Kelly Clarkson & Cee Lo Green to Headline Fan Fest in New Orleans

Kelly Clarkson will headline a pre-Sugar Bowl concert on January 2 in New Orleans, while Cee Lo Green headlines a pre-National BCS National Championship game on January 7.  Check out the details below.  The concerts take place at Jackson Square in the New Orleans famed French Quarter

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Allstate Fan Fest is back and bigger than ever, returning to the Crescent City for the sixth year with a variety of fun and family-friendly activities and concert performances for college football fans and New Orleans residents leading up to the 78th Allstate® Sugar Bowl® and the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship™.

Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter in Jackson Square, this year’s Allstate Fan Fest will feature live concerts from pop music stars, school pep rallies, marching bands and football-themed activities to get fans excited for college football’s most iconic BCS Bowl games.

Cee Lo Green will headline the festivities leading up to the Allstate BCS National Championship™ with a free concert on Jan. 8, while local legends The Neville Brothers will perform on the Allstate Fan Fest main stage on Jan. 7. Before the Allstate® Sugar Bowl®, fans will enjoy free performances from Kelly Clarkson on Jan. 2., and New Orleans’ musicians Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Jan. 1.

The following activities will highlight this year’s Allstate Fan Fest:

Sunday, Jan. 1

  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Concert – 6:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 2

  • Virginia Tech Hokies Pep Rally – 1:30 p.m.
  • Michigan Wolverines Pep Rally – 2:45 p.m.
  • Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Introduction – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kelly Clarkson Concert – 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7

  • The Neville Brothers Concert – 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 8

  • LSU Tigers Pep Rally – 2:00 p.m.*
  • Alabama Crimson Tide Pep Rally – 4:00 p.m.*
  • Cee Lo Green with Eric Benet & Ahsan Concert – 6:15 p.m.

The Allstate Fan Fest is free to the public between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2, before the Allstate® Sugar Bowl®, and on Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8, before the Allstate BCS National Championship™. Fan Fest is located at Jackson Square in the Jax Brewery parking lots off Decatur Street.

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