FOXBOROUGH - When the New England Patriots' legendary tight end, Rob Gronkowski, retired over the off-season, many refused to accept it. At a younger age than many NFL retirees, legions of Patriots fans have been staunch believers of the idea that Gronk can't stay away from the game and that the Patriots would add him late in the season as a secret weapon. Even Patriots owner Robert Kraft believed that Gronk would eventually return to New England, as shared by NFL.
But while Gronk will be at the Super Bowl this season in Miami, he will not be in pads and a uniform. Instead, he is going to be hosting his own music festival, as reported by NESN.
That's right, regardless of whether or not the Patriots, as a team, make it to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive season, Gronk will be there once more. But he won't be doing what Gronk does best (catching touchdowns), he'll be doing the other thing that Gronk does best (partying).
On February 1, 2020, Gronk will host "Gronk Beach," a luau-themed music festival, complete with food, live dancing, and beverages, no matter which teams are playing. The reason Gronk decided to have a party in Miami during the weekend of the Super Bowl, as explained by him, is that he wants people to have the opportunity to party with him, as someone who knows Super Bowl culture better than anyone.
Gronk Beach in Miami, a venture that is headed by Gronk and his partnership with Monster Energy Drinks, will play host to some very recognizable music acts. Included in the lineup for the festival are Flo Rida, Diplo, Rick Ross, and more.
Last week, Gronk teased his plans to make a big announcement this Tuesday and while it was probably never going to be his return to the NFL, this makes for a good consolation prize. Tickets for the event are slated to go on sale this Thursday.
Hopefully, Gronk will be able to party and hang out with his old teammates that weekend. Provided that they actually prepare for the Super Bowl, as well, of course.
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