Super Bowl XLVII Parties: The Billboard Guide
Beyond Beyonce, all the performances New Orleans has to offer on the Super Bowl weekend.
While the world is waiting for Beyonce's definitely-not-prerecorded Super Bowl halftime show this weekend, taking it easy on the wings -- New Orleans has a full smorgasboard of performances in store. We've gathered a handful of the big game weekend's best parties and hottest artist appearances below.
ESPN The Magazine's "Next" Event
After making a halftime appearance himself in 2012, Cee Lo Green will follow up his last Super Bowl performance with a Goodie Mob reunion set for ESPN. The group has been at work on a new album, tentatively titled "Age Against the Machine," which is expected early this year.
The details: Tad Gormley Stadium, 10 p.m.
Rolling Stone Live
At one of many Bud Light-sponsored hotel bashes, Pitbull and Flo Rida will bring the party right-round to New Orleans with help from Nick Cannon. Keep an eye out for Paul McCartney, who's rumored to attend.
The details: The Bud Light Hotel (Wyndham Riverfront), 9:15 p.m., invitation only.
In a particularly fancy pre-game party, Santigold will perform at an art museum, with Diplo and Solange, joining her sister in New Orleans, performing at the venue on Saturday night.
The details: The Ogden Museum of Art, 8 p.m.
DirecTV's Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl
His after-partying accomplished, Pitbull will perform following the annual flag football game, which will feature Snoop Lion, actors such as Neil Patrick Harris and former NFL greats. Chris Young will perform during the pregame tailgate.
The details: Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, 9 a.m. tailgate, 11:45 a.m. doors.
DirecTV Super Saturday Night
Whoever dominates the field on Sunday, the weekend will mark a major score for Justin Timberlake fans, who will get their first sight of the singer on stage in years. WIth long-awaited single "Suit and Tie" a hit, Timberlake will perform at the benefit event -- likely previewing tracks from his March-due album, "The 20/20 Experience." The Roots' ?uestlove will be on hand to DJ, an honor he held recently at Timberlake's wedding to actress Jessica Biel.
The details: Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, invite-only.
For an evening heavy on the classics, head back to the Bud Light Hotel. Stevie Wonder will headline an outdoor concert on Saturday night, with Gary Clark Jr. joining the Motown legend on the bill.
The details: Wyndham Riverfront, 8 p.m.
Jeep Heroes Tailgate
The Jeep and Rolling Stone-sponsored game-day event will feature a performance by the Roots, with the group's ?uestlove spinning as well. The $400 ticket includes food and bar service.
The details: Generations Hall, 12 p.m.
Super Bowl Pregame Show
Beyonce's not the day's only pop star. Matchbox Twenty and OneRepublic will perform during the pregame show, with Jennifer Hudson and a choir of children from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the site of December's shooting tragedy, to sing "America the Beautiful." Alicia Keys will handle the national anthem.
The details: CBS, 2 p.m. EST.
2 Chainz Official Super Bowl Afterparty
Those ready to celebrate after a championship (or have a few drinks if things go south) should head to the hip-hop star's $100 post-game event, which will feature a performance from host Mannie Fresh.
The details: Club Ampersand, 10:30 p.m. doors.