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CFP National Championship 2018: Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Darius Rucker will perform ahead of game

Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, The Chainsmokers and Darius Rucker are among the musical acts joining the run-up to the College Football Playoff National Championship in January.

The artists, along with Lizzo, Bebe Rexha, Spencer Ludwig and Brett Young, will perform during the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! event, which runs Jan. 6 through Jan. 8.

The free, three-day concert series will take place at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, close to the site of this year’s National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game will be played Jan. 8 and air live on ESPN.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Jan. 6-7 and at noon on Jan. 8. Those who can’t attend but want to check out the concerts can watch a livestream of the weekend performances at

The lineup:

Jan. 6: Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth and Lizzo.

Jan. 7: The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha and Spencer Ludwig.

Jan. 8: Darius Rucker and Brett Young

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.