Soul Togetherness USA presents the 3rd annual Soul Togetherness USA ‘Rare Soul Weekender’ June 25-28 at Thalia Hall in Chicago. Taking it’s cue from the weekend long events in Europe and the United Kingdom, STUSA will be bringing together an international assortment of DJs and collectors of rare and obscure American soul music, all on original 45rpm vinyl, for this weekend long festival. The event will include 2 “rare soul” dance nights with 2 rooms of music, a record fair hosted by traveling record show “Beat Swap Meet,” and a wrap up all-day dance party.
Soul Togetherness USA, once again, kicks off 4 days of rare soul at Thalia Hall’s basement bar, Punchhouse, which is always huge hit for all involved. Exotic mixed punches and an ultra-cool, “like granddad’s basement” ambience make this venue a perfect location for our first night of festivities. Of course, STUSA DJs will be laying down tunes all night for your dancing pleasure.
An international collection of some of the best collectors and DJs of rare and obscure soul on 45rpm vinyl anywhere in the world gather in one of soul music’s meccas, Chicago’s south side, for STUSA’s a record fueled dance party at the gorgeous Thalia Hall. Friday night features 2 rooms of music, including the “Soul of Jamaica Room” hosted by the folks at Jamaican Oldies Productions.
Once again, we have partnered with Beat Swap Meet to bring you the second official STUSA Record Fair. Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture – records, and everything inspired by them. A handful of invited record collectors & dealers from all over the country, selling all things vinyl from soul to hiphop on 12’s LP’s & 45. Let’s the record digging begin!
Our second big night at Thalia Hall featuring the world’s enthusiastic collectors and DJs of rare and northern soul. Saturday night will also feature 2 rooms of music, including the “Soul of Latin America” room hosted by local DJ collective, Sonorama, selecting an assortment of vintage Boogaloo, Latin Soul and Tropical on original vinyl.
This year’s farewell event will celebrate the life of friend and supporter, Bob Abrahamian. Bob was a fixture at STUSA, and an important figure in Chicago Soul. All profits from the weekend will be donated to the Bob Abrahamian Charitable Fund – an effort to archive Bob’s expansive collection of rare soul.
Enjoy four soulful nights with a weekend pass. Full value $35, make it yours for $30. Weekend Pass includes admission to our Warm Up party, Friday & Saturday night Dance Parties, Saturday afternoon’s Beat Swap Meet Record Fair and Sunday’s Farewell Event.
Soul Togetherness USA has brought together a stellar line-up of DJs from all over the world to share and celebrate their love of American soul music with everyone who attends. From Los Angeles to New York and Chicago here in the states, and from England to Germany and Italy in Europe, these collectors and DJs of rare soul music will be honoring us with their impeccable tastes over the course of the weekender.
Discounted rates for out of town guests has been secured at Crown Plaza Metro Chicago. Just minutes from the weekend venues, downtown, great shopping and restaurants, Crown Plaza will be offering both king and double rooms for the discounted rate. To book, follow the link below or call 312.829.5000. Use the code “U9A ” when booking.
Reservations must be made by May 27, 2015.
Enjoy four soulful nights with a weekend pass. Full value $30, make it yours for $28. Weekend Pass includes admission to our WarmUp party, Friday & Saturday nights Dance Parties, admission to Saturday afternoon’s Beat Swap Meet Record Fair and Sunday’s Farewell Event.
Friday night dance party features 2 rooms of music, including the “Soul of Jamaica Room” hosted by the folks at Jamaican Oldies Productions. The main room will hosts the best rare soul grooves surely to make you dance the night away. Tickets will be available online and at the door.
Beat Swap Meet is a traveling Record Swap-Meet featuring dealers from Chicagoland and beyond, buying and selling Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Powerpop, Soul, & World 12’s & 45’s on VINYL. Find that elusive gem that’s been haunting you for years!
Our big Saturday night celebration features 2 rooms of music, including the “Soul of Latin America” room hosted by local DJ collective, Sonorama, selecting an assortment of vintage Boogaloo, Latin Soul and Tropical on original vinyl. Tickets will be available online and at the door.