The Green Bay Packers will kick off their 100th season as a franchise on Sept. 9 when they take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. But before the Packers and Bears go at it, the Packers are asking fans to join them a big party. On Monday, the Packers announced plans for a 100 seasons "Celebration Weekend" that will take place outside Lambeau Field on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will be highlighted by a free concert featuring the Steve Miller Band that night.

"Celebration Weekend" will officially begin at 4:30 p.m. CT that Saturday at the Johnsonville Tailgate Villiage. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and fans will be able to order food and drinks until 9 p.m. Parking will be free and fans can also go to the Packers Pro Shop, take a tour of the Stadium and eat at the Packers Hall of Fame and 1919 Kitchen & Tap. As for Sunday, the game will obviously be the main attraction, but fans will be able to hang out at the Johnsonville Tailgate Villiage starting at 3:20 p.m. Gates to Lambeau Field will open at 5:20 p.m. and the game will kick off just at 7: 20 p.m.

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The Packers first announced their plans for the 100th season back in April with the introduction of their new logo which the team will wear on their uniforms this season. The celebration began with Lambeau Field Live which is a traveling exhibit which included everything fans love about the home of the Packers. Lambeau Live was at five locations across the state of Wisconsin.

The second part of the celebration will be the Packers Experience which is a festival for fans to take part in different activities such as listening to live music, participating in an alumni Q&A session viewing a replica team locker room and listening to live music. This will take place at Lambeau Field and it will be a four-day event. Here's a look at the date and times for Packers Experience.

  • Thursday, July 26: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, July 27: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 29: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The team will also release a 10-part documentary called Legacy: 100 Seasons of the Green Bay Packers. Each episode of the documentary will be one or two hours long and the entire series will be available in 2019.

And along with the documentary, the Packers will come out with a book which will chronicle the team's last 100 seasons. It will be written by team historian Cliff Christl and it will be published in 2019.

The Packers are looking to start the 100th season on the right foot and forget about a 2017 season. Last year, the Packers recorded a 7-9 record and Aaron Rodgers missed nine games due to a broken collarbone.