As the leading publication covering the world's music scene since 1967, you'd expect Rolling Stone magazine to announce a stellar lineup for its annual Super Bowl party, which is one of the hottest tickets each year. And, indeed, it has.
When the magazine takes over the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on February 4 for its big bash this year, called Rolling Stone Live, expect special performances from Grammy-nominated rapper Diplo and popular hip-hop artist Nas. Renowned DJ Cassidy will also be part of the lineup.
"I have been an avid Rolling Stone reader for as long I can remember and I'm excited to head to Houston to headline Rolling Stone Live and kick off their 50th Anniversary year-long celebration with this party," Diplo told the magazine.
The party, which annually draws some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment on Super Bowl Eve, is by-invitation-only. But for those who are dying to get in, there are a couple of options. Sponsorship and corporate hospitality opportunities are available at an undisclosed price and Mercedes-Benz is the event sponsor, so the luxury car company will no doubt have some pull.
Rolling Stone is partnering with Talent Resources Sports for the third year in a row to produce the event.
The Rolling Stone party will have a lot of competition for attention that night because across town at Club Nomadic, Taylor Swift will perform at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night party; Maxim is hosting its buzzy party at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land: Playboy magazine will draw a crowd to its annual party at The Spire; the Leather and Lace party is going on at Hughes Manor: and the Taste of the NFL takes place at the University of Houston.
For a full list of parties, check out our CultureMap story that is constantly being updated with the latest party news.