Wednesday, April 14, 2021

IDOL ACROSS AMERICA Makes a Stop at the Southlake Tailgate

In addition to SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket, live music and food from the area’s best restaurants, what could make the Southlake Tailgate party any better? IDOL ACROSS AMERICA!  The biodiesel-fueled mobile experience (a.k.a tour bus) is traveling to 16 cities across the U.S. over a four-week period. It will make a stop in Southlake February 5, during the city’s mega-tailgate party in Town Square, before traveling to Cowboys Stadium on February 6 for a stint at Super Bowl XLV.

“To be selected as a tour destination for IDOL ACROSS AMERICA is quite a coup,” comments Chris Tribble, Southlake’s Director of Community Services. “We are thrilled to add this wildly popular, interactive experience to our line-up of events for the Southlake Tailgate and are confident it will only add momentum to the Super Bowl excitement.”

During the mobile tour, visitors who are U.S. residents 15 years of age or older will have the opportunity to record their own take on the “This is AMERICAN IDOL…” introduction made famous by Ryan Seacrest and be entered into a nationwide contest for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood to deliver the famous line on the IDOL stage alongside Seacrest. For eligibility, complete rules and more information, go to

As part of the tour, fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Be Your Own Idol” singing experience and pose for photos – which they can pick up online and then upload to their favorite social-networking sites – at the IDOL judges’ table alongside life-size standees of host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

In addition to viewing one-of-a-kind AMERICAN IDOL memorabilia – including framed platinum records, Ryan Seacrest’s suit, Carrie Underwood’s finale dress and David Cook’s guitar – and photos, fans can take a trip down memory lane by watching the special “Welcome Home” documentary that showcases all nine past IDOL winners.

Hosted by the City of Southlake in celebration of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium, the Southlake Tailgate starts at 2:00 p.m. The main event area opens at 5:00 p.m. featuring a Jumbo-tron television screen, games, activities, food and live music. The official radio station of the Southlake Tailgate is SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket. Norm Hitzges, Dan McDowell and Mike Rhyner, on-air hosts for the popular station, will be live at the Southlake Tailgate to mingle with fans and inject some “sports fun” into the event.

The Southlake Tailgate is free admission to the public. For additional information about this event and other Super Bowl-related activities happening in Southlake, go to