The NFL invited 7,500 “health care heroes” who have already received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Super Bowl. Those essential workers will get to see the game and the already announced festivities, and they’ll also get to experience seeing Miley Cyrus perform live.
Cyrus will be at the the Super Bowl for the TikTok Tailgate pre-show, where she’ll perform in honor of these special guests.
“SUPER BOWL LV!!!” Cyrus wrote on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 24). “I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE!!! I can’t wait to put on a show for the NFL’s honored guests before the game…. Health care workers from Tampa and around the country!”
The official NFL Twitter account gave some more context for the event: “@mileycyrus will be at Super Bowl LV to perform at the first-ever #TikTokTailgate – the NFL’s pregame event for the 7,500 vaccinated health care heroes who have been invited to attend.”
“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement about giving Super Bowl tickets to people working in health care during the pandemic. “We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings.”
The TikTok Tailgate can be watched on Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET, either on TikTok or CBS.
It was previously announced that H.E.R. will perform “America the Beautiful” and Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church will sing the National Anthem at this year’s kick-off show at 6 p.m. ET. The Weeknd is the headline performer of the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show.