For Yalo South, the upcoming week is a big one! With Super Bowl LIII coming to town, Atlanta is looking forward to not only hosting the big game, but also an entire week of events that will showcase our city and the talents of many of our hometown musicians and artists. And we plan to take part in at least some of the festivities.
Super Bowl Live kicks off this Saturday featuring six days of free concerts with Atlanta-based acts like Goodie Mob, Monica, Waka Flocka, Tyler Tritt and Craig Campbell. Next Saturday, Rolling Stone Live will feature performances by Ludacris, Young Thug and Questlove. And as if that weren’t enough, DirecTV Super Saturday Night will feature Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels in a 72,000 sq. ft. venue being erected just for this event.
And while most of the buzz around events has been related to all the amazing music, another quieter project has been making its mark all around the city. A collaboration between the city, the Super Bowl Host Committee and community arts organization WonderRoot, Off the Wall is an art project that aims to showcase Atlanta’s unique culture and history through 30 new murals painted on walls throughout the city, paying homage to Atlanta’s role in the movement for civil and human rights. Learn more about the project and see some of the designs here.