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CONTEST: Stay Smooth, Baby, Stay Smooth

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 1, 2010 7:20PM

2010_09_stay_smooth.jpg This Saturday, September 4, Lake Michigan will be covered in the sweet sounds of yacht rock. AOR gems from the '70s and '80s will dance gently upon the waves as a legion of smartly dressed smooth operators drink booze and dance upon a yacht. No, this isn't a flashback kids, it's what's likely to go down this weekend at the Stay Smooth XIV: Nowhere Left To Rum party being held at the Columbia Yacht Club. DJs Bald E. (Life During Wartime, Only Children) and STV SLV (Hood Internet) will be waxing poetic with their vinyl for most of the evening, spurring smooth moves to permeate the dance floor. The heat is likely to turn up as the grooves thicken during a live set from Quadrophonica a.k. a. "the finest smooth cover band this side of Lake Smoothigan."

We attended the last Stay Smooth party at the Columbia Yacht Club and it was an evening we'll never forget, depite drinking enough that all memory should have been wiped away like the remnants of a Doobie Brothers party off a glass coffee table. It was a blast and we can't think of a finer way to give the "official" summer season a final send off.

Tickets for the event are $40 ahead of time or $50 at the door, include an open bar and all the entertainment listed above and are still available. We got our hands on a pair of tickets to the party along with a lovely silk-screened poster commemorating the event, are giving them out to one lucky Chicagoist reader! All entries must be received by 12 p.m. CST on Friday September 3. Must be over 21 years old to win. Enter for your chance to win after the jump.