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Super Bowl 2013 schedule for Ravens vs. 49ers: Busy weekend ahead in New Orleans

The Super Bowl isn't just a game, it's an entire year's worth of crazy football-related (kinda) events crammed into one tiny weekend. No wonder people want the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday to be declared a national holiday.


Super Bowl XLVII is set for the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, who face off Sunday with hopes of winning the Lombardi Trophy. The Ravens are trying for their second Super Bowl win and to send future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis out in style, while the Niners are looking for their sixth title.

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This weekend isn't just about the Super Bowl, though. The NFL has found a way to cram an entire year's worth of football-related events down our throats in just a single weekend. Of course, we love it. If we didn't, the NFL wouldn't be the powerhouse sports league that it is today.

VH1 will be hosting a concert at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans, which will air live on Primetime on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST on Friday (subject to change). The artist has yet to be announced, but VH1's past Super Bowl concerts have featured appearances by top celebrities, artists and NFL players.

There will also be the NFL Experience on Saturday, which extends from the week through the weekend and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Fans can go through Hall of Fame exhibits, get autographs from players, play around with interactive exhibits and other NFL and Super Bowl exhibits. Here is a full list of this weekend's events, as well as a list of players and times for autographs.

The CMT Crossroads concert will also be held on Saturday. It begins at 11 p.m. EST, and last year's concert featured artists like Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler.

On Sunday, the NFL Experience will stay open until 4 p.m., and the NFL Shop will stay open throughout the game and on Monday, as well.

Of course, the biggest even of the weekend, the actual Super Bowl, will be played on Sunday evening. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a halftime performance by Beyonce. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.