On February 7, 2016 the Denver Broncos will be squaring off with the Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl 50, but football is not the only attraction. For its gold anniversary, the Super Bowl and supporting events will all take place in the San Francisco Bay area, and some of the country's best musicians will be a part of this event.
Of course there will be some high powered musicians for the main event: The Halftime Show. The line-up as it stands now includes Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Coldplay which will make for quite the entertaining mash up, but that's not where the musical treats stop for the year's biggest event. Both before and immediately after, the likes of Metallica, Tiesto, Rick Ross and more will be performing at various venues throughout the area. Check out the list below to plan your Super Bowl 50 festivities.
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Friday, February 5
Although there are quite a few events going on Friday evening, most are extremely pricey or exclusive, some on an invite only basis. There is one, though, at the Masonic Center (1111 California St., San Francisco) that offers a great way to warm up for the rest of the weekend's fun. The Chairman's Party, will feature music from Tiësto and DJ Ruckus all night, and the $265+ price tag will include a hosted bar and delicious foods from area eateries. Anthony Anderson, Marshawn Lynch and Ronnie Lott will be in attendance.
Saturday, February 6
On the evening prior to the Super Bowl, there are numerous parties and live music opportunities. The most exciting of them is already sold out, but those that have tickets will be in for a great event. Metallica and Cage The Elephant will perform at “The Night Before” presented by CBS Radio at AT&T Park. If you aren't one of the many with tickets, luckily there are other options including Chris Brown & 50 Cent at Origin Nightclub, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pharrell at Pier 70, and Avicii, Travis Scott and Elle King at the Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party. There is also a private event that will feature Lil Wayne and A$AP Rocky, but if you're on that list, you already know.
Sunday, February 7
On game day, most people will be glued to the television sets or filling out Levi's Stadium rooting, but after the game, celebrate your win or commiserate your loss at Roccapulco (3140 Mission St., San Francisco) with Rick Ross. That party will be going on until 4 a.m. so no one will have to miss it.
The Super Bowl will air on Sunday, February 7 at 3:25 PST on CBS. Stay close to AXS for more Super Bowl 50 coverage.