Tbilisi joins Sofar Sounds global community of live music

A music gig hosted by Sofar Sounds in Manila, the Philippines. Photo from Karen De La Fuente /Sofar Sounds Manila.
Agenda.ge, 04 Jan 2017 - 19:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's capital Tbilisi is now one of just over 300 cities in the world hosting musical events by Sofar Sounds, a global community aiming to foster and preserve the unique experience of live performances.

Promoted as a platform bringing together artists and music enthusiasts for regular "living room" gigs, Sofar Sounds boasts regular music events in 302 cities across the world.

The long list now features Georgia's capital after hosts of the Sofar Sounds Tbilisi community announced on Tuesday the city had joined the international network.

Georgian band Afternoon Version will be part of the line-up for the first gig of Sofar Sounds Tbilisi at Fabrika:

To celebrate the news, the maiden musical show by the Tbilisi community will be hosted at the Fabrika venue of creative projects and performances this Sunday.

At the Fabrika Hostel Lobby, three Georgian acts will hold a living room gig, a popular type of live performance aimed at smaller crowds to create a more intimate atmosphere.

The roster of the event will include Georgian alternative band Afternoon Version, artist Gogi Dzodzuashvili and The Young Georgian Lolitaz showcasing their talent.

Music fans interested in attending the occasion are invited to apply for a ticket online through the official Sofar Sounds website.

Sofar Sounds shows are designed to create an intimate atmosphere of live music for a small audience. Photo from Sofar Sounds.

Founded in 2009, Sofar Sounds was established by music enthusiasts "frustrated by the traditional live music experience".

Originating from a small performance in London, the United Kingdom, the project has turned into "the world’s largest live music discovery community", said the organisers.

With locations across the globe including in North America, Europe and Asia, the founders look to "[bring] the magic back to live music" by finding venues for intimate musical performances.

Fabrika is one of the most popular Tbilisi venues for creative shows, exhibitions and performances. Photo from Fabrika.

Tbilisi's Fabrika venue is one of the most popular spots for artistic events, exhibitions and shows in the capital.

A former Soviet sewing factory, the venue was transformed into a contemporary artistic space earlier this year.

It has since hosted occasions and activities ranging from a festival of design to photo exhibition and public talk on social change.