MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Minnesota music will be taking over downtown Minneapolis.
The free concerts are part of ten days turning Nicollet Mall what’s called “Super Bowl LIVE” which will feature light shows, ice sculptures, and showcase all Minnesota music.
Music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced 19 acts who will be performing during the 10-day event.
“There’s at least two, three times that,” said Lewis. “There’s that many wonderful acts, you have to give everybody a chance and then we get into local up and coming people, which we want to give them exposure as well.”
It all kicks off on Friday, January 26 with Idina Menzel performing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen.
On Monday, January 29 there will be a tribute to Prince with performances from The Revolution, Morris Day and the Time and Sheila E.
Other acts include the The Jets, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, The Suburbs, Mint Condition, and Bob Mould.
“But the great thing is, we’re going to showcase the best in Minnesota music and arts and culture and everything,” said Jimmy Jam. “That’s the best thing about this.”
Newer acts like Dessa, Cobi and former Viking Esera Toaola will also be among the performers.
More acts will be announced within the next eight weeks. For a list of the concert performers, click here.