As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers prepare to do battle in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, some of the biggest names in hip hop have also descended on San Francisco. 50 Cent, Diddy, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Ludacris, YG, Lil Jon, Tyga, Yo Gotti and on and on have booked shows at everything from big venues to small clubs during Super Bowl weekend in the San Francisco Bay area. It is certainly unusual to see so many tops names in any music genre, such as rap, performing in one metropolitan area at one time. Perhaps these stars came to both attend the football game and let fans on corporate expense accounts buy concert tickets as well as Super Bowl tickets.
Concerts Galore during Super Bowl Weekend
There are concerts for every taste, and more than on average in the Bay Area, during Super Bowl weekend as people look to party before and after the big game. Some top electronic names like Tiesto, Skrillex, Afrojack and Diplo as well as the R&B voices of Jaime Fox and Alicia Keys are also in town.
Many Bay Area residents wish there was normally this kind of volume of hip hop shows coming to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. While there are officially sanctioned concerts at Super Bowl City sites, most shows are not directly related to NFL celebrations, such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and August Alsina. Some artists appear to have chosen to perform in more of a night club atmosphere where groups can be entertained by a host at a table. This differs from many music venues with seats and rows or a more open general admission space. rather. Perhaps this style fits in with the corporate groups that appear to be part of the biggest single event in American sports, the Super Bowl.