Chillounge’s “Cirque du Chill” a guaranteed thrill at Selby Garden 3/28
Selby Gardens may not seem like your typical nightlife location, but on March 27th, you will see the gardens in a whole new light. Sarasota Chillounge Night is back for its 8th year and the “Cirque du Chill” experience that Rainer Scheer has planned for you will be unlike any night on the town you’ve ever had before.
“I work very hard to create a unique experience for my guests,” says Scheer. “I am very passionate about it. I live for these events!” The former art gallery owner began this production experience eight years ago and has brought his one-night wonder Chillounge Night to cities around the state, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. “It is my dream one day to take this event to cities nationwide,” Scheer says. “We’re expecting close to 2,100 guests at our Sarasota event. The event is very complex and has a lot of layers. I am so excited to be hosting it this year at Selby Gardens.”
Scheer’s event coordination goes far beyond just choosing the location, hiring the entertainment and selecting all of the details to create the perfect outdoor nightlife ambiance. He and his team have worked cooperatively with the city engineers and sought out the necessary insurance for the numerous awe-inspiring acts that will be performed at this year’s Chillounge Night “Cirque du Chill” event. That, of course, includes the AeroSphere Aerial Balloon Show, where an acrobat will be performing while suspended from a helium-filled balloon.
“This will surely be a night to remember,” says Scheer. “My guests [from the St. Petersburg] told me that it’s like Cirque du Soleil but interactive and under the stars.” This year’s Chillounge Night event will transform Selby Gardens into an interactive feast for all of your senses, with intriguing circus arts performances, a fashion show by local boutique owner Ana Molinari, delicious food, and premium drinks. In the spirit of promoting community involvement, a majority of the event sponsors are local businesses, including BMW of Sarasota, MarineMax and Café L’Europe. For musical thrills, The Black Honkeys, the three-time winner of Creative Loafing’s Best Band in Tampa, will be performing as well. Scheer will have live coverage of the event broadcasting on three LED screens throughout the Gardens, so no matter where guests are located, they won’t miss out on the spectacles. And you never know what may happen. “We’ve had guests propose and get engaged on stage, and then return in following years to celebrate their anniversary,” says Scheer. But you certainly don’t have to get engaged to consider Chillounge Night a memorable evening – just come out and see for yourself!