Midtown Houston offers first look at new park for Super Bowl LI

Families and fans across Houston will have the opportunity to celebrate their passion for football during Midtown Houston’s free Super Bowl Weekend LI Showdown at the new Midtown Park (Main and McGowen). The Midtown Park Super Block Party, on Feb. 4 from 10am to 7pm and Feb. 5 from 10am to 2pm, will showcase local and national entertainment, food, art and fun for all. It will also serve as an opportunity for locals and visitors to preview the new Midtown Park, which was created by transforming a 3-acre vacant space found in the heart of Houston’s Midtown District. The event is a perfect alternative for Houstonians and visitors who wish to participate in the Super Bowl experience, without having to meet the heavy crowds and traffic anticipated in Downtown. Shuttles will be available for transporting patrons and the park is conveniently located just minutes from the METRO Rail (see attachment for shuttle map). 

“We are excited to give the Midtown community and Super Bowl visitors a glimpse into this unique urban park. We appreciate the assistance of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee in the activation of Midtown Park for Super Bowl LI,” said Matt Thibodeaux, CEO of Midtown Houston.

The Midtown Park Super Block Party line-up is as follows: 

Super Bowl LI Activation featuring Line Dance Instructor Vanessa Branch, Baby Sonic Boom, and a drumline performance.

DJ Mav, DJ Big Reeks of the Waxaholics, DJ Larose Royce, DJ Envy of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club and a meet and greet with former pro athletes Leonard Stephens, Mike T. Brown, Tyrone Smith, Chris Broussard, Maurice Evans and Rushia Brown.

Super Bowl LI Activation featuring a drumline performance by Lone Star Choppaz.

Fred Rusk at the Zydeco Hi-Steppers.

About Midtown Houston

Midtown Houston is comprised of three organizations; Midtown Redevelopment Authority/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2, Midtown Management District and Midtown Improvement and Development Corporation (MIDCorp), d/b/a Midtown Parks Conservancy (MPC).

The organizations share the common vision of shaping Midtown into a thriving, pedestrian-friendly, “new urban” community beyond the ability of individual property owners or businesses within the district. Midtown Houston holds the Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural Arts and Entertainment District accreditation. More information available at www.midtownhouston.com.