There may not be any NFL games tonight, but the anticipation is building for the upcoming football season. Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30 the 2022 NFL Draft takes to the streets of Las Vegas and will deliver the kind of excitement, entertainment and production value that can only be found in everyone’s favorite desert playground.

While we’re at it, explore some of the most exciting storylines that have come up over the offseason. 

What to Expect at the NFL Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft has been split into numerous events that will take over the Las Vegas strip. The Draft Experience is open to the public and will feature games, displays and live autograph sessions. The Draft Theater will let prospects hit the stage after selection and will also be the home to concerts featuring big names following the draft activities. To access free events and activities, guests must register at prior to attending.

If you’re attending the event live, keep in mind there is a strict bag policy. Be sure to review before you head out.


NFL Draft Schedule

Thursday, April 28

  • NFL Draft Experience 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PT
  • Live from the NFL Red Carpet 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  PT
  • NFL Draft from the Main Stage 5 p.m.  – 8 p.m. PT
  • Headliner Concert Performance 8:30 p.m.  – 9:30 p.m.  PT

Friday, April 29

  • NFL Draft Experience 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. PT
  • NFL Draft from the Main Stage 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT
  • Headliner Concert Performance 8:30 p.m.  – 9:30 p.m.  PT

Saturday, April 30

  • NFL Draft Experience 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT
  • NFL Draft from the Main Stage 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT
  • Headliner Concert Performance 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT


Concerts and Performances

The 2022 NFL Draft Concert Series will feature free concerts from Weezer, Ice Cube, and Marshmello at the conclusion of each day’s draft events. These free concerts will take place at The Draft Theater is located behind the High Roller at The LINQ.

Red Carpet performances by Vegas institutions, Jabbawockeez, Cirque du Soleil, and Blue Man Group will take place in the center of the Fountains at Bellagio where prospect interviews will also go down.

Things to See and Do

Get in on the fun at the NFL Draft Experience, which is located behind the High Roller at The LINQ. Explore interactive exhibits, play games, take photos and get moving with this fully immersive area. Some of the activities include:

  • FedEx Air Challenge
  • Play 60 Zone
  • Bud Light Draft Tavern
  • Invisalign Photo Frames
  • Super Bowl Rings
  • Raiders Vince Lombardi Trophies

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Where to Watch the NFL Draft

If you can’t make it to Vegas to participate firsthand, there are still many ways to stream the NFL Draft. Watch the events unfold on:

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NFL Schedule

As we watch the NFL Draft we can’t help be ready for everything football and NFL schedule. The league announced that the schedule will officially be released on May 12 at 8 p.m. ET. So, stay tuned right here to keep up with all the football news, events, scores and more.


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