Drake, Diddy, J. Cole, & TLC to Play Super Bowl Concerts

While the players take the field, music’s all-stars will hit the stage during this year’s Super Bowl festivities. Drake, J. Cole, and TLC are among the artists who will play shows in the days leading up to the big game.

VH1 has assembled a star-studded lineup for its “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts.” Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, all six concerts will take place throughout the New York City/New Jersey area starting January 27 and airing live each night through February 1 at 11 p.m. EST.

On Monday, J. Cole will kick things off with a performance from Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, followed by Janelle Monáe on Tuesday at Bronx’s Lehman College. TLC will take over Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday.

Other “Super Bowl Blitz” performers include Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island, and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey.

Run-DMC and Busta Rhymes will join The Roots at EA Sports’ “History of Hip-Hop” concert at the Bud Light Hotel on Thursday, January 30.

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII (February 1), Drake will headline a private show for Time Warner Cable’s REVOLT. Network chairman Diddy will host and also perform during the pre-game party.

It all leads up to Bruno Mars, who will touch down at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium for the official Halftime Show on Super Bowl Sunday.