Day 2 at Club Nomadic

Celebs turn out for magical Bruno Mars concert that has everyone dancing

Magical Bruno Mars concert has everyone dancing — celebs included

Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars and his band, dressed in Houston sports jerseys. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen
John Legend with his wife Chrissy Teigen. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn and his wife Kyla arrive for the LIFEWTR Art After Dark Super Bowl 2017 Experience . Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Michael Strahan
Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan at the LIFEWTR Art After Dark Super Bowl 2017 Experience at Club Nomadic. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green, picking the Falcons for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Erin Andrews, Jarret Stoll
FOX NFL reporter Erin Andrews poses with her hockey player fiancé Jarret Stoll. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, John Legend
John Legend was chatty on the red carpet, even if his wife wasn't. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban, billionaire investor, star of ABC's "Shark Tank" and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Tracey Edmonds, Deion Sanders
Power couple Tracey Edmonds and former NFL player Deion Sanders. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Andy Dalton
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars and his band. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, LeToya Luckett
LeToya Luckett, former member of Destiny's Child. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Brandon McManus
Brandon McManus, placekicker for the Denver Broncos. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Club Nomadic Entertainment president Jack Murphy
Club Nomadic Entertainment president Jack Murphy. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, selfies
It's selfie time for arrivals at LIFEWTR Art After Dark Super Bowl 2017 Experience. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Concert-goers
Concert-goers wait in Friday night's less chaotic Uber line after the Bruno Mars concert at Club Nomadic. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Bruno Mars
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Vince Vaughn
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Michael Strahan
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, CeeLo Green
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Erin Andrews, Jarret Stoll
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, John Legend
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Mark Cuban
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Barry Sanders
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Tracey Edmonds, Deion Sanders
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Andy Dalton
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Bruno Mars
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, LeToya Luckett
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Brandon McManus
Club Nomadic Entertainment president Jack Murphy
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, selfies
Houston, Bruno Mars Art After Dark Super Bowl Party, Jan 2017, Concert-goers

The stars have arrived in Houston, and they turned out Friday night to see headliner Bruno Mars perform at LIFEWTR/Pepsico’s “Art After Dark Super Bowl 2017 Experience” at traveling nightclub, Club Nomadic.

The red carpet was red hot with celebs galore strutting down the VIP entryway, including Houston-native and Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan, singer/rapper CeeLo Green, Fox NFL sportscaster Erin Andrews, Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank's Mark Cuban, and John Legend and his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen.

The normally press-friendly Teigen seemed unusually photo shy, staying off to one end of the red carpet, telling photographers, "no photos," which was seconded by a burly bodyguard. Actor Vince Vaughn was on the same wavelength, skipping the red carpet altogether. CultureMap's intrepid photographer F. Carter Smith captured both anyway.

Legend said he was excited to see Mars, and added that his wife wasn't doing press that evening because she was "just shy."

Green, who was born in Atlanta, said, of course, he is rooting for the Falcons.

There was no shortage of former and current pro athletes with Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Terry Bradshaw, and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who hails from Katy, in the audience.

The party got started around 10:30 pm when Mars took to the stage in front of a massive sold-out crowd of 9,000. An additional 1,500 tickets were released and purchased after organizers figured the final configuration of the venue a week before the concert would allow in more fans.

In a nod to H-Town, Mars donned a George Springer Houston Astros jersey, while his backup singers/dancers wore a mix of Astros, Rockets and Texans jerseys. "Houston... we're trying to have some fun tonight," he yelled near the beginning of the 90-minute show. "I wanna see everyone moving. I wanna see everyone dancing."

The dynamic performer, who has stage presence to spare, indeed had the audience dancing and singing along as he opened with the title song from his latest album, 24K Magic, and played a set of hit songs including, “Treasure,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” When I Was Your Man," "Grenade,” "Just the Way You Are,” “Marry You,” and his closing song,“Uptown Funk."

Mars also wove bits of songs like Ginuwine’s "Pony" and Michael Jackson’s "Rock With You" into his set throughout the lively evening.

After Mars left the stage, DJ Khaled kept the house rockin’ as he spun tunes until 2:30 am, as many in the crowd stayed around, turning the general admission area into one big dance floor.

Ending on a high note, Saturday is the final night of performances at Club Nomadic. Taylor Swift is set to headline DirectTV's Super Saturday Night, marking her first time performing as part of the Super Bowl festivities.

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