2016 Copa America Centenario will Kick Off with the Hottest Songs of the Summer at Levi’s® Stadium
J Balvin, Jason Derulo, and MAGIC! to Open Largest Sporting Event this Summer in a Vibrant Opening Show
To kick off this summer’s biggest sports event, the Opening Show for the 2016 Copa America Centenario will have no shortage of talent and excitement to create an unforgettable experience for all fans in attendance at Levi’s Stadium® and watching around the world. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) announced today a star-studded lineup for the Opening Show featuring this summer’s hottest singles by musical performers.
The Opening Ceremonies, produced by accomplished ceremonies producers FiveCurrents, will take place on Friday, June 3 just prior to the first match, and will showcase the diversity and history of CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, the two Confederations uniting to produce the Copa America Centenario.
Musical performances will feature chart-topping Colombian reggaeton star and Latin Grammy Award winner J Balvin, known for his #1 hit “Ginza” and the just released “Bobo”; American platinum-selling recording artist Jason Derulo known for his single “If It Ain’t Love”; and multiplatinum reggae fusion band MAGIC!, known for its hit singles “Rude” and most recently “Lay You Down Easy” featuring Sean Paul.
The high-energy performance will make way for the official kickoff of the historic 100-year anniversary of Copa America between the host nation United States and Colombia at Levi’s Stadium at 6:30 p.m. PT. The Opening Ceremonies and match will be televised live on FS1 and Univision. Fans attending the match are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Fan Zone, live DJ and Opening Show performances.
Along with the opening match, other notable group matches include a rematch of the 2015 Copa America final between Argentina and Chile in Group D on June 6 (10 p.m. ET) and a second continental finals rematch when Jamaica and Mexico clash on June 9 (10 p.m. ET) in a replay of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
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Copa America Centenario will be televised in more than 120 countries across the world, with Univision Network and FOX family of networks broadcasting all of the games live in the United States. All of the matches will also be available live on Futbol de Primera Radio in the United States.
Copa America Centenario will feature some of the world’s best teams and players from North, South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. Lionel Messi, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Luis Suarez, James Rodriguez, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and many more are anticipated to take part in the tournament.
FiveCurrents is a creative and production firm that strategically plans and develops stadium spectacles, live broadcast and entertainment events, and live brand experiences. FiveCurrents’ goal is to capture the power of human emotion by creating deep and lasting impressions. During the past 30 years, Scott Givens and his team at FiveCurrents have worked on twelve Olympic Games, four Paralympic Games and nine major multi-sport games, along with hundreds of other world-class events. Additionally, FiveCurrents is the first company to serve as the production company for back-to-back Olympic Ceremonies during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. More information on FiveCurrents can be found at www.fivecurrents.com.