Luxury automobile brand, Audi took a turn to help celebrate this year’s Super Bowl with the Audi Forum New Orleans, a two-day party that attracted a host of A-list celebrities. The event kicked off on Friday with a star-studded cocktail affair held at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, home to the largest collection of Southern art in the world. Singer and songwriter Santi White, who is better known by her stage name, Santigold, provided musical entertainment for the evening while celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Anna Faris, Ashley Greene, and Olivia Munn posed for pictures and chatted about their team affiliations.
Will Ferrell and Anna Faris proclaimed their love for the Ravens while Jeremy Renner was overhead proclaiming his long-time love for the 49ers. Twilight actress Ashley Greene was seen in a gold beaded dress and was overheard mentioning that Tim Tebow is one of her favorite NFL players. The actress became fast friends with comedian and new Mom, Anna Faris. Both Greene and Faris made the New Orleans trip a family affair, bringing along their brothers on a shared flight to the Southern state.
Saturday night’s events at the Audi Forum New Orleans included after-hour deejay sets by Solange Knowles and Philadelphia-based rapper and DJ, Diplo. The two performed for a fresh crowd of celebrities, including Modern Family beauty Sofia Vergara, True Blood star Ryan Kwanten, socialite Stacy Keibler, as well as David Arquette, Ian Somerhalder, Chace Crawford, Josh Hutcherson, Aaron Paul, and Aaron Rodgers, among many others. Solange Knowles, who was a vision in white, was overheard talking about how excited she was to see her sister perform at halftime.
Solange revealed the Knowles family were big football fans, but kept her team preference for the big game a secret. Stacy Keibler, however, revealed she would be rooting for her hometown team, The Ravens (Keibler also used to be a Ravens cheerleader), while Renner, who returned for Saturday’s evening festivities, was witnessed deep in discussion with Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers.