Super Bowl 2024 is coming up quicker than a cornerback chasing down a lineman stomping away after a fumble recovery. It’s the conclusion of a season in which the defending champions struggled, Lamar Jackson made his case for a second MVP, too many teams lost QBs to injury, and the NFL delivered wall-to-wall Taylor Swift coverage.
The Super Bowl, however, is never just about the game. Fans tune in for the football as well as the commercials and a host of high-profile musical performances — and this year’s performers offer plenty of reasons to tune in. The 2024 Super Bowl, the first to take place in Las Vegas, will feature appearances from Usher, Reba McEntire, and others.
Here’s a look at everyone scheduled to perform during the Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, Feb. 11.
The Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show will be headlined by R&B legend Usher. The “My Boo” singer will take the halftime show stage as a headliner for the first time, but it won’t be his first time grabbing the mic during the Big Game. He previously appeared as a guest during the Black Eyed Peas performance at Super Bowl XLV.
The singer told EW that he views this performance as the culmination of his Las Vegas residency, which wrapped up a two-year run late last year.
As with most halftime shows, details are scant in advance of the performance. However, Usher did reveal to EW that his performance will be longer than Super Bowl halftime shows in years past. Most halftime shows are clocked at 13 minutes, but Usher’s team got him 15. He has not, however, tipped his hand as to what songs he’ll perform or who, if anyone, might pop up as a special guest. Halftime show performances frequently feature a litany of A-list musical guests, but that’s not always the case.
During last year’s halftime show, Rihanna did not bring out any guest performers, and neither did the Weeknd two years earlier.
Country Music Hall of Famer and recent The Voice coach, Reba McEntire, will also be on the mic during the 2024 Super Bowl. McEntire has been enlisted to sing the national anthem, succeeding Chris Stapleton, who sang the anthem in 2023.
It’s a fitting role for McEntire, as “The Star-Spangled Banner” has played a big role in her career. McEntire sang the national anthem at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. That performance was heard by country singer Red Steagall, who was in the audience and helped finance her first recording, which ultimately led to her first record deal. She continued to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the National Finals Rodeo for the next decade. She returned to those roots recently when she sang the national anthem at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which, like Super Bowl LVIII, took place in Las Vegas.
Post Malone will join McEntire during the pre-game festivities. He will sing “America the Beautiful,” part of a three-song run that has opened the game since 2021.
The “Circles” singer follows in the shoes of Babyface, who sang “America the Beautiful” during the 2023 Super Bowl. The song has been part of the Super Bowl pre-game tradition since 2009.
Andra Day has been enlisted to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called the Black National Anthem. The song has been part of the Super Bowl’s pre-game telecast since 2021 when Alicia Keys first sang the song at the sporting event.
Day, who announced plans to release her third album this month, is the fourth singer to perform the song at the most-watched televised event in the U.S. Mary Mary sang it in 2022, and last year, Abbott Elementary‘s Sheryl Lee Ralph had the honor.
After Tiësto dropped out, the NFL announced producer and DJ Kaskade would step in as the Super Bowl’s in-game DJ. Kaskade will fill the same role that was slotted for Tiësto, playing music as the teams warm up pre-game and performing during “featured breaks” during the game. He will be the first-ever DJ to perform during the actual game at the Super Bowl.
“As a kid who grew up in Chicago watching the NFL Super Bowl every year with my family, this chance to actually be part of it is absolutely mind blowing,” Kaskade said on social media after the announcement was made. “Las Vegas has been my second home for the past decade, as an architect of creating a landscape that includes House and Dance Music residencies as part of its destination.”
He continued, “To be able to be the first Electronic Musician to be part of the full game experience of the Super Bowl held in Las Vegas seems like coming home, and I’m beyond excited to represent my community. “
The Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 11 on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.