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Highlights of the Month: Alessia Cara, Multiple Proposals + More

Highlights of the Month: Alessia Cara, Multiple Proposals + More
Highlights of the MonthAugust 2, 2019

With hundreds of shows around the world each month, countless memorable moments happen at Sofar. Here are just a few of the special shows we put on in the past few weeks. Catch more daily on our Instagram.

Surprise Proposal at Sofar NYC

We’ve seen quite a few proposals and love connections at Sofar through the years, but they never fail to make us feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy! NYC guests Bowen and Jinchun went to their first gig together in NYC at a Sofar, and when he was thinking of proposing, he went straight to the Sofar NYC team to arrange it. He surprised Jinchun during the show by taking the mic over from the MC (all prearranged, of course), and getting down on one knee. Congrats you two! 

We love love! Bowen proposing to Jinchun at Sofar NYC
Jinchun's reaction to Bowen's surprise proposal at Sofar NYC

Alessia Cara Celebrates Birthday by Performing at Sofar Sacramento

While in town for her tour with Shawn Mendes, pop superstar Alessia Cara made time to celebrate her birthday with a performance at a special Sofar Sacramento show! The local team put together a show that day, and it was nothing short of magic. After her set, a jam session with some of our favorite local artists closed out the night.

Alessia celebrated her birthday at Sofar Sacramento
Alessia performing at a special Sofar Sacramento show

Goiânia’s Pride Show Celebrates Love + Young Talent

We got to witness another beautiful celebration of love at Sofar Goiânia’s Pride show, where guest Thaynara asked her now girlfriend Paula to officially be in a relationship after meeting in college and seeing each other. A bit shy, Thaynara got the mic and the guts to read a beautiful poem while the crowd, amazed, watched and cheered. It was the first time they attended a Sofar gig, and asked the reason she decided to do this at a Sofar, Thaynara said, "Because this is a place of respect and a lot of love."

On top of celebrating love and our LGBTQ+ community, we also witnessed an amazing performance from singer MARIA., who is just 14 years old! We can safely say she has way more charisma and maturity than most of us were at 14… 

Thaynara and Paula celebrating their new relationship!
MARIA., just 14 years old, performing at Sofar Goiânia

U.S. Sofars Celebrating Peak Summer with Outdoor Shows

All across the U.S., we’ve been taking the music outside to enjoy summer and discovering great new artists in the fresh air! Think backyards in Greensboro and Los Angeles, rooftops in NYC and Chicago, lakeside beaches in Indianapolis, and many more. There’s still time to get those summer Sofar vibes going – keep an eye out for the outdoors label on our event listings! 

Sofar Greensboro hosted a show in a fairy light-filled backyard
Indianapolis headed to the lake for a beachside Sofar

Experience next month’s highlights for yourself at a Sofar in your city!