Westgate ready to party

Westgate Entertainment District

You don’t need a ticket to Super Bowl XLIX Feb. 1, or a VIP party pass to get in on all of the excitement and activities surrounding the big game. Just steps from the stadium, Westgate Entertainment District will be the hub of activity in Glendale with a Super Music Series presented by Bud Light, a five-day free concert series that is open to the public.

Beginning Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza will transform into an outdoor concert venue with local and national bands hitting the stage. Wednesday through Saturday festivities will run 6 to 10 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Each day will feature a different music genre, from classic rock and electronic dance music to country and ‘80s hits. No tickets are required to take part in the fun and groove alongside fellow football fans.

Attendees can enjoy Westgate’s more than 20 restaurants, bars and retailers in addition to an open-air beer garden around the stage and other fan activities. Westgate will be making a donation to the 100 Club of Arizona from a portion of the beer garden sales. During the Super Music Series, with the exception of Super Bowl Sunday, parking is free at all of Westgate’s lots surrounding the Entertainment District.

“We are pleased to present a fantastic music lineup that is completely free and open to the public,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate Entertainment District. “With many of the events around the big game being private or expensive, we wanted to differentiate Westgate’s activities and provide a free opportunity for both locals and visiting fans to participate in the excitement surrounding the Super Bowl. No ticket is required to attend, and Westgate's WaterDance Event Plaza is a spectacular open-air environment. We and our tenants look forward to welcoming thousands of fans each day.”

Jan. 28: Los Lobos (6 to 10 p.m., local band opens 6 p.m., headliner takes the stage 8:30 p.m.)

Jan. 29: Chainsmokers (6 to 10 p.m., local DJ opens 6 p.m., headliner takes the stage 8:30 p.m.)

Jan. 30: Eli Young Band (6 to 10 p.m., local band opens 6 p.m., headliner takes the stage 8:30 p.m.)

Jan. 31: Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Naked Eyes (6 to 10 p.m., local band opens 6 p.m., headliner takes the stage 8:30 p.m.)

Feb 1: Super Bowl Sunday. All festivities and live music run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local bands include Kianna Martinez, Jared & The Mill and Chad Freeman & Redline.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.