You never know what a Sofar night will look like. It could be an intimate house show in front of a fireplace, an evening surrounded by paintings and sculptures in a museum gallery, or maybe a high-energy night in an amusement park. But we can tell you, it’s going to be a new experience every time. Here are a few of the ways a Sofar show can surprise you.
You’ve got the location reveal.
You don’t know where your Sofar show is going to be until hours before it’s time. That means you pick the neighborhood, and get ready to step into a unique space, whether it’s a lush backyard full of friendly faces, or that cute clothing spot you’ve been eyeing but haven’t gotten to visit yet. All you have to do is be up for the adventure.
Of course, the artists who will blow you away.
Over the last decade, we continued to be blown away by the incredible, jaw-dropping performances that can leave us speechless. You never know where an artist might head after they play these intimate spaces, sometimes they go on to become chart-toppers, Oscar winners, or superhero movie stars. You really never know who you’ll see, or how a Sofar show can surprise you.
Then, there are all your new, music-loving friends.
There’s discovering new music, and a unique space, but there’s also the discovery of community, whether it’s meeting new people in your own city, or in Sofar cities around the world (there are more than 400 of them). Feeling a little shy? We’ve got a few tips for how to get the convo going to make a few new friends.
Best of all, there’s another adventure waiting for you.
New artists, another unknown location, and a room full of folks—that’s the next show.
Ready to experience how a Sofar show can surprise you? Explore shows near you.
Words by Sofar Editorial Team