Lipgloss: An Indie Dance Party

The USA’s longest-running indie dance party was started here in Denver in 2001. In that time, Lipgloss has watched the city grow and change and has done so itself. In March, Lipgloss grew again and moved to its new venue at HQ Denver. Learn more about this fantastic weekly dance party below!

Lipgloss: The Venue History

With over 20 years of weekly events, Lipgloss has been an event you may have gone to without even knowing. Here is where Lipgloss has been hosted over the years:

  • It started at an LGBTQ Bar (coincidentally where HQ is now) in 2001
  • La Rumba starting in 2004
  • Beauty Bar (Now Closed) beginning in 2012
  • Syntax Physic Opera (Now the Roxy) in 2013
  • Milk Bar since 2015 
  • And Now HQ Denver since March of 2022

Lipgloss: What is it?

When Lipgloss started all those years ago, the goal was to create a unique niche dance party. Although they rely primarily on indie music nowadays, they are known to throw genre-bender parties and play whatever sounds good, regardless of genre.

Some past acts have included the Smiths, MGMT, Marky Ramone of the Ramones, and so many more! The last venue they were at was a lot smaller, so they couldn’t bring many of the more significant acts they had wanted, but now with the venue change, magic is in the making!

Lipgloss: Let’s go!

Now that you’ve heard the colorful history of Lipgloss: an Indie Dance Party, you need to go check it out for yourself! Head down to HQ Denver on South Broadway every Friday. There’s no cover before 10 PM; after, it’s only $5. On top of that, HQ Denver has fantastic drink specials! This month they have some spooktacular things happening, including a Thriller Brunch and a DJ set from Neon Indian. For more info, head to their website!


Rome In Silver’s Debut Headline show at Meow Wolf

Rome In Silver’s Debut Headline show at Meow Wolf

Get ready to vibe out at Meow Wolf for Rome In Silver’s first headline show in Denver on 10/15! Vinny Pisciotta, known musically as Rome In Silver, has been on the rise for quite a while with his presence on lineups like Bonnaroo 2021, Okeechobee 2022, Lightning in a Bottle 2022, and support on Dabin’s Between Broken 2022 tour. Rome In Silver is known mainly for deep, melodic hits like “Never Be The One,” “Like You,” “Fade,” and “Skin,” to name a few.  

Music

The general vibe of Rome In Silver’s music is vibrant, bass-forward, melodic, and unique. What one could expect in a Rome In Silver set is much more than just one specific vibe or genre. Rome In Silver breaks barriers in his sets by incorporating different genres. Notably, he plays anything from vibey breakbeat drum and bass to experimental wubs, then brings it back to his familiar melodies. No matter where Rome In Silver plays, whoever is present will go on a musical journey through the facets of electronic music. 

Venue

Many fans are excited to see how Rome In Silver’s cutting-edge production will play out among the infamous confines of the Meow Wolf venue! After experiencing some of his previous sets, it’s safe to say that his energy matches the immersive nature of Meow Wolf. Despite performing on 10/14, the night before Meow Wolf at Red Rocks, as direct support for Louis The Child, Vinny is excited about this specific event. Specifically, he states, “This is my very first headline show in Denver, so naturally, my excitement level is through the roof. Meow Wolf is going to be one hell of a show!” Rome In Silver has a couple more remaining tour dates through New Year’s Eve. 

Conclusion

Overall, we are very excited to have a talented artist like Rome In Silver make his first headline debut at a fantastic venue like Meow Wolf. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for fans and the experience he will create. We look forward to seeing you all there! Tickets are still available for purchase here!

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Go Big or Gourd Home with Temple Denver

Fall is heating up here in Denver. With another month, there is another amazing lineup at Temple Denver. The first phase of the October lineup has been announced, and it is JUICY! Peep the details below!

Borgeous, October 1st

Kicking off the month is Borgeous, who is hitting the stage Saturday, October 1st. Hailing from Miami, he is bringing the heat with bass house. Known for his amazing stage presence and great music, this party is gonna be popping. For a sneak peek, peep his track, “You’re Not Mine,” which dropped earlier this month. It is a banger!

Naughty Ball, October 1st

Kicking off the Halloween madness is the 22nd anniversary of Kevin Larson’s Naughty Ball. Grab your Halloween costume and head to Temple! This ball isn’t your ordinary ball. Rather it is an evening full of exotic and interactive events for your senses. We welcome you to the Art Gallery and invite you to partake in the interactive activities. Descend to experience the ethereal Nightclub and ascend to the VIP floor filled with unique experiences and delights.

Calussa, October 8th

Next on the lineup is Calussa, who are hitting the decks on October 8th.  This Miami duo is bringing the beach party to Denver with their Afro-house. You can hear their Cuban roots in all of their tracks. Their track, “Damelo”, dropped earlier this year and is so smooth!

Lucy Presented by Afterhours Anonymous & Temple Denver, Oct. 9th

Afterhours Anonymous is partnering with Temple to bring a very special Sunday evening to Temple on October 9th. Lucy, an Italian-born techno DJ, is hitting the decks. His track, “Wanton Witch 9 (Nervous Burial),” dropped earlier this year, and it’s so good! Known for his unique, industrial techno, this is sure to be a rager!

Sam Feldt Presented by Global Dance & Temple Denver, Oct 15th

Global Dance and Temple are partnering to bring another fun night with Dutch DJ Sam Feldt. Known for his feel-good and uplifting sound, this is gonna be one happy dance party. For a glimpse at what the party is gonna be, peep his track, “Future In Your Hands,” featuring Aloe Blacc, which dropped last month.

Lil Jon, October 29th

WHAT!? OKAY!!! wrapping up the Phase one lineup for October is Lil Jon. He is bringing the crunk party Halloween weekend to Temple with a renowned DJ Set! Known for his hyphy songs, such as “Turn Down for What” and “Vamos a Beber,” this is sure to be a party you don’t want to miss!

October Wrap Up

This is such a hot first phase of the October lineup at Temple Denver. With more artists to be announced, this is one month you will want to spend every weekend at Temple Denver! For more info on the shows and to purchase tickets, visit their website.


Sundown Festival: A New Way to Party

The festival season in Colorado is still going, and another festival is happening THIS week! Sundown Festival combines music and mindfulness by creating a memorable, creative space to connect with others while listening to amazing music. With some amazing performers and fun experiences within the festival, this is one event, you aren’t going to want to miss. So let’s chat about the festival details!

Sundown: When & Where is it?

Sundown is taking place this Saturday. It takes place downtown on the Tivoli Quad on the Auraria Campus. The event goes from 2 pm until 11 am and will be a blast!

Sundown: What is it?

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety; the opposite of addiction is connection.”

 Sundown is a rejuvenating music festival that focuses on music and fostering genuine connections. The goal of this festival is to leave it feeling better than you came in. Rather than leaving tired and drained, leave feeling ready to take on the world! Through amazing detox workshops, yoga and meditation, there’s no way to not leave feeling refreshed! The festival has some amazing music performers, but there is so much more to do outside of the music! 

Here’s how to get the most out of Sundown Fest!

First, grab a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage provided by Spiritless, a new conscious cocktail company that serves non-alcoholic beverages. After you grab your drink, stop by the meditation tent and get some radical healing. Various detox workshops will help you learn how to go addiction free naturally, about herbs and other healing remedies from our wellness experts.  

Afterward, hit the festival to hear some music. Chair massages, energy readings, and energy IVs are also available. Once you get tired, hit up one of the LED lounges to recharge. Make sure to check out the art and various live performers around the festival. If you get hungry, there are plenty of health-conscious food trucks available. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Sundown: Who is Playing?

Some amazing artists are on the lineup, starting with tons of locals. Kicking off the party at two is Karl Funhouse, who is known for his “Wizard Bass.” After him, DJ Silec is hitting the decks and bringing some space disco your way. Amberdehn is up next, and she’s bringing the Denver house vibes. Ignight is hitting the stage next, bringing the dance music vibes. TASHAXMARO is up next, and she’ll be bringing that downtempo heat! 

Up next to the decks are the festival founders, DoubleCrush! They are a DJ duo who drop some dope house beats full of life and love! After their fun set, we have Skiitour bringing that chill vibe to the decks. N2N will be hitting the decks after, with Brooklyn house. Lastly, Curbi will be playing the headline spot and bringing that spiritual hippy vibe to an end the festival.

Sundown: How much are tickets?

General admission tickets are $74 right now for tier 2, including entry to the festival, immersive experiences, and a complimentary drink (while supplies last.) VIF (Very Important Friend) tickets are $108 and get you everything in GA, plus a complimentary welcome drink, access to a VIF-only seating area, a dinner coupon, VIF-only drinks, and a VIF goody bag. Super VIF tickets are $194 and include everything in VIF plus a merch pack, artist meet and greets, Super VIF Access Badge, and a private lounge. If you are a student, you can get a ticket for $44, including everything in GA, but you must bring your ID with you. Kids are also welcome! Kids 2 and under are free, and all other kids up to 10 years old are $29 each.

Sundown: The Wrap Up

Sundown is a new type of festival that mixes music, mindfulness, and making memories! This is one festival you absolutely cannot miss, so grab those tickets, and we’ll see you downtown on the Tivoli quad this weekend! Head to their website for more information and to purchase tickets.

September Time to Fall into Temple Denver

Fall is upon us, and that means cooler temps and hot beats! This month at Temple, we have some fire artists to keep the party going. Whether you like house, rap, techno, or dance music, Temple is sure to have something for you. Check out the details on the September lineup below.

Eden Prince – September 1st

Kicking off the September lineup is UK artist Eden Prince. After studying music at Leeds College of Music, Eden Prince followed his dream of becoming a house music producer. Now with over 250 million streams on Spotify, he has solidified his place on top of the music charts. His most recent track, “Back to the Sound” dropped earlier this year and is an absolute banger.

Kastra – September 2nd

Next up on the September lineup is Kastra. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, Kastra is no stranger to nightlife and club music. He has worked with some amazing artists, including Timmy Trumpet and Borgeous. His recent track “ Infinity” features Borgeous and Luxtides. He also has the banger “Make You Stay” on Spotify.

Regard – September 3rd

Keeping the party going, Regard is hitting the decks on September 3rd. From Yugoslavia, Regard used TikTok to get his unique dance music out to the rest of the world. He has now reached 2.4 million streams on Spotify. His song, “Hallucination,” dropped earlier this year.

6lack – September 4th

Closing up the first weekend of September and helping us celebrate Labor Day, 6lack is playing Sunday. An Atlanta-grown rapper, 6lack has grown quite the fan base, with over 10 million streams on Soundcloud. His song, “Rent Free,” dropped at the beginning of this year, and it’s fire! His shows are a blast by bringing his unique perspective and high energy to the stage.

Denver House Music Takeover – Sept. 8th

The second week of September is fully stacked! Opening the week is the Denver House Music Takeover. A local collective of 47 rotating artists, Denver House Music is sure to have all the houses you could want and more. In this round, they have Silhouette, Djuric, PharmDJ, and Cizzle hitting the stage.

Green Velvet – September 9th

Keeping the party going, Green Velvet is performing on September 9th. Originally studying to be a chemical engineer, he left school to pursue his dreams of being a house music producer. Making music since the early 90s; he is no stranger to the music industry and has released several chart-topping hits. His recent song, “Wurk” with Mihalis Safras featuring Dojae, was released two months ago. It is such a house hit!

Black V-Neck – September 10th

Black V-Neck, a Miami duo, will keep up the vibe, hitting the decks on September 10th. Known for their amazing tech house, Black V-Neck has climbed the charts. Earlier this month, they reached 1 million streams on Spotify. Their recent track “Day N Night” with Afrojack ft. Muni Long dropped earlier this month, and it is a tech house anthem for sure!

Speaker Honey – September 15th

The third week of September is looking HOT! Up first, Speaker Honey is set to perform. Playing multiple instruments, Speaker Honey has a unique ear for music and is known for her raw and heavy sounds. Signed to the Mau5trap label, Speaker Honey has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Her most recent track is the “Skyscraper” remix that dropped on her Spotify earlier this year.

Layton Giordani with Charles D – Sept. 16th

Up next is Layton Giordani with Charles D, playing September 16th. Layton Giordani is an ambassador for New York’s techno new school scene. He spent much time being trained by many music legends, including Adam Beyer. His song “Digital Age” dropped in August. Charles D also drops some mean techno. He has a monthly radio show called “Synthesized” that comes out on the first Friday of every month. Episode 47 dropped out on Soundcloud earlier this month, and every moment is mesmerizing. 

Foreign Family Presents: Golden Features – Sept. 17th

Foreign Family is an independent record label founded by Odesza. They are bringing the Australian legend Golden Features to Temple on September 17th. Besides donning a Golden mask when he performs, Golden Features is known for dropping golden beats! He’s played at many festivals and co-produced an album with Odesza called Bronson. His recent song “Touch” featuring Rromarian, dropped earlier this year and is phenomenal.

Hannes Bieger (Live) by Afterhours Anonymous – Sept. 18th

Afterhours Anonymous is a local event group specializing in unforgettable events, and they are hosting Hannes Bieger at Temple on September 18th. Known for his melodic techno, Hannes Bieger is going to throw it down! He released his song “Black Tourmaline” last year, and it’s a banger!

EDDIE – September 22nd

Bringing the heat from down under, Australian dance music producer EDDIE is performing on September 22nd. EDDIE is another music industry pro, performing at many festivals and touring with Deadmau5. Signed to Mau5trap, EDDIE keeps releasing banger after banger. Most recently, his song, “Guiding Light” featuring Voicians dropped earlier this year, and it brings the electro house heat.

Color of Fashion – September 23rd

Temple will transform into a black-tie garden party on the 23rd. This is sure to be an elegant extravaganza that is held by Denver’s elite designers who are showcasing their new designs. With designs from Menez to Society, Art of Hannah Jane, Alejandro Gaeta, and accessories by Nelly Bernal, this is one fancy event you absolutely cannot miss!

Max Styler – September 29th

Wrapping up the September lineup, Max Styler is taking the stage on the 29th. Max Styler from Nevada knows how to ensure the party never stops. He has played tons of huge shows and festivals, including Tomorrowland. Lastly, he has also partnered with the PGA to make music. His remix of the LCD Soundsystem song, “I Can Change,” is the perfect song to end your summer!

Wrap Up

The party never ends at Temple! If you want to get tickets or learn more about the events happening in September, visit their website.


DUSK Music Festival Returns To The Desert!

As the sun sets on the horizon, all I have is DUSK on my mind. Dusk Music Festival, produced by Relentless Beats, will celebrate its sixth birthday this year. Taking place on November 11th & 12th, 2022, DUSK will be returning to Jàcome Plaza in Downtown Tucson, Arizona. This unique event will feature well-known artists that come from a variety of genres. Along with a stacked lineup, DUSK will also spotlight popular vendors for food and drink, and show off some incredible art installations for our community to enjoy.

Lineup

Phase 1 of DUSK has just been announced and fans are already hankering to buy tickets. 

DUSK attendees will be able to experience the musical stylings of Griz, Alison Wonderland, Young The Giant, NGHTMRE, Nora En Pure, Sofi Tukker, Zomboy, 4B, Aluna, Dillion Nathaniel, Dion Timmer, Inzo, K. Flay, Klye Walker, Lauren Sanderson, Ranger Trucco, Slothrust, and Spag Heddy

Many more artists will soon be announced along with the lineup for the local Arizona Artist Discovery Stage!

Tickets and Pricing

DUSK is an all-ages event. General Admission tickets are on sale for $99, before fees. VIP passes, with air-conditioned premium bathrooms, premium food experiences, comfortable lounge seating, front-of-stage viewing areas, complimentary coat and bag check service, and complimentary massages are available starting at $239, before fees. 

Returning this year, the Platinum VIP Experience presented by Iridius Capital includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus: access to an all-inclusive, elevated viewing area with comfortable seating, complimentary wine, beer, craft cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, and a buffet of snacks, starting at $549. 

All ticket types are available online at www.DUSKmusicfestival.com. Payment plans are available for a limited time!

Vendors

DUSK is excited to partner again with Tucson Foodie to curate an incredible lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and chefs. Previous food lineups have included chefs from Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT), Dante’s Fire, Culinary Dropout, Fresco Pizzeria & Pasteria, Rollies Mexican Patio, KoolTwists, and Solid Grindz Hawaiian Cuisine

In addition, Tucson ARTS will include live art, larger-than-life sculptures, digital art, video projection, and lighting displays throughout the festival grounds. Additional pop-ups include Tucson PLAYS which will feature a variety of backyard games and classic arcade games from their partner, Cobra Arcade Bar. Tucson SHOPS market willalso be available for all your shopping needs. 

Finally, Lost in the Weeds is an exciting new addition! They will be providing an elevated professional, positive, fun, and interactive after parties to learn about the Arizona medical and adult-use cannabis programs.

Conclusion

DUSK has become one of my favorite festivals here in Arizona and I would highly recommend attending! Be sure to visit www.DUSKmusicfestival.com for the most up-to-date information. You can stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DUSKmusicfest, on Instagram at @DUSKmusicfestival, and Twitter at @DUSKtucson.

All photos were captured by Alexander Peet

Krushendo Goes Big with Destruction Ft BVLVNCE, Opening For Sullivan King on 8/26 in Boulder

Krushendo Goes Big with Destruction Ft BVLVNCE, Opening For Sullivan King on 8/26 in Boulder

Colorado’s own Krushendo has been making waves this year since he directly supported ILLENIUM for two days in Aspen, CO, for the X Games. He has since headlined Cervantes Otherside and played Electric Forest. His most recent success was opening for SoDown to a completely sold-out Mishawaka Amphitheatre.

Today is Krushendo’s birthday, and he released Destruction featuring BVLVNCE on vocals, who just recently put out a tune with the legendary Kayzo. Destruction features metal production into a bro step banger of a drop that reminds us of old Kai Wachi and Black Tiger Sex Machine. He put it out for FREE DOWNLOAD if you follow him on Spotify! Listen/hear below.

Krushendo’s next big show is on 8/26 in Boulder at The Fox with the legendary Sullivan King. His new direction in dubstep is sure to turn heads in the coming year.

Krushendo is a Colorado name to watch.

Listen/Buy Destruction Here

End Your Summer at Temple Denver: August Lineup

The end of summer is almost here, but the decks are just heating up at Temple Denver. With some of the hottest acts, this month’s lineup at Temple is sizzling, and they aren’t even halfway done with announcements yet. Peep the deets of Phase 1 of the August lineup below!

SNBRN Friday, Aug. 5th

Bringing the West Coast beach vibe, SNBRN will be kicking off the party. SNBRN launched his career in 2014 after studying music production. He is a remix legend, with amazing remixes of “Sexual Healing” and “Gangsta Walk“. Outside of his amazing remixes, he recently dropped his new track, “Not the Only One.” It has some high-energy house vibes that we absolutely adore.

Tommy Trash Saturday, Aug. 6th

Hailing from Down under, Tommy Trash is bringing the electro-house fire. A veteran in the EDM scene, Tommy Trash has several chart-topping bangers and is Grammy nominated. After taking a break from the stress of the industry, Tommy Trash has come back even better than before. When he isn’t making music, he helps other artists under his label  Milky Wave. His latest track, “Jaguwawa“, dropped on Soundcloud earlier this year, and it’s an absolute banger.

Skepsis & 1991 Saturday, Aug. 13th

From across the pond, Skepsis and 1991 are hitting the decks August 13th. Skepsis is a UK bass beast. With support from artists like Diplo and Jauz, Skepsis has toured all over the world and played several festivals. His most recent remix, “BBCC“, dropped a couple months ago and definitely has that festy bass vibe to it.  

1991 is a London drum and bass producer and DJ who has taken the genre by storm. After being handpicked to join MTA Records, he has released banger after banger and was voted Best Newcomer at the Drum & Bass Awards. 1991 just dropped an album titled “Odyssey” earlier this month, and we just can’t get enough of it. Together, this duo will be a sick set definitely not to miss. 

Skepsis & 1991, Aug. 13th @ Temple Denver

Madds Saturday, Aug. 20th

Madds is an international DJ, performing regularly in the US and South Africa. She is on her Endless Summer Tour and is stopping at Temple on August 20th. Residing now in Los Angeles, Madds has a dancey house vibe to all of her songs. Madds recently released “I Don’t Wanna Go.” It has an ethereal dance vibe to it that we simply adore.

Madds, Saturday Aug. 29th @ Temple Denver

Hozho Thursday, Aug. 25th

Wrapping up the Phase 1 lineup is Hozho, who is performing on August 25th. Hozho hails from Portugal and created his own genre of music – “melodark.” This dark and melodic vibe envelops all that Hozho is. “Honey Trap” was released earlier this year. It reinforced his unique style, diversifying the Plague Doctor from the pack and disregarding the current dance music meta for something more intrinsically expressive, remembering the mythical quote from Charles Bukowski: “wherever the crowd goes, run in the other direction.”

Hozho, Thursday Aug. 25th @ Temple Denver

Wrap Up

Whether in the mood for high-energy house or dark and melodic techno, Temple Denver has an artist playing in August that fits every vibe. To learn more about the lineup and to purchase tickets, visit Temple Denver’s site.


Goldrush Music Festival Returns To The Wild Wild West!

Time to whip out your chaps and cowboy hats, Goldrush Music Festival is back! Relentless Beats happily announced that the reinvented Goldrush: Neon Dreams makes its return to the valley and will be calling Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, home for the weekend of October 7th -9th, 2022. This three day event is going to be filled with multiple stages, lots of vendors, art installations and more! The refresh of the festival will now bring attendees into a reimagined world of the wild wild west that will be described as “Neon Utopia” which will also feature some branded activations like the Beatbox Silent Disco and a Roller Disco by White Claw.

Lineup

One thing that will always stay golden is the caliber of lineup we can expect every year!

Some incredible artists that have already been announced include: Excision, Chris LakeKaskade, G Jones, AC Slater, Space Laces, Boogie T, Wuki, Bob Moses, Herobust, Jerro, Schade, Michael Sparks, Dom Dolla, Noizu, Netsky, Lucii, 1788-L, Ghastly, Armnhmr, Seven Lions, and Rezz.

Goldrush does a fantastic job of collecting artists from various genres to make this festival so special. There is going to be something for everyone to enjoy. 

Previous lineups have included Above & Beyond; Adventure Club; Alison Wonderland; BIJOU; Black Tiger Sex Machine; Blossom; Blunts & Blondes; Boogie T; Claude Vonstroke; Deadmau5; Destructo; Dillon Francis; Don Diablo; Dr Fresch; Getter; Ghastly; Gorgon City; Green Velvet; GRiZ; Illenium; Kayzo; Lil Skies; Lil Texas; Lil Uzi Vert; Malaa; Marshmello; Migos; NGHTMRE; Oliver Heldens; Rezz; RL Grime; San Holo; Shlump; Tokimonsta; Trippie Redd; Troyboi; Vince Staples; Will Clarke; Zedd; Zeds Dead, and Zhu.

Be sure to follow all of RB’s socials for the complete line up coming out soon!

Tickets, Tables, and Travel Packages

General on-sale tickets will open Friday, July 22nd at 10 a.m. PT. Pricing starts at $199, before fees. Attendees will be able to choose from general admission, GA+, VIP, and platinum options.  

Goldrush will also offer table reservations that include: admission to the festival, access to the VIP lounge and viewing deck, express entry to event, food and beverages, and a dedicated host along with a server. 

Travel packages will be available soon. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for more information on all ticket options. Goldrush is an 18+ event.

Conclusion

Goldrush will always be one of my favorite festivals to attend! We are all super excited to see the revamp and experience it all over again. Goldrush is produced by Relentless Beats, Universatile Music and Global Dance. Visit www.goldrushfestaz.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GoldrushFestAZ and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldrushFestAZ.

Sacred Acre: A Passion Project on the Kenai

Do you have something that ignites a passion in you so intensely you want to shout it to the world? Two of those passions of mine are Electronic Music and Alaska! This September, those two worlds collide at the Sacred Acre Festival on the Kenai Peninsula in Ninilchik, Alaska!

I had a chance to speak with the founder of Sacred Acre, Chris Miller, and in speaking with him, I found out it only takes one moment for an idea to be born. One night, in 2018, his wife read a passage out loud from a book by Ivo Dominguez, “The ‘Sacred Acre’ is  a place that lies between low and high tide because in this magical place—two worlds collide. By high tide, it’s swum by sea creatures; by low tide, it’s walked by land animals. So in this magical place, we come to re-center ourselves, to harmonize with land and sea, and to find a sense of mindfulness unlike any other.” 

This struck home for Chris. He knew there was a market for an Electronic scene in Alaska, and this created the perfect story for a festival. When putting this festival together, Chris covered everything, a fantastic lineup, transportation, accommodations and sustainability. 

Lineup

The lineup has Electronic music heavyweights like Clozee, Opiuo and LSDream. These artists and their music are a perfect fit for the magic that will come to life in Alaska. In addition, they recently added keyboard legend Jason Leech who will be sure to play some flipped versions of songs we know and love. However, fantastic music does not stop there. On the lineup, there are even some Alaskan locals. Clint Samples and PREPMODE are some of the DJ’s on the lineup from the Last Frontier. Anchorage, Alaska-based artist PREPMODE is known for his turntable and mixing skills. While out here at Sacred Acre I’ll be jamming to music I know and love, but I will also be branching out to see what else can bless my ears.

Transportation

Being from Alaska, one of the main reactions I get when I tell people where
I am from is that it must be hard to get around. This could not be farther from
the truth in considering Sacred Acre! The team has put a lot of thought into
the logistics of this festival, like getting to the festival and getting
camping gear. Festival goers can step off the plane in Anchorage and get on a
shuttle that will take them to the festival grounds, where if they choose to
rent camping gear, it will be waiting for them too! Several types of
campgrounds at the festival range from lightly wooded areas to a site that
overlooks the Cook inlet with a chance to view otters, seals and whales!

I also got to speak with Chris about some recommendations he has if people
choose to explore Alaska beyond the festival. Along the Kenai, two cities to
visit are Homer and Seward! If you make your way down south of the festival,
you will find the city of Homer. This city sits along the Kachemak Bay and has
tons to offer visitors. One restaurant in Homer Chris recommends he is the
Green Can. It is known for its seasonal menu, delicious craft cocktails, and
sustainably caught seafood. When I make my way to Homer, I know this will be a
can’t miss stop! One last recommendation he has is to drive north to see North
America’s tallest mountain peak, Mt. Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley.
The camping is gorgeous up there and is the perfect time of year to see the
fall foliage. Alaska is so vast this list could go on forever!

Sustainability

One of the many great aspects of this festival is its sustainability
practices, which are dear to many festival attendees. This festival will be a
NO PLASTIC event which is just one of the many reasons this festival should get
a lot of love! In addition, Sacred Acre will boast hydration stations for
refillable water bottles, and reusable metal cups for alcohol sales, and all
vendors will use compostable and recyclable materials. Lastly, the creators and
producers of Scared Acre will be using part of the proceeds from the festival
to donate to local and national charities. These charities expose fishing
companies that use unethical fishing practices like trawling.  

If you would like to find out more about the different types of trawling
that are destroying our oceans, please visit: 

Sacred Acre- Our Mission

Stop the Alaskan Trawler Bycatch Facebook Group