Smash Mouth Headlines Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate Presented by Coke Zero

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ashley Braun
(480) 350-0909

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl™ announced today that multi-platinum artist Smash Mouth will headline the Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate presented by Coke Zero pregame party on December 28, 2013.

Formed in 1994 in San Jose, California, Smash Mouth combines retro with a 1960s-influenced garage band style. The band’s No. 1 hits include “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star”.

“The headliner performance by Smash Mouth will be a ‘fan-tastic’ addition to our second pregame party that we believe will really resonate with our Guests,” said Bob Ruhland, vice president of marketing communications at Buffalo Wild Wings. “The energy they’ll pump into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is a great fit with college football fans and the Tablegate experience, helping us make this year’s pregame party as successful as the first.”

Smash Mouth boasts more than 10 million records sold and is famously known for its cover of The Monkees’ classic “I’m a Believer,” which held the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Adult Top 40 in 2001.

Jessie’s Girl, a 1980's Tribute band who performs to a weekly "Sold Out" crowd at NYC's Canal Room at their Back To The Eighties Show will open the show for Smash Mouth. The band was also tapped by Neil Patrick Harris to perform at his 40th birthday party.

“We are looking forward to a great performance from Smash Mouth at the Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate presented by Coke Zero,” said Brian Hall, Fiesta Bowl Chairman of the Board. “They are a great band to kick off the evening of festivities before the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.”

The Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate presented by Coke Zero is the perfect way to enjoy a night of food, fun and football. On December 28, in the shadow of Tempe’s Sun Devil Stadium, some of the most passionate Big Ten and Big 12 fans will come together to partake in some serious “Tablegating”. With performances by the university marching bands and cheerleaders, a great Buffalo Wild Wings food experience featuring Blazin’ Challenges and Coca-Cola beverages - there is sure to be something for everyone.

Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate presented by Coke Zero will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. before the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Tickets can be purchased for $25 through the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl ticket office by calling (480) 350-0911 or visiting For a limited time, beginning today through September 26, 2013, fans purchasing two Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game tickets will receive two Tablegate pregame party tickets for free. To redeem this offer, use access code SMASHMOUTH.

The 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will kick off at 8:15 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, December 28 at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium. The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will match the third selection from the Big Ten against the third pick from the Big 12, after BCS selections. Tickets for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl are available online at or by phone (480) 350-0911.

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