Daughtry and Goo Goo dolls to give free Super Bowl kickoff concert in Liberty State Park in Jersey City
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HUDSON COUNTY -- Hang on to your helmets! There's a free concert coming to Liberty State Park to herald the Super Bowl!

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee in partnership with Macy’s will produce the “Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular,” a free, ticketed event featuring performances by Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls, with additional acts to be announced, and a Macy’s Fireworks show. The kickoff event, the first to ever be associated with a Super Bowl, will take place on Monday, Jan. 27, along the Hudson River at the park in Jersey City, and serve as the official launch to the weeklong events.

Hosted by Fox Sports’ Joe Buck and Erin Andrews, with special correspondent Platinum Recording Artist and Actress Jordin Sparks, portions of the “Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular Starring Macy’s Fireworks” will air nationally on Monday, January 27 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fox Sports.

During the show, Sparks will report from Macy’s Herald Square and contribute with Super Bowl food and fashion segments. The live concert event at Liberty State Park will begin at 7:30 p.m.

“Super Bowl XLVIII is no stranger to historic ‘firsts’ and the ‘Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular’ will be a special part of the groundbreaking theme so closely associated with this game,” said Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson IV, Co-Chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. “The Super Bowl experience in New Jersey and New York promises to be unlike any other, and this event will serve as an exciting, welcoming start to the week.”

Ending the evening with a big bang, the world-famous Macy’s Fireworks will set the sky ablaze with a show choreographed to songs from Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Lady GaGa and more; the 13-minute spectacle will be fired from two barges on the Hudson River off the shores of Liberty State Park.

Limited quantities of free general admission tickets are available to the public beginning today via www.SBKickoffSpectacular.com. Tickets are required in order to access the space and prime viewing of Macy’s Fireworks at Liberty State Park.

Additionally, a VIP opportunity is available for fans wishing to enjoy a pre-concert experience. The “Host Committee NJ Warming Lodge” at Maritime Parc Restaurant will offer a pre-concert experience including comfort food, soft drinks and hot beverages. The VIP ticket available for $40 includes a reserved viewing location for the concert and Macy’s Fireworks.

For fans traveling by car, free limited parking will be available (an advance parking pass is required and available on the website). Event organizers suggest public transportation and request that spectators refrain from bringing large bags, backpacks, strollers, liquids, or coolers. All bags are subject to search.

For more Super Bowl news in Hudson County, New Jersey, keep watching the website of the county's only weekly newspaper group, hudsonreporter.com.

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