College Football Playloff concert schedules, info: What you need to know to see Usher, Flo Rida and more
Tampa Bay is about to explode in a sea of crimson and orange, as Alabama and Clemson prepare to meet in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday at Raymond James Stadium.
But for many, the biggest parties will be over by the time the teams take the field. From star-studded bashes to Playoff Playlist Live, a concert with Usher, Flo Rida, Eric Paslay and others at Curtis Hixon Park, it'll be a long weekend of music and celebration all across Tampa Bay, even if you don't have a ticket.
For Playoff Playlist Live, gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park, but national acts won't go on until 6 p.m. each day. That includes Eric Paslay, Clare Dunn and the Shadowboxers on Friday; Flo Rida, Rachel Platten and Cold War Kids on Saturday; and Usher, Gavin DeGraw, Jamie N Commons and Jay Pharoah on Sunday. There will also be live tapings of SportsCenter on Saturday and Sunday, a gigantic interactive sponsor village, and numerous guest appearances by athletes and celebrities.
Want to know how Playoff Playlist Live all came together, including erecting the largest stage ever to grace Curtis Hixon Park -- a stage that just a couple of months ago served as the EDM stage at Lollapalooza? Click here. Want to know how to park in downtown Tampa to get to the concerts? Click here. Want to know what you can and can't bring? Click here. Want to know more about parties, fireworks and other entertainment events? Click here.