The Backseat Lovers headlined Endless Sunshine Festival at Civic Center Park in Downtown Denver, brining great bands and good vibes galore.Continue reading
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 2:00 PM
Onsale: FRI FEB 3, 2023 – 10:00 AM
101 West 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Shine Music Festival at ReelWorks Denver featuring: SunSquabi, Neal Evans Fro Down, Walden, Jeffrey Marshall, Tropical Waffle, Green Chi Band, Phamaly Theatre Company, Tantok, Desacore, Dooley, Josh.0, BKellZ, KrYmsun, Rocky Mountain Guy & Joe Bye duo, Cory Simmons, Shauna Sweeney, Willy K (Slidewok), Grant Livingston & Ben Maillaro (River Spell), Wanderin Pine, Michael Bollhoefer, and Jonny Woods.
For the third consecutive year, Canadian duo Zeds Dead (comprised of Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan aka DC and Hooks, respectively) brought their Fourth of July Backyard Jamboree to downtown Denver. After playing Red Rocks the two previous nights, the duo hosted a roster of artists affiliated with their Deadbeats label for a day of music, activities, food and much more.
Chaos struck when a surprise rainstorm forced the show to abruptly come to a stop. After a short delay and some restructuring of the venue, the festivities continued and Zeds Dead was able to play a final set until the planned event end time.
A Day at the Park
Located in downtown Denver with a scenic view of the Colorado State Capitol and other government buildings, Civic Center Park was the perfect location to for this Fourth of July celebration. With a capacity of 12,000 people, the park allowed guests to comfortably enjoy three different stages along with activities, vendors, and food trucks. The family-friendly event featured bounce castles, lawn games, and face painting. Additionally, a variety of local vendors sold accessories. In between all the music, there were plenty of things to do as people strolled around the venue.
A Stage for Every Taste
With three different stages of music, the event really captured the festival feeling. Each had a distinct theme and provided fans the opportunity to see an array of artists.
In a shady area between the trees was the Altered States stage. Named after Zeds Dead’s downtempo-focused label, this stage had a more relaxed vibe with artists playing sets oriented more towards the experimental facets of electronic music. Artists featured on this stage included Saul Gucci, Pacifix, Soki, Noises, and Mary Droppinz.
One of the coolest structures at Civic Center Park, the Greek Amphitheatre, was home to the Drum and Bass Stage. With exhilarating sets from Fury, Joel Cruz, Bensley, Blossom, Kumarion B2B Smoakland and Delta Heavy, this stage had the most consistently hyped crowds throughout the day.
Finally, the Deadbeats stage was located on the main portion of the site and featured the largest production. This stage featured an assortment of bass, dubstep, and trap artists, and the infamous jamboree hot dog eating contest. The music on this stage started with TWONSKi and was followed by sets from JAWNS, SuperAve. B2B Heyz, Black Carl! B2B Saka (aka Rush Hour), Blanke, and of course, Zeds Dead.
Zeds Dead Get Delayed
Around the time of the hot dog eating contest, screens flashed updated set times. Instead of playing the closing set, it was announced that Zeds Dead would be performing earlier in the evening. There were murmurs in the crowd that this was due to the looming threat of severe weather. They were correct.
Although earlier than planned, the Zeds Dead set started off as well as any of their diverse, multi-genre bass sets. For about an hour, the duo played their dubstep bangers mixed with classic rock songs, drum and bass, and every genre in between. Suddenly the music stopped and they announced that, due to severe weather, they had to stop the music. Almost immediately after, the torrential downpour began and chaos ensued as people began leave and run for shelter.
The Show Must Go On
In typical Colorado fashion, the storm hit downtown heavily and then cleared up almost as fast as it arrived. About an hour after the delay, the Zeds Dead team announced that they were preparing to resume the show. For this last segment of the event, only the Deadbeats Stage was up and running. As people started to fill up the lawn again, Mary Droppinz warmed the crowd up with a super upbeat set. With this fresh new start, the crowd was more energetic than ever.
Zeds Dead then triumphantly took the stage again. The set only ran 30 minutes due to curfew, but not a second was wasted by the duo. They started off in explosive fashion, playing collaborations with Subtronics, GRiZ, and Hamdi, then some of their own classic songs. With the cloudy night sky and full stage production, the ambiance was much different than it had been during their daytime set — it was now a full-blown dance party. The set then transitioned into a more house and dance-oriented style with remixes of artists like Sade. Not a single body in the crowd was still. After a long and turbulent day, the duo fittingly ended their set with a remix of Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?”
When attending an outdoor music event, there is always a risk that weather might cause some issues. When attending an outdoor music event in Colorado, especially these past few months, its almost a guarantee. Luckily the weather wasn’t enough to stop the 3rd Annual Deadbeats Jamboree. With the exception of the weather delay, the event was an exciting experience full of music and fun. We can’t wait until next year’s Fourth of July Weekend to see what the duo have in store for us.
Photos by Drew Bower
Shine Music Festival is coming to Denver, Colorado on August 26th at Civic Center Park.Continue reading
With the return of concerts and festivals, Colorado has a stacked summer. If you don’t want to travel for shows or festivals, the local spots will be fully stacked with amazing shows! One of these shows is the all new Neon Project, happening June 18th at Civic Center Park. This event is organized and sponsored by Party Troopers, a new production company that started in 2020. This is an all new event with a stacked lineup, so let’s chat about the details.
Neon Project: The Glowing Locals
With 20 artists on the lineup for Neon Project, there will be something for everybody to jam out to. We have 15 local artists supporting the show including: Rage-Bot, Rawkn, Jwubba, Nghtsky, SLWMO and more. These artists all have a unique bass sound and are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Since Denver is the Bass Capital, you know these artists are going to bring the heat and make Colorado proud.
Neon Project: A Glowing Lineup
Also playing Neon Project is KLAXX. The LA-based DJ dropped his latest melodic banger, “The One” featuring NGHTMRE and we absolutely love it! Up next on the lineup is ETC!ETC! Also from LA, ETC!ETC! mixes that West-Coast hip-hop sound with electronic music to make a fantastic, trap and bass house sound! He has been posting a series of hour long mixes called #NOTMYTEMPO. The most recent two came out about a month ago on Soundcloud and are absolutely sick. We definitely recommend checking them out!
LAXX is also slated to play Neon Project. This British Dubstep producer made waves in the dubstep scene. Bringing that grimey UK sound with him, his set is sure to be heavy and full of headbanging. Arius is also going to be performing. The California couple are definitely super adorable, but don’t get it twisted; their sound goes hard in the paint. Their most recent release, “Death on the Dancefloor” with ZABO is a dope electro house jam and you definitely need to peep it.
Vultron: A Glowing Headliner
Finally, the headliner for Neon Project is none other than the amazing Yultron. Hailing from California, Yultron has been making music for years and didn’t even start in EDM. In college, he worked with various rock and hip hop artists like YG. Now making all sorts of EDM, Yultron has that same versatility and doesn’t strictly make one genre. His newest track, “Escalate” is sure to be a hard house anthem this summer. So with such a sick lineup, let’s chat about the show details.
The Show Details
On top of the music, there will be several food trucks and vendors there, but please note that there will be NO alcohol sales for this show. It is BYOB and guests are limited to 1 CANNED 6 pack each (no glass allowed). The event goes from 2 to 11 and tickets start at only $40! Bring a blanket and grab a spot in the grass and party with your friends!
Party Trooper NFTs
Party Troopers is doing something cool worth mentioning. They are offering our NFTs as “Lifetime VIP Access Passes” to all future Party Troopers music festivals! With the NFTs, you’ll be able to access all Party Troopers music festivals as a VIP guest, and come with tons of cool perks. These perks include: VIP parking lots, entrances, camping and viewing areas, fast pass to skip the lines and discounts on the event’s food, drinks, and merch and hotel discounts . But these aren’t even the coolest part.. The NFTs also come with meet and greet privileges for the headliner! They are only releasing 8000 of these NFTs too, so they are pretty limited. They are dropping next month so keep an eye out for them!
Bass heads everywhere, be sure to grab your tickets! This is one outdoor bass show you just can’t miss. For more info on the event, the NFTs and to buy tickets, visit the Party Troopers website.