J Balvin to Headline This Year’s NFL Kickoff Concert

J Balvin is ready for the American football experience

The 37-year-old Colombian superstar will headline the 2022 NFL Kickoff Concert at the NFL Kickoff Experience ahead of the Buffalo Bills versus Los Angeles Rams game on Sept. 8.

J Balvin“I got a glimpse of the incredible NFL fandom during the Super Bowl Halftime performance in Miami in 2020,” Balvin said in a press statement. “That year we closed things out with a great game and a massive party. This season, to kick things off, we’re celebrating even harder and getting even louder.” 

The NFL Kickoff event will take place on Alamitos Beach in Long Beach. Doors to the free and open-to-the-public event will open at noon PT, and Balvin’s performance is slated for 4 p.m. PT.

The full performance will be streamed on NFL.com, the NFL app, and select NFL social media platforms. Parts of J Balvin’s performance will also be televised on NBC and NFL Network’s pregame show coverage.

Additionally, the NFL Kickoff Experience will offer the attendees interactive games, photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, all 56 Super Bowl rings, and more.

Registration for free tickets is required via the official website at nfl.com/2022kickoff.

The NFL Kickoff Concert will follow Balvin’s return to the 2022 VMA stage on August 28, where he will perform “Nivel de Perreo” with Colombian newcomer Ryan Castro. This will mark Balvin’s first VMA performance since his 2019 collaboration with Bad Bunny on “Qué Pretendes.”

If Balvin — who is a five-time nominee — wins, he’ll become the most-awarded Latin artist in VMA history; he’s currently tied for that distinction with Ricky Martin.

Colon to Perform at 2012 NHL All-Star Game

The Voice winner Javier Colon will be hitting the ice later this month…

Javier-Colon

The 33-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American acoustic soul singer will take the stage at the NHL All-Star Game to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Colon has previously performed the national anthem at the Orange Bowl, a Los Angeles Dodgers game and the home opener for the Buffalo Bills.

Meanwhile, Lyndon Slewidge has been picked to sing the Canadian national anthem.

But Colon and Slewidge won’t be the only musical guests at the big game…

Rap sensation Drake has been locked in to perform during the second intermission at the star-studded hockey event, while singer/rapper Outasight will sing his breakout single “Tonight Is the Night” during the player introductions.

This year’s all-star game will be taking place at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday, January 29