Produced by Authentic Entertainment and Medium Rare the annual Big-Game event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Talking Stick Resort –Sports Illustrated (SI) announced that SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan is heading to Arizona this coming February at the legendary Talking Stick Resort. Having become synonymous with the biggest weekend in football and one of the most coveted tickets of Big Game Weekend, The Party Presented by Captain Morgan continues to raise the bar, announcing The Chainsmokers and Machine Gun Kelly as its headlining musical guests.
Produced by Medium Rare and Authentic Entertainment, the sports and music mega event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2023, featuring over the top production and performances all within Talking Stick Resort’s backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The production of SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan will reach new heights in 2023 with a custom-built, festival sized mega-structure created directly at the entrance of Talking Stick Resort. Guests will experience an immersive and breathtaking main stage along with mesmerizing activations throughout the 100,000+ square foot mega-structure. Widely known as Big Game Weekend’s most exclusive and VIP-attended event, SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan will feature a one-of-a-kind VIP Table experience with exceptional main stage views and world-class hospitality. Beyond the pages of the historic magazine, its iconic photography, and unrivaled storytelling, Sports Illustrated is the ultimate arbiter in the celebration of sports; fans around the world look to Sports Illustrated to provide unprecedented and unforgettable experiences, and The Party is no exception. Open to the public, the event invites fans to mingle with the who’s who of the sports and entertainment worlds.
Past SI The Party attendees include Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Hart, Jeff Bezos, Ciara, Russell Wilson, Diplo and countless others. 2023 GRAMMY nominated artist Machine Gun Kelly has sold 20 million albums globally and continues to sell out stadiums on his current worldwide tour. Rising to fame, after being the first rapper to win the talent show at the legendary Apollo Theater, the cross-over pop-punk star has had two #1 albums including this year’s release, “Mainstream Sellout.” American electronic DJ and production duo, The Chainsmokers, known for topping charts including their #1 hit, “Closer,” have amassed a loyal following of fans from around the globe and echoed that same support from their industry peers, garnering a GRAMMY, seven Billboard Music Awards and nine iHeart Radio awards.Captain Morgan is proud to present SI The Party 2023 and spice up The Big Game Weekend like never before with the event’s official cocktail, custom experiences, and delectable Diageo spirits. With the official cocktail of SI The Party, guests will have the ability to not only enjoy Captain Morgan’s signature Original Spiced Rum at the bar and cocktail activations, but also the exclusive opportunity to try the brand’s all new Vita Coco Spiked with Captain Morgan Rum canned cocktail.
Beyond the delicious cocktails, SI The Party will host all 32 NFL Fan of the Year nominees some of the largest superfans across the country. The 2022 NFL Fan of the Year Contest presented by Captain Morgan celebrates and recognizes fans who go above and beyond to spice up game day through their love of football. Throughout the entirety of SI The Party, the 32 NFL Fan of the Year nominees will be treated like the true MVPs they are with the ultimate, VIP experience -from an onstage toast with football legend, Victor Cruz, to a custom lounge, Captain Morgan will further celebrate the extraordinary fans who bring an original spice to what it means to be a fan.“It’s only right that we’re celebrating some of the world’s biggest football fans at undoubtedly the hottest party during football’s biggest weekend,” said Sam Salameh, Vice President, Captain Morgan. “We’re thrilled to partner with Sports Illustrated to help produce The Party, giving this year’s nominees a celebration,they’ll never forget and guests a night of delicious cocktails and epic performances.”This year The Party will be held at Talking Stick Resort, Arizona’s leading gaming resort. A one stop haven for travelers seeking the perfect mix of fun, relaxation, play, dining, and endless entertainment. The AAA four diamond resort is in the heart of Scottsdale where guests are submerged in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, yet minutes away from downtown.Guests can retreat to one of the resort’s 496-rooms full of luxurious amenities, soak up the Arizona sun at one of the resort’s luxurious pools or dine in one of its six uniquely themed restaurants including its most prized dining experience Orange Sky, located on the 15thfloor –a fine-dining restaurant, offering one of the most expansive sunset views available anywhere in The Valley.For those looking for a boost of Essential Energy during SI The Party 2023, CELSIUS’ premium, better-for-you energy drink will be on-hand. As the official energy drink of SI The Party 2023, CELSIUS will be integrated across the entire event for all guests to enjoy. CELSIUS will produce a sleek and modern lounge featuring high top tables and custom round bars for fans to enjoy a heightened experience during the event. During SI The Party, attendees will have the opportunity to sample CELSIUS’ most popular flavors and soak in the greatest views.

As the Official Beer & Official Hard Seltzer Partner of SI the Party, Anheuser – Busch and its signature Bud Light Seltzer and Stella Artois brands will be featured in front of the biggest stars in sports + entertainment alongside an epic onstage “Cheers” moment for all SI the Party guests. So, whether you’re a fan of beer or seltzer, Anheuser-Busch has you covered to cheers to the best of times! NYLON will be bringing its signature NYLON House to this year’s SI The Party 2023, providing a unique viewpoint on fashion, music and culture, while giving attendees a once-in-a lifetime experience during the big game weekend in Phoenix. Inclusive of over-the-top photo moments, premium activations, and the best views in the house, NYLON House will be a can’t miss moment.Electrolit, the official hydration drink of SI The Party 2023, will provide attendees with an immersive experience, while showcasing their delicious product. Thanks to Electrolit, SI The Party guests, athletes, and sports fans alike will be kept instantly hydrated all weekend long.For more information about SI The Party presented by Captain Morgan or to purchase tickets or tables visit Artwork available here.