A 62,500-sq.-ft. structure going by the name Club Nomadic is now being put in place in the empty lot next to the Shops at Sawyer Yards, for 3 days of concert use during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. As for what happens to the site after the planned Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift shows wrap up: Permits for foundation and site work at the Edwards St. address issued earlier this month refer to the building as temporary, and Corey Garcia says the building will be packed up and taken elsewhere at the end of the short Houston run. The folks at Connecticut-based Nomadic Entertainment plan to set the building up at a series of future events elsewhere — but the Super Bowl lead-up week will be the club’s first gig.
Renderings released yesterday by Nomadic show 3 tiers of stage-gawking space:
Those upper level areas appear to be a U-shaped structure hugging the stage, largely disconnected from the main walls of the building:
Here’s another view, sans viewers:
And another view of the outside:
- Traveling nightclub breaks ground in Houston ahead of Super Bowl [HBJ]
- Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift to Play Club Nomadic, a Venue That Doesn’t Exist Yet [Houston Press]
- Super Week [Nomadic Entertainment Group]
Renderings: Nomadic Entertainment Group
Seems like the Hardy Yards might have been a better location . . . close to rail and downtown.
This looks like something you couldn’t pay me to go to. Then again, given how completely past the times I am, they would probably pay to make sure boring folks like me stayed away.
i wonder if they thought to do it here because of the day for night festival that was in that spot last year.
I went to something like this in Dallas back in 2011 Super Bowl weekend. It works well.
The Super Bowl falls on a school night for the kids. It ain’t happening for us anymore. I wonder if anyone has ever thought about doing it on a Saturday night instead? Sigh.
Who is paying for this?