The Super Bowl brings its share of superstars wherever it goes. However, this year there are more opportunities than usual for regular folks to join in the star-studded fun.
1. VH1 Super Bowl Blitz
The deal: The network is sponsoring a weeklong concert series in each of New York's five boroughs and in New Jersey to lead up to the game.
Open to: Anyone. VH1 will air the shows the next day on vh1.com.
Lineup: J.Cole, Kupferberg Center for the Arts (Jan. 27); Janelle Monáe, Lehman Center (Jan. 28); Fall Out Boy, Brooklyn Bowl (Jan. 29); TLC, Beacon Theatre (Jan. 30); Goo Goo Dolls, St. George Theatre (Jan. 31); Gavin DeGraw, The Wellmont Theater (Feb. 1).
Tickets: 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
2. "Evenings with the Legends"
The deal: Citi Bank has lined up a string of special, intimate shows throughout Super Bowl week.
Open to: Citi cardholders
Lineup: John Legend, McKittrick Hotel (Jan. 29); Band of Horses, McKittrick Hotel (Jan. 30); Black Keys, Roseland Ballroom (Jan. 31).
Tickets: Available through Citi Private Pass program, 800- 301-3327, citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the Black Keys go on sale Tuesday through Citi Private Pass.
3. Bud Light Hotel
The deal: Bud Light has taken over the USS Intrepid and will dock the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship, renamed the Bud Light Hotel where contest winners will stay, nearby. They will build an amphitheater across the street from the Intrepid.
Open to: Contest winners, though you'll probably be able to hear the shows on that part of 12th Avenue.
Lineup: "The Roots Present Hip Hop NYC,'' featuring Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes and more (Jan. 30); Imagine Dragons (Jan. 31); Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band (Feb. 1); Fall Out Boy and Jake Owen (Feb. 2).
4. Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
The deal: The concert will celebrate its 15th anniversary of bringing together NFL players and gospel stars at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 31.
Open to: Anyone
Lineup: Patti LaBelle, Freeport's Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary and more.
Tickets: Available through Ticketmaster or superbowlgospel.com.
5. WFAN's Hello to Brooklyn
The deal: The radio station hopes to introduce out-of-towners to Brooklyn with a weekend of sports and music at Barclays Center.
Open to: Anyone
Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Politics, MS MR and others (Feb. 1).
Tickets: Available through Ticketmaster.