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4 days, 4 fêtes. The countdown starts on Wednesday before the big game. Pay close attention from number 4 to number 1, because these schmancy celebrations simply cannot be missed!

Get ready for the glitz and glam in the days leading up to Super Bowl 50, because the Bay Area is gearing up in style.  Save the casual celebration for Sunday; instead, prepare to don your fancy suits and cocktail dresses, and do it up big at these 4 swanky pre-game parties.


DATE:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (taking place before 8:00pm Symphony performance)

PLACE:  5pm Cocktail Reception, Wattis Room | 6pm Dinner, Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall A

COST:  Packages start at $1000

Ronnie and Karren Lott Super Bowl 50: 4 of the Fanciest Bay Area Pre-Parties San Francisco Symphony Tailgate Dinner

Ronnie and Karen Lott

Marcia and John Goldman Super Bowl 50: 4 of the Fanciest Bay Area Pre-Parties San Francisco Symphony Tailgate Dinner

Marcia and John Goldman (Image via blog.sfgate.com)

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) joins the San Francisco Bay Area’s Super Bowl 50 festivities with two events celebrating the intersection of sports and music on February 3-4, 2016 in Davies Symphony Hall.

Prior to the Wednesday, February 3 performance, dinner packages are available for guests to experience a tailgate like no other, which includes a cocktail reception in Davies Symphony Hall’s Wattis Room and a 6 p.m. dinner held in Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall A. The pre-concert dinner is chaired by Karen & Ronnie Lott and Marcia & John Goldman.

Proceeds from the February 3 dinner benefit the San Francisco Symphony’s educational and community programs, which reach hundreds of thousands of people of all ages throughout Northern California, touching a broad economic and cultural cross-section of the population.

Formal dinner packages begin at $1000 and are available by contacting the Volunteer Council at (415) 503-5500 or online at www.sfsymphony.org/NFL


DATES:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. | Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8 p.m.

PLACE: Davies Symphony Hall: Grove Street at Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA

COST:  Concert tickets from $35-$95.

Marcus Allen Super Bowl 50: 4 of the Fanciest Bay Area Pre-Parties San Francisco Symphony

Marcus Allen (Image courtesy of the SF Symphony)

Hosted by NFL Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, the concerts feature the iconic music and filmmaking of Emmy Award-winning NFL Films, with conductor Joshua Gersen leading the Orchestra in live accompaniment. Images captured by NFL Films’ cameras over the years will be projected on the stage. The concerts are part of the NFL’s week-long Super Bowl 50 celebration leading up to The Big Game on Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium.

Concert tickets: $50-$195. Includes access to the pre-concert lobby activities in Davies Symphony Hall. These tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 415-864-6000, at www.sfsymphony.org/NFL, or at the box office located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.

For more information about all the ways the NFL is celebrating Super Bowl 50, visit SuperBowl.com, follow @SuperBowl on Twitter or hashtags #SB50.


DATE:  Thursday, February 4th,  7pm – 11:45pm

PLACE:  Bently Reserve

COST:  from $52.24–$3,209.95

Modern Man Sport Super Bowl 50: 4 of the Fanciest Bay Area Pre-Parties

Modern Man Sports Presents The Black Card Experience Super Bowl 50 Weekend at Bently Reserve – San Francisco.  With a curated VIP lounge, complimentary spa and grooming services, an open bar and an oyster bar, the modern man (and woman) will be well taken care of at this swanky event.


DATE:  Saturday, February 6, 2016, 6:30 – 10:00 PM

PLACE:   The private estate of Jillian Manus in Atherton, CA

COST:  $3,000 per ticket

TICKETS:  By Invitation Only

Big Game Big Give Joe Montana Super Bowl 50: 4 of the Fanciest Bay Area Pre-Parties

Joe Montana. (Image via bleacherreport.com)


Big Game Big Give Matt Williams Super Bowl 50: 4 of the Fanciest Bay Area Pre-Parties

Matt Williams (Image via beforeitsnews.com)

It’s no surprise that this event gets the number one spot – not just because it happens to fall on the Saturday before the big game, but this annual event was previously named #1 Super Bowl Party by ‘ESPN, The Magazine.’ 

Big Game Big Give” will be held in Super Bowl city the weekend of the big game at the private estate of Jillian Manus. This invite-only fundraiser is presented by The Giving Back Fund to benefit local charities. The foundation’s 2016 Celebrity Co-Hosts are former SF Giants All-Star Matt Williams and former SF 49er Super Bowl hero Joe Montana with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as Honorary Co-Chair. Philanthropist Jillian Manus has generously opened her Atherton estate to host the intimate affair and will co-host the event along with Erika Williams.

The star-studded gala has become a favorite among the philanthropy elite, with previous celebrity hosts including Alec Baldwin, Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  The 2015 event, held in the Phoenix home of former MLB superstar Matt Williams and his wife, Erika, raised over $1,000,000, a record for a Super Bowl charity event.  This event is  expected to draw over 500 celebrities, athletes, business entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other VIPs.

To keep the event enjoyable for guests, a limited number of people are invited to purchase tickets by GBF, or on the recommendation of the event’s prestigious local Host Committee.

Guests enjoy cocktails and appetizers while mingling in a relaxed, luxurious and intimate environment. The event will culminate in a live auction and a surprise musical guest performer.