The NFL announced that Grammy winners Kings of Leon will open festivities at the Draft Theater in Cleveland on Night One of the 2021 NFL Draft, April 29 as part of the NFL Draft Concert Series presented by Bose. The full performance will be streamed on NFL.com, NFL app and live on the NFL's Facebook page.
The national anthem will be sung by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and lead singer of legendary rock band Heart, Ann Wilson. Tapping into the talent of the local community, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s All-City Choir will perform a special rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing". Both performances will be broadcast live on NFL Network and ESPN.
Cleveland local cover group, The Sunrise Jones, will serve as the house band and will provide entertainment between draft selections on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30.
Attending prospects will also walk the NFL Draft Red Carpet on night one, located on the plaza of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and will be televised on NFL Network at 6 p.m. ET.
Headlining acts for Night Two and Three of the NFL Draft Concert Series presented by Bose will be announced in the coming weeks.
The NFL's interactive football theme park, NFL Draft Experience, will be free and open to the public around FirstEnergy Stadium during all three days of the Draft.
All three days of the NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC.