Super Bowl entertainment schedule released


The 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee announced today the dates and times for the musical performances in the Super Bowl Village that will start on Friday, January 27, 2012. Two stages – the Pepsi Stage at Meridian and Georgia Streets and the Verizon Stage at Pennsylvania and Georgia Streets – will host bands daily through Super Bowl Sunday for the public to enjoy for free.

“The Super Bowl Village will provide an outdoor fan festival gathering spot for visitors and residents alike to enjoy,” said Allison Melangton, president and chief executive officer of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee. “Whether you’re a fan of country, hip-hop or rock, you’ll find music on both stages to enjoy.”

The schedule of bands is included below.

Emmy-award winning Zuri Hall will serve as the on-stage emcee in the Super Bowl Village as well as host for “Village TV.” Comedian and Super Bowl ambassador Mike Epps will also make special appearances throughout the week. More features announced today for the Super Bowl Village include:

  • Fire and Ice” Lounges will provide food and beverage sales in several locations through the Super Bowl Village.
  • Super Dash, two human-powered wheels, one dedicated to each fan base of the competing Super Bowl teams, operate similar to a hamster wheel. Each day, the top 100-yard dash scores will be announced. On February 5, the division that generated the most energy will be crowned champion. The unique energy race that will energize football fans is provided by Global Inheritance, a 501C3 nonprofit organization.
  • Kinect NFL PLAY 60 FanDome provides an immersive 360 degree inflated dome with full-body gaming on Kinect for Xbox 360. Kinect responds to body movement with controller-free gaming. The interactive Kinect gaming is exciting and new for seasoned gamers and rookies alike. Get active with Kinect!
  • Papa John’s will provide a mobile kitchen near the Verizon Stage on Pennsylvania Street with pizza for purchase.

As additional bands are added over the coming days, an up-to-date schedule may be accessed on the Host Committee’s website.

Other previously announced elements in the Super Bowl Village include:

  • ESPN Broadcast Studio on Pan Am Plaza
  • The Ice Gurus Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield from the Food Network’s show Ice Brigade will entertain with live ice sculpting performances
  • While pre-sale for ZipLine tickets has ended, walk-up sales for $10 per ride will be available daily for visitors to enjoy the 96’ tall, 800’ long ride down Capitol Avenue through the Super Bowl Village. Tickets must be purchased at the time of the ride, while spots last.
  • Tailgate Town and Touchdown Alley will provide a fun football atmosphere as you enjoy the Village.

The Huddle at Circle Centre

The Host Committee also announced details for “The Huddle at Circle Centre,” the space formerly occupied by Nordstrom at Circle Centre. As a key venue near the Super Bowl Village, the Huddle will provide entertainment and dining options for visitors as well as a second floor retail component operated by LIDS Sports Group. Specifically, the Huddle will include:

  • Chef’s Table
  • End Zone Beer Garden
  • Warming area with limited seating
  • NFL Ticket Exchange
  • LIDS Locker Room @ Circle Centre – 23,000 square feet of retail space with a wide assortment of Super Bowl and NFL merchandise
  • Entertainment
  • LIVE WISH-TV broadcasts from the 24-Hour News 8 Huddle at Circle Centre studio
  • Clear Channel Communications’ nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show will do live morning broadcasts from The Huddle Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3. Limited space available. Check for show details.

Hours of operation for the public area of The Huddle at Circle Centre include:

Friday, January 27                  3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 28             11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 29               11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Monday, January 30               3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31              3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1         3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 2             11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Friday, February 3                  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 4              11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 5                11:00 a.m. – TBD

With the support of The Penrod Society, the Host Committee also announced “The Huddle After Hours Club” that will be open during the celebration leading up to Super Bowl XLVI. The “Huddle After Hours Club” is located in the heart of the Super Bowl Village at 130 South Meridian Street (formerly the men’s department at Nordstrom). The Huddle After Hours Club is open to the public (21 years of age or older with valid state issued ID and a small cover charge) and will be an ultra lounge destination featuring top shelf cocktails, an exclusive VIP area and entertainment. Patrons can enter The Huddle After Hours Club near the intersection of Maryland and Meridian streets.

All access passes to The Huddle After Hours Club can be purchased in advance at The Huddle After Hours Club is smoke free and will be open during the following hours:

Friday, January 27                  10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 28             10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 29               10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 2             10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Friday, February 3                  10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 4             10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

“As the field of teams starts to narrow and fans make plans to visit downtown for all of the exciting opportunities in the Super Bowl Village, the Huddle and the NFL Experience presented by GMC, I’d also encourage them to ‘Know Before You Go’ which is our transportation and parking plan,” added Melangton. Park and ride options as well as important street restriction information may all be accessed on the Host Committee’s website.

Super Bowl Village Schedule of Bands

Additional bands to be announced and can be found on

Date Theme Performer Start Stage


Super Kick Off The Last Good Year 3:30 PM Pepsi Stage
Kramus (Q-95 band contest winner) 4:30 PM Verizon Stage
Max Allen Band 5:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Bret Michaels 9:30 PM Verizon Stage


Indy’s Super Cure Orquesta Bravo 12:30 PM Pepsi Stage
Jon McLaughlin 1:30 PM Verizon Stage
Cynthia Layne 2:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Lynda Sayyah 5:15 PM Pepsi Stage
Jennie DeVoe 8:00 PM Pepsi Stage
Patti Labelle 9:15 PM Verizon Stage


Super Families Special plans to be announced soon Pepsi Stage
Corey Cox 1:30 PM Verizon Stage
Will Hoge 4:00 PM Verizon Stage
Railroad Earth 6:30 PM Verizon Stage
Dierks Bentley 9:15 PM Verizon Stage


Super Community Healing Sixes 3:30 PM Pepsi Stage
Stereo Deluxe 5:00 PM Pepsi Stage
Living Proof 7:45 PM Pepsi Stage


Super Sports Greta Speaks 3:30 PM Pepsi Stage
DJ Helicon & Special Guests 5:00 PM Pepsi Stage
Hunter Smith Band 7:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Fuel 9:00 PM Verizon Stage


Super ‘Biz Bowl’ Roxie 3:30 PM Pepsi Stage
Indy’s Legends of Doo Wop 5:00 PM Pepsi Stage
The Meatball Band 7:45PM Pepsi Stage
Big Head Todd & The Monsters 9:00 PM Verizon Stage
Date Theme Performer Start Stage


Super Heroes Hero, Jr. 11:30 AM Pepsi Stage
John Spencer 12:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Corey Cox 2:00 PM Verizon Stage
Otis Gibbs 3:15 PM Pepsi Stage
Sixpence None the Richer 4:30 PM Verizon Stage
Red Wanting Blue 5:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Edwin McCain 7:00 PM Verizon Stage
Darius Rucker 9:30 PM Verizon Stage


Welcome Super Fans DJ Limelight 11:30 AM Pepsi Stage
Blackberry Jam 12:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Morris Day and the Time 2:00 PM Verizon Stage
Bashiri Asad 3:15 PM Pepsi Stage
En Vogue 4:30 PM Verizon Stage
Gentleman Alphonse 5:45 PM Pepsi Stage
Fitz & the Tantrums 7:00 PM Verizon Stage
LMFAO 9:30 PM Verizon Stage


America’s Super Fans DJ Kyle Long 11:30 AM Pepsi Stage
Carson Diersing 12:45 PM


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