In February, sports anchor Shaquille O’Neal will host a carnival-themed Super Bowl bash ahead of the big NFL game, welcoming Atlanta residents to the ticketed event that will feature food, fun, games and some of music’s biggest names.
Hot New Hip Hop reports the NBA Hall of Famer has partnered with JBL to throw “Shaq’s Fun House,” a Super Bowl LIII party taking place at SunTrust Park. Super Bowl LIII is scheduled for February 3, 2019, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The massive event will feature a Ferris wheel, juggling flame-throwers, a Cirque Du Soleil performance and live sets from Migos, DJ Tiesto, Lil Jon, T-Pain and Diplo.
Shaq is also scheduled to perform as DJ Diesel. The mini-festival will include local cuisine as well as a Las Vegas nightclub-inspired open bar.
Shaq is tired of the same old Super Bowl parties, so he’s ready to change the game. https://t.co/dyNtmz2BOR
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) December 11, 2018
“I’ve been to a lot of Super Bowl parties and they’re all the same. We wanted to make it fun and be different — bigger than ever,” O’Neal told USA Today. “This is going to be talked about for years to come. It’s part festival, part carnival, part circus. It’ll be the best Super Bowl party ever seen.”
A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public starting Thursday morning with prices beginning at $299.99; VIP tickets start at $1,049.99.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.