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Relentless Beats Brings Waves to Cabo, Mexico

Waves Mexico 2021 Lineup

Phoenix, AZRelentless Beats, Arizona’s leading promoter of electronic and dance music events, has partnered with Pollen to bring Waves an end-to-end Cabo experience with curated pool and boat parties and nightclub takeovers from Decadence, Goldrush, Phoenix Lights, ORIGINS, and Weird & Wonderful. The destination event will take place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, from May 27th to the 31st, 2021, and will be following all government, and CDC guidelines for gatherings. With this announcement come the phase 01 lineup, which includes headliners, Fisher and Chris Lake, 4B, BIJOU, Blossom, Dusty Cloud, GG Magree, Ghastly, Good Times Ahead, John Summit, Schade, Valentino Khan, Wüki, and many more to come.

The five-day event includes a four-night stay with multiple hotel options, including ME Cabo, the Relentless Beats headquarters, which will host all main parties and performances from international DJs, an all-inclusive food and beverage option at Riu Santa Fe, Bahia, and the Fairfield, as well as daily parties, nightlife experiences, and club takeovers. Boat parties and VIP upgrades are available to make the experience a true getaway. Flights and transport are not included.

General Admission passes for Waves are on sale now, starting at $699, before fees. Fans can pay in installments with a $30 deposit, with the balance broken up on low, monthly payments. Waves is an entirely customizable experience, where fans can create a trip the whole group can love, with each person being able to pay their share individually. Additionally, should the event have to be canceled due to COVID-19 related government restrictions, Pollen and Relentless Beats will reschedule, and the ticket will be rebooked automatically onto the revised travel dates. Refunds will be provided should the date prohibit fans from travel. Travel insurance is required. For full details and all ticket options, visit www.pollen.co. Waves is an 18+ event.

Waves is produced by Relentless Beats and Pollen. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Seismic Dance Event Returns May 21-23, 2021

Seismic Dance Event 2.0

Austin, TX – In a year that saw festivals shifting plans or outright canceling, RealMusic Events’ marquee festival, Seismic Dance Event, faced similar challenges, having to postpone their special one-off Spring Edition as well as their regular late-Fall festival. And while the pandemic might have changed Seismic’s trajectory, it did not derail it, as the once two-day festival recently announced it would be returning May 21 – 23, 2021, adding a third day. The festival will be held at a new, to-be-announced 7-acre venue, located in close proximity to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Steve Souza

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Steve Souza

Following the necessary mandates set forth with the introduction of COVID-19, RealMusic Events made the decision to re-introduce Seismic, working closely with officials to ensure safety of fans, artists, and staff. Following the State of Texas and CDC guidance on outdoor gatherings, the event will include health checks, facemask requirements, touch-point hand-wash and sanitation stations, and social distancing. Further safety protocols, including an intimate, limited capacity setting, will be announced with the finalized COVID-19 safety plan.

“Seismic has always been an intimate boutique festival which is so crucial for that really special niche vibe,” says RealMusic Events co-founder Kelly Gray, “but it also plays in our favor in terms of the feasibility of our event taking place in May.”

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Alexis Sturm

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Alexis Sturm

In addition to the announcement of Seismic Dance Event 3.3, a soul-churning lineup has also been released for this communal gathering of underground, house, and techno fans. The lineup includes Adana Twins; Anabel Englund; Artbat; Ben Böhmer; Biscits; Bob Moses (club set); Charlotte de Witte; Claude VonStroke; Cloonee; DJ Chus; Enrico Sangiuliano; John Summit; Jonas Rathsman; Kevin Knapp; Kyle Watson; Mathame; Matthew Delay b2b Yokoo; Nicole Moudaber; Öona Dahl; Phantoms (dj set); Rebūke; Regard; Reinier Zonneveld; Richie Hawtin; Sacha Robotti; Sidepiece; Spektre; Stephen Bodzin; Steve Darko; Tchami; The Martinez Brothers; The Sponges; Torren Foot; Township Rebellion; Volac; Walker & Royce; Westend, and Woo York. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We’re so excited to finally reveal the Seismic Dance Event 3.3 lineup that we’ve worked so hard on,” says RealMusic Events co-founder Andrew Parsons. “ It is our best yet and should help our fans dance out all their frustrations from the past year.”

General Admission weekend passes for Seismic Dance Event are on sale now for $199, before fees. VIP weekend passes are on sale now for $299 and include special VIP entrance and experience, private dedicated bathrooms, a VIP Lounge, and VIP viewing at both main stages with private bars. Single-day GA and VIP tickets are also available for $99 and $129, before fees, respectively. All details, ticket types, and payment plan options are available online at www.seismicdanceevent.com. Seismic Dance Event is an 18+ event.

Seismic Dance Event is produced by RealMusic Events. Visit www.seismicdanceevents.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Instagram @SeismicDanceEvent, Twitter @SeismicTX, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeismicDanceEvent.

Elektra Gives Back & Center Stage Host “Feed the Crew” Food

Elektra Gives Back & Center Stage present Feed the Crew!

Atlanta, GAElektra Gives Back and Atlanta’s Center Stage have teamed up with Musically Fed to host the “Feed The Crew!” holiday food drive on Friday December 11, 2020. The contactless, drive-through event benefits Atlanta music industry professionals affected by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and touring shutdown. According to NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association, the Independent Venue and Promoter Industry is experiencing 95% revenue loss, while 95% of employees are furloughed and 90% of venues are at risk of bankruptcy. Elektra Gives Back recently launched as a philanthropic, employee-led resource group at Elektra Music Group, and “Feed The Crew!” will be its first, official charitable undertaking. Musically Fed is a 501(c)(3) Organization dedicated to mobilizing the music industry in the fight against hunger by donating unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. Since the pandemic, Musically Fed has shifted their focus to taking care of those in the music industry who are out of work without live events. ENTERCOM has signed on as the radio partner for the charitable event.

Adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements, and social distancing protocols, “Feed The Crew!” is scheduled to run 10am-6pm on December 11 at Center Stage (1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309). During this time, volunteers will accept donations of non-perishable foods to be distributed among the local music and production community responsible for live gigs in the area. Those interested in donating may pull into the garage free of charge and leave their items with staff. For completely contactless drop off, industry volunteers can alternately pick up items from your trunk. A list of items suggested for donation can be found below. Donations are set to be distributed the following Friday by Musically Fed.

As organizer for “Feed The Crew!”, Elektra Music Group Regional Director of Promotion Darrin Schnur said, “Music fans aren’t the only ones who miss live shows and concerts. Tens of thousands of support staff who bring these shows to life are missing them just as much, and they are in need of a lifeline right now. When COVID-19 put the touring business on pause, box office employees, stagehands, caterers, lighting and sound design artists, production staff, and security teams lost their chief source of income, struggling to keep food on the table. We couldn’t just sit by, so Elektra Gives Back joined forces with Musically Fed to help out our friends and family who make concerts happen. If you’re in Atlanta, we hope to see you on December 11. If not, please donate what you can. Hopefully, we’ll all be back in the crowd soon.”

Josh Antenucci from Center Stage adds, “2020 has been unimaginably hard on the workforce that makes live music happen. The pandemic response has prevented our workers the opportunity to work, earn and provide for themselves and their families. As the holidays approach, we are honored to partner with Elektra Gives Back and be able to work for our crews and help put food on the tables of those in most need.”

Musically Fed Founder Maria Brunner concludes, “Musically Fed is excited to partner with Center Stage to help raise much needed food items for gig workers…the staff people who are the life blood of making concerts happen. They are usually the givers, helping so much in the Atlanta Community. Now it is time to help them.”

Online donations may be submitted to Musically Fed – a $10 donation provides 5 meals! Event information and details are enclosed below.

Be on the lookout for more announcements from Elektra Gives Back.

SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS

  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned fish/meat
  • Canned fruits/veggies
  • Soup
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dry beans
  • Nuts
  • Cereals
  • Quinoa
  • Chips
  • Bottled Juice

ELEKTRA GIVES BACK PRESENTS “FEED THE CREW!” WITH CHARITY PARTNER MUSICALLY FED
Event Date: Friday, December 11th
Time: 10am – 6pm ET
Location: Center Stage (1374 West Peachtree Street. Atlanta, GA 30309)


ABOUT CENTER STAGE / RIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
Rival Entertainment has produced concerts and festivals in Atlanta since 2004 and presents many of Atlanta’s most acclaimed live events. Rival is based in Midtown Atlanta at the iconic Center Stage Theater, built in 1966 to honor Atlanta’s performing arts community and celebrating over five decades hosting live performances. Today, the facility features three diverse venues: the historic Center Stage Theater, The Loft, an industrial live music and event space and Vinyl, a staple in Atlanta’s local music scene.
www.centerstage-atlanta.com

ABOUT MUSICALLY FED
In the United States alone, nearly 40% of the food supply is wasted each year. The mission of Musically Fed is to mobilize the music industry in the fight against hunger. Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management and venues nationwide to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. Musically Fed identifies the opportunities, procures the resources, and coordinates all aspects of food handling, transport, and distribution. Their daily goal is to make it easy for promoters and performers to leave each city they visit with a lasting positive impact. Over the past four years, their Phoenix-based non-profit has provided meals to thousands in need across America.

ABOUT ELEKTRA MUSIC GROUP
Launched in 2018 as a standalone music company within Warner Music Group, Elektra Music Group (EMG) comprises Elektra Records, Fueled By Ramen, and Roadrunner Records as well as key strategic partnerships and alliances with some of most influential musicians in the world. EMG was born out of the legendary Elektra Records label founded by Jac Holzman in 1950. Preserving an outlier spirit of independence and entrepreneurial excellence, the label’s structure inspires similar creative innovation. Across its subsidiaries, EMG’s dynamic and diverse roster consists of Brandi Carlile, Coheed and Cambria, Fitz and the Tantrums, Gojira, The Highwomen, KALEO, Korn, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, Slipknot, Tones And I, Twenty One Pilots, and others.

ABOUT ELEKTRA GIVES BACK
Elektra Gives Back is an official Employee Resource Group of Elektra Music Group. With a focus on community and charity, it serves as a platform for the team to uphold and support important causes and organizations in an effort to improve the world at large. Elektra Gives Back sprang into action in 2020.

Relentless Beats Finds Success With Return to Live Music

Subtronics at Rawhide Event Center 11-6-2020, photo by Luis Colato

Phoenix, AZ – Satisfying a nationwide thirst for live music, Relentless Beats elevated the pod experience that has popped up across North America with a series of socially distanced concerts at Rawhide Event Center beginning in October through early November over five consecutive weeks. The exceptionally well-received events hosted near sold-out crowds and featured the Kayzo Doghouse (October 9 & 10); Adventure Club Duality (October 16 & 17); NGHTMRE (October 23 & 24); RITUAL (October 30 & 31 and November 1); Subtronics (November 6 & 7), and Green Velvet (November 8).

Green Velvet at Rawhide Event Center 11-8-2020, photo by Jacob Tyler Dunn

Green Velvet at Rawhide Event Center 11-8-2020, photo by Jacob Tyler Dunn

“I had my reservations to do these shows but given the positive feedback following our drive-in series it felt like the right thing to do. I’m pleased to have hosted five successful consecutive weeks where our fans and our team came out to promote safety, unity, and positivity,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “Special thanks to everyone at Relentless Beats & Rawhide who worked tirelessly to make it happen for us. Most of all THANK YOU to our fans for the support and love.”

Further love and appreciation for the fans who supported Relentless Beats over the last five weeks is captured in the minute-long ’Thank You’ video, encapsulating highlights from each show. The video is soundtracked by the upbeat track, “Thin Line,” from Pod Concert Experience alum John Summit.

Following State, Federal, and CDC guidelines for outdoor gatherings, each event included health checks, facemask requirements, hand-wash and sanitation stations, and social distancing, accomplished by issuing groups of five to eight people their own pod. Each 10-foot by 8-foot pod was distanced 6 feet from the next one on all sides. Additionally, the Rawhide Event Center implemented a concession and merchandise system that fans could utilize from their phones with orders delivered directly to the pods, ensuring a safe environment.

“The first in a series of what we hope will be a continuation of Relentless Beats POD concerts were an absolute success. We worked in conjunction with all local health and safety officials to create a safe, sanitized, and energized environment- allowing attendees to feel comfortable returning to a Relentless Beats event,” says Rawhide Event Center general manager, Mark Grado. “Running our steps of operations through our HealthyVerify process and Task Force oversight and after welcoming guests to our facilities over several weeks and with not a single positive covid test means the process, the mask, and enforcement of physical distance can work.”

Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on future Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/relentlessbeats.

Big Night Out Brings Live Music Back to Atlanta

Big Night Out Atlanta 2020

Atlanta, GA – Live music is back in Atlanta, with the introduction of Big Night Out, a socially distanced concert experience at Centennial Olympic Park, October 23, 24, and 25, 2020. Presented by Rival Entertainment and in coordination with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the City’s first-of-its-kind event will feature: Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, on Friday, Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds, on Saturday, and Big Boi & Friends, featuring KP the Great on Sunday. Introducing the new norm for live events, fans will be able to get outside and dance within their private pod, which will be available for parties of four or six. A six-foot walkway will be between each pod to provide further distance.

Following the necessary mandates set forth with the introduction of COVID-19, live music was faced with the reality of “first to close, last to open.” With Big Night Out, Rival Entertainment is introducing a safe and responsible way to enjoy music again. Following State of Georgia and CDC guidance on outdoor gatherings, the event will include health checks, facemask requirements, touch-point hand-wash and sanitation stations, and social distancing. Park capacity will also be reduced by 90% to further the safety of fans, artists, and staff. Full safety information can be found at www.BigNightOutATL.com.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 2nd, at 12 p.m., starting at $50 per person plus fees for pods of four and six. Individual tickets are not available, and pods must be purchased as a whole. For pod options and to purchase tickets, visit www.BigNightOutATL.com. This is an all-ages event. Big Night Out is produced by Rival Entertainment.

ABOUT RIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
Rival Entertainment has produced concerts and festivals in Atlanta since 2004 and presents many of Atlanta’s most acclaimed special live events including Georgia State Stadium’s Inaugural concert featuring Foo Fighters, ONE Musicfest at Central Park & Centennial Olympic Park, the infamous three-day Outkast ATLast reunion, and Prince’s last live concert performance. Rival Entertainment is based in Midtown Atlanta and manages the historic Center Stage Theater The Loft & Vinyl. For more information www.rivalentertainment.com, and follow Rival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

All Hands On Deck!: A COVID-19 Virtual Relief Benefit

Send It Events on board the USS Hornet for All Hands On Deck!

Bay Area, CA – On Thursday, August 20th, the release of Send It Events’ virtual relief benefit for COVID-19 titled, All Hands On Deck!, will be streamed from 2PM – 7PM (EDT) via Live.Bandsintown.com, with all proceeds being donated to Direct Relief. Filmed aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA, this unprecedented virtual experience allows viewers to support a noble cause while being able to “party” on the historical WWII aircraft carrier best known for picking up Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin after they touched down from their journey to the moon.

All Hands On Deck! Flyer

The diverse lineup features Slothacid label boss Sacha Robotti, Mikul Wing of the Chicago-based trio Autograf, The EVeryman and EVerywoman Experience (aka Evan Shafran and Aria Fae), as well as the Bay Area’s own Willaa of Pizza & Techno fame. With the stunning San Francisco skyline serving as their backdrop, these rising stars will wage war on beats on the USS Hornet’s nearly 1,000-foot long flight deck, fully outfitted with fighter jets, laser beams, a towering LED screen, cryogenics, and an earthshaking VOID system.

In addition to being initially streamed on Bandsintown profiles, All Hands On Deck! will be broadcasted in the future on platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, and Zoom. All Hands On Deck! will be the first of many virtual experiences curated by Send It Events. Each event will be dedicated to supporting a different cause of humanity.

ABOUT DIRECT RELIEF: Direct Relief is a non-profit organization specializing in supplying healthcare workers around the world with supplies needed to fight COVID-19. For information regarding donations and how to get involved, please visit www.directrelief.org.

ABOUT BANDSINTOWN: With 55M registered concert goers and 530K artists, Bandsintown is the world-leading hub for live streams, concerts, and festivals and the most trusted source of live events recommendations. Check them out at www.Bandsintown.com.

ABOUT USS HORNET SEA, AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM: Docked in Alameda, CA, directly across from the San Francisco skyline, The USS Hornet was consistently deployed to fight battles during World War II. It is also recognized for being the ship that retrieved Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong when they returned from the moon.

ABOUT SEND IT EVENTS: Crafted from professionals in cinematography, event curation, and production, Send It Events, is a team on a mission to change the world from behind the lens. All Hands On Deck! is the first chapter of a series committed to helping causes of humanity throughout the world (aka the Send It Series).

SOCIAL LINKS
Twitch: @SendItEvents | @Bandsintown | @DirectRelief 
Twitter: @SendItEvents | @Bandsintown | @DirectRelief 
Facebook: @SendItEvents | @Bandsintown | @DirectRelief 
YouTube: @SendItEvents | @Bandsintown | @DirectRelief
Instagram: @SendItEvents_ | @Bandsintown | @DirectRelief

Imagine Music Festival Announces 2021 Phase 1 Lineup

Imagine 2021 Phase 1 Lineup

Atlanta, GA – Following the difficult decision to postpone the seventh edition of Imagine Music Festival for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are excited to share the first phase of the lineup for the festival’s return September 17 – 19, 2021. Earlier this year, the festival also revealed the big news that it would be moving locations to the scenic woodlands of the Bouckaert Farm in the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. A move that carried Imagine into a new chapter and creates endless potential for a more immersive experience shaped by nature. Given the current climate of the world, organizers are keeping positive and using the extended timeline to expand the production and create an even more spectacular show with some epic sets that will have fans buzzing all year long.

Loaded with massive B2B sets and record label takeovers, the phase 1 lineup for 2021 includes Illenium; Kaskade; Gryffin; 3LAU; Adventure Club B2B (TBA); Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blunts & Blondes, Carnage B2B Borgore; CharlestheFirst; Clozee; Dabin; Ghost Rydr (Ghastly B2B Joyride); Kayzo B2B Subtronics; Liquid Stranger; Peekaboo; Shpongle Droid (Simon Posford Live, featuring Android Jones); Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive. The Disco Inferno stage will feature Fisher with the Catch & Release Takeover and including Lee Foss; Malaa; Shiba San; Walker & Royce; Noizu; Sidepierce; SNBRN; VNSSA; Dillon Nathaniel; Deeper Purpose; LP Giobbi, and Westend. The Wakaan Takeover will feature Liquid Stranger; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Shlump; G-Rex; Sully, and a Wakaan Family B2B set. Other artists joining the Imagine lineup: Abelation; Blackgummy; Brondo; Corrupt UK; Default; Dieselboy; Dion Timmer; Eddie Gold; Joyce Muniz; Kaivon; Laser Assassins; Leah Culver; Lick, No Mana; Of the Trees, Reaper, and TSHA. More artists will be announced in the coming months.

Also returning in 2021 is an even bigger Imagine Festival Daytime Pool Party where Kaskade will heat up the decks for fans as part of his second set of the festival.

“The diversity and special B2Bs make this one of the most exciting lineups to date. Although we are all saddened we have to wait until 2021 for the experience, this announcement brings chills of excitement for the moment we are back together again. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come,” says Imagine Festival co-founder, Glenn Goodhand.

3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $189, before fees. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, commemorative VIP wristband, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $289 for a 3-day pass, before fees. 4-pack bundles and camping options are also available. Payment plans are back on sale and extended to 4 low monthly payments starting at $29.99 down. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

Relentless Beats Partners with iHeartRaves to Donate 10,000 Surgical Masks

Relentless Beats & iHeartRaves Donate 10,000 Masks

Phoenix, AZ – As the World continues to navigate its way through a COVID-19 climate, Relentless Beats and iHeartRaves have come together for some goodwill on behalf of the entertainment community. Initially approached by iHeartRaves looking to do good in the Phoenix Community, Relentless Beats tapped Gila River Heath Care as the recipient of 10,000 FDA approved, triple-layer disposable surgical masks for their essential and frontline workers.

“We have made great strides in our fight against COVID-19, we are committed to our efforts, and we will continue to move forward as we work to contain this disease,” says GRHC interim chief executive officer Dr. Anthony Santiago “Relentless Beats and iHeartRaves have been extraordinarily generous with their donation, and we thank them for their generosity and support. This donation will further assist our employees and, in particular, our frontline workers who continue to provide care for our patients.”

The donation and partnership is a bright light on an otherwise uncertain horizon for the music industry, which faces the challenge of trying to find a new balance both in venues, as well as large format festivals for which Relentless Beats has become known. With a successful Road Rave drive-in music festival in its rearview mirror and a return to events just on the horizon, Arizona’s leading dance music and EDM promoter remains vigilant in its pledge to find new ways in which to bring fans together in a safe and socially responsible way.

Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

ABOUT GILA RIVER HEALTH CARE
The Gila River Indian Community is the largest Native American community in the Phoenix area and is home to the Akimel O’otham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) people. With the efforts of its forefathers, Gila River Health Care established a healthcare system decades ago to care for the healthcare needs of its people. Today, Gila River Health Care is a vast, self-governed tribal healthcare system that continues on a path to expand its world-class facilities, maintain service excellence, and provide advanced healthcare for Native Americans. Gila River Health Care is focused on its vision and mission statements as these principles emphasize the determination to operationalize a healthcare system that is responsive, respectful, compassionate, and empowering for patients. GRHC provides healthcare services to all Native Americans from federally recognized tribal communities. Services are offered from its three main campuses and additional service points across the seven districts of the Gila River Indian Community. Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital serves as the anchor campus and is located in Sacaton, AZ. The Komatke Health Center Campus is located in Laveen, AZ, and provides support to the Ak-Chin Clinic, a GRHC satellite health center located in Maricopa, AZ. In 2018, GRHC opened Hau’pal (Red Tail Hawk) Health Center to serve the needs of urban Native Americans living in the Phoenix area.

Carnage Announces Road Rave Drive-In Festival

Road Rave Arizona May 30

Phoenix, AZ – Carnage, Relentless Beats, and Medium Rare have partnered to announce North America’s first-ever drive-in festival of the COVID era, THE ROAD RAVE. The ROAD RAVE is set to make history on May 30th from 7-11pm in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring superstar DJ’s Carnage; Hulk Gang (4B & Valentino Khan); SayMyName; Dr Fresch b2b BIJOU, and Paz. [Editor’s note: see updated below about additional date]. With no plans for traditional live events in the foreseeable future, Carnage’s revolutionary concept blends a traditional drive-in movie with Carnage’s festival series RARE. This event, unlike a conventional drive-in movie, will bring a full festival main stage production to life while viewers can safely party from their parked vehicles. Capacity is limited to 500 cars, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people per vehicle. Rideshare vehicles and busses are not permitted at this time. Concessions will be available to order online with direct delivery to each vehicle. Masks are heavily encouraged to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be enforced with strict guidelines and restrictions on when attendees are allowed to safely leave their vehicles. In addition to providing a unique drive-in concert event for dance music fans, Carnage is going to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event and his forthcoming documentary to the ANF COVID-19 Relief Fund that provides assistance to vulnerable communities in Nicaragua during the coronavirus outbreak. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheRoadRave.com, starting at $45 for car passes. More information is available at TheRoadRave.com or by calling the official hotline at 480-900-1588. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Diamanté Anthony Blackmon is the American Dream. Diamanté grew up in Nicaragua and came to America at ten years old, speaking very little English. Diamanté grew into Carnage – one of the most dominant superstar artists in the world. From pioneering the Trap genre, massive collaborations, and festival appearances in the dance world, to gold records with Lil Pump, Migos, Steve Aoki, and Mac Miller, few artists are able to move between genres like Carnage. The Las Vegas-based artist established himself as the reigning champion of hard bass and trap music with early hits. He was later one of the first artists to transition electronic music into hip-hop, rap, and urban styles. Before launching his label Heavyweight Records in 2017, Carnage put out hit after hit such as “I Like Tuh” with ilovemakonnen, ‘Bricks’ with Migos, ‘Down for Me’ and ‘Guala’ with G-Eazy, ‘Homie’ with Meek Mill and Yung Thug, ‘Learn How to Watch’ with Mac Miller and MadeInTYO and ‘iShyne’ with Lil Pump. Carnage has toured the world over and been a main stage artist at the biggest international festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra, EDC, and more! After taking a break from music and touring in 2018 to focus on his mental health, Carnage dove right back into it with his hits “Letting People Go,” and “Wait For Me” with G-Eazy and Wiz Khalifa. In partnership with the RAICES foundation, the music video for “Letting People Go” raised awareness for immigrants at the US / Mexico border and retraced Carnage’s families voyage into America, as covered by TIME and dozens of other outlets.

Update: Due to the increased demand of the May 30 date, tickets have already sold out. An additional ROAD RAVE date has been added for Phoenix on May 29, featuring Carnage and additional artists to be announced later. Tickets for the May 30 event can be purchased on www.TheRoadRave.com.

Road Rave Arizona May 29
Additional Friday, May 29 Road Rave date added due to popularity.

Imagine Music Festival Moves to Chattahoochee Hills

Imagine 2020 at Chattahoochee Hills

Atlanta, GA – After swirling rumors and much speculation, the southeast’s biggest and most immersive electronic dance music festival has officially announced that it will yet again be enhancing the fan experience- this time with a move to Bouckaert Farm in the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Faced with increased limitations with its previous venue, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Imagine decided that it had to explore other options to take the festival into its next chapter and create an experience in line with the original vision of the aquatic fairytale. The site which has played host to such marquee events as The Echo Project, CounterPoint Music Festival, and TomorrowWorld will host the seventh annual Imagine Music Festival September 18 – 20, 2020. A rich history with the electronic music community, the site’s beauty and natural setting was an obvious choice when planning 2020.

With the current climate presenting festival organizers across the globe with the difficult decision to reschedule or postpone their events, Imagine has decided to move forward with pulling together details, all while keeping fan, artist, and staff safety paramount.

“While we wanted to be sensitive to the stresses that everyone is facing with COVID-19, we also wanted Imagine to be a positive light through the barrage negative news,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “After much deliberation, we are ready to make a positive change that will usher Imagine Festival into the next chapter and will give our guest something to look forward to,

READ GLENN & MADDY’S FULL STATEMENT

3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $169, before fees. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, commemorative VIP wristband, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $269 for a 3-day pass, before fees. 4-pack bundles and camping options are also available. Payment plans are still available for a limited time. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.