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!
Our team in San Francisco kicked off the new year with a bang when they hosted a special show at the legendary Tonga Room. The Tonga Room, which opened in 1945, is not only the oldest continually operating tiki venue in North America, but has also been described by Anthony Bourdain as "the greatest place in the history of the world." Frequent Sofar alumni Apollo Bebop, On The Sun and Before the Brave played their tunes on the floating stage surrounded by water.
At a recent Sofar Washington, D.C. show, a stray cat appeared. He snuck in during soundcheck, slept on people's coats during the show and had the best time. Eventually, one of the performers that night, Heather Mae, and her wife decided to take the little fellow home to save him from the cold. Only a few days later, Harry (his new name) became a permanent resident at the couple's address and has since been inseparable from his feline sister Sallie (yes, Harry Met Sallie). According to his new parents, he is "snuggly and wonderful, and we love him! Also, he matches our furniture!”
Cultuurnacht Breda is an annual evening in the Dutch city where bars, museums, shops, etc. open their doors to culture (theater, opera, live music, art). Sofar Breda also participated by hosting three mini-Sofars, which were just like a regular Sofar but with artists only performing two songs each, so they could give a taste of Sofar to more people in town.
Sofar goes solar! Sofar Chennai put a focus on sustainability with its January show, which was completely powered by solar energy. Their venue, Spaces @ i13, used sustainable materials in its construction and draws 100% of its energy from the solar panels on the roof. All of the electricity used from soundcheck to the end of the show came from those solar panels. Bravo, Sofar Chennai!