Super Bowl of Soul.” What a time to be alive. The Drifters’ Prentiss McNeil and Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett’s “Midnight Movers” lead an all classic-soul review. We’d like to point out that if you attend this show AND Sunday’s big game, you will effectively be in a rare circle of people who’ve attended two Super Bowls back-to-back.
SUPER BOWL MAXIM PARTY with Kendrick Lamar
February 1st, 10 p.m.
Fresh off not winning a single Grammy for the greatest rap album this decade, Kendrick Lamar brings us home the night before the Super Bowl with a performance at Capitale. Maxim‘s behind this one too, so hopefully Kendrick will continue to use his incredible talents and powers for good by maybe resurrecting Blender Magazine? Good Kid, Maad City, Super Bowl!