Tops In Blue to perform at Super Bowl XLV

By Erin Tindell: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs

SAN ANTONIO — Tops In Blue, the Air Force’s expeditionary entertainment unit, is scheduled to perform “America the Beautiful” during festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday.

The group will perform alongside actress Lea Michele during pre-game activities. Tops In Blue performed as the halftime show during Super Bowl XIX in 1985, and Air Force Services Agency officials are pleased to have the group invited back.

“This year’s Tops In Blue team is extremely excited about this opportunity, and every member looks forward to representing the Air Force both live and on television throughout the world,” said Tom Edwards, the director of Tops In Blue.

Tops In Blue is a group of airmen composed of 35 vocalists, dancers, musicians and technicians who perform for deployed service members and coalition forces, helping to provide a sense of pause and escape for them, so they feel inspired to continue their missions.

For the past 57 years, Tops In Blue has traveled to more than 20 countries to perform more than 120 times each year for airmen and families around the world.

Super Bowl XLV will be televised on FOX, with kickoff scheduled for 6:25 p.m. eastern time. Tops In Blue will perform shortly after 6 p.m.