Allstate Fan FestFree fun and performances leading up to the Allstate® Sugar Bowl®

New Orleans will come alive with school spirit when college football fans descend on the city for the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate® Sugar Bowl®. To celebrate this year's iconic bowl game, the Allstate Fan Fest will return to the Crescent City for the ninth year to entertain college football fans and local residents with a variety of fun, interactive activities and concert performances.

Tuesday, December 30, 12-8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 31, 12-8 p.m.

Located in the heart of the French Quarter in the Jax Brewery parking lot off Decatur Street (418 North Peters Street), Allstate Fan Fest is free to the public between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, and Wednesday, December 31. The event is sure to excite fans and build anticipation for one of the premier events in college football with school pep rallies, football-themed activities and free musical performances by some of today's most celebrated bands.

Fans of the participating Allstate® Sugar Bowl® teams can show off their school spirit during high energy pep rallies featuring marching bands, mascots and cheerleaders for the participating teams the day before the game.

Members of the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college sports, will be recognized during a special introduction on the Allstate Fan Fest main stage and at halftime of the Allstate® Sugar Bowl® on January 1, 2015. For the seventh consecutive year, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® will make a positive impact on the New Orleans community by hosting a special football clinic for area youth at Isidore Newman High School on Jefferson Avenue.

Each day of Fan Fest will be capped by a free concert (beginning at 6 p.m.) by prominent musicians.

Last year's Allstate Fan Fest was headlined by Grammy award-nominated sensation Imagine Dragons (pictured, right) on January 1, while American rock band favorite O.A.R. helped ring in the New Year from the main stage on December 31.

Previous headliners included FUN., Huey Lewis & the News, Cee-Lo Green, Kelly Clarkson, the Neville Brothers and New Orleans-own Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Other past performers include Blues Traveler, Darius Rucker, Eddie Money, Gin Blossoms, Lady Antebellum and Lifehouse.

2010 Allstate Fan Fest Photos

2009 Allstate Fan Fest Photos