Pregame the big game


Feb. 04, 2016


Take on Super Bowl 50 for the win. Laces out, party down!

Finally! The big game has arrived. It’s time to party in the name of Super Bowl 50. Who knew on that fateful day back in 1967 that a humble game would turn into a worldwide spectacle. Will Peyton get one more win before a potential retirement, or will Cam bring home the first Super Bowl title for the Panthers? Will the real MVP be Coldplay? Your guess is as good as ours. Either way, we lined up the best shows, the best viewing parties (read: free), and the best events happening in both team’s hometowns, right here. Since the game is happening in our backyard, we made sure to cover the Bay Area, too. Game on.

San Francisco Bay Area: Coming to you live right in the backyard of the big game, this super jam packed weekend has everything from tons of free viewing parties to great shows to a few more lavish open bars with some true throwback acts (Coolio, anyone?). Go big but don’t go home. The Super Bowl may come and go, but some of the best venues in town are hosting great parties that are here to stay long after Super Bowl city is gone.

2.4: The Old School Show – City Nights ($600+) w/ Open Bar + Food

2.4: Merlin B – Neck Of The Woods ($10)

2.4: Jessica Lea Mayfield – Swedish American Hall ($15)

2.5: DJ Pauly D [from the hit MTV series Jersey Shore] – City Nights ($600+) w/ Open Bar + Food

2.5: Travis Hayes – Doc’s Lab ($10)

2.5: The Motet – The Independent ($30)

2.6: Booker T. Jones – Yoshi’s Oakland ($32)

2.6: Lights Down Low First Annual Super Bowl Party – Monarch ($5)

2.6: Jessica Pratt – Swedish American Hall ($18)

2.6: Afrolicious – The Chapel ($18)

2.6: High Anxiety – Neck Of The Woods ($7)

2.7: Super Bowl 50 Party – The Chapel (FREE)

2.7: Super Bowl Sunday! [Kickoff @ 3pm] – 19 Broadway (FREE)

2.7: Super Bowl Party – Sweetwater Music Hall (FREE)

2.7: The Big Game: Broncos v. Panthers – The Independent (FREE)

2.7: Ghosts On Tape – Monarch ($5)

2.9: Kate Voegele & Tyler Hilton – Yoshi’s Oakland ($21)


The Carolinas: Panthers nation, these shows are for you. Similar to almost nabbing a perfect season, we got a rollercoaster of events to keep the thrill going all weekend long. Plus, you could be celebrating your first Super Bowl title, ever. Hit up a Michael Jackson tribute, get some doses and mimosas with Cherub (courtesy of our friends over at Music Farm), or, most importantly, check out some free spots to cheer on Cam and crew.

2.4: The Expendables: Winter Blackout 2016 – Music Farm Charleston ($15)

2.6: WHO’S BAD – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band – Music Farm Charleston ($15)

2.6: Humanize – Cat’s Cradle Back Room ($8)

2.6: Allan Rayman – The Royal American ($10)

2.7: The Pines – Cat’s Cradle Back Room ($10)

2.7: Amos’ BIG GAME party – Amos’ Southend (FREE)

2.7: Saxapahaw Superbowl – Haw River Ballroom (FREE)

2.7: Super Bowl Sunday GO PANTHERS!!! – The Evening Muse (FREE)

2.9: BoomBox: Bits & Pieces Tour – Music Farm Columbia ($15)

2.9: Cherub – Music Farm Charleston ($15)

2.9: Randy & Mr. Lahey (of Trailer Park Boys) – The Comedy Zone ($25+)


Denver: Like a chicken parm that tastes so good, we got some great things on tap (and lots of different taps). From big screens for the big game to a DJ set for the after party, we’ve got plenty of options for you to celebrate (or commiserate). Will Peyton get another ring? Will he retire? We can’t answer either of those questions, but if you’re not rooting for the Broncos come game day at one of these fine establishments, you’re doing it wrong.

2.4: Trae Tha Truth – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom ($20)

2.5: Non Phixion – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom ($15)

2.5: MOM Denver Presents: THE MOTOWN THROWDOWN – The Walnut Room ($5)

2.5: Tatanka – Cervantes’ Other Side ($10)

2.6: Dressy Bessy Album Release – Hi-Dive ($15)

2.6: The Soft Moon – Marquis Theater ($12)

2.6: Finnders and Youngberg – Globe Hall ($15)

2.7: Super Bowl on The Big Screen – The Toad Tavern (FREE)

2.7: BIG GAME on BIG SCREEN (9′ wide HD), FREE SHOTS, NO COVER! – Herman’s Hideaway (FREE)

2.7: Super Bowl Party – Denver Broncos Vs. Carolina Panthers /// DJ Set After Game ft. The BeatServer – Aggie Theatre (FREE)

2.7: Super Bowl 50 on the 13′ Screen – The Walnut Room, Walnut Street Location (FREE)

2.7: Ultimate Super Bowl Party 2016 – Soiled Dove Underground ($60)

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