Miami became the center of attention once again after the announcement that the Super Bowl will be returning to South Florida on Feb.2, 2020. Here is your guide to all the performances and the parties you need to know about!
By Candela Rivero
Who will be singing the National Anthem?
On Thursday, Demi Lovato revealed that she will be singing the National Anthem. This being her first live performance since 2018 after she was hospitalized for drug overdose. Lovato has been taking a break from music since July from that same year. However, now she is scheduled not only for the Super Bowl but also a performance at the Grammy’s later this month.
Who will be performing?
Last September Jennifer Lopez announced on her Instagram that she would be performing at the Super Bowl half-time after posting a picture with a Pepsi, golden bracelet with the caption “this is happening.” Pepsi is one of the Super Bowl 54’s biggest sponsors.That same day, Shakira posted a similar announcement on her social media accounts. It will be the first time these two Latin singers take the stage together.
Where are all the parties?
The brand-sponsored parties will begin on Jan. 27, a week before the event. The Super Bowl Opening Night is sponsored by Gatorade’s Bolt24. The event will be the perfect opportunity to get autographs from your favorite NFL players, take pictures with the mascots, and win prizes. It will take place at Marlines Park. Tickets can be found on the NFL website starting at $25. For the second time, Bud Light and On Location Experiences are adding to the Super Bowl experience by organizing a three-day event. The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest will take place from Jan.30 through Feb.1 at the American Airlines Arena. On Thursday, DJ Khaled, DaBaby, and Megan Thee Stallion will be performing. Guns N’ Roses and Snopp Dogg, as a special guest, will take the stage Friday night. On Saturday, Maroon 5 and Dan + Shay. Tickets can be bought individually for each date starting at $50.
Pepsi is organizing its own event on Jan. 31 at the Meridian at Island Gardens. The experience will consist of a concert by Harry Styles, before he brings his Love On Tour concert to Florida later this August, and Marc Ronson. The location will be decorated with neon lights, screen walls, and mirrors with the illusion of creating an alternate reality. Tickets start at $250.
Sports Illustrated is also sponsoring “The Party” on Feb. 1 in Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It will be the perfect balance between sports and entertainments with special performances by Marshmello, Black Eyed Peas, and Da Baby. Sports Illustrated models will also attend the event, so it would your chance to take a picture with them. Tickets are on sale at the party’s website starting at $500.
The Super Bowl LIV pre-game party will be Feb. 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium. Tickets and packages are available through the On Location Experiences website. The event will consist of food from famous Miami restaurant, NFL players appearances, and performances by Darius Rucker.
This year, the Super Bowl will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium after Stephen Ross, who bought 50 percent of the Miami Dolphins franchise including the stadium, pent half a billion dollars to remodel it. It is due to his contribution that it was possible to bring the Super Bowl once again to South Florida for the first time since 2010.