Sofar Sounds (or Songs from a Room) is a program where members sign up to be invited to a private concert. The events started in London in March 2009 by Rafe Offer, Rocky Start and Dave Alexander. The lineup for the concert is not disclosed until the event starts, while the location is only announced the day before. The ethos behind this is that highlighting headlining acts encourages people to turn up late and not respect the other performers. All genres are welcome to apply to perform. Local city leaders and their review teams curate the evenings. There are now more than 100 Sofar Sounds gigs each month, many of which are hosted in members’ living rooms. Sofar has communities in more than 200 cities worldwide.
Tech and Music + Concert Featuring Sofar Sounds
This engaging speaker series examines how technology impacts — and will continue to impact — the way we live, work, and play.