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Joan Jett to Play Gig at Green Bay Sports Bar Prior to Packers' Opening Game

Image Courtesy Roger EricksonIt's no secret that Joan Jett is a Green Bay Packers fan; she's said so in many interviews.  This year, though, she's made sure that she'll be on hand in Wisconsin for the Packers' opening game -- she's signed on to play a gig the night before, just blocks down the street from Lambeau Field.

The show will take place outside Burkel's One Block Over sports bar on Saturday, September 13, and tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m. Central, at

Jett spent her childhood years in the Philadelphia suburbs, but she told Esquire magazine that she became a Packers fan at the age of "six or seven" by looking at the photo on "a Sports Illustrated cover.  Everybody was completely muddy, so muddy you couldn't see who was wearing what uniform.  One guy had a swipe across the helmet where the mud was wiped off, and you could see part of the G through it.  For some reason, as a kid, just seeing that G, I became a Green Bay Packers fan." 

Jett might face a conflict of loyalty at the opening game: the lineup pits the Packers against Jett's current home-state team, the New York Jets.

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