Canvas Leads a Journey to the New Year with Voyager 2016 at Moonlight Studios

December 28, 2015

If you haven't found a NYE party to attend, look no further then Voyager 2016 at Moonlight Studios.


In 1977, the Voyager twin-probes were blasted into the solar system with the mission of exploring the space unknown.


Each probe contained a golden record holding a cultural time capsule with sounds from all walks of earth in the case that intelligent beings discovered the probes.

This New Year’s Eve, the inhabitants that discovered Voyager 1 will take over Moonlight Studios and completely transform the venue into an otherworldly planet by way of art, music, and culture. Canvas will create a full sensory experience through voyager integrating image, light, and sound, is created to celebrate the best of what humanity has to offer as guests journey from one year to the next.

Voyager, in its fourth year, has it’s highest guest expectancy yet at 1600. "We have curated a diverse and unique music line that will provide the sonic backdrop for our journey through the cosmos,"  said Preston Jones, Co-Founder and Director of Operations at Canvas Chicago. “The combination of renowned DJs with innovative art and light projections will make Voyager 2016 an experience unlike any other New Year’s Eve party in the city."


The New Year immersive experience involves performances by DJs and artists from around the world including:

  • IAmNobodi: A German-based artist who creates beats based on inspirations from hip hop, house, jazz, and other sounds.

  • Hebru Brantley: A Chicago-native street artist known internationally for his colorful and inspirational aesthetic. Brantley's work tells stories that reflect his background and views on life.

  • Tall Black Guy: Terrel Wallace (Tall Black Guy) has steadily created hip hop beats and produced influential music since 2009.

  • Saba: A young rapper from Chicago’s West Side who caters to a wide range of crowds and age groups with his self-proclaimed “sexy space synths”.

  • Atu: Based in Michigan and only 20 years old, Atu donated the proceeds from his first album with label “Soulection” to the EveryChild organization benefiting in-need areas of Malawi.

Along with these performances, the party will include an open bar and art installations while the Canvas team transports guests to a new planet for the new year. 

WHERE: Moonlight Studios


WHEN: Thursday, December 31st, 9 PM



COST: Tickets include an open bar, two music stages, installation artwork and gallery. Earlybird: $75, General Admission: $90, Late Purchase: $100


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