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NFL THANKSGIVING GAMES: A-LIST PERFORMANCES TO IGNITE THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT


The icon Dolly Parton is going to have an extravaganza in Dallas for Thanksgiving. Photo: @dollyparton
The icon Dolly Parton is going to have an extravaganza in Dallas for Thanksgiving. Photo: @dollyparton

In the grand tradition of Thanksgiving, the National Football League is not just serving up touchdowns and tackles but also A-list musical performances to spice up the holiday festivities. Get ready for three extraordinary halftime shows that promise to make this year's Thanksgiving games memorable not only for football fans but also for music enthusiasts.


JACK HARLOW HEADLINES DETROIT LIONS VERSUS GREEN BAY PACKERS (12:30 P.M. ET)

Jack Harlow will set the stage a blaze in Detroit. Photo: @detroitlionsnfl
Jack Harlow will set the stage a blaze in Detroit. Photo: @detroitlionsnfl

The Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show powered by Verizon is set to be a spectacle with the rap sensation Jack Harlow taking the stage. The Grammy-nominated artist, known for his chart-topping hits and charismatic performances, will add a new beat to the Lions' clash against the Green Bay Packers. With their rich Thanksgiving tradition, the Lions are kicking off the holiday celebrations with Harlow's dynamic presence.


In addition to Harlow's performance, the national anthem will be graced by the country music duo The War And Treaty, bringing a blend of musical genres to the iconic Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Classic. With a nationally televised broadcast on FOX at 12:30 p.m. ET, this matchup promises to be a feast for football and music lovers.



DOLLY PARTON LIGHTS UP DALLAS COWBOYS VERSUS WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (4:30 P.M. ET)


The Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game, a perennial favorite for viewers, is elevating its halftime show to new heights. Global icon Dolly Parton, a singer-songwriter, actor, and philanthropist, will be the star of The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show. Parton, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will showcase her greatest hits and present songs from her much-anticipated “Rockstar" album, set to release on Nov. 17.


As part of a Cowboys tradition spanning 27 years, the halftime show aims to shed light on the needs of millions during the holiday season, urging viewers to contribute to The Salvation Army's iconic Red Kettle Campaign. With an anticipated broadcast on CBS at 4:30 p.m. ET, this performance is poised to captivate audiences and kick off one of the largest annual fundraisers.


STEVE AOKI BRINGS ELECTRIC ENERGY TO SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VERSUS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (8:20 P.M. ET)

Musical ico Steve Aoki will be headlining in Seattle. Photo: @steveaoki
Musical ico Steve Aoki will be headlining in Seattle. Photo: @steveaoki

Closing out the Thanksgiving Day football extravaganza, the Seattle Seahawks are hosting their first-ever Thanksgiving home game, doing it in style. Dance music icon Steve Aoki will headline the halftime show, bringing his electrifying beats and high-energy performance to the festivities. Aoki, known for collaborations with artists like Will.i.am, Linkin Park, and Fall Out Boy, is set to light up Lumen Field with a performance that promises to be visually and musically stunning.


As part of the Thanksgiving Halftime Show, fans can expect a dazzling light show incorporating the stadium's new LED bowl lights, introduced earlier this season. Audience participation is also on the menu, with light-up wristbands ensuring that fans become an integral part of the show and other remarkable moments throughout the game, which kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC.


This Thanksgiving, as families gather around their tables and in front of their screens, the NFL is delivering not just touchdowns but an entertainment extravaganza that blends the excitement of football games with the magic of live music. It's a holiday treat for fans of both the gridiron and the stage, ensuring that Thanksgiving 2023 will be celebrated with a symphony of cheers and beats.












This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a new writer on the MTMV Sports platform. I am a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, dog mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow my writings as I dive into the latest sports news! You can find me on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.


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