Highlights so far have included a Football Fiesta with over 150 mariachis, folklorico dancers and charros; a Youth Football Night; a dramatic Opening Day celebration of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, featuring a giant flag covering the entire field, national anthem by multi-platinum recording artist Brian McKnight, and a halftime concert by Plain White T’s; an 80’s Throwback Day with halftime performance by Wonderbread 5; and the 49ers Salute the Fleet celebration featuring the finest bands and pageantry our Armed Forces have to offer.
The first half of the season also saw the debut of two new Gold Rush uniforms, a new Sourdough Sam costume, the release of the all-new Gold Rush cheerleader calendar, and a Junior Gold Rush program with over 200 aspiring young cheerleaders. We are also pleased to welcome back the very talented D.C. Abramson as Sourdough Sam. He is joined by a new assistant Mike Marqua. And of course, starting off the season 4-1 is the real accomplishment!
Looking ahead to the second half of the season, highlights include our Breast Cancer Awareness game; a tribute to the 70th Anniversary of the Tuckeegee Airmen, including a partnership with Lucas films that will bring actors from their new movie and the original airmen to the game; a full stadium card stunt to honor Veteran’s Day; Hall of Fame Day featuring the induction of R.C. Owens and Roger Craig into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame; Fan Appreciation Day; and Monday Night Football where the 49ers will salute our local stars of American Idol with a halftime concert starring Thia Megia, James Durbin and Stefano Langione.
e2k is pleased to continue our incredible partnership with the 49ers, and work closely with them on providing a first-class gameday experience.
49ers Entertainment is Directed by Lorie Murphy. Video Board is directed by Steve Whiting and Dan Wilson. Show producers are David Sanchez and Jasmine Hall. The Gold Rush is Directed by Erin Olmstead and Kristin Ortega. Niner Noise is directed by Dave Gibbs and Ryan Odello. Game music is provided by Adrian Cavlan. And gameday field directors are Brad Robinson, Emily Tatad and Mike Austin. Special thanks to Sound on Stage, Pyrospectaculars and all of our production partners.