Sofar Cleveland: An Intimate Concert Experience

Sofar Sounds_Intimate Live Music Event

I’m about to let you in on a secret.  Some of you may have already heard me talking about this event, but I felt like it was time to let more people in the loop. So, what’s all the fuss about? It’s a live music experience going on in Cleveland (and around the world) that lets you experience music in a different and unique way. It’s called Sofar Sounds.

Each month Sofar Sounds hosts a live music event in unique spaces around Cleveland. While it originated in London back in 2009, the concept is the same as when it started. The goal is to expose people to different artists around the globe in an intimate environment without distractions and noise, that also allows you to connect with the artists.

Sofar Sounds at Photography Studio
@Burklehagen Photography Studio

How does it work? All you have to do is sign up for a monthly email notification from Sofar Sounds. You’ll wait to receive the concert date each month. If the date works for you, let them know you are interested in attending. A few weeks before the event you will receive an email letting you know if you were selected. At that point you can let them know if you are bringing a guest and you’ll pay $15 per ticket. The day before the event they will let you know the location, but the musicians are a secret until you arrive.

Each show features a variety of artists, so you’re guaranteed to like at least one or two of the performers. Each singer/group plays about four songs, so you get a really good flavor for each before moving on to the next artist. The locations vary from breweries and photography studios to trendy office spaces and warehouses. The locations are all donated and many are BYOB. Seating is often limited, so beach chairs or blankets are a great idea if you don’t want to have a sore butt from sitting on a concrete floor for two hours.

Hotcards Redspace
@redspaceevents on 2400 Superior Avenue

The whole experience is pretty casual, but intimate. The show is limited to about sixty or seventy guests, including the bands. You’ll have the chance to mingle with the artists in between the acts if you choose to do so before the next set gets going. The best part about this event is you’re supporting some local and national musicians, while also have a great time checking out places around Cleveland.

I hope to see you at the next event, assuming I’m selected to attend. Share this post to friends you think might enjoy.

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