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13 Calming Performances to Mentally Escape To

13 Calming Performances to Mentally Escape To
Video Round-upNovember 4, 2020

Feeling some election anxiety? Looking for a break from doom-scrolling? As the whole world awaits the results of the US election, we’re just gonna leave these nine calming, relaxing, all-together stress-free shows right here for you.


Sofar Murcia

An intoxicating performance drawing on a myriad of influences from folk, pop, indie and soul. Last but not least, that gorgeous view!

Kimié Miner

Sofar Honolulu

Dance under the twinkling patio lights and escape to an easy, breezy, indie Hawaiian show from Kimié Miner.

Rue Brown


Devoción Cafe may technically be indoors, but their wall of tropical plants is just as calming as the great outdoors. Get serenaded by Rue Brown's powerful vocals and good vibes.



Missing patio nights with cold drinks, summer breezes, and good friends? Same. Kick back and relax with us at this Sofar Chicago show with rapper and producer Saba.


Sofar Los Angeles

Emeryld takes listeners on an intoxicating ride with ethereal vocals and hypnotic production.

Puro Suco


This sweet and soulful backyard show is pure summer. Enjoy every second of it!

Samm Henshaw

Los Angeles

With new sounds that inject a strong blend of hip hop and gospel into his already tenacious foundation of soul and R&B rock, Samm stuns us with style and surrounded by California greenery.



This alt-folk singer-songwriter brought emotion and honesty to this summertime show in Chicago.

Leoncarlo Canlas


Sit back, relax, and let Leoncarlo Canlas transport you to a sunny Denver rooftop complete with soothing indie instrumentals.


Sofar Boulder

This sweet artist combines her folk and poetry roots into a style that is entirely her own.


San Diego

Grab your beverage of choice and meet in this sunny backyard for raspy rich vocals and sweet Amy Winehouse covers.

Démi Ma


Cue the cold drinks and deep breaths, this alt-indie show is bringing our minds to better days.

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Header image is of Rue Brown. Photo by Megan Nunn.