NFL announces celebrations & events for first day of NFL Draft in Detroit

Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 11, 2024

The National Football League announced the festivities and entertainment that will take place on the first day of the NFL Draft in Detroit.

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According to the NFL, the attending prospects will walk the NFL Draft Red Carpet at the iconic Fox Theatre in Detroit around 5:20 p.m. Portions of the red carpet will be televised on the NFL Network.

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Detroit artist Angela Davis will perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing" live from the Draft Theater stage near Campu Martius Park, and Caleb Carroll, a performer at Detroit Lions games, will sing the national anthem.

During each day of the event, the NFL will host free concerts inside the Draft Theater as part of the NFL Draft Concert Series.

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Some of the biggest names in music will perform on the NFL Draft stage as part of the NFL Draft Concert Series presented by Bud Light.

According to the league, Big Sean, the Detroit Youth Choir and Bazzi will each perform on one day of the draft.

Detroit's own Big Sean will take the stage at 6:15. p.m. on Friday before the NFL draft selections begin. The Detroit Youth Choir will perform at 6 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday, Bazzi will perform after the draft selections conclude.

A post-draft performance on Saturday will close out the major event.

Each day, the NFL Draft Concert Series will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and standing room only. Headliners will be announced at a later date.

The draft takes place Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27.

Hours of the NFL Draft Experience are:

  • April 25: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • April 26: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • April 27: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Draft programming:

  • April 25: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • April 26: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • April 7: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.