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PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENT: “THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION 25th ANNIVERSARY” TO PREMIERE SATURDAY, FEB. 10 ON CBS

"THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION 25th ANNIVERSARY” TO PREMIERE SATURDAY, FEB. 10 ON CBS

Hosted By Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold of CBS’ THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Acclaimed Creative Adam Blackstone Joins Production Team

Milestone 25th Anniversary Special, in Partnership with the NFL, Tapes Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Palms Casino Resort In Las Vegas in Advance of Super Bowl LVIII, Airing Sunday, Feb. 11 on CBS

CBS presents THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION 25th ANNIVERSARY, (previously known as the “Super Bowl Gospel Celebration”), to air Saturday, February 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and stream on Paramount+ (live for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand on Pluto TV and cbs.com the day after the special airs)*. Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold of CBS’ THE NEIGHBORHOOD are confirmed to host.

“I’m thrilled to return to the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration stage in Vegas as co-host of the 25th anniversary broadcast on CBS with my dear friend and ‘The Neighborhood’ co-star, Tichina Arnold,” said Cedric the Entertainer. “A huge congratulations to Melanie Few for creating this amazing celebration of music, faith, and football.”

“Co-hosting the 25th anniversary Super Bowl Soulful Celebration with Cedric the Entertainer is a true highlight for me. Melanie Few’s achievement in hitting this incredible milestone is a testament to her dedication and the event’s cultural impact,” said Tichina Arnold.  “I’m thrilled to be part of this historic event, and Cedric and I are geared up to bring our energy, laughter, and soul to this momentous occasion!”

The one-hour music special, in partnership with the NFL, tapes Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Pearl Theater, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, in advance of Super Bowl LVIII, airing Sunday, Feb. 11 on CBS. Commemorating its silver anniversary this year, the concert event brings an inspiring blend of music and football to a broadcast television audience. Honorees and performers will be announced at a later date.

For a quarter-century THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION 25th ANNIVERSARY has captured the hearts of millions through the shared love of music, faith, and the exhilaration of football. Bridging cultures and igniting inspiration, the Super Bowl LVIII sanctioned special converges NFL players with award-winning artists and acclaimed musicians from diverse genres onto a single stage. The result is an unforgettable evening that transcends boundaries and has become an iconic platform that remains unrivaled as the sole multicultural and inspirational program sanctioned by the NFL during the electrifying Super Bowl week.

“As a multicultural and multifaceted celebration of togetherness, the Soulful Celebration has been an integral part of the Super Bowl’s DNA for the past 25 years,” said Arthur McAfee, NFL Senior Vice President for Football Operations. “We are proud of this storied tradition and look forward to bringing yet another year of joy and inspiration through music to CBS audiences.”

“We’ve come an incredible distance from our humble gospel brunch beginnings in Miami. This event has been a labor of unwavering love and dedication, and it’s an immense honor that our 25th Anniversary will debut on a major broadcast network like CBS,” said Melanie Few, founder of THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION. “It’s a privilege to collaborate with the NFL for 25 years and counting, creating an event that celebrates the powerful intersection of football, music, and inspiration.”

Joining THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION 25th ANNIVERSARY production team is Grammy-nominated artist Adam Blackstone, who serves as music director. The special is executive produced by Melanie Few and Valarie Benning Thompson serves as producer.

Tickets for THE SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION 25th ANNIVERSARY are on sale now and available to the public via Ticketmaster.com. Additionally, to mark this special occasion, exclusive commemorative 25th Anniversary limited-edition merchandise is available via the event’s official website SuperBowlSoulful.com or on-site at the special taping in Las Vegas, allowing attendees to take home a piece of this historic celebration. Talent and taping updates will be provided at SuperBowlSoulful.com and on X and Instagram at @superbowlsoulful.

About The Super Bowl Soulful Celebration

Since its www.SuperBowlSoulful.com inception during Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami in 1999, the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration (formerly Super Bowl Gospel Celebration) has established a remarkable imprint during the biggest week in sports as the exclusive NFL-sanctioned multicultural program. Seamlessly blending two cherished American passions—football and music— this annual celebration is approaching its 25th year in partnership with the NFL. Past programs have honored NFL greats including Deion Sanders, Ray Lewis and Troy Vincent, as well as featured show stopping performances from artists such as Yolanda Adams, CeeLo Green, Chloe Bailey, Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Patti LaBelle, Erica Campbell, Gladys Knight, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, The Players Choir, Anthony Hamilton, and more. Bridging cultures and igniting inspiration, the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration is an unforgettable evening that transcends boundaries and unites the sports community through music. For more information, visit SuperBowlSoulful.com or follow @superbowlsoulful.

*Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live but will have access to on-demand on Pluto TV and cbs.com the day after the special airs.

WHAT:
As previously announced by the NFL and the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee during a press conference to reveal the extensive roster of official events and activations for Super Bowl LVIII, the highly-anticipated Super Bowl Soulful Celebration (formerly Super Bowl Gospel Celebration) returns to center stage with inspiration, music, and football to celebrate its silver anniversary during the biggest weekend in sports! The Super Bowl Soulful Celebration 25th Anniversary event is scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Pearl Theater, Palms Casino Resort at 7:30 pm PT. Tickets are available to the public and on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

Originating at Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, the annual event joins key NFL Players, top Gospel/Contemporary Christian and mainstream GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, and special guests all on one stage to bring audiences an evening of uplifting music and inspirational messages. 

TUNE IN: 'BEST OF SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION

CO-HOST OF CBS MORNINGS, THE NFL TODAY & FORMER NFL PLAYER NATE BURLESON HOSTS “BEST OF SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION”

TV MUSIC SPECIAL PREMIERING IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION NOW THRU JANUARY 28

Hosted by former NFL wide receiver and co-host of CBS Mornings, Nate Burleson, the “Best of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration” pays tribute to the iconic moments that have shaped this community-event-turned-television-special over the past twenty-four years. 

Get ready for a soul-stirring musical journey just in time for the holidays as the “Best of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration,” Presented by P&G which premiered in national syndication on November 18, airing through January 28. Hosted by former NFL wide receiver and co-host of CBS Mornings, Nate Burleson, the “Best of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration” pays tribute to the iconic moments that have shaped this community-event-turned-television-special over the past twenty-four years. It’s a one-hour celebration of inspiration, a showcase of extraordinary talent, and a testament to the power of unity.  

25 YEARS OF SBSC PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

For 25 remarkable years, the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration has been an unparalleled convergence of music, faith, and sports, encapsulated in an inspiring visual journey.

The below photo highlights showcase just a few of the iconic moments that have graced its stage, featuring an illustrious array of artists including Gladys Knight, CeCe Winans, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, The Clark Sisters and a myriad of others. From NFL and gospel legends to contemporary chart-toppers, the all-NFL Players Choir and renowned voices in the music industry such as Snoop Dogg, CeeLo Green, Chloe Bailey, Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Pharrell Williams, Tamia, Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Mali Music and more, the celebration has been a tapestry woven with exceptional performances and uplifting messages.

The Annual Super Bowl Soulful Celebration also honors the contributions of some of the NFL’s most popular and talented players on and off the field, including Super Bowl Champions, Pro Bowlers, NFL Men of the Year and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.

These images reflect the heart, spirit, and evolution of an event that has become an embodiment of unity, celebrating the rich diversity of talent and the power of faith, football, and inspiration through the joy of music.

ABOUT THE PLAYERS CHOIR

The All-NFL Players Choir Celebrates 16 Years of Joyful Noise at Super Bowl LVIII

For nearly sixteen years, the all-NFL Players Choir has delivered one of the most highly-anticipated musical performances during the biggest weekend in sports, the annual Super Bowl Weekend. Making its debut in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona during the 9th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (now Super Bowl Soulful Celebration), the choir launched with more than 40 active and former NFL players under the direction of Grammy Award-Winning artist, Donnie McClurkin. 

Developed by Super Bowl Soulful Celebration Founder and Executive Producer Melanie Few with a core group of NFL players who wanted to share their faith through song, last season the group delivered two fan-favorite performances on the highest-rated television variety competition show “America’s Got Talent,” (AGT) – the classic Bill Withers anthem “Lean on Me” and Justin Timberlake’s chart-topping “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”

To stay up to date with the latest Players Choir news and activities, please follow them on social @PlayersChoir.

MEET THE VISIONARY BEHIND SBSC & PLAYERS CHOIR

Melanie Few, Founder, Executive Producer, and NFL Sanction Holder of Results Marketing and Media (RMM) is the only female and person of color with an NFL-sanctioned event. She also founded the all-NFL Players Choir in 2014, which has become a staple performance at Super Bowl Soulful Celebration. The Players Choir drew national recognition with their fan-favorite appearances on “America’s Got Talent” in 2022.

Melanie’s company RMM has partnered with agencies and corporations alike to create, plan, and produce over two hundred integrated marketing events, representing more than thirty brands across sixty product categories.

ABOUT SUPER BOWL SOULFUL CELEBRATION

Super Bowl Soulful Celebration, formerly Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC), is founded and executive produced by Atlanta-based marketing consultant Melanie Few. Conceived in 1999 as a gospel brunch in Miami, Super Bowl Soulful Celebration continues as the only multicultural program and inspirational event sanctioned by the NFL during Super Bowl weekend. The evening brings together an ensemble of NFL players, gospel/contemporary Christian performers, comedy, and award-winning musicians spanning all genres on one stage for a spectacular show filled with song, hope, laughter, and uplifting messages of inspiration. For more information, visit superbowlsoulful.com.

Last modified: January 25, 2024