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‘AT&T Playlist Live’ Comes to Discovery Meadow

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SILVER AND GOULD: Ellie Goulding (pictured above) is one of many big names playing free concerts in San Jose's Discovery Meadow this weekend.

SILVER AND GOULD: Ellie Goulding (pictured above) is one of many big names playing free concerts in San Jose's Discovery Meadow this weekend.

Discovery Meadow comes alive with music this weekend with three free concerts—all part of the larger citywide celebration surrounding the College Football Playoff National Championship.

The AT&T Playoff Playlist Live concert series runs Friday through Sunday nights, Jan. 4-6, and features a star-studded lineup of bands and solo artists.

Kicking things off on Friday night, Alessia Cara, Alex Aiono and Brynn Elliott are scheduled to take the stage.

The 22-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter Cara first made waves with her breakout single, “Here.” The song—an introvert’s anthem, which recalls the dark piano textures of Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”—is a smoky and soulful shout-out to all the wallflowers at the party. Those who don’t know the track may recognize Cara from her collaboration with Logic. She was featured, along with Khalid, on Logic’s 2017 hit, “1-800-273-8255.”

Speaking of Logic, the Los Angeles-based rapper is also in town for the concert series. Logic headlines the second evening of music—joining retro R&B revivalist Leon Bridges and Kendrick Lamar collaborator and labelmate Jay Rock on Saturday.

Bridges is currently on tour behind his acclaimed sophomore album, Good Thing, which has drawn praise for its savvy blend of retro R&B tones and modern storytelling. Jay Rock, who’s verse on Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” earned him a Grammy nod as a featured artist, released his second studio album, Redemption, this summer. The record features two singles currently in rotation on hip-hop radio—the Lamar-featuring “Win” and the Jeremih-featuring “Tap Out.”

OneRepublic, The Regrettes and Ellie Goulding close out the three-night run of shows on Sunday.

Perhaps best known for their massive 2007 single, “Apologize,” OneRepublic have also collaborated with Logic. Earlier this year, the Colorado-bred band released “Start Again,” which features the rapper. The song is also on the soundtrack of the Netflix original drama, 13 Reasons Why.

The Regrettes, a punky female-fronted trio from L.A. have been garnering plenty of favorable press from their hometown papers, the Los Angeles Times and the LA Weekly, as well as from national outlets, like Rolling Stone.

Goulding, who has three certified platinum albums to her name, comes to town on the heels of her latest single—an infectious collaboration with Diplo and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live
Jan 4-6, 6pm, Free
Discovery Meadow, San Jose

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