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Real Event: Chicago Ideas + Sofar Sounds Cruise

Posted on August 29, 2017

On Monday, August 21st, Chicago Ideas and Sofar Sounds transformed Chicago's Classic Lady into a unique hybrid venue for its guests - one part networking cruise for its co-op members and one part intimate concert venue showcasing two soulful artists, Lili K and Avery R Young.

See photos below to get a look at one client's vision to turn our private yachts into an exclusive, floating rooftop concert venue on Chicago's waterways that its guests won't soon forget!

Photo credit: @carlosjames1315 and @ryanbeshel


Lili K Performs on Lake Michigan; © Carlos James

Chicago Ideas Co-op Members; © Carlos James

Guests enjoyed summer beverages from beverage partner Chicago Distilling Company; © Carlos James

Light bites satisfied from catering partner Jordan's Food of Distinction; © Carlos James

Chicago Ideas Coop guests enjoy evening networking on the water; © Carlos James

Incredible nighttime views as guests pass through the Chicago Lock system; © Carlos James

Avery R Young performs on the Chicago River, energizing the crowd; © Ryan Beshel

Avery R Young works the crowd; © Carlos James

The performance continues on the floating rooftop; © Carlos James

Guest capture the moment on film and photo with the incredible city backdrop as part of an unforgettable evening; © Carlos James