MLS announced the lineup for its annual All-Star concert on Wednesday, revealing that rapper Flo Rida and Mexican trio Belanova will perform at a free concert, presented by AT&T, at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose on Monday, July 25.
The concert will be a part of a six-day celebration leading up to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. English Premier League club Arsenal FC will play the best of MLS in the All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and UniMas in the US, TSN and RDS in Canada, and in more than 140 countries around the world.
Belanova will take the stage at 7 pm PT (10 pm ET), followed by Flo Rida at 8:30 pm PT (11:30 pm ET). Doors will open at 5 pm PT, with the Flo Rida concert set to be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com.
Fans interested in seeing Flo Rida and Belanova must secure their free digital pass by visiting MLSsoccer.com/FanPass. Due to space restrictions at the venue, passes will not guarantee entry, which will be on a first come, first serve basis.
One of the most popular artists in music with nearly 60 million singles sold, Flo Rida has established himself as a genre-busting international superstar with his blockbuster hits “Low” (featuring T-Pain), “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones” (featuring Sia).
Three years after the release of their last record, Belanova is back with “Cásate Conmigo,” the first single off their next album due out in 2016. Denisse Guerrero (vocals), Edgar Huerta (keyboard) and Ricardo “Richie” Arreola (bass) make up the award-winning Latin American electro-pop group.
Additional programming will be held all week, with the Men in Blazers once again set to go live from All-Star Week. Their live show will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at 8:30 pm PT (11:30 pm ET). Roger Bennett and Michael Davies will bring their video podcast to the Plaza de Cesar Chavez for a unique, live-streamed show featuring guest appearances by MLS All-Stars and other prominent soccer figures. Fans interested in attending the show should register for the MLS Fan Pass.
MLS will also set up its “Digital HQ” headquarters at San Pedro Square Market, with MLS Digital set to produce exciting content from within the walls at the market. The location will serve as a hub for soccer fans to come together to watch games, meet players and participate in various other activities within the space.
Thursday’s All-Star Game won’t be the only match of the week, as the MLS Homegrown Team, coached by US Soccer and MLS legend Landon Donovan, will take on the Mexico Under-20 national team in the third-annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown on July 27 at 6 pm PT (9 pm ET) at Avaya Stadium. For the first time in history, the Homegrown Game will be broadcast live on national television on UDN.
Tickets to the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game include entrance to both the match as well as the Generation adidas ESP Showcase Match being held immediately prior at 3 pm PT at Avaya Stadium.
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