With Super Bowl 50 quickly approaching, the game’s host city, Santa Clara, is planning on kicking off Super Bowl week January 31st with an outdoor concert and fireworks for five thousand plus fans at Mission College headlined by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Ann & Nancy Wilson from the legendary group Heart.
The city’s biggest pre-Super Bowl event is the Super Community Celebration on February 6th at Santa Clara University. Expecting more than ten thousand visitors, the all-day event concludes with a performance by Huey Lewis & the News whose first number one hit “Power of Love” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song from the blockbuster film Back to the Future.
The celebration from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. includes a celebrity flag football game featuring former Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Tony Dorsett as team captains. The pep rally will have Super Bowl winning players signing autographs, professional cheerleader dance performances, and the award winning Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. Activities also include a Fan Experience Zone, Play 60 event for youth, Moveable Feast food trucks, live music throughout the day, and much more. Tickets are available on a stand-by basis on day of event only.
Another must-see event for all ages is “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” exhibit at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara through April 3, 2016. The exhibit features the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s vast collection, including over 200 precious football mementos; award-winning photography, including rare photos; one-of-a-kind documents; interactive exhibits that challenge both mind and body; spectacular footage from NFL films; the Vince Lombardi Trophy; and more.
Super Bowl week kicks off January 31st in Santa Clara
Author: Buddy Iahn
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