Meet Shannon Waldron, the Man Behind the Widespread Silent Inception of an Idea Party Movement

After completing his B.S. degree in Business Management at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), Mr Waldron came up with a concept of attracting accomplished forward-thinking millennials, connecting them with leading brands and ultimately elevating mundane night-life. The vision of bringing together, culture and business to a higher platform for a distinguished lifestyle has always been the goal.

With an enviable flair of ambition, innovative spirit and perception of bringing a change to set a tone for Chicago millennials, he founded Urban Fêtes in 2011.

Accomplishment and Execution

With an avant-garde idea of infusing monotonous party patterns to happening business brands, Urban Fêtes has been able to spread its mark around the country and world. Its fame not only includes hosting events in Chicago, New York, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles and even London but also has facilitated artist showcases & panel discussions at the most eminent film and music festival, South by Southwest ( SXSW) in Austin, TX and Atlanta’s Music Festival and Conference (A3C).

Mr Waldron’s latest achievement comprises a series of “Silent Parties & Silent Listening Experiences” (events where people dance and listen to music on wireless headphones) which has taken the nation by storm, developing the reputation as a new wave of culture – where the audience is in total control of their musical and social environment. The Urban Fêtes team has currently hosted Silent Parties in 64+ markets and curated corporate events for Quicken Loans, Brooklyn Nets, Sony Music, Live Nation, Tom Joyner Cruise and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Its Silent Listening Experience has added an innovative and unique twist to the traditional Listening Party for music artists such as Trae Tha Truth, Rotimi, DDG, G Herbo, Raheem Devaughn and many more.

Mr Waldron’s instinctive leadership and entrepreneurial vision have made a lasting impression on millennial’s social scene.

Prospects and Hereafter

Mr Waldron’s concept Urban Fêtes focuses on making it a leading events & marketing brand in the world with its Industry-Leading Silent Party movement and the recent marketing efforts of Douglass 18 (mini-golf course set to launch in June 2021 in Chicago’s North Lawndale area). His foresightedness for marketing and branding will undoubtedly continue to open doors for a better creative approach in future. With a vision of setting an impression of distinctive party culture in the world of void social scenes, Urban Fêtes looks forward to bringing a new change worldwide.


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  • Headphone Rental starts at $6ea

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