By John Brennan
Bud Light on Thursday announced its concert lineup for the four-day floating Bud Light Hotel to be docked on the Hudson River that includes headline performances by Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons, as well as a tribute to New York City’s hip-hop history curated by The Roots.
The company says festivities will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 30, when EA SPORTS and Bud Light host “The Roots Present Hip Hop NYC” featuring RUN DMC, Busta Rhymes and special guests. The show will chronicle New York’s hip-hop legacy, with The Roots performing alongside legendary New York hip-hop artists. The concert will follow EA SPORTS Madden Bowl XX, which showcases NFL players and celebrities in head-to-head competitions playing Madden NFL 25.
On Friday, Jan. 31, Bud Light hosts the “Pandora Presents” party featuring Imagine Dragons. One of the biggest breakout acts of 2013, Imagine Dragons released one of the top-selling rock albums of the year and performed to sold-out crowds across the nation on their headlining tour.
The Foo Fighters headline the Bud Light Main Event concert on Saturday, Feb. 1, along with the Zac Brown Band. Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl recently collaborated with Zac Brown Band on their newest project, “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1.”
The Bud Light Hotel weekend will come to a close on Super Bowl Sunday when Pepsi and Bud Light present a pre-game concert featuring performances by Fall Out Boy and country star Jake Owen.
To host parties befitting of the Big Apple, the Bud Light Hotel will extend beyond the cruise ship and include a full makeover of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum footprint. As part of the makeover, Bud Light will construct the Bud Light Hotel Amphitheatre – a heated concert venue across the street from the Intrepid that will host the weekend’s nightly concerts and parties – and the Bud Light Hotel Lounge, a two-level, 1,500-person venue adjacent to the Intrepid that will house hospitality activations during the day as well as late-night after-parties.
In total, this year’s Bud Light Hotel event space will encompass more than 300,000 square feet.
I know, you probably won’t get an invite – but at least now you know what you’re missing!