Super Bowl Village details

Indianapolis – Mark Miles, chair of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, joined Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Allison Melangton, president and chief executive officer of the Host Committee, and Rick Fuson, volunteer co-chair of the Super Bowl Village committee  to share preparations for Super Bowl XLVI and unveil details about activities in the Super Bowl Village.

"The Host Committee has entered the 'red zone' to use a football analogy," said Miles. "With almost four years of planning behind us, we are moving closer to the goal line with a great team on – and off - the field. Through successful execution and implementation of community initiatives, including the Near Eastside Legacy Initiative, we are meeting our goals, and in most cases, exceeding them with strong community support."

The Super Bowl Village is a free, family-friendly fan gathering spot that will be open January 27, 2012 through February 5, 2012. Highlights of the Super Bowl Village previously announced include the ZipLine ($10/ride), Tailgate Town and the Super Cars that will be on display.

The Host Committee announced themes for each day in the Super Bowl Village as well as the bands currently scheduled to appear on the Pepsi and Verizon stages. The themes include:
• Friday, January 27 - Super Kick Off
• Saturday, January 28 - Indy's Super Cure
• Sunday, January 29 - Super Families
• Monday, January 30 - Super Community
• Tuesday, January 31 - Super Sports
• Wednesday, February 1 - Super Biz Bowl
• Thursday, February 2 - Super Heroes (Military, Public Safety)
• Friday, February 3 - Super Fans
• Saturday, February 4 - America's Super Game
• Sunday, February 5 - Super Bowl Sunday

While additional bands and the daily schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, the current list of musical entertainment scheduled to appear on the Pepsi and Verizon stages includes:
Pepsi Stage (Meridian and Georgia Streets)
Bashiri Asad (Soul/R&B)
Blackberry Jam (Funk/Soul)
Born Again Floozies (Roots Music)
Carson Diesing (Blues)
Cynthia Layne (Soul/R&B)
DJ Limelight (Hip Hop/Soul)
DJ Rusty (Funk/Soul/R&B)
Gentleman Alphonse (Hip Hop)
Greta Speaks (Covers)
Healing Sixes (Rock)
Hero, Jr. (Rock)
Hunter Smith Band (Country)
Indy's Legends of Doo Wop (Doo Wop)
Jenny DeVoe (Singer/Songwriter)
John Spencer (Americana)
Living Proof (Covers)
Lynda Sayyah (Dance/Pop)
Max Allen Band (Jam/Rock/Dance)
Otis Gibbs (Folk/Americana)
Red Wanting Blue (Rock)
Roxie (Covers)
Stereo Deluxe (Rock)
The Last Good Year (Rock)
The Meatball Band (Covers)
Twin Cats (Jam/Rock/Dance)

Verizon Stage (Pennsylvania and Georgia Streets)
Big Head Todd and the Monsters (Rock)
Bret Michaels (Rock)
Corey Cox (Country)
Darius Rucker (Country)
Dierks Bentley (Country)
Edwin McCain (Pop Rock)
En Vogue (R&B/Pop)
Fitz & the Tantrums (Pop Rock)
Fuel (Alternative)
Here Come The Mummies
IU's Straight No Chaser (A Capella)
LMFAO (Alternative Hip Hop/Dance)
Morris Day and the Time (Funk/R&B/Dance)
O.A.R (Jam Band)
Patti LaBelle (R&B/Pop)
Railroad Earth (Americana/Progressive
Sixpence None the Richer (Pop Rock)
Umphrey's McGee (Jam Band)
Will Hoge (Rock)

"This line up offers a choice for fans of many music genres and represents national, regional and Indiana-based bands," said Rick Fuson who co-chairs the Super Bowl Village as a volunteer along with Sue Beesley and Mike Dilts. "We know fans, whether from around the corner or
around the globe, will experience a downtown pumped and primed for fun in the Super Bowl Village."