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"Castle" Set to Open on March 1: Chicago's New Nightlife Multi-Venue

Palladium LED Projection Mapping Wall. Photo credit: Jennifer Catherine Photography
2013-02-18 21:08:52 - The Castle multi-venue in Chicago has 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 all new state-of-the-art sound, lighting, video and effects systems, including 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 entire Castle multi-venue, located at 632 N. Dearborn, Chicago, opens to the public March 1, 2013.


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.

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. A bi-weekly podcast, a spin-off from the radio show, is also distributed internationally and in 2007 was awarded the first-ever Best Podcast Award at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA). As the founder of Stealth Records, Roger has established one of the most upfront imprints in the house music scene, supporting the freshest new talent and releasing some of the biggest tracks by some of the biggest players in the dance world. Sanchez also curates a series of compilation albums called Release Yourself, which are known for their explosive blend of deep house, Latin, tribal and tech sounds. Roger's own Release Yourself party experiences are known to be all night affairs, explosive five hour sets expertly crafted to give clubgoers an immersive and uplifting experience allowing them to, truly, release themselves.

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. Born to Dominican Parents in Queens, New York, Roger spent his younger years soaking up the musical influences that were the lifeblood of his home town. It was the diversity of these influences, from salsa, blues and soul to disco, rock and hip-hop, that solidified Roger's dedication to representing this spectrum of musical styles and spurred his constant quest to redefine the boundaries of house music. 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 For media and press interviews, please contact Payal Patel at or call at (847) 303-4484.


For the past seven years, Chris Lake has travelled the globe. 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.

As a lover of music, Chris continues to chase down the freshest beats around. In 2009 Chris turned to the Americas with the intention of winning over his second musically cultured continent. Two Billboard Dance chart airplay number 1's and multiple tours, have ensured that from Vancouver to Rio, NYC to Miami, the sound of Chris Lake has travelled far and wide, and is now embraced with loving arms, no matter what the city.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information about Chris Lake, please visit online at For media and press interviews, please contact Payal Patel at or call at (847) 303-4484.

More Castle Chicago Opening Information

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 will be Friday, March 1, 2013.

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 prepared in a 900 degree wood-fired brick oven, 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 pitsacross 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 choose from one of the Castle's 4 high-energy entertainment environments:

(1) Upstairs in the Castle, the 5-level Palladium nightclub brings world-class nightlife to Chicago with unprecedented sound, lighting and video entertainment until 4 AM.

(2) Adjacent to the Palladium, the 3-level Sanctuary is an environment open to all lifestyles where everyone is welcome.

(3) 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.

(4) 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, 632 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago 60654, (312) 266-1944, | | |

Contact Information:
Castle Nightclub

632 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL 60654

Contact Person:
Payal Patel
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: (312) 266-1944
email: e-mail


Payal Patel
Telefon: 8473034484

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