The Super Bowl is the biggest game in football, but Super Bowl week…that’s the biggest game in entertainment.
Lavish parties, celebrities, athletes, everyone comes out for the one big game. Leading up to kick off on Sunday, one of the most popular events going on all week throughout New York and New Jersey are concerts.
Monday night Fox Sports held the Super Bowl Kick Off Spectacular in Jersey City’s Liberty Park. The backdrop was the New York City skyline but despite the draw, only a few hundred out of the 7,000 tickets sold made it out to the 28 degree outdoor show.
The concert was hosted by Joe Buck and Erin Andrews and featured the Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and The Fray psyching the crowd up for the week ahead.
That was the first concert of many scheduled across the New York/New Jersey area through Super Bowl Sunday. There are free concerts in Times Square’s Super Bowl Boulevard, VH1 is hosting a concert series and the biggest parties of the year hosted by ESPN and DirectTV among others will feature Robin Thicke and Jay-Z.
Here is a list compiled by Billboard:
WEDNESDAY, January 29
• VH1 Super Bowl Blitz / Fall Out Boy, Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn
• Citi Evenings With Legends / John Legend, McKittrick Hotel – Manhattan
THURSDAY, January 30
• VH1 Super Bowl Blitz / TLC, Beacon Theatre – Manhattan
• Citi Evenings With Legends / Band of Horses, McKittrick Hotel – Manhattan
• Bud Light & EA Sports Hip Hop NYC Part / Run DMC, The Roots & Busta Rhymes, Bud Light Hotel, Pier 88 – Manhattan
• Fox Sports 1’s Thursday Night Super Bash / Kings of Leon, Time Warner Cable Studios (Manhattan’s Meatpacking District)
FRIDAY, January 31
• VH1 Super Bowl Blitz / Goo Goo Dolls, St. George Theatre – Staten Island
• Shape and Men’s Fitness / John Legend, Mary J. Blige and Marc Anthony concert, Cipriani 42nd Street – Manhattan
• ESPN 10th Annual Super Bowl Party / Kendrick Lamar & Robin Thicke, Pier 36 – Manhattan
• Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash, Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan
• JBL Party / Maroon 5, Beacon Theater – Manhattan
• Citi and Live Nation’s Evenings With Legends / Black Keys, Roseland Ballroom – Manhattan
• Pandora Presents Party / Imagine Dragons, Bud Light Hotel, Pier 88 – Manhattan
• ASPIRE’s Ultimate 70s Soul Party / The O Jays, Time Warner Cable Studios – Manhattan
• The 15th Annual NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration / Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin, Madison Square Garden – Manhattan
SATURDAY, February 1
• VH1 Super Bowl Blitz / Gavin Degraw, The Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
• Blondie / Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stageat Broadway & 40th St. – New York
• Eighth Annual DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl / Paramore, daytime event, Hudson River Park at Pier 40 – Manhattan
• Bud Light Main Event Concert / Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band, Bud Light Hotel at Pier 88 – Manhattan
• REVOLT Concert / Drake Featuring Special Guest Diddy, Time Warner Cable Studios – Manhattan (private party)
• WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn / Red Hot Chilli Peppers feat. New Politics, MS MR, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Basic Vacation, Barclays Center – Brooklyn
• Maxim Party / Kendrick Lamar, Espace, 635 W 42nd St, Manhattan
• DirecTV Super Saturday Night / Jay Z, Hudson River Park Pier 40, Manhattan
SUNDAY, February 2
• Pepsi Halftime Show / Bruno Mars, MetLife Stadium – New Jersey
• Bud Light / Pepsi Tailgate party / Fall Out Boy and Jake Owen, Bud Light Hotel at Pier 86 – Manhattan