Perhaps nothing epitomizes football as entertainment over sport than the Super Bowl. It’s an event where the league’s championship is handed out, yet for a majority of the millions of viewers who tune in the game is secondary to the experience.
Each year the Super Bowl is the party of the year that the famous people at the peak of their powers attend at the risk of losing some cultural currency. Beyond attending, a select few pop culture figures are chosen to actually participate in the event.
We won’t be seeing the likes of Lady Gaga play in the game — although she probably could have in the outfit she wore during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017 — rather celebrities and artists contribute in their own way.
This year a handful of actors and musicians will be supplementing the action on the field by helping kick things off pregame or breaking into the game at halftime.
Who is performing at the Super Bowl 2023?
Here’s the list of everyone performing at the Super Bowl this year:
- National Anthem: Chris Stapleton and Tony Kotsur
- America The Beautiful: Babyface
- Lift Every Voice and Sing: Sheryl Lee Ralph
- Halftime Show: Rihanna
Chris Stapleton is an eight-time Grammy-winning country artist, while Tony Kotsur is an Academy Award-winning actor. Kotsur will be performing the national anthem in American Sign Language.
Fans will recognize Sheryl Lee Ralph from her role as Barbara Howard on the Emmy-winning series Abbott Elementary — which coincidentally is set in Philadelphia and the Eagles play a key role in some of the character’s development.
Rihanna is…oh come on, she needs no introduction. Nobody performing at the Super Bowl this year needs to be introduced to the world as though they’re making their first appearance in front of a crowd, but RiRi stands above all as one of the most recognizable faces and talents in the world.
Who is in the Super Bowl 2023?
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are meeting in Super Bowl LVII. It marks the fifth time the Chiefs will be playing in the Super Bowl, while the Eagles are making the franchise’s fourth trip to the big game.
Both teams have played in the Super Bowl recently.
Kansas City is playing in its third Super Bowl in four years, having beaten the San Francisco 49ers in 2020 but falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year later. The CHeifs missed the Super Bowl last year, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game — a team they beat this year in a rematch.
Philadelphia’s trips to the Super Bowl have been more spread out. The Eagles lost to the New England Patriots back in 2005 but beat the Patriots in a rematch in 2018. Other than that, the only time the Eagles have appeared in the Super Bowl was all the way back in 1981.
What time is the Super Bowl 2023?
With the Super Bowl being the most special game of the NFL season, it’s not a surprise that the game has a unique kickoff time. Rather than falling into the normal schedule, the Super Bowl typically kicks off at 6:30 pm ET.
Of course, there’s a margin for error. The pregame festivities involving the National Anthem, coin toss, and other events might push the actual time of kickoff back a few minutes. However, the 6:30 pm ET window is when fans will want to be by their screens.
Here’s all of the information you need to catch the Super Bowl this year:
- Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
- Start Time: 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT
- TV Channel: FOX
- Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go | Fubo.tv