Free Events and Entertainment for Championship Game in NOLA
For the first time ever, the 2020 CPF National Championship Game will be held in New Orleans, which basically makes this a home game for the LSU Tigers, who will be taking on #3 Clemson for the title. The festivities leading up to the game at 7:00 pm on Monday, January 13th include tailgating, fan events, interactive activities, and lots of free entertainment. So if you're going to the game at the Superdome, or you just want to show up and support your team, there's lots to do this weekend in the Big Easy. We're excited to see that some of our favorite Louisiana performers will be on hand for the fun. Tim McGraw will perform on Monday, and Lafayette's own Lauren Daigle will sing the National Anthem before the game on Monday night.
Some of the events are listed below, with locations, and unless otherwise noted, are free. The free concerts will take place in Woldenberg Park at AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! on Jan. 11and 12 and the Capital One Stage at Allstate Championship Tailgate Plaza on Jan. 13. Be sure to check out the entire lineup of fan activities, and we hope to see you out and about reppin' our LSU Tigers this weekend in New Orleans!
- Media Day at Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Center, Saturday, Jan 11.
- Playoff Fan Central at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This is a 200,000 square-foot interactive experience that includes games, pep rallies, and family friendly fun. Saturday, Jan 11, Sunday, Jan 12 and Monday, Jan 13.
- Allstate Championship Tailgate Plaza, Jax Brewery Lot/Woldenberg Park. (This is also home base for ESPN’s broadcasting for the weekend.) Giveaways, zipline, fireworks, and BBQ cook out. Saturday, Jan 11, Sunday, Jan 12 and Monday, Jan 13.
- AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! Saturday, gates open at 4:00 pm and musical lineup for is H.E.R., Nas and MAX. Sunday, gates open at 4:00 pm and entertainment is Meghan Trainor, Bastille, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Monday, gates open at noon, and entertainment will be Tim McGraw, and Judah & the Lion.
- Extra Yard 5K. Starts from Lafayette Park, and runs through the French Quarter and CBD. Sunday, January 12
- Thrillist presents Eckrich Taste of the Championship. Sunday, Jan 12 at Mardi Gras World. A benefit for Extra Yard for Teachers. Tickets here