Here’s What You Need To Know About Kendrick Lamar’s Free Concert

Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar is performing a free concert.
The free concert in Centennial Olympic Park starts at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar is coming to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game.

Better yet, his performance is free to attend.

The event at the park starts at 7 p.m., an hour before kickoff, according to information from the Georgia World Congress Center. Darius Rucker will also be performing, and a three-story screen will be set up at the park for concertgoers to view the championship game in its entirety.

The halftime show will be made up of the competing schools’ bands playing inside the stadium, and Lamar will be featured during the festivities, from outside, according to Atlanta Championship Game representative Erin Shearer.

Atlanta police anticipate 100,000 people in Atlanta for the game and related events, according to a news release.

As usual, MARTA is recommended for getting downtown.

“For fans looking to enjoy the festivities taking place in downtown Atlanta, MARTA and rideshare are the best options for getting into Championship Campus,” Shearer said.

(Keep scrolling for a map with the nearest parking lots and MARTA station.)

Attendees do not need to worry about the other basics. Portable restrooms and vendors offering food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available on-site, according to information provided by Shearer.

For security, Atlanta police said they will be implementing a “clear bag policy” for venues related to the championship game. The department tweeted out an infographic on what that policy entails:

See the map below for some possibilities for parking, as well as the two nearest MARTA rail stations:

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