College Football Playoff Announces Talent Lineup for AT&T Playoff Playlist Live

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The College Football Playoff (CFP) today announced several national recording artists scheduled to perform at AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, the CFP’s signature concert series taking place January 4-6, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.

The AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! concert series will bring three days of music to Discovery Meadow Park in downtown San Jose, serving as the soundtrack for championship week. The free event will feature a variety of national recording artists, including emerging acts and long-time favorites, sponsor giveaways and much more.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! kicks off Friday evening (January 4) with performances by Alessia Cara and Brynn Elliott. The music continues Saturday (January 5) with Logic, Leon Bridges and Jay Rock. The final night, Sunday (January 6), features OneRepublic and Ellie Goulding.

OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the multi-platinum-selling smash single Apologize, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy Award nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles: All the Right MovesSecrets and Good Life.   Following the global success of the Native album, which featured the #1, 31 million plus selling and US RIAA Diamond certified single “Counting Stars,” and worldwide tour, OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016 on Mosley Music/Interscope Records. This spring the band released “Start Again ft. Logic,” a song that is featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why (Season 2) and “Connection” which was part of FCA’s Summer of Jeep campaign. 

Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to an unprecedented, rabid underground fan base. The releases, Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014. Since then, Logic has not slowed down, dropping the Bobby Tarantinio and Bobby Tarantino II mixtapes (that latter of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart), along with four Top 4 studio albums, including Under PressureThe Incredible True StoryEverybody, and his most recent, YSIV.

Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her global anthem “Here.” With the release of her certified Platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL, Cara became one of the most-streamed new female artists of 2017. With six global smashes; the multi- platinum #1 single, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” “Stay,” her #1 hit with Zedd, “How Far I’ll Go” for Disney’s Moana and “1-800-273-8255,” another #1 with Logic, Alessia has garnered over 8.5 billion streams worldwide. She will release her highly anticipated sophomore album The Pains Of Growing on November 30.

Since the release of her debut album Lights, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding’s incredible career to date has seen her receive two Grammy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination and sales of 15 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide. All three of her albums have been certified platinum in addition to 15 certified singles, which include “Love Me Like You Do” –  #1 in 70 countries – and collaborations with Diplo, Calvin Harris, and Kygo. Goulding has had six Top 10 Top 40 radio hits, performed for audiences over 1 million, and graced the main stage at festivals worldwide. She has performed for President Obama, the Royal Family and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, and is a UN Global Environmental Ambassador. Her new single “Close to Me,” a collaboration with Diplo and Swae Lee, is out now. 

Columbia Records R&B artist Leon Bridges broke into the public eye in 2015 with his debut album Coming Home, which landed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. The album would take Leon to the White House to perform for President Obama, see him on the stage of Saturday Night Live and earn nominations for two Grammy Awards. Leon is currently on a sold-out tour across the U.S., in support of his sophomore album, Good Thing. The triumphant follow-up hit No. 3 on the Billboard chart and marks the beginning of another transition for Leon. It’s an album firmly rooted in the modern world, with nods to R&B’s storied and varied history. “We wanted to find a way to bring the old sound in a way but evolve it,” Bridges explains.

Hailing from Watts in Los Angeles, California, Jay Rock, the original member of Top Dawg Entertainment, released his second studio album, Redemption, in June 2018 featuring the single “WIN,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and the current single “Tap Out,” featuring Jeremih. He’s also featured on the two-time Platinum Black Panther: The Album, on the lead single “Kings Dead,” which features Kendrick Lamar and Future. In 2012 Jay Rock collaborated with his label mate Kendrick Lamar on his album good kid, m.A.A.d city, on the song “Money Trees” earning him to a Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year as a featured artist.

In the past few years, Brynn Elliott has gone from writing songs on the bathroom floor to playing over 250 shows, signing with Atlantic Records, and, this past May, graduating from Harvard University. Her debut EP, Time of Our Lives, is out now and is led by the breakout radio hit “Might Not Like Me,” which she recently performed on both the TODAY show and Live with Kelly and Ryan. The EP, like all of Brynn’s music, is about embracing who you are and feeling inspired to act. “Hearing certain songs makes you want to get up and do something great.” The musician, who has already played with artists like Alanis Morissette, Brandi Carlile and Allen Stone, may not know exactly what the future holds, but she’s ready for it, guitar in hand.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. PT each day during AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! A live stream of the performances will be available at

In addition to AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, fans can participate and experience the following in and around Championship Campus, located in downtown San Jose:

Playoff Fan Central

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6, 2019

Playoff Fan Central is an interactive experience that gives thousands of fans the opportunity to be a part of the CFP National Championship. The three-day, family-friendly event includes games, clinics, pep rallies, band performances, special guest appearances, autograph signings and exhibits celebrating college football and its history. Playoff Fan Central creates memories that last a lifetime.

The Quad

Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Quad is the ultimate meeting place for fans, family and friends. Located in the heart of Championship Campus, this three-day activation will feature daily ESPN Broadcasts live DJ’s, a CFP merchandise store, concessions, interactive activities and much, much more! The Quad is a free event and is open to the public.

Media Day

SAP Center

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Featuring coaches and student-athletes from the two competing teams, attendees will experience more than 1,000 media members previewing the national championship game. Fans will receive individual handheld radios with the ability to tune in to select stations to hear commentary from the interviews. Media Day also features live ESPN broadcasts. Media Day is a free event to the public.

Extra Yard 5K

Downtown San Jose (or Plaza de Cesar Chavez)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Extra Yard 5K is the official road race of the College Football Playoff. The event includes live entertainment, activities with race sponsors and a post-race awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers.

Eckrich Taste of the Championship

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Sunday, January 6, 2019

A premium event on the eve of the national championship game, the Eckrich Taste of the Championship is hosted by the CFP Foundation as a fundraising opportunity for the Extra Yard for Teachers initiative. Attendees will enjoy samplings of food and beverage from the local area, regions of the New Year’s Six Bowls, and the communities of the two teams competing in the 2019 CFP National Championship. Ticket buyers will sample gourmet food and beverages from the Bay Area’s most notable restaurants and breweries while celebrating teachers from across the United States. Proceeds from the event support the CFP Foundation and its Extra Yard for Teachers platform.

Championship Tailgate

Levi’s Stadium Parking Lot

Monday, January 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT

Championship Tailgate is the gathering place for fans with game tickets who want to experience extreme tailgating at the CFP National Championship. The free outdoor experience includes fan activities, games and entertainment. Attendees will enjoy the ultimate pregame atmosphere and tailgating favorites, along with ziplining, sponsor activations and more.

The 2019 CFP National Championship will take place on Monday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The game will air live on ESPN.

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