The 21 players heading to the NFL Draft will be able to rock out as Weezer, Ice Cube and Marshmello will headline the NFL Draft Concert Series presented by Bud Light at the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas as announced by the NFL yesterday.
Each artist will perform on a different day. Weezer will be the first to perform at the NFL Draft as the rock band will take the stage following the conclusion of the first round. The first round will be broadcasted live on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and ESPN’s streaming app starting at 8:00 p.m. next Thursday.
On Friday, the NFL Draft will have rounds two and three. Ice Cube will perform on the stage following those rounds. The remaining rounds four through seven will take place on Saturday. Marshmello will perform following the conclusion of the entire draft.
All three artists are using the NFL’s exposure to promote their own recent career moves. Weezer recently released four EP project SZNZ and will embark on the European leg of the Hella Mega tour. Ice Cube is in the midst of his own nationwide tour while Marshmello will release a new song with Tokischa prior to his performance on Saturday.
Last year, the Kings of Leon opened the concert series, which was presented by Bose at the time, and were followed by the Black Pumas and Machine Gun Kelly for days two and three, respectively. The Sunrise Jones were the house band for the two nights. A house band for the 2022 NFL Draft has not been announced by the NFL.
The NFL didn’t announce how fans could watch the 2022 concert series outside of Las Vegas, but last year it was streamed on NFL.com, in the NFL app and live on the NFL’s Facebook page each night. Portions of the performances were also televised across NFL Network, ESPN and ABC’s draft coverage.