Flo Rida, Dierks Bentley, DJ Irie, Notre Dame, Alabama at BCS Concert: A Four-Part Guide
Dierks Bentley. Performing at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 6. This Arizona-born, Nashville-based shit-kicker is such a hard-core college football junkie that he wrote an entire album dedicated to touchdowns, sacks, and tailgate parties. "It's all about having a good time and having fun," Dierks told ESPN a few months ago, "especially when it comes to college football." And obviously, he called the record Country & Cold Cans. "Remember BYOB, which I love? Imagine being 17 or 18 ... Oops, I mean 21 or 22, sneaking ... Oops, I mean bringing in a beer or a flask! I'm going to feed off the [college crowd's] energy. Those were great days. Those were the glory days."
Flo Rida. Performing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6. Homie's a self-described "international hustler" with a giant Jesus piece 'round his neck, four Billboard number-one hits, and "fans in Okinawa." But just like Dierks, Flo Rida's also a big-time football buff. This hometown 305 dude is built like a linebacker. He's the sponsor of a Florida Youth Football League team outta Miami Gardens. And he also personally hired design firm Futuristic Woo to make new uniforms for his alma mater's team, the Miami Carol City Senior High Chiefs. Even booty bass pioneer, civic hero, and New Times columnist Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell praises Mr. Rida's generosity and dedication to the game. So don't be ashamed if "Whistle" happens to be your own personal fight song. Just blow it all the way to the BCS, baby.
Orange Bowl Discover Fan Zone. With Flo Rida, Dierks Bentley, DJ Irie, and others. Saturday and Sunday, January 5 and 6. Ocean Drive, between Seventh and Ninth streets, Miami Beach. The street festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Call 305-341-4700 or visit orangebowl.org.
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