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Super Bowl City 2016: Dates, Events, Notable Artists, More

Work continues on the construction of Super Bowl City in front of the Ferry Building, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in San Francisco. The free family-friendly venue opens on Saturday. In the background is the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2016

The Super Bowl 50 host committee announced Friday a few of the events and features of this year's Super Bowl City, which will be housed near the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco.

Visiting fans will be treated to foods and performances that symbolize the Bay Area, in addition to the numerous more traditional exhibits showcasing the NFL and its rich history. The committee provided a detailed map of Super Bowl City for those who plan to attend:

Throughout Super Bowl week, the City Stage will also host over 35 musical performers. Here's the full schedule, which begins Saturday and runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7:

City Stage Events Schedule
DateTime (PT)Performer(s)
Saturday, Jan. 30Noon-1:30 p.m.Destiny Arts; Sean Hayes
Saturday, Jan. 307:25 p.m.Chris Isaak
Sunday, Jan. 31Noon-1:30 p.m.Community Music Center Teen Jazz Orchestra; Marcus Shelby Trio
Sunday, Jan. 313-4 p.m.Oakland Interfaith Gospel
Monday, Feb. 1Noon-1:30 p.m.Local Programming
Tuesday, Feb. 2Noon-1:30 p.m.Vocal Rush; Amor Do Samba
Wednesday, Feb. 3Noon-1:30 p.m.Loco Bloco; San Jose Taiko
Wednesday, Feb. 37:30 p.m.Matt Nathanson
Thursday, Feb. 4Noon-1:30 p.m.Los Cenzontles Juvenil; Le Vice
Thursday, Feb. 47:30 p.m.The Band Perry
Friday, Feb. 5Noon-1:30 p.m.Conservatory of SF; Jarrod Spector
Friday, Feb. 57:30 p.m.OneRepublic
Saturday, Feb. 6Noon-12:30 p.m.B-Boys and DJs
Saturday, Feb. 67 p.m.Alicia Keys
Sunday, Feb. 7Noon-1:30 p.m.Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble; John Brothers Piano Company
Sunday, Feb. 72 p.m.Glide Ensemble
Source: Super Bowl 50 Host Committee

With the Super Bowl City opening this weekend, local fans will be able to enjoy all of its features before San Francisco becomes inundated with football fans.

Countless Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos fans will descend upon the city in advance of Super Bowl 50. Given the stakes for both franchises, this year's game will be an even more momentous occasion. The Panthers are looking to win their first title, while the Broncos could give Peyton Manning the perfect end to a legendary career if he does decide to retire.

Whether it's exploring the Bay Area or taking in the festivities at Super Bowl City, devout followers of Carolina and Denver and neutral fans alike won't have trouble keeping themselves entertained before Super Bowl 50.

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