This famous music, entertainment, and pop culture magazine has been throwing Super Bowl parties for eight years running. Unlike many other parties out there, Rolling Stone is known for choosing interesting, eclectic venues and crafting a pretty exclusive guest list. This year – shocker! – their party was in line with that same aesthetic. But it had a slightly different twist.
On February 2nd, Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta took place at the Goat Farm Art Center, a performance venue set in the ruins of an old cotton gin. Yeah, it sounds odd, but trust us, it was a glamorous affair! Because wouldn’t expect anything less from Rolling Stone…
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Super Bowl LIII | Skylight converted The Goat Farm Art Center, a historic 19th century cotton gin factory, into the performance venue for ‘Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta.’ With music performances from Atlanta’s biggest talents including, Young Thug and Lil Keed, as well as Ludacris, Gunna, Megan Thee Stallion, and DJ Questlove, the event unified the historical significance of the venue and cultural connection to Atlanta. @rollingstone @mercedesbenz @ldvlife • • • • #rollingstonelive #rollingstone #ldvhospitality #superbowl #superbowl53 #atlanta #ludacris #lilkeed #gunna #djquestlove #skylight #skylightatlanta #skylightstudios
This 12-acre venue was curated and transformed by Skylight, an event venue development firm that turned these 19th-century industrial warehouses (typically filled by local artists) into something truly special for the night.
An Atlanta-Centric Music Lineup
The party was packed with performances by Atlanta natives, making up for what the Super Bowl Halftime Show left out. According to Gus Wenner, President and COO of Rolling Stone, before the show, he said, “We’ll be celebrating Atlanta’s rich music culture with an outstanding artist lineup, from performances by some of the hottest names in hip-hop today.”
Well, they delivered. Guests saw performances by rappers Young Thug, Gunna, and Lil Keed before Ludacris took the stage. Always a champion of the ATL, Luda played some of his biggest hits, including “What’s Your Fantasy,” “Roll Out,” and “Welcome to Atlanta” (obviously).
Megan Thee Stallion opened up the night and DJ Infamous and Fate made appearances as well. World famous DJ Questlove played a set to close the show, keeping partygoers dancing until early in the morning. Oh, and there were confetti explosions to cap off the night!
Rolling Stone’s Super Bowl party always attracts a star-studded array of guests and we saw a ton of big names popping up in Atlanta. Rapper Casanova stopped by and CeeLo Green brought his son and fiancee to hang out.
Several reality TV stars like Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton, Nene Leakes, and Tanya Same of the Real Housewives of Atlanta all showed up to party too. Brielle Biermann of Don’t be Tardy, Scheana Shay of Vanderpump Rules, and Luann de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York were also in attendance. Man, talk about a lot of Bravo celebrities!
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Popular television stars came out en masse to Rolling Stone Live too. Actor Ty Burrell of Modern Family and Taran Killiam from Saturday Night Live strolled the red carpet and mingled. Brian White and Essence Atkins of Ambitions, Robin Givens of Riverdale, Deon Cole of Grown-ish, and Merle Dandridge of Greenleaf were also spotted.
Recording artist Ruby Rose posed for pics too.
Since the event was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, as the velvet ropes were pulled aside and fans entered the party, they could check out a 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63.
Crown Royal had a table filled with all sorts of goodies where guests could create and send care packages to troops overseas as part of their Purple Bag Project. Meanwhile, Moët kept champagne glasses full all night. Celeb guests and VIP ticket holders could hang out in the LDV Hospitality Seville VIP area located in the upstairs balcony.
The boutique hospitality group LDV also created an elevated culinary experience for guests with a signature cocktail bar, eclectic cocktails, and tableside service provided by their New York City cocktail bar and live music venue, The Seville. Talk about fancy. Passed foods included crab cakes, meatballs, spanakopita, and more. No word on the special stuff that the VIPs (probably) got, but we can only imagine it was delicious!
Rolling Stone is one of the biggest names in music and entertainment, so it’s no wonder they were able to put on such great performances while paying homage to Atlanta artists and a local venue in a big way. Every year, they seem to get more and more creative, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with in 2020! Ready to go to a party like this now?