On November 12, GRiZ made his debut for the largest audience he has ever played for. Twelve thousand fans gathered at Navy Pier in Chicago for what was anticipated to be his biggest show yet. As an avid funk listener and ticket holder myself, GRiZ blew all expectations out of the water.
After the second annual GRiZ Rocks proved to be another successful year, the All Good Records family traveled throughout the United States for a month on the ‘Good Will Prevail’ tour before playing in the windy city. Tickets quickly sold out and fans could not have been more excited to see the owner of the funk record label, GRiZ.
Bass Camp Festivaltook over South Lake Tahoe from August 6-7 to provide attendees with bass, unity, and so much more. Anyone who has ever been to Lake Tahoe knows it's one of the most beautiful gems nestled on the California and Nevada border. During the summer, the sun shines through the tall pines and the lake becomes home to tons of water activities, making it the perfect location for the annual Bass Camp Festival.
The grounds of the recently renovated Hard Rock Hotel and Casino paired perfectly with the intimate vibes set forth by the Bass Camp Crew. With huge headliners such as Nero, Krewella, and Arty, it was no surprise that the venue was comfortably packed with attendees of all ages, showing that the love of music really has no age limit. In addition to the main stage, the Dancetronauts who have been at festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas to Burning Man and hundreds of stops in between, brought their party and pyrotechnics to create a stage of their own. With a silent disco, and a surprise Red Bull stage on the second day, Bass Camp Festival brought a stellar weekend to festival goers.
Last year, Damnthatsepic was lucky enough to join in on Woogie Weekend’s inaugural installment. The Do LaB sought to create an entire festival centered around Lightning in a Bottle’s “Woogie” stage; and they definitely succeeded. This year they had a lot to live up to and with increased popularity, a lot to prepare for.
As Woogie Weekend having seemed to almost doubled in one short year, The Do LaB not only needed to prepare for the increased crowds, but also had to work hard to keep the festival culture they had created in the year previous. Luckily for all of the attendees, The Do LaB did more than enough to one up their first year. On the ground, they shifted stages and camping grounds for a more cohesive and flowing floor plan. They also added 2 late night stages that kept the beats going into the early morning with acts like Doc Martin and Marques Wyatt holding down the fort. The Do Lab also returned with a very talented ensemble of artists and performers including the ladies of Bijoulette who provided water games all weekend long to help beat the heat of the valley. There was also a giant flamingo car that cruised around the festival grounds to raise awareness of the state of wildlife and habitat for flamingos.