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Auris Presents Debuts Heatwave Music Festival via InFamous PR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

AURIS – HEATWAVE

Today Auris Presents, Chicago’s leading force in live music events, has announced the debut Heatwave Music Festival. Heatwave will take over Chicago July 16 & 17 with a fully immersive, pop-art inspired event, bridging the gap between experiential art and globally leading dance music performances.

Since the world shaping works of Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans and Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl, pop-art has always been about harnessing the power of mass-culture to turn the images of the moment on their head. Heatwave aims to tip its hat to this moment in time by creating a music-meets-art landscape of installations and environments to explore.

The debut event will feature some of dance music’s most celebrated stars like Group Therapy and Anjuna powerhouse Above & Beyond, Swedish hitmakers Galantis, hip-hop influenced producer RL Grime, global superstar TIËSTO, and Canadian bass music kings Zeds Dead.

Larger than life house inspired sounds will be on full display at Heatwave from the illustrious Oliver Heldens, Grammy-nominated Audien, South African live duo Goldfish, hitmaker Frank Walker, rising star MADDS, and sultry Counter Records signee Kasbo playing a DJ set. Billing continues with Endless Summer: Sam Feldt B2B Jonas Blue, Matoma, Borgeous, and more.

The deeper end of electronic music’s mainstage sound continues with scene leaders like G Jones, Ekali, Blunts & Blondes, and Boombox Cartel, paired with the rap crossover stylings of Lost Kings and Yellow Claw.

Bass and tech house continues its meteoric rise at Heatwave as it welcomes superstars like J. Worra, Dr. Fresch, Shiba San, and Westend to its art-clave paradise.

Heatwave will welcome a full range of to be announced visual artists and creatives set to adorn Douglass Park with areas for attendees to get lost in. These reality altering experiential elements set Heatwave apart as the most exciting addition to Chicago’s dance music calendar.

The event will be led by the team behind Auris Presents, the reigning tastemakers of Chicago’s dance music and immersive festival community, and team behind Chicago live music and entertainment venues RADIUS, Concord Music Hall, PRYSM and more.

Attendees can sign-up to be the first to get their festival passes at HERE General tickets will be on-sale May 13th with payment plans available now.

Heatwave Music Festival Lineup:
Above & Beyond, Galantis, RL Grime, Tiësto, Zeds Dead

Audien
Blunts & Blondes
Boombox Cartel
Borgeous
Canabliss
Dion Timmer
Dr. Fresch
Endless Summer: Sam Feldt B2B Jonas Blue
Ekali
Frank Walker
G Jones
GG Magree
Goldfish
J. Worra
Kasbo (DJ Set)
Łaszewo
Lost Kings
Loud Luxury
Madds
Matoma
Oliver Heldens
Phantoms (DJ Set)
Ranger Trucco
Rome in Silver
Rossy
Shiba San
Ship Wrek
Slow Magic
Two Feet
Westend
Win & Woo
Yellow Claw

Louvre

LOUVRE FANTASTIQUE

Experience some of the world’s most spectacular masterpieces in a completely reimagined way as they come to life at Louvre Fantastique: The Exhibition opening to the public Friday, July 15, and running through October, with a VIP Opening Night Soiree on Thursday, July 14 with tickets available for purchase here. Patrons of all ages will have the opportunity to step into the world’s most famous art collection without stepping out of the country. The exhibit will be at the Oakbrook Center, 2120 Oakbrook Center, the former location of the Sistine Chapel Exhibition, and will run from Wednesday to Sunday. Tickets are available now and are already in high demand. Click here to purchase today!

This dynamic and interactive new exhibition was brought to Chicagoland through SEE Global Entertainment and CBF Productions. Leading entertainment discovery platform, Fever, will bring the magic of the Louvre with new interpretations of the timeless masterpieces through projection mapping, three-dimensional recreations, and augmented reality elements that allow exhibitgoers to interact with the art using the smartphone’s hands-on interactive features. With over 70 masterpieces to marvel at, visitors will have the chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible. The exhibit focuses on some of the most iconic highlights from the original museum, including Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii, Raphael’s Young Woman on a Balcony, a three-piece animation of The Winged Victory of Samothrace, as well as a three-dimensional replication of the Louvre Museum pyramid exhibitgoers will have the chance to enter and walk through, and an homage to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, to name a few.

“This exhibition is our tribute to the world’s most visited museum,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Global Entertainment. “Art appreciation can take many forms, and we hope it will educate and inspire patrons, regardless of age, to one day visit Paris to experience and appreciate, firsthand, some of these incredible pieces of art that continue to stand the test of time.”

Upon arrival, each visitor will explore the artwork up close and at their own pace with an informative, engaging audio guide that takes about one hour to complete. Children will also be offered a unique audio guide narrated by the voice of the Mona Lisa. As patrons make their way through the exhibit, they will have the unique opportunity to use their smartphones to view and interact with augmented reality reimaginations of some of the most timeless masterpieces. A gift shop will conclude the experience for those looking to commemorate their visit.

Tickets to Louvre Fantastique are now on sale on Fever’s marketplace, with prices for adults starting at $32.90 and children starting at $22.90 and can be purchased by clicking here. Group bookings are also available for corporate events, school field trips, family gatherings, and more. A full schedule of signature events will also be hosted throughout the exhibition run, with more details to be announced on their website.

KB Mike – Old Wounds

Emerging as a force to be reckoned with, buzzing Chicago phenom KB Mike reveals his debut Old Wounds EP via Republic Records on June 17.

To celebrate the project’s arrival, he shares the emotionally charged track “Pain” feat. Stunna Gambino. KB Mike cuts deep on the track, which hints at the scope of his signature sound.

Old Wounds also features recent fan favorites such as “Thru Worse N Thru Better” and “What We Had.” The nine-track collection dips into moments of intense catharsis on “Killas” and the piano-laden “Pain” where he asks, “Fuck you know about pain? That’s all I know.” Elsewhere, “Sneaky Link” delivers a slippery and slick hook, illuminating his versatility all-around.

He recently ignited an open verse challenge on TikTok, generating thousands of creates and stirring up anticipation for Old Wounds.

Experience every emotion from KB Mike on Old Wounds

He has been canvasing the country with Marzz on the Love Letters Tour. Tonight, he will performing at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY for his final stop on the tour.

KB Mike has built momentum throughout 2022 with tracks such as “Members” with Yungeen Ace. It followed “Keep Yo Head Up” which continues to gain traction on streaming platforms. Just prior, he dropped the powerful “Deserve Better,” which addressed domestic violence head on. Upon arrival, HotNewHipHop claimed, “The nearly three minute track sees the rapper encourage listeners to remove themselves from toxic relationships while spreading awareness about the brutal realities of domestic violence.” Maintaining his momentum, “Deserve Better” arrived on the heels of his latest single and music video “L.O.V.E.” and his breakout anthem “Used To,” which has racked up millions of streams to date. He’s already received looks from Elevator, REVOLT, and many more.

KB Mike has a massive 2022 ahead. Stay tuned!

adidas x Gucci via 360 MAGAZINE

ADIDAS × GUCCI

The highly anticipated collection envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele featured in a new campaign

For the launch, Alessandro Michele has envisioned a campaign that takes inspiration directly from an archival 1979 adidas catalogue. To animate the concept, a gridded template showcases a variety of moving imagery captured by Carlijn Jacobs. Against brightly colored backdrops, models stretch, run, or dance in place to a soundtrack of pensive phrases such as, “When your thoughts become reality, you understand what magic is.”

Originally debuting on the Exquisite Gucci runway, a mirror-filled space
where historic emblems multiplied and metamorphized across sartorial streetwear, the first adidas x Gucci collection expands on the creative concept founded on an affinity for three stripes. Revealed in a lookbook released last month, the cross-category selection portrays the kaleidoscopic aesthetic of Alessandro Michele by mixing the codes of the House with those of the historic sportswear brand, and consequentially those of high fashion and streetwear.

The assemblage plays out across women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, as well as on bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle pieces. Throughout the selection, the GG monogram and Interlocking G mix with the adidas Trefoil in colorful prints, as well as on jacquard fabrics; while the red and green Web of Gucci complements the three stripes of adidas. Pushing the collection further into hybridized territory, ready-to-wear pieces echo the sporting attire of decades past while portraying an undeniable contemporary character. Additionally, conventionally formal pieces like leather heels, suede loafers, and silk scarves are marked with casual codes. Beyond the standard selection, the expansive offering also includes some lifestyle items including a golf bag in two different variations, a nod to the House’s heritage in leisure products.

THE POP

Gucci announces the arrival of a brand new series of Gucci Pop-Ups and Pop-Ins, the ephemeral stores providing a captivating shopping experience, dedicated to the adidas x Gucci collection starting from June 7.

Showcasing the products in an immersive, dedicated environment which reflects Gucci’s unconventional approach to luxury fashion, the initiative is aimed at connecting and engaging with clients over the world and their surrounding communities. In addition to the adidas x Gucci pop-ups, Gucci will also open dedicated pop-in locations within existing stores including: Los Angeles Melrose, New York Wooster Street and Fifth Avenue, Gucci East Hampton, Miami’s Aventura Mall, Chicago Michigan Ave, Houston Galleria, Atlanta Lenox, and Holt Renfrew Toronto Yorkdale.

adidas x Gucci merges the emblems of the House with those of the iconic sportswear brand. Anticipated by the first adidas x Gucci lookbook, the collection expands on the sartorial streetwear creations that debuted on the runway with a spectrum of sport-inspired pieces, distinguished by the same retro aesthetics of the show. With the heritage of both brands encoded in a trio of lines, a fixation on stripes plays out across ready-to-wear and accessories including Gucci’s own take on the famous adidas Gazelle sneaker.

*All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources, and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. In addition, shopping bag handles are made of 100% recycled polyester while pouches and suit carriers are made of a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Reflecting a shared commitment to innovation, progress, sustainability goals, and collective action, the collection features multiple pieces crafted with future-conscious material fabrications including polyester, cotton, and viscose. Furthermore, each piece comes with special packaging that features the adidas x Gucci logo and that was strategically designed to reduce environmental impact.

**The collection will be distributed through designated stores, online on Gucci.com and through ephemeral Gucci Pop-Ups, where the spaces will be decorated with one of the geometric prints found in the offering. A dedicated product selection will also be available.

***Photos courtesy of Gucci

NGLCC Winner!

nglccNY Biz of the Month: 360

This May, nglccNY is proud to spotlight 360 MAGAZINE as their second nglccNY Biz of the Month! They spoke with Vaughn Lowery (he/him/his) about 360 MAGAZINE’S services and what makes his business unique. Read their Q&A with Lowery below:

What is your business?

360 MAGAZINE is an award-winning international publishing popular culture and design. We showcase state-of-the-art brands, entities and trends to creators of global tastes within their respective communities. Our founding members possess more than 30 years of collective experience both as notable talent and uber-professionals in the fields of art, music, fashion, auto, travel, spirits and entertainment. We are not just journalists, but represent an advocacy and social change movement.

What is unique about your business?

In 2009, we came up with an organization that embraced POC, women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Our mission was to extend the microphone to their once unheard-of voices. To date, the platform has continued to grow and feed neglected communities through mainstream media.

How has being a Certified LGBTBE® impacted your business? Why did you join nglccNY?

We particularly turned to nglccNY for its historical connections and maternalistic approach to boutique brands with similar perspectives. We are extremely fortunate, as are the possibilities that flow from that.

What is your favorite part about the nglccNY community?

The most intriguing component of the chapter is fellowship, consistently engaging with individuals and entities who celebrate their uniqueness as we do.

What does it mean to you to be an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur?

Being an LGBTQ+ enterpriser has enabled us to thrive and prosper in these dark times. We have expanded our volumes to include politics and tech; launched our NFT Animal Series on OpenSea; introduced 360 MAG Podcast on Apple and Spotify and published the first installment of our Move Like Water × Be Fluid series – a youthful self-help book, marketing manifest with heart wrenching testimonials. Indeed, with our certification announcement, I have become a more confident leader in a ketsado, pushing for limitless inclusion.

Connect with Lowery and 360 Magazine on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

*A letter to our potential partners.

Most Guys are Losers via Mika Stambaugh for The Masink for use by 360 Magazine

Most Guys Are Losers

His script included 20 revisions, but writer/director Eric Ustian never wavered about where his film, Most Guys Are Losers, would take place and be shot—Naperville, IL. “I always knew it had to take place in Naperville.,” says Ustian. “I wanted to promote the city and I love this place. I loved growing up here and in Chicago and wouldn’t shoot it anywhere else,”  

While the script attracted Hollywood heavyweights like Mira and Paul Sorvino, Ustian cast about 75% of the actors from the Chicago area, many of them being familiar names. Ustian said, “Belmont Cameli originally auditioned for a different role. We knew he had talent and wanted to see him read for the role of ‘Trevor,’ a former Naperville North High School quarterback. When Belmont presented his next read, he was wearing a Naperville North football jersey. I thought—this kid is either a method actor, or he actually played football at Naperville North… turns out he did play there.”  

In addition to Cameli, Ustian also cast a then-unknown South Side actor Kevin Miles. But, chances are you know him from the endless stream of national commercials he’s done as “Jake from State Farm.” Ustian took advantage of his hometown, with some “hometown discounts” as well. He managed to stretch his movie budget by filming part of it in his mom’s house.  “Her rates were pretty impressive,” he said, “You can’t beat Free.”  

Some of the film was shot at his friend’s bar, Frankies Blue Room, and the crew took advantage of capturing scenes on Naperville’s scenic Riverwalk. Most Guys Are Losers is a romantic comedy taking place over Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago. There, a college kid from California seeks approval from his girlfriend’s dad, a bar owner and author of the dating book, “Most Guys are Losers.” 

The cast includes: 

The film began shooting in November 2019. The pandemic put a pause on the intended production timeline, but it’s finally expected to premier in major cities this July 1. 

Chicago illustration by Alex Bogdan for use by 360 Magazine

City Experiences Chicago

City Experiences, a leading provider of world-class experiential travel offerings, is redefining how guests see the world with its expanded one-of-a-kind travel experiences across major global destinations. Part of the Hornblower Group, a global leader in experiences and transportation, City Experiences delivers a vast array of water and land-based experience offerings in top cities around the world including Chicago. Through its vibrant, exclusively curated offerings and personal connectivity, City Experiences delivers its guests an amazing experience, all provided through its own unmatched crew and expert tour guides. Supported by a refreshed website, a new brand campaign and introducing a new rewards program, these initiatives will further build brand connectivity and enhance the user journey for its guests.

In early 2021, City Experiences became the new brand name for Hornblower Group’s growing portfolio of world-class water and land-based offerings, seamlessly collecting multiple brands under one umbrella. Since then, new land-based companies joined City Experiences, including WALKS, Devour Tours and the launch of Venture Ashore. With these acquisitions, City Experiences further developed its portfolio outside its maritime roots, now providing a total experiential travel itinerary for its guests. 

“Since our rebrand last spring, City Experiences has built a collection of world-renowned land-based experiences, growing our portfolio outside of our maritime foundation, into a more holistic global experiential organization,” said Kristina Heney, chief marketing and revenue officer, City Experiences. “To support our growth, we had to re-evaluate our marketing approach by dialing up the emotional engagement of our brands and lean heavily into digital technology to drive personalized communications. We focused our positioning on what sets us apart, our own tour guides and crew. It is through their passion and engagement that bridge that deeper connection with our guests and share the commitment we have in bringing people together through our unforgettable experiences.”

City Experiences’ refreshed portfolio features some of the most unique experiences in major travel destinations around the world, providing a personalized journey for guests who are either already at their destination and looking for a hidden local gem, or those booking ahead with wanderlust. Whether you are planning that long-overdue weekend sightseeing getaway with your friends, organizing a family excursion through Chicago with a guided walking tour of the premier Riverwalk, spending your dream honeymoon adventuring through Paris’ most chic locales, or experiencing that bucket list solo journey through Barcelona’s best off-the-beaten-path food and wine spots, City Experiences will help you travel smarter and experience more. Below are highlights of Chicago’s experiential offerings. For a full list, click HERE.

Chicago Offerings

To further support the digital journey, City Experiences launched a refreshed website, aimed to streamline the guest booking experience by offering a centralized booking location that features the company’s full portfolio of unique water and land-based offerings across its major travel destinations worldwide. It will also roll out with a new branding campaign, celebrating both its unique offerings as well as paying homage to its unmatched crew and expert guides that make the tour even more memorable.

Additionally, City Experiences launched a new rewards program for its guests. Designed to allow for more experiential travel opportunities within its portfolio, City Experiences Rewards is completely free and easily accessible HERE. Guests can create an account and collect travel points through their confirmed bookings that can be used to save on future purchases. Full details on the program’s exclusive experience benefits will be announced soon.

Pix Houston via Eliza Poznanski for The Heron Agency for use by 360 Magazine

Pixar Putt

Following stops in New York City, Houston, and San Antonio, Pixar Putt, the ultimate pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience will be arriving in Chicago this summer, with tickets available for purchase beginning April 28, 2022. Made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters and icons from some of Disney and Pixar‘s most beloved films including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Coco, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, and Inside Out, Pixar Putt is set to take guests to infinity… and beyond!

Pixar Putt, co-presented by Rockefeller Productions and TEG Life Like Touring, is staged at the Polk Bros. Park at Navy Pier beginning May 28, 2022, and running through August 21, 2022. The course will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 12 PM to 10 PM (last entry 8:30 PM) and Saturday through Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM. Pixar Putt After Dark (evening sessions for ages 18+) will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00 PM to 10 PM. Pixar Putt is also available to Private Groups and Corporate Groups. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE

Following its run in Chicago, Pixar Putt will continue touring nationally, with more locations to be announced this summer.

Pixar Putt is a perfect socially distant outing for any Pixar fan. The safety of patrons and staff is a top priority for Rockefeller Productions and TEG Life Like Touring. Pixar Putt’s standard COVID Safe measures include capped player numbers on the course, physical distancing measures in queues and on course; sanitizer stations located onsite; plus sanitizing of all golfing equipment between users for every session, each day. These measures follow all federal and local guidelines and will be updated as those guidelines change.

Advance Booking Recommended

Tickets are expected to sell out fast, and advance booking is highly encouraged. This online, contactless purchase process helps keep customers and staff COVID safe.

Marriage graphic w/ ring on right finger via 360 Magazine for use by 360 Magazine

Sable Debuts Bridal Fair

Set course for a bridal Fair on the Pier! To gear up for wedding season, Sable at Navy Pier will host its first ever Bridal Fair on Sunday, April 24 from 11am to 5pm. This bridal showcase will be held at the first and only hotel located on Navy Pier that also features a Latin-inspired restaurant Lirica, and the world’s largest rooftop deck, Offshore. Offering patrons world-class food and beverage and luxurious accommodations, this event will showcase premier Chicagoland vendors in bridalwear, event planning, floral, jewelry and more! The Bridal Fair is free to attend, and patrons can RSVP by registering here. 

We are thrilled to be bringing this inaugural showcase to Chicago’s Navy Pier,” said Scott Waters, Hotel Manager at Sable. “We believe we offer a truly unique experience for the newly engaged with not just one, but three spectacular spaces to choose from for their upcoming nuptials with the help of some exclusive vendors to make wedding planning a breeze.”  

During this unique bridal showcase, newly engaged and wedding planners alike will have the opportunity to browse premier vendors including bridalwear and a bridal fashion show courtesy of Mira Couture; jewelry from Kendra Scott and Hitched; decor from Windy City Linen and Tablescapes; florals from Cresco Stems; and photography from LaCour Images. Dessert vendors will include Urban Icing. Additional premier vendors will include Modern Luxury WeddingsWindy City Massage, and City Cruises Chicago.  

Attendees will be offered light bites and passed bubbles throughout the event, with the opportunity to enjoy a pop-up food station from 12pm-2pm, along with light massages courtesy of Windy City Massage. The event will also feature several raffle drawings with grand prizes such as a Theater Date Night Package which includes two tickets to The Notebook at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, an overnight stay at Sable, and a prix-fixe dinner for two at Lirica; and a Stay-cation On The Water Package which includes a Lake Michigan cruise for two courtesy of City Cruises Chicago, an overnight stay at Sable, and a breakfast experience for two at Lirica. Other unique raffle prizes will include a $100 Lirica gift card, as well as gift certificates to Offshore and a floral arrangement gift certificate courtesy of Cresco Stems. The fun will continue after the event at Lirica, where patrons are invited to enjoy live music at the restaurant from 5pm-7pm.  

Please visit HERE or call 872.710.5700 to learn more about this exclusive bridal fair.  

About Sable at Navy Pier, Curio Collection by Hilton

Perched astride one of Chicago’s most beloved and iconic destinations, Sable at Navy Pier, Curio Collection by Hilton, is poised to become one of the city’s most iconic hotels. Bringing together world-class accommodations and spectacular city and Lake Michigan views, the property offers patrons 223 guest room and suite options which feature floor to ceiling windows that allow for unbeatable views in every room, along with corner room upgrades, serenity beds, and spacious living room areas, plus over 44,150 square feet of corporate, banquet, and restaurant event space, as well as on-site dining concepts including the world’s largest rooftop restaurant & bar recognized by Guinness Book of Records, Offshore Rooftop & Bar. With walking proximities to The Navy Pier Fireworks, the Children’s Museum, The Crystal Gardens, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Sable at Navy Pier will serve patrons in need of a safe staycation option, as well as those traveling in and out of town for business, leisure, and upcoming events as they begin to appear. 

About Maverick Hotels & Restaurants

Headquartered in Chicago and Boston, Maverick Hotels & Restaurants is a national developer and operator of distinctive hotel, resort and dining properties, focused on impeccable operations, understanding the unique needs of owners and unparalleled appeal to consumers. The firm’s portfolio and development pipeline include flagship property Sable at Navy Pier, a Curio Collection by Hilton, which is home to the world’s largest rooftop bar. Company Founder & CEO Robert J. Habeeb, CHA and President & COO Robin Kirk have more than 60 years combined institutional and entrepreneurial experience in the hotel industry, including in development, investment and operations. For more information, visit HERE.