The Jets announced today that Grammy Award-winning artist and lifelong Jets fan Lenny Kravitz will perform live on Thanksgiving night when the team hosts the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
The halftime show will feature a medley of Kravitz's hits and highlight "Like A Jet," the song he penned exclusively for the Green & White. "Like A Jet" is part of the Pepsi NFL Anthems program, a national campaign that brings to life originally created anthems for seven NFL teams around the league. Fans can get a free download of "Like a Jet" at PepsiAnthems.com. The Jets-Patriots game is presented by Pepsi.
The game on Thanksgiving has been dedicated to helping and honoring all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. At the game, the Jets will continue their support by partnering with the American Red Cross to collect monetary donations at all MetLife Stadium gates, with the team matching the total donation, up to $100,000, made by fans that night.
The Jets previously announced they will also honor 100 first responders during the game. The responders will participate in pregame duties, including holding a field-sized American flag for the National Anthem, to be performed by the Newark Boys Chorus. The team will also honor all those affected by Hurricane Sandy with a moment of silence before the opening kickoff.
Fans attending the game will receive a special free gift — a Jets-branded scarf — and 100 lucky fans will have the opportunity to be on-field for the Kravitz halftime performance courtesy of Pepsi. The team is encouraging fans to keep their scarves, including the Pepsi NFL Anthems hang tags, handy and to pay close attention to the videoboards during the first quarter of the game for more on this opportunity.
Also, fans with the Jets official mobile app downloaded to their phones with Jets Connect enabled will have the chance to experience the halftime performance from the field. Fans are being encouraged to check their smartphones when arriving at the stadium for details.
During the game, 11 sixth-graders from Florham Park, Madison and Harding, N.J., who were selected for their commitment and involvement in the Jets Play 60 Challenge presented by Kinect for Xbox360 will lead the team out of the tunnel during introductions. Also, each participant will receive an Xbox 360 console with Kinect.
Fans who cannot attend the game will be able to enjoy the Kravitz halftime show and see the first-ever live performance of the Pepsi NFL Anthem "Like A Jet" as part of the NBC television broadcast. For the latest on the team and for the complete Gameday Guide, visit newyorkjets.com.