Super Bowl Entertainment Line-Up Released
Style Magazine Newswire | 12/21/2016, 9:25 a.m.
The countdown to Super Bowl LI is on, and with 51 days until the game at NRG Stadium, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled the attractions and Super Bowl weekend performers for Super Bowl LIVE in downtown Houston.
The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee announced the attractions, exhibits and Super Bowl weekend concert lineup on Friday as part of the festivities surrounding the 51-day milestone to the Super Bowl. ‘Houston pride’ will be the overriding theme throughout Super Bowl LIVE, both in the performers, the attractions and the food throughout the festival.
“The Host Committee has championed the theme that Houston is the city of the future throughout our preparations for Super Bowl LI,” Host Committee president and CEO Sallie Sargent said. “There are so many great features and stories to tell about Houston, we wanted to make sure we showcased as many as we could for the thousands of visitors that will be coming here.”
A tremendous mix of musical styles and genres will take the main stage of Super Bowl LIVE over the course of the nine days. The Host Committee focused on local Houston and Texas acts to feature on the main stage. Taking the main stage on Saturday, Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl, will be ZZ TOP, Gary Clark Jr. and The Suffers.
“That Little ‘Ol Band From Texas” is still the original trio of Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. ZZ TOP has been dazzling audiences for more than 40 years with their combination of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. 2004 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.
With Gary Clark Jr’s debut album, Blak And Blu, he became the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance” – “Please Come Home.”
The Suffers, whose music has been prominently featured by the Host Committee in the preparations for Super Bowl LI, were influenced just as much by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and Southern hip hop as they are the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era. The Suffers bring a fresh approach to what they have coined Gulf Coast Soul. Late night legend David Letterman proclaimed in early 2015 “If you can’t do this, get out of the business.”
On Friday, Feb. 3, Leon Bridges, Shakey Graves and Robert Ellis will take the main stage at Super Bowl LIVE.
A 26-year-old Fort Worth native, Leon Bridges and Columbia Records released his debut album, ‘Coming Home,’ in June of 2015 to critical and public acclaim.
Shakey Graves broke new ground with his self-released 2011 debut album ‘Roll the Bones’. Years later, with “And the War Came”, Graves has stayed near the top of the Bandcamp digital best seller charts.