The snow and cold isn’t keeping your favorite stars away this Sundance. The 2016 film festival in Park City, Utah has been filled with the usual A-list celebs in town promoting some of the biggest indie films of the year and a record high number of book adaptations including Nick Jonas starer “Goat” (based on the Brad Land memoir), Kristen Stewart‘s “Certain Women” (based on Maile Meloy’s award-winning book of short stories “Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It”), and Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny‘s “Love and Friendship” (based on Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan”). Read on to find out which stars made the trip out and where they’ve been partying:
1. Chase Sapphire Lounge on Main
573 Main Street
The party has been on constant repeat at the Chase Sapphire Lounge. If you can gain access to this VIP spot, it’s a must-visit thanks to the lively music, delicious bites, and lively crowd including tons of star sightings. So far the Lounge has hosted the “Weiner-Dog” after party (attended by cast members Danny DeVito, Kieran Culkin, Zosia Mamet, and Ellen Burstyn) the much buzzed about “Goat” film party including celebrity attendees Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer, the “Manchester By the Sea” premiere party (with Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, and Kyle Chandler walking the blue carpet while John Krasinski and Judd Apatow stopped by to support their talented friends), the “Gleason” premiere party attended by celebrity athletes D’Qwell Jackson, Scott Fujita, Eric Johnson, and New Orleans Saint’s Quarterback Drew Brees, the “Joshy” party (attended by cast members Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally and Alex Ross Perry), the “Yoga Hosers” party (with cast members Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Justin Long, Austin Butler, Tyler Posey and director/writer Kevin Smith, while Natasha Leon, Chloe Sevigny, Justin Bartha also came by the event to support their friends), “The Birth of a Nation” party attended by cast Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, and director Nate Parker, and the “Lovesong” party attended by Jena Malone and Riley Keough with friend Marisa Tomei making an appearance to support the film.
2. TAO Park City Pop-Up Nightclub
Village at the Lift
The Tao Group has teamed up with Tequila Don Julio on an exclusive pop-up nightlife experience where bottles of Tequila Don Julio 1942 grace the private tables and celebrity DJ Brody Jenner as well as Devin Lucien, VICE, Mel DeBarge, Politik and Equal warm up the dance floor. The only late night spot in Park City (everywhere else closes relatively early), Tao continues to be a final stop for almost everyone in town. Last year’s partiers included Joe Manganiello, Zoe Kravitz, Kellan Lutz, Zachary Pinto and Margot Robbie, and this year A-listers Nick and Joe Jonas, Sophia Bush, and Gabrielle Union have already been spotted so far.
3. Bar 53 at Rock & Reilly’s
427 Main Street
Bar 53 and 50 Bleu Lounge at Rock & Reilly’s is a celebrity-magnet thanks to it’s nightly cast parties. So far the Lounge has hosted The Official ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Pre Party and The Official ‘Morris From America’ After Party where actor Elijah Wood DJed with his partner Zach Cowie as partygoers feasted on Mellow Mushroom, while sipping on 50 Bleu Vodka hand crafted cocktails. Continuing the weekend festivities, 50 Bleu Lounge at Rock & Reilly’s played host to the official “White Girl” after party with a slew of celebs on hand to celebrate including star Justin Bartha. The cast members really enjoyed each other while dancing to DJ Funkee Boss who spun old school hip hop mixed with top 40 till they shut the place down. Kristen Stewart, Lena Dunham, Justin Long, Nick Kroll and Anderson Cooper have also dropped by the Lounge to sign the wall.
4. Toyota Mirai Music Lodge
780 Main St.
Back for the 11th year to mix media and music, the green-themed lodge (with the Mirai, a Toyota hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, on display) has been home to live performances, brand showcases, and celebrity interviews. The musical roster so far included Grammy-nominated artist Andra Day on Friday, indie pop band Air Traffic Controller on Saturday, Jamie Bendell and R. City on Sunday and An Arctic Blast/ Earth Day Network benefit will take place on Friday featuring music by pop star Peppina and New York singer/songerwriter Natalie Gelman. Pretty much any celebrity in town for the fest has stopped by including Molly Shannon, Judd Apatow, Nick Jonas, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Adam Scott, Cheadle, Kevin Sorbo, John Legend, Spike Lee, Rob Zombie, Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Viggo Mortensen, John Krasinski, Anderson Cooper, Lena Dunham, Jena Malone; Rosanna Arquette, Ryan Eggold, Natasha Lyonne, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kevin Smith, and Erykah Badu. But perhaps the most exciting guest at the Lodge so far has been the professional eagle wranglers and their fierce, enormous (8-foot wingspan) golden eagle in honor of Morgan Spurlock’s latest doc “The Eagle Huntress.”
5. Samsung Studio
638 Park Ave.
The Samsung Studio’s been offering a full schedule of programming including screenings, Q&As, music performances and parties. The Studio has been a go-to spot for filmmakers and actors including Ewan McGregor, Adrian Grenier, Elijah Wood, Ellen Page, Don Cheadle, Sophie Bush, Nick and Joe Jonas, Zosia Mamet, Ellen Burstyn, Daniel Radcliffe, John Legend, John Krasinski, Casey Affleck, AnnaLynne McCord, Mark Burnett, Kristen Stewart, Lena Dunham, Alison Janney, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen, Brooklyn Decker, Viggo Mortensen, Harvey Weinstein, and more. Three of the biggest highlights so far include the Samsung LEVEL late night party on Friday featuring a surprise performance by Diplo with celebrities in attendance including Sophia Bush and Adrian Grenier, Harvey Weinstein’s annual Weinstein Sundance Bowl Football Party on Sunday with guests including Nick and Joe Jonas, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and the Variety Indie Impact Award Dinner honoring Kelly Reinhardt, who was presented the award by “Certain Women” star, Kristen Stewart.
6. The Blackhouse at Sundance
804 Main St.
The Blackhouse Foundation, which works to expand opportunities for Black multi-platinum content creators, has a record 30 films and projects in this year’s festival, and a packed lineup of events to celebrate its 10th anniversary year. Two of the most hyped about events these past few days included a conversation and mixer with John Legend for his WGN America film “Underground” where Legend and the cast and crew sipped on VIDA Tequila cocktails and snacked on food by Provisions and CAA’s “Birth of a Nation” gathering with Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union followed by a Seagram’s Gin Party with music by DJ D-Nice closing down with Vikter Duplaix & DJ Low Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu).
7. KIA Supper Suite with The Church Key
Cisero’s on Main St.
The KIA Supper Suite hosted the much talked about ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” Miniseries Event “OJ: Made in America” as well as the “Outlaws & Angles” Dinner with stars Luke Wilson, Francesca Eastwood, Chad Michael Murray, Teri Polo and Frances Fisher.
8. Acura Studio
201 Heber Ave. at Main St.
Home to a number of film premiere after parties including “Swiss Army Man” attended by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Daniel Radcliffe, and Paul Dano, “The Hollars” attended by cast John Krasinski and Anna Kendrick and “Antibirth” attended by Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny.