They say everything is bigger in Texas. That adage certainly holds true for Houston’s Super Bowl celebrations. Here’s a list of our favorite music events going on in the city.
Bruno Mars in Concert at Club Nomadic – Jam to songs like “24K Magic” and “Uptown Funk” when Bruno Mars performs at the pop-up Club Nomadic in Downtown. Tickets start at $245, not including ticket fees. 9pm.
Supertown 51: G-Eazy & DJ Khaled at iClub – Major key alert, iClub Houston is where you need to be this Super Bowl weekend to catch a show-stopping live performance from rapper G-Eazy and a live DJ set by hip-hop producer and social media phenomenon DJ Khaled. General admission tickets are $99, not including ticket fees; VIP tickets are $175, not including ticket fees and allow expedited VIP entry, red carpet photo experience, and preferred parking access. VIP Table and Bottle Service tickets range between $1500 to $15,000 packages, not including ticket fees. 18 and up only with valid ID. 10pm to 3am.
50 Cent Gold Carpet Celebrity Bash at Belvedere – Atlanta V103’s own Ryan Cameron emcees an evening featuring 50 Cent, live and in person, at this ATL to HOU event. More than 30 NFL players are confirmed. RSVP for $30 admission if you arrive before 10pm; $50 general admission. 10pm to 2am.
Taylor Swift in Concert at Club Nomadic – “Shake It Off” when pop superstar Taylor Swift hits the stage at Club Nomadic in Downtown for the big game weekend. This event is invitation only. 9pm.
Official Maxim Party 2017 at Smart Financial Centre – Experience the Maxim rage during this milestone weekend of sports and over-the-top events in Houston. The Maxim Super Bowl Party combines art, fashion, music, and sports for the ultimate immersive and exciting party with interactive areas, live artistic vignettes, and celebrity music performances. Tickets start at $750, not including ticket fees. 8pm to 2am.
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Hardly anyone alive who grew up watching Saturday Night Fever didn’t dream about tripping the light fantastic on an actual light-up dance floor. Barbarella allows Houstonians to actualize their wildest polyester dreams, all the while spinning music from across the ages. Half dance club, half dive bar, Barbarella appeals to a wide audience of locals who outwardly have very little in common. Here, all ages, races, socioeconomic statuses, sexual preferences and tastes can gather together on the grounds of one common bond: the love of dancing. In addition to EDM DJ sets, among Barbarella’s best draws are its stellar theme nights, from decade-specific to genre-specific. Bonus points: The name is Barbarella! (2404 San Jacinto, facebook.com/barbarellahtx)
The ability to hang out in the sun during the summer and be cool is not an easy task to achieve unless you are at Clé’s Day/Night Club. The centerpiece is an outdoor pool that frequently hosts some of the globe’s hottest DJs, but Clé’s ability to host events during the day and then reset for a traditional, upscale Vegas-style club experience makes it a game-changer for Houston-area dance clubs. Three large bars service the diverse patrons, and bottle service for the tables and cabanas includes the pageantry of the gorgeous Clé girls. (2301 Main,clehouston.com)
Some of the city’s best music can be found at Fox Hollow, home to a few of Houston’s premier DJ nights. Bombón, “Houston’s Ultimate Tropical Dance Party,” kicks things off on the first Saturday of the month, followed on subsequent Saturdays by No Diggity (R&B); Grande (hip-hop); and A Really Kool Party (free-form). All this DJ expertise translates into break-dance circles, two-steppin’ in the name of love, and Latin movimientos as top H-Town dancers such as Darius (a.k.a. Bones) and La Cindy showcase their talents week after week. The mood at Fox is always inviting. So whether you’re in the mood to mover la colita or do the dap, chances are you can fulfill all your dance desires right here. (4617 Nett, facebook.com/foxhollow)
Numbers Night Club is as well-known for its urban legends as for its actual existence, and that’s certainly part of its appeal. It seems that most Houstonians have their own crazy “Numbers story”; if you visit, you will likely have one too. A nightclub since 1978, Numbers has evolved into an all-encompassing venue that hosts DJs, live music and various events, but is currently best known for its “Classic Numbers” party each Friday night. Playing a variety of retro songs with a focus on late-20-century alternative subgenres, Numbers keeps the past alive in the present. Bonus points: Tribute nights are fan heaven; the Bowie tribute night back in January was epic. (300 Westheimer, numbersnightclub.com)