Customer Appreciation Entertainment

Choose Your Adventure

Carrying on the theme of the Modern Business Experience conference where you have a wide variety of content and learning options, the 2020 Customer Appreciation Event gives you the same flexibility. This year’s block party offers MBX attendees the freedom to hop from four different after-hour venues that are conveniently just steps away from each other. You will be treated to a special night out on the town in Chicago’s historic Marina City where you can choose your entertainment—or attend all the venues and not miss a thing. Be sure to save Wednesday, March 25 from 8:00–11:00 p.m. to take part in this special evening.

The MBX party buses will depart every 15 minutes from McCormick Center and nearby hotels, and transport you to the block party and back again.

House of Blues

Feel the Beat at House of Blues

Rock out to DJs and live musicians playing classic tunes at Chicago's premier music venue, House of Blues. The venue features a beautiful music hall and comfortable Foundation Room VIP lounge for the best views of the club. Enjoy Southern-themed appetizers like Devils on Horseback plus local favorite mini Chicago-style hot dogs, along with specialty cocktails and mocktails.

Smith & Wollensky

Kick Back at Smith & Wollensky

Wind down and relax at this famous grill with a picturesque view of the Chicago River and skyline. With small tables and quiet music playing in the background, this is the perfect place for starting conversations with peers from the conference. You’ll enjoy a bourbon tasting and dine on American classics like sliders, truffled mac and cheese, and crab cakes.


Join a Game at SPIN

Grab a paddle and join a game of table tennis at the original ping pong social club, SPIN. Players of all skill ranges are welcome and you can socialize in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Or, you can watch other attendees challenge ping pong pros and cheer for the victor. Popular music will set the mood while you nosh on build-your-own-tacos, grilled veggies, and mini desserts.


Claim Your Lane at 10Pin

Strike, spare, or split—you’ll have a memorable evening bowling and playing 8-ball pool at 10Pin bowling lounge. Grab another attendee to pocket solid or stripes, or create a small team to challenge each other against the pins. Each of the 24 luxury lanes includes dedicated servers to ensure your glass of craft beer is replenished and your appetite is satisfied with pizza, jumbo pretzels, and loaded tots.

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