All the highlights from Sohopalooza
With live sets from Diplo, Louis the Child, Holly Humberstone, The Knocks and more, here’s what went down at Soho House Chicago during Lollapalooza weekend
Tuesday 8 August 2023 By Soho House Photography by Trevor Holloway, Jesus Montero, Kenneth Courtney
When Lollapalooza, a four-day festival of live music, takes over the Windy City every year for a weekend in August, Soho House Chicago programs a series of epic afterparties, DJ sets, and more. This year, we took it up a notch. Enter Sohopalooza: five days of unforgettable live music performances, events, and art programming. From the live Porsche painting by Lefty Out There, to the electrifying sets by artists such as Diplo and Louis the Child, the festival was a celebration of talent, community, and the vibrant spirit of Soho House.
Scroll on to see what went down.
Wednesday 2 August
Day one began on Wednesday with a live painting of our custom Sohopalooza Porsche car on the Allis patio of Soho House Chicago. Members and friends of Porsche enjoyed themed refreshments, a live DJ, and a meet and greet with the artist, Lefty Out There, after watching his signature mark-making in progress.
As the sun began to set, the Sohopalooza spirit truly kicked off with a sunset music showcase featuring the soulful vocals of viral TikTok star Alicia Creti. Her powerful sounds and poetic lyrics set the tone for the upcoming music-filled weekend. Mike Sabath & the Moongirls closed out the night with a high energy performance in Club Bar, getting members dancing and ready for the weekend of music ahead.
Thursday 3 August
On Thursday, members were invited to a unique yoga experience on the rooftop, courtesy of Deep House Yoga. Led by women instructors, the immersive class combined stillness and electric beats in silent-disco headphones, leaving participants feeling rejuvenated. After a juice and coffee, they were ready to take on the day ahead.
The excitement continued with the highly anticipated Sohopalooza car reveal, showcasing Lefty Out There’s painting on the custom car. Speciality Porsche refreshments and goodies awaited the lucky attendees.
The evening’s live music kicked off with DJ Jadaboo filling the Club level with a mix of feel-good, old school and new school hip-hop, R&B, funk, and dance music. To close the night on a high, Sohopalooza presented a legendary late-night dance party with none other than Diplo, along with drinks by Bacardí.
Saturday 5 August
Saturday started off with a Teeny House event for the kids, powered by Porsche. Child car enthusiasts had the opportunity to see the custom Sohopalooza car up close, and received limited-edition Porsche colouring books and other goodies.
Later that afternoon, the music line-up continued with a sound session featuring British singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone. Her magnetic sound and storytelling prowess captivated the audience as they cooled off with Vitamin Water mixology. As the sun went down, fresh from the festival, Suki Waterhouse got behind the decks in the Drawing Room. David Shaw of The Revivalists took the stage next with a captivating solo performance showcasing his honest lyrics and range of musicianship.
Louis the Child and friends concluded the night with an epic sound session. Their electronic, pop, and alternative sounds and adventurous spirit closed out an unforgettable day of music.
Sunday 6 August
There were no Sunday scaries in sight on Sohopalooza’s final day of music. NYC-based duo The Knocks started the night with a sunset sound session, wrapping up Sohopalooza weekend with an electrifying set. Afterwards, emerging artist Rosa Linn took to the Club Bar stage. She mesmerised the audience with her smooth voice and catchy hooks, leaving them with a lasting impression as they said goodbye to the epic weekend.
Visit our events page for more details on what’s happening around the Houses this month.