The Chainsmokers and Darius Rucker are among the acts that will headline a free weekend of concerts that lead up to Atlanta’s biggest college football game in history.
The list of acts for the AT&T Playoff List Live! were announced Wednesday morning.
Other performers are Spencer Ludwig, Lizzo, Brett Young, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth and Jason Derulo.
The AT&T Playoff List Live! will bring three days of music to downtown Atlanta during championship week, leading up to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 8.
The series, which will feature national recording artists, daily ESPN broadcasts, fireworks and sponsor giveaways, will run from Saturday, Jan. 6 to Monday, Jan. 8. The concerts will be held in Centennial Olympic Park.
Jason Derulo and Charlie Puth will kick off the event on Saturday Jan. 6, along with special guest Lizzo. The Chainsmokers will headline Sunday Jan. 7 with additional performances by Bebe Rexha and Spencer Ludwig. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on both days.
On gameday, Darius Rucker will headline the pregame event along with Brett Young. Gates will open at noon.
ESPN was responsible for selecting the acts, and president of the Atlanta Sports Council Dan Corso was pleased with the lineup.
"We’re very thankful for the acts the college football playoff were able to bring because we think there’s a lot of variety there," Corso told 11Alive. "It’s a great combination of free concerts, bands for all ages, and I think it’s a great example how this event is more than just a football game."
There will also be a watch party for the game at the park. Then, there will be a halftime show in the park that will be broadcast by ESPN. The act for the halftime show has yet to be announced, and there is no announcement date as of Wednesday.
There were reports that Taylor Swift would perform, but ESPN denied those reports.
Past headliners for the national championship concert series have included Usher, Flo Rida, Eric Paslay, John Mellencamp, Ciara, The Band Perry, Sting and Lenny Kravitz.
This is the first time the game will be held in Atlanta.