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How to watch Ed Sheeran perform in Tampa before the first Bucs game

He’s performing at the 2021 NFL Kickoff Experience on Thursday.
Ed Sheeran will perform in concert in Tampa to kick off the NFL season opener on Sept. 9.
Ed Sheeran will perform in concert in Tampa to kick off the NFL season opener on Sept. 9. [ JOEL C RYAN | Invision/AP ]
Published Sep. 8

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform in Tampa before the NFL’s season kickoff game between defending Super Bowl champs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 9.

Sheeran, known for hits including Shape of You, is performing as part of the 2021 NFL Kickoff Experience at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. He’s set to perform at 7 p.m. The performance will air on NBC and during the NFL Network’s pregame coverage. A full stream will be available on the NFL’s Facebook page, nfl.com and the NFL app.

Related: FAMU's choir and marching band to perform in Tampa during NFL season kickoff festivities.

The NFL Kickoff Experience begins at noon and includes a performance by FAMU’s marching band, an interactive art campaign featuring live painting by St. Petersburg-based artists the Vitale Bros., football-themed interactive games, photo opportunities and other activities throughout the day. A watch party happens after Sheeran’s performance.

Related: Mural project combining art and Sunday Night Football kicks off in Tampa.

Admission to the 2021 NFL Kickoff Experience is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The NFL OnePass app is required for admission and is available at nfl.com/kickoff/2021.