Jonas Brothers, Pitbull playing free L.A. concerts for college football championship
LAS VEGAS — This season will be about one thing and one thing only: playing in the College Football Playoff. And, like many things in the world of sports, it started long before people even knew what the College Football Playoff was.
It started on Facebook Live, where a couple of friends started playing music and a video game in their living room.
They took to the social media platform in the summer of 2015 and the live stream became a major social media phenomenon. When it became the talk of the world, a TV executive in Nashville — the same one who would later serve as the commissioner of the College Football Playoff — reached out to the couple, and they started working together on a reality show to cover the college football playoff.
When the network picked up the show, ESPN began a yearlong contract to air the show. The network will air the show throughout December, and they will also simulcast it on national networks, including ABC, CBS and NBC.
And now the world of music concerts and college football championship game is coming to the Las Vegas Strip.
On Dec. 1, Pitbull will perform a free concert in front of 20,000 people, including many who will be attending the College Football Playoff championship game. During the show, Pitbull will stop every few songs and offer free concert tickets to the show’s audience members.
The college football championship, which pits teams from the FBS level and some other Division I teams, will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in downtown Phoenix.
This season will also mark the first time the College Football Playoff will be decided without the services of CBS. ESPN will broadcast the College Football Playoff championship game. CBS will provide television coverage of the semifinals at the Alamodome in San Antonio and the College Football Playoff championship game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, both of which will be televised on CBS as well.
Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re there on Dec. 1 to watch Pitbull perform at the College Football Playoff championship game:
This is the first time the College Football Playoff will be decided without CBS.
ESPN will broadcast the College Football Playoff championship game.