2016 NFL Kickoff: Concert

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On Thursday, September 8 (8:30 p.m. ET on NBC), football is back, as the 2016 NFL season kicks off with the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos hosting the Carolina Panthers at Mile High Stadium.


2016 NFL Kickoff presented by Hyundai Concert

The concert will be held on Thursday, September 8 and will feature multi-platinum global stars DIERKS BENTLEY and ONEREPUBLIC.

The concert is free and open to the public rain or shine. Access to the general public viewing areas is limited and first-come, first-served. Fans do not need tickets to attend the free concert.

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Fans are encouraged to use public transportation and should arrive early to enjoy activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays.


Fans can enter the concert site at Broadway Avenue or W. Colfax Avenue and may watch the performances from Civic Center Park. The entrances will open to the public beginning at 3PM on Thursday, September 8, and the concert will begin around 4:30PM. ADA Access to the concert site is located at W. Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street.


Immediately following the concert, fans are encouraged to watch the Broncos- Panthers game at local Denver establishments. The game will not be broadcast from the concert site at the conclusion of the event.

Game ticketholders should be advised that the concert at Civic Center Park will lead into the kickoff of the game and plan accordingly.

All times listed above are MT.

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