After 24 years of serving and entertaining millions of guests from Chicago and visitors from around the world, long time Chicago nightclubs Excalibur and Vision will be replaced with a completely new multi-venue, Castle. Castle opens following a 6-month reinvention, including all-new luxurious decor, furnishings, state-of-the-art sound, lighting and special effects. The opening of Castle, located at 632 N. Dearborn in River North will be Friday, March 1, 2013.
The Castle multi-venue in Chicago has also announced its opening weekend lineup in the Palladium nightclub, the largest of the Castle's 5 new social environments, each with its own atmosphere and entertainment. The Palladium at Castle features a 3-D HD video projection mapping systems such as those recently seen during the Grammy awards, 9 curved and custom shaped LED video walls, full color light immersion lasers, and one of the first VOID sound system installations in the world.
"The surface of the DJ booth and the actual speakers that are hanging next to the stage are mapped with videos. It doesn’t look like you’re watching a video screen; you’re watching a set design that’s moving," says entertainment director Jeff Newing.
Chicago is the birthplace of house music, and Palladium at Castle proudly opens its first night to the public with one of the world's foremost names in House music, Grammy Award winning producer, remixer and DJ: Roger Sanchez on Friday, March 1st.
Sanchez has scored numerous hits in the European and World Charts with both his own music and the remixes he has created for an array of superstars including Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Police, No Doubt and Maroon 5. He hosts a weekly radio show called "Release Yourself," with 15 million listeners worldwide. Sanchez' unwavering status as a global master of the genre is a testament to his robust belief in the power of music to liberate people, physically and mentally. A true global citizen, Roger has led the way as an ambassador of the electronic dance movement, unleashing his soulful, high energy sets on frenzied dance floors throughout the world.
Tickets are $20 online and at the door. For more information about Roger Sanchez, please visit online at www.rogersanchez.com.
On Saturday, March 2nd, Chris Lake will continue the grand opening party weekend festivities. As a producer, he's topped industry charts over and over again, breaking big with his hit "Changes." Last summer he was a highlight of Chicago's Wavefront Music Festival. He has collaborated with Deadmau5 and done remixes for Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams and many more. Simply put, he's become one of the great DJ/ Producers of the modern world.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information about Chris Lake, please visit online at www.chris-lake.com.
Castle contains 5 different social environments, each with its own atmosphere and entertainment. The street level Castle Craft Pub & Eatery serves a wide variety of high quality sharable items, featuring hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza as well as handmade sandwiches and chef-inspired small plates, microbrew draft beers and handcrafted cocktails. The atmosphere is that of a regal English pub, with comfortable bar seating, cozy booths, and living room lounge pits across various areas of the pub, as well as billiard tables in the lower level. Guests can watch the Castle chefs create their dishes in the open kitchen, built around the wood-fired brick oven. As the evening progresses, guests can also choose from one of the Castle's 3 other high-energy entertainment environments:
(1) Adjacent to the Palladium, the 3-level Sanctuary is an environment open to all lifestyles where everyone is welcome.
(2) The Cabaret, adjacent to the Craft Pub on the first floor, is perfect for birthdays, after work parties or any group outing looking for a fun, dancing and interactive stage show.
(3) The posh Lair Lounge finishes out the selection of new nightlife spaces, offering guests an intimate lounge experience.
Castle also offers Chicago's most distinctive non-hotel private event spaces with built-in AV capabilities found no where else in Chicago, including LED video walls and 3D projection systems, for private events from 30 to 3,000.
The Castle is located in the heart of Chicago's River North dining and entertainment district at 632 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago. For more information, please call (312) 266-1944 or visit online at www.castlechicago.com.