Grammy Nominee to Sing National Anthem at San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

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Andra Day to sing at Dec. 23 Boise State vs. Northern Illinois bowl match-up

SAN DIEGO – The 11th annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will draw thousands of fans to Qualcomm Stadium next Wednesday, December 23rd. This year will feature the first afternoon kickoff in the game’s history. The on-field action begins at 1 pm with the Kaiser Permanente Pre-Game Show. The pre-game show will pay tribute to our local military heroes and will feature parachute jumpers. The National Anthem will be performed by local San Diegan and 2015 Grammy nominee, Andra Day.

Day will also take center stage for a soulful postgame performance of her hit single, “Rise Up.” Day will lead the countdown to the start of postgame fireworks extravaganza, Stadium Spectacular, a pyrotechnic display that will introduce fireworks technology never-before-seen in North America.

Day recently co-starred in an Apple commercial with Stevie Wonder that aired in November of this year and will be a guest DJ on iHeartMedia in the days leading up to the bowl game. Her hit single “Rise Up” is available now wherever you download music, from Buskin Records/Warner Brothers Records. Day was born in Washington State but spent most of her life, attended high school and started her career in San Diego. She performed earlier this month at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting in front of the White House at the request of First Lady Michelle Obama.

This year’s San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will match the Boise State Broncos and the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Broncos finished the regular season (8-4) overall and (5-3) in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West. The NIU Huskies are the MAC West Division Champions, finishing (8-5) on the year and (6-2) in the conference. This will be Boise State’s 14th consecutive bowl appearance, a streak that ties for sixth nationally. It’s the team’s second appearance in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. It will be Northern Illinois’ eighth straight postseason trip and third appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl.

Tickets for the 2015 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl range from $20 to $80 and can be purchased at Qualcomm Stadium, Window B, Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm or by calling (619) 285-5039. Tickets also can be purchased online at, or through TicketMaster® at (800) 745-3000 or at any TicketMaster outlet.