The NFL kicks off its 100th season with "2019 NFL Kickoff Presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 20" at 7:30 PM ET Thursday, Sept. 5. Artists and Inspire Change advocates Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor and Rapsody will perform live before the 2019 season gets underway with the Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears game at 8:20 PM ET.
The 2019 Kickoff Experience starts at noon and runs until 10:30 PM CT at Grant Park in Chicago and is free and open to the public. Bears Legends Jim McMahon, Matt Forte and Charles Tillman will be on-site to sign autographs throughout the afternoon.
Fans can visit the Madden NFL 20 Experience for a chance to watch NFL Legends Michael Vick, Chad Johnson, music artists, Twitch streamers and fans compete in the first-ever EA Sports Madden NFL Twitch Prime Crown Cup.
Meek Mill will headline the musical acts on the Kickoff Main Stage following performances by Meghan Trainor and Rapsody.
Fans are encouraged to stay and make history during the first-of-its-kind NFL Kickoff Watch Party as the Green Bay vs. Chicago game is shown live on massive screens throughout Grant Park.
A portion of both Meek Mill's and Meghan Trainor's performances will be featured on the simulcast pregame show airing from 7:30 – 8:10 PM ET on NBC and NFL Network.