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CASTAWAYS 2019 Powered by TDF and 103.5 KISS FM

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Castaways

North Avenue Beach

Photo by; @dyphoenixphotos

Photo by; @dyphoenixphotos

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It’s that time of year again; Castaways Chicago will be opening their doors this Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 25th. Music powered by The DJ Firm and 103.5 KISS FM. Come and check out Chicago’s hottest beach party located at North Avenue Beach; 1603 N. Lakeshore Drive. Hit the beach, then come and enjoy refreshing drinks, delicious food and music provided by the best DJ’s hand selected by The DJ Firm, along with musical performances powered by 103.5 KISS FM. Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with Ally Brooke. See you there every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

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Venue Feature; London House Chicago

London House Chicago is known for some of the best views in the city. Just take yourself to the 22nd floor and enjoy some small bites and classic cocktails all while taking in your surroundings and all Chicago has to offer. If you’re not on the rooftop during the summer time, they have a great indoor space, too. No matter your preference, on many nights, The DJ Firm provides the music and we always guarantee a good time. London House Chicago is also known for it’s history as a local jazz space dating back to the 1940’s—bringing in musicians of the time. This month they paid tribute to this history by offering jazz brunches on the weekends featuring different jazz musicians. Patrick Jasper, of The DJ Firm, was featured twice, offering his musical talents on the saxophone. London House Chicago, Patrick Jasper and their Jazz Brunches were also featured on WGN News! The DJ Firm offers more than just DJ’s—we offer live music acts, too! Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a fun night out with friends or a trendy summer time space, look no further, and check out London House Chicago!

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London House Chicago

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WGN News Feature; Patrick Jasper

Venue Feature; CLUTCH Bar Chicago

Photo via @clutch_bar _chicago on Instagram

Photo via @clutch_bar _chicago on Instagram

Clutch Bar Chicago is River North’s newest venue located at 316 W. Erie Street, the owners of Clutch Bar Chicago also opened Concrete Cowboy Chicago just around the corner back in 2017. They have locations in Dallas and Houston, but have found their niche in the Chicago nightlife scene, too. Clutch Bar Chicago boasts many great qualities such as; being a one stop shop for all your outing needs. Clutch has a delicious menu offering lunch, brunch and dinner options, TV’s to watch all the games, but also transforms into a trendy nightclub offering bottle services and hosting parties at the same tables you ordered pancakes at for brunch earlier that day. The decor is beautiful and will, without a doubt, be a go-to hot spot this summer! Another perk, find The DJ Firm providing the soundtrack on the weekends! See you there!

Photo via @clutch_bar_chicago on Instagram

Photo via @clutch_bar_chicago on Instagram

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Venue Feature: VU Rooftop Bar

Photo: @vurooftop on Instagram

Photo: @vurooftop on Instagram

Photo: Eater Chicago

Photo: Eater Chicago

Look at that VU! VU Rooftop Bar is the newest hotspot on Chicago’s South side. Located at 133 E. Cermak Road and twenty-two floors up, you can enjoy patios full of fire-pits, three bars, a karaoke room and shared plates prepared by executive chef; Nolan Narut. Developed and operated by the same company as ROOF on theWit; Concentrics Restaurant Group, we are excited to see another rooftop space opening in Chicago! The DJ Firm is happy to partner with and provide the soundtrack for VU Rooftop Bar, so grab your friends and check it out!

DJ SYE YOUNG at VU Rooftop Bar opening night!

DJ SYE YOUNG at VU Rooftop Bar opening night!

Venue Feature: Concrete Cowboy Chicago

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Concrete Cowboy Chicago is one of River North's latest hot-spots. Located at 646 N. Franklin St. this is the perfect place to go with friends on Throwback Thursdays, during the day to order food & catch a game or at night when it transforms into the best combination of sports bar and night club. Although the name is Concrete Cowboy and you can sometimes catch a mechanical bull on site for Sunday Funday; you will not hear country music. The DJ Firm books the DJ's and will keep you moving to your favorite Top 40, hip-hop and throwback jams. The reason we love Concrete Cowboy? The staff is amazing, the diverse crowd is fun and this isn't their first rodeo; you're guaranteed a good time! 

DJ SYE YOUNG can regularly be found spinning at CC! 

DJ SYE YOUNG can regularly be found spinning at CC! 

Venue Feature: CASTAWAYS CHICAGO

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Winter lasted a nice long nine months, but summer 2018 is almost here! The DJ Firm has partnered with Castaways Chicago for many years and always looks forward to the start of a new season. The hottest day party in the city officially opens it's doors on Friday, May 19th at North Avenue Beach! With music powered by The DJ Firm and live broadcasts by 103.5 Kiss FM + amazing food and drinks specials you can't go wrong with Castaways on your calendar! 

Book your private event in one of their cabanas! 

Book your private event in one of their cabanas! 

The DJ Firm's, DJ Daily, heating up Castaways Chicago last year! Photo by; DY Phoenix Photography

The DJ Firm's, DJ Daily, heating up Castaways Chicago last year! Photo by; DY Phoenix Photography

WEDDING TRENDS: SILENT DISCO

Looking for a new and exciting way to entertain your wedding guests? Look no further! TDF was able to experience the latest trend in wedding fun; a silent disco. With two DJ's going head-to-head your guests can switch channels to enjoy the music they prefer, plus it allows guests who don't enjoy dancing to sit and have a conversation while watching an abundance of different dance moves unfold. Your parents can get down to "Love Shack" while the kids do the "Dougie!" The colors on the headphones will change depending on which channel you choose, producing some friendly competition between DJ's. The DJ Firm had the opportunity to DJ their first silent disco wedding; DJ Jem was on deck with Top 40 hits, while DJ Sye Young provided the throwbacks. If you're looking for a way to throw and epic afterparty without worrying about noise ordinances-visit Sound Off for equipment rental & contact TDF for your DJ's today! 

DJ SYE YOUNG & DJ JEM providing the silent disco soundtrack at The McLaughlin wedding this month! 

DJ SYE YOUNG & DJ JEM providing the silent disco soundtrack at The McLaughlin wedding this month! 

Not ready for the silent disco trend? Looking for something a bit louder? Get ready to rock your wedding with The DJ Firm! 

Learn more about our Chicago Wedding Djs here and request a quote today!

VENUE FEATURE: FREMONT CHICAGO

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These are all things you will do at Fremont Chicago located in River North. This exclusive bi-level hot-spot hosts one of the best boozy brunches turned day party experiences in the city. Grab your friends on a Saturday or Sunday and indulge in their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a carving station, doughnut wall and boozy desserts before heading upstairs to the rooftop for drinks and dancing to a live DJ. The DJ Firm can be found dropping beats at Fremont regularly! 

@thisisjem rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

@thisisjem rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

@iamdjheavy rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

@iamdjheavy rocking @fremontchicago cc: @themusictrust

Fremont Chicago has your weeknights covered, too, offering Boozy Bingo on Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays and Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! Catch DJ HEAVY throwing down a day party on Saturday, March 3rd (12p-3p) and Saturday, March 24th (3p-6p) and catch DJ JEM there on Saturday, March 17th (3p-6p) and Sunday, March 25th (3p-6p)! Don't be the only person who hasn't experienced the best bottomless mimosa boozy brunch Chicago has to offer! 

Venue Feature: UNION ROOFTOP

Union Bar & Grill is known to be one of the best rooftops in the Twin Cities. With multiple levels for brunching, dining and partying you are bound to have a good time at this venue. Their year-round rooftop is amazing. During the winter months you can enjoy dinner and dancing underneath the glass roof displaying breathtaking views of downtown Minneapolis and it's the ultimate rooftop experience in the summertime. 

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Union Rooftop flies in national DJ's every weekend and The DJ Firm checks in almost every Saturday night. If you're in the Minneapolis area, make sure you stop by and check it out! 

JEM turning up Union Rooftop on NYE 2017.

JEM turning up Union Rooftop on NYE 2017.

This year The DJ Firm will be teaming up with Union Rooftop, 6ONE7 Production and 235 Entertainment for an epic Super Bowl after party. You won't want to miss it, so grab your tickets now!

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VENUE FEATURE: FROSTY'S CHRISTMAS BAR

Chicago's newest trend; pop-ups. Chicago's newest pop- up; Frosty's Christmas Bar!

What you need to know...

Purchase tickets ahead of time as they have limited walk-in availability, ticket prices are very reasonable and they offer individual and group sales. Wednesday-Thursday hours are 6pm-12am, Friday-Sunday the party rocks from 5pm-4am. Don't forget to wear your best holiday attire, get ready for their festive holiday drinks, and practice your pose with Santa because--he's there. 

The staff is super friendly, the decorations are incredible and, most importantly, the music is provided by TDF! Grab your friends and family and mark your calendars now because they are only in town through January 7, 2018 and you do not want to be the only person who didn't experience Frosty's for the holidays!

It's true; the tree isn't the only thing lit this Christmas! Visit their website here; http://welovefrostys.com

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