Barges and breweries: Sofar Sounds hosts secret concerts in Brooklyn’s most unique locations
From the top of a ski jump in Norway to the highest floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, concert series Sofar Sounds is redefining live music events with secret performances in offbeat locations.
What started as a group of friends hosting parties in their living rooms in London has grown into an international following with events in more than 350 cities.
Sofar’s intimate gigs are held in both residential and commercial settings, and Brooklyn’s unique urban makeup of waterfront warehouses, factories and industrial buildings provides extravagant, unconventional venues for the gatherings.
Frustrated with issues plaguing larger events — like deafening music and disruptive crowds on their cellphones — founder Rafe Offer set out to change the stigma surrounding concerts.