The CBS Super Bowl Soulful Celebration marks its 25th Anniversary, formerly known as the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, promising a night of soul-stirring performances. Tune in on Saturday, February 10 at 8 PM on CBS or stream live on Paramount+ (exclusive to Showtime subscribers) for an hour of musical enchantment, with on-demand availability on Pluto TV and cbs.com the following day.
Guiding viewers through this musical odyssey are Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold, luminaries from CBS comedy ‘The Neighborhood’.
Celebrating its silver jubilee, this concert celebrates the spirit of music and football, captivating audiences nationwide. Stay tuned for announcements on distinguished honorees and electrifying performers.
Cedric the Entertainer expresses his delight, stating, “I’m thrilled to return to the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration stage in Vegas as co-host of the 25th anniversary broadcast on CBS with my dear friend and The Neighborhood co-star, Tichina Arnold.” He extends congratulations to Melanie Few for crafting this remarkable celebration of music, faith, and football.
Super Bowl Soulful Celebration brings together NFL players, award-winning performers and acclaimed musicians from diverse genres onto a single stage.
CBS Mornings co-host and NFL Today analyst Nate Burleson will be honored with the Lifetime of Inspiration Award, which recognizes his “substantial impact on the NFL and people of faith, as well as recognize his contributions to media, sports, philanthropy and business.”
Other honorees include:
Rayne “Dak” Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), who will receive the Faith in Action Award for his commitment to philanthropy and community service through his Faith, Fight, Finish Foundation
Damar Hamlin (Buffalo Bills), who will receive the New Beginnings Award for his dedication, resilience and inspiring journey in overcoming obstacles to achieve success
Markquese Bell (Dallas Cowboys), who will receive the HBCU Player of the Year honor, celebrating his achievements and impact while representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Earth, Wind & Fire, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary and Robin Thicke will perform, with the Players Choir to also take the stage.
Grammy-nominated maestro Adam Blackstone orchestrates the musical proceedings as the music director, while the visionary Melanie Few assumes the mantle of executive producer, with Valarie Benning Thompson serving as producer.
Tichina Arnold shares her excitement, remarking, “Co-hosting the 25th anniversary Super Bowl Soulful Celebration with Cedric the Entertainer is a true highlight for me.” She acknowledges Melanie Few’s remarkable achievement in reaching this significant milestone, emphasizing the event’s profound cultural resonance. “I’m thrilled to be part of this historic event, and Cedric and I are geared up to bring our energy, laughter, and soul to this momentous occasion!”
This “Celebration”, produced in collaboration with the NFL, unfolds on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, preceding the grandeur of Super Bowl LVIII airing on Sunday, Feb. 11, exclusively on CBS.