Super Bowl LII Music Guide: Where to Catch Cardi B, The Chainsmokers & More in Minneapolis
With the 2018 Grammy Awards in the past, it's time to look forward to the next big music event of the year: the Super Bowl. Those who will be braving the subzero Minnesota winter temperatures for the Feb. 4 event don't just have Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl LII halftime show performance to look forward to, either -- there are a hoard of shows happening all around Minneapolis until the big game.
Super Bowl music mania officially kicked off with a performance from Idina Menzel on Friday (Jan. 26), at Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon, which will provide free shows all week (outdoors -- bundle up). Continuing with a special Prince Tribute from Sheila E. and The Revolution on Monday (Jan. 29), the week will see some of music's brightest stars make their way to the Twin Cities, from Cardi B to The Chainsmokers.
If you'll be in the Minneapolis area from Jan. 29 to the night of the Super Bowl, put your dancing shoes (and parkas) on for some awesome pre- and post-Super Bowl concerts. Take a look at all the events Billboard has rounded up below (all event times are in central local time).
Monday, January 29
Sheila E., Morris Day, The Revolution @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live Salute to Prince) at 8th and Nicollet, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30
DJ Matty Matt, Socaholix, International Reggae All Stars, 8 Ipso Facto @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
DJ Brother Jules , Stokley Williams, Dessa, Mint Condition and Stokley Williams, New Power Generation with Andre Cymone @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Plies/Trina @ Prive Minneapolis, 10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 1
Fabolous & Friends Day Party @ Prive, 2 p.m.
Kimuel Hailey, Les Stroud, Jakubi, fDeluxe (aka The Family), New Power Soul. Andre Cymone, Rae Sremmurd @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly & Mura Masa @ The Armory (EA Sports Bowl 2018), 9 p.m.
The Chainsmokers @ Mystic Lake Center, 9 p.m.
Naughty by Nature @ Fine Line Music Cafe (The Big Game's "Thursday Night Football" Old School Edition), 9 p.m.
Cardi B @ Prive, 10 p.m.
Rick Ross/Lil Jon/IRIE @ The Lumber Exchange Building, 10 p.m.
Gucci Mane & Rallo @ Muse Event Center, 10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2
DJ Howard Kessler, Zuluzuluu, Cobi, The Jets, KING, Skylar Grey @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
New Power Generation @ Dakota Jazz Club (Celebrating Prince), 7 p.m.
P!nk @ The Armory, 9 p.m.
Future & Cardi B @ Twin City Live, 9 p.m.
Kygo @ Mystic Lake Center, 9 p.m.
Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Blac Chyna @ Prive, 9 p.m.
Flo Rida @ Rouge at The Lounge (Leather and Laces event), 9:30 p.m.
Migos, 21 Savage, T-Pain @ The International Market Square (Rolling Stone party), 11 p.m.
Fabolous, Kevin Hart @ Aqua, 10 p.m.
Jamie Foxx, DJ Diesel, RL Grime, Kaskade & VICE @ The Lumber Exchange Building, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3
DJ Dudley D, Kris Wu, Bob Mould, The Suburbs, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, X Ambassadors @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
O.A.R. @ St. Paul RiverCentre (Taste of the NFL's Party with a Purpose), 7 p.m.
Dave Mathews Band @ Xcel Energy Center (CBS Radio's The Night Before show), 7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Lopez @ The Armory (Super Saturday Night), 9 p.m.
Travis Scott @ Twin City Live, 9 p.m.
Florida Georgia Line @ Mystic Lake Center, 9 p.m.
Snoop Dogg @ The Playboy Club Minneapolis (Playboy party), 9 p.m.
Cardi B, Marshmello & Post Malone @ The 360 Super Dome (Maxim party), 8 p.m.
Migos @ Muse Event Center, 9 p.m.
Busta Rhymes @ Rouge at the Lounge, 9 p.m.
G-Eazy, Afrojack and Nick Cannon @ The Lumber Exchange Building, 10 p.m.
21 Savage @ Union, 10 p.m.
DJ Khaled @ Aqua, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4
DJ Dudley D, 13 Crowns @ Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Fabolous @ Prive, 5 p.m.
Rick Ross, Young Dolph @ Aqua, 10 p.m.
Paul Oakenfold @ The Exchange, 10 p.m.
Gwen Stefani @ Mystic Lake Center, 11 p.m.
Diddy, DJ Khaled, French Montana, Cardi B, G-Eazy, Busta Rhymes @ The Armory (Players Ball), 12 a.m.