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Chris Janson to Perform at Helluva Block Party on Sept. 30

THE FLATS – Multi-platinum country songwriter and artist Chris Janson will be in concert at Helluva Block Party Driven by Hyundai prior to Georgia Tech football’s home game versus Bowling Green on Sept. 30.

Janson, widely known for his explosive live stage shows and numerous multi-platinum hits like his four-time platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat,” will take the stage on North Avenue right in front of Tech Tower Lawn immediately following Yellow Jacket Alley, Georgia Tech football’s gameday arrival at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field.

Pregame concerts are FREE as part of Helluva Block Party driven by Hyundai, which has transformed the Georgia Tech football pregame experience by bringing the excitement and pageantry of Tech football to one of the most visible and vibrant areas of campus and the city of Atlanta – North Avenue. A three-block stretch of North Avenue – from Techwood Drive/Centennial Olympic Park Drive to Tech Parkway/Luckie Street – is temporarily closed to traffic on gamedays to accommodate the activities.

VIDEO: Sights & Sounds - Helluva Block Party, GT vs. SC State (Sept. 9)

Surrounded by some of Georgia Tech’s most iconic locations, including the south entrances to Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field and Tech Tower Lawn, the timeline for Helluva Block Party on Sept. 30 features:

9:30 A.M.

North Avenue closes to traffic from Techwood Drive/Centennial Olympic Park Drive to Tech Parkway/Luckie Street and setup for HBP begins.

11:30 A.M.

Tailgating at Helluva Block Party begins! Tailgating options include:

  • Full-service, turnkey tailgate packages on Tech Tower Lawn and in premium spaces allow Yellow Jacket Alley, available for purchase through REVELxp. For more information and to purchase a turnkey tailgate package online, visit com/Georgia-Tech.
  • A wide variety of food vendors that feature some of the best food and beverage that Atlanta has to offer, including Coca-Cola products and Helluvienna Lager and Ale of an Engineer from New Realm Brewing Co.

Tailgating activities feature fun for the whole family that was previously part of Wreckfest on Callaway Plaza, including interactive games and activities for fans of all ages.

1 P.M.

The Yellow Jackets’ arrival to Bobby Dodd Stadium at Hyundai Field – Yellow Jacket Alley – has a new home as a centerpiece of Helluva Block Party. Fans are encouraged to line the way along North Avenue between Cherry Street and Bobby Dodd Stadium’s Gate 1 to give the Jackets a raucous reception as they enter the stadium. The team’s buses arrive at the corner of North Avenue and Cherry Street and the team proceeds east on North Avenue before entering the stadium at Gate 1.


As soon as the Jackets are inside the stadium, the attention turns to the Helluva Block Party stage for the pregame concert. For the Sept. 30 contest versus Bowling Green, Chris Janson will entertain and energize fans before turning it over to Georgia Tech Marching Band for their traditional pregame show. Additional artists will be announced throughout the fall.

3 P.M.

Helluva Block Party shuts down to allow fans to be in their seats for Georgia Tech’s electrifying pregame activities and toe meets leather!

North Avenue reopens for postgame traffic beginning at the start of the third quarter.

Helluva Block Party is FREE to all fans attending the game. For more information, visit, and for answers to frequently asked questions, visit

Game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking HERE.


“Live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone) Chris Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, celebrated entertainer, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning singer/songwriter. The ACM Award- winner has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. Both his inspiring hit “Drunk Girl” and his chart-topping, 4x Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” were named among NSAI’s “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” lists – making Janson one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times. “Buy Me A Boat” was also recognized as the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year. “Good Vibes,” the flagship single from his 2019 album Real Friends, and follow-up “Done” each topped the country charts, bringing his total of No. 1 songs to four – and the hit-maker is entering a new chapter with his fifth studio album THE OUTLAW SIDE OF ME, out June 16th. Working alongside Oscar-nominated and GRAMMY®-winning producer Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Cheap TrickInsane Clown Posse), Janson’s new album, The Outlaw Side of Meis a full-spectrum look at one of country music’s most promising rising stars. From the outlaw, to the rowdy rocker, the romantic, and the full-throttle performer, this record is Chris Janson from top to bottom.  The lead single from the new record, All I Need Is You,” is impacting country radio now and is rapidly climbing the charts.


Georgia Tech football season tickets, which guarantee the best seats and value for all of the exciting action of Tech’s five remaining home games in 2023 – including the Nov. 25 regular-season finale versus archrival Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium – remain on sale, starting at just $225. For more information and to purchase season tickets online, click HERE.

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