Check into the Slo'motel where your favorite slow jams dance party for homos (and fans) turns Chicago’s most glamorous hotel into the sexiest New Year’s Eve soiree. Spend the evening in the Chicago Athletic Association’s beautifully restored 1890’s Venetian Gothic landmark and its epic White City Ballroom, with formal fireplaces, stunning white stalactite ceiling, marble flooring, and expansive windows overlooking Millennium Park and Lake Michigan for optimum viewing for NYE fireworks. DJs Tess and Audio Jack will join forces with Chicago's sizzling dance sensation Po'Chop for an unforgettable sight + sound experience. Dance the night away to your favorite R&B jams at this year’s most talked about Chicago hotel, which Chicago Tribune calls “captivating and compelling.” Come spend the night with us!


$85 Early Bird Tickets are SOLD OUT!

$100 General Admission Tickets are SOLD OUT!

*The VIP Table for Two Upgrade is for existing ticketholders only.

What’s included in your ticket:

  • Access to the party from 9pm-2am

  • Open bar all night

  • Light buffet of bites

  • Champagne toast

  • Midnight snack

  • Iconic Slo ‘Mo Party with DJ sets by DJs Tess & Audio Jack

  • Performances by the incomparable Po’ Chop and Friends


Exclusive Fireplace Lounge packages that seat up to six are available (3 total): Includes two bottles of champagne, one bottle of premium liquor, a dedicated server, lounge furniture, and one epic fireplace. Inquire with for rates and reservations.


ADA accessibility: Yes it is, and please let us know if you’d like any assistance when you arrive.

Inclusivity: We’re taking over the whole 8th floor, baby. That means we have our own private, all-gender (and marble clad) bathrooms and privacy from events taking place in other properties of the hotel. As always, Slo'motel welcomes people of diverse identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of slow jams and community - our mission to make the space safe and sexy for all. If you are new to the party, please understand and respect this law we live by!

Attire: Grown and glamorous. Bring your best = feel your best. 

Getting there: Chicago Athletic Association is located across from Millennium Park at 12 South Michigan on the corner of Madison, with an additional entrance on Madison. It is easily accessible from all CTA train lines, which are free on NYE. It is also located directly off Lake Shore Drive. We strongly recommend taking public transit, taxis, or ride shares like Lyft and Uber. Please do not drink and drive!

Hotel discounts: Spending the night?* So are we. (‘Cause there ain’t no party like the hotel room party!) The Chicago Athletic Hotel is offering Slo ‘Mo guests deeply discounted rates (nearly 50%) for their elegant, vintage-inspired hotel rooms. Email for the special discount code!

  • Carrara marble baths with premium fixtures, rain showerheads and custom C.O. Bigelow bath products

  • Exclusive boxing-style robes fit for champs and challengers alike

  • Custom Sferra linens and Faribault Wollen Mill Co. blankets

  • Bedside power center with USB outlets

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • 42’’ flat screen television

  • 24 hour in-room dining

  • Gourmet mini-bar stocked with locally sourced Chicago favorites

*ADA rooms available upon request

*Suite upgrades available upon request. Please contact Jessica at to arrange

About Po ‘ChopHell bent on creating a repertoire that sparked conversations regarding notions of gender, sexual prowess, and race, Po'Chop made her debut as a burlesque performance artist in 2010. With over a decade of dance training including studying at Columbia College Chicago, Po'Chop uses elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to create performances that are described by Chicago critics as "...the most provocative symbol of might onstage...It was as if Po'Chop had captured lightning in a bottle and the bottle was herself." Since Po's debut she has sizzled across many US stages including New Orleans, New York and St. Louis. Though any opportunity to xperform is met with an indescribable ferocity, Po' relishes and considers being a Jeezy Juke Joint regular cast member and creating and performing, Chicago Reader Recommended, Black As Eye Wanna Be in the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival career highlights.  Po’Chop was just announced as the recipient of the Chances Dances Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant.  Needless to say, Po’Chop is the meat so, sweet even vegetarians want to take a bite!

Slo 'Mo: Slow jams for homos (and their fans) is Chicago's party for lovers with Kristen Kaza and DJs Tess and Audio Jack, spinning R&B, soul, hip hop, jazz and funk from the seventies to today including: Sade, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Teena Marie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, and more. Slo ‘Mo is a party that unites people of all identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of slow jams and community and is the recipient of several Best Dance Party awards from: Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist and Chicago Magazine.

thank you to our generous Beverage partners:

Casa Noble Tequila and Revolution Brewing.

Casa Noble Tequila and Revolution Brewing.