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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).

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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,

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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.

A Rockin’ Time at Gem & Jam Music Festival

Big Gigantic at Gem & Jam 2020

After one-year hiatus, Gem & Jam Music Festival returned to the Pima County Fairgrounds this past January 31 – February 2, 2020, for its 13th year. The festival boasted over 50 musical acts across four stages and three days. In addition to the jams, Gem & Jam participants had the option to engage in a variety of activities including health and wellness classes, drum circles, live painting demonstrations, and interactive art installs.

The festival coincides with the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral show, which provides attendees another venue of entertainment. Shuttles run from Gem & Jam to Tucson to encourage festival-goers to check out the world renowned mineral show happening just a short drive from the festival. With multiple locations and every type of mineral under the sun, it was easy to get caught up perusing the overloaded gem displays for a few hours.

Staying true to a rich Arizona tradition, minerals were a major focal point of the festival. From the stage names and stage design to the art and vendors, everything was all gem all the time. The Emerald Stage had huge rough cut quartz points adorning the stage, while the the indoor Onyx Stage had an iridescent faux crystal point backdrop that created a cave-like environment.

Alongside all those gems were a ton of jams! With four alternating stages, the lineup left the Santa Rita foothills ringing all weekend. Measured by sheer crowd energy, earlier acts that proved to be a hit included Dirtwire, Manic Focus, and The Floozies. As the sun dropped below the rolling hills and the desert temperatures dropped, the evening jams grew heavy and participants who braved the chilly evenings were rewarded by impressive closing acts by Tipper, Big Gigantic, Mersiv, and Buku. Mersiv brought massive sound and energy to the Onxy Stage while Tipper delivered glitch-hop beats to the tightly packed crowd at the Emerald Stage.

While the musical acts are the festival’s main focus, there were plenty of live painters, sculptors, and artists with a background in everything from clay, glass, and woodworking showcasing their art at Gem & Jam. Brad Rhadwood, most famous for his trippy animal designs painted on wood, completing a live painting over the course of the weekend that was then auctioned off. Rhadwood also had a larger piece displayed near the Emerald Stage accompanied by a projector which helped entice attendees to stop and gaze at his creation.

We got our rocks off checking out art, minerals, and grooving to great tunes at Gem & Jam and are excited for the return in 2021! For the full photo gallery, check our album on Facebook.

Wet Electric 2020 Making Waves

Wet Electric 2020

Tempe, Arizona – Suit up for the 11th Anniversary of Wet Electric – the country’s largest waterpark music festival anchors its ship Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe, Arizona. Since releasing the first round lineup consisting of Deorro, Troyboi, and PAZ, there has been a ripple effect of good vibrations, which has reverberated back with a bevy of artists to make this the biggest Wet Electric to date. New to the pool: Party Favor; BIJOU; Born Dirty; Botnek; Matroda; Moon Boots; Sage Armstrong; Steady Rock, and Wuki. Presented by Activated Events and Relentless Beats, Wet Electric has showcased such artists as Benny Benassi, Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dada Life, RL Grime, Justin Jay, and more.

Big Surf Waterpark is located in Tempe, Arizona and features a 2.5 million gallon wave pool, which is the largest in the country. Wet Electric will be fans’ first chance to experience Big Surf for the season, which officially opens on May 9th. The event features world renowned artists and DJs, a floating stage, the largest wave-pool in the country, waterslides, luxury cabanas, bars and much more. Wet Electric is a truly unique experience as it combines the thrills of a waterpark along with the sights and sounds of an electronic music festival.

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $49 plus fees. VIP passes, as well as the Daybed and Cabana Packages are available starting at $149 plus fees. Lockers are available for rental at $14 plus fees. For full details and to purchase tickets visit www.wet-electric.com. Wet Electric is an 18 and over event.

Wet Electric is produced by Activated Events and Relentless Beats. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on Wet Electric and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/relentlessbeats.

Deadbeats Arizona Returns May 2, 2020

Deadbeats Arizona 2020

Phoenix, AZ – Relentless Beats will once again host Deadbeats Arizona, as a part of the Deadbeats global tour, Saturday, May 2, 2020 at The Park at Wild Horse Pass. Created as an extension of the Zeds Dead independent record label, Deadbeats the 10 date tour will carry forward Zeds Dead’s new vision for the future of electronic music and will connect passionate young creatives across the globe. The label recently released Zeds Dead presents: We Are Deadbeats Volume 04, featuring collaborations with a wealth of artists, several of which will be a part of various stops on the tour. The Deadbeats Arizona stop will feature: Zeds Dead; Rusko; Riot Ten; Blunts & Blondes; Lick; Level Up, and Chiief.

Launching this Spring and going through the first part of the summer, Deadbeats events are planned across North America and Europe showcasing various musical artists and special guests. Each event will have an innovative on-site design with state of the art production uniquely styled to create an enhanced experience for fans. Past features have included graffiti and art walls, old school arcades, locally curated food vendors and a skate park.

General Admission tickets will go on sale Friday, February 7, at 10 a.m. MST, starting at $35, plus fees. The Frontlines VIP Pit Pass is available for $85, plus fees and includes access to the pit, express entry and a commemorative lanyard. All details and ticket types are available online at www.relentlessbeats.com. For more information about Deadbeats, visit www.deadbeatsofficial.com. Deadbeats Arizona is an 18+ event.

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

Seismic Dance Event 3.0’s House-heavy Lineup

Seismic Dance Event 3.0 Phase 1 Lineup

Austin, TX – The RealMusic Events marquee festival, Seismic Dance Event, which came off of a transformable year that saw it continue its trajectory upward, has recently announced it will be returning for a special one-off Spring Edition, May 22 and 23, 2020. Taking place at the Austin American-Statesman, the property’s recent announcement that it would be redeveloping provided RealMusic Events a unique opportunity to explore what it would look like to have a Springtime event while also popping up a Seismic Dance Event for a final time at this location.

“When presented with the opportunity to bring Seismic back to this particular venue for a final time, we had to jump at the chance,” says RealMusic Events founders Kelly Gray and Andrew Parsons, “though we fully intend to return to November in the future.”

In addition to the announcement of Seismic Dance Event 3.0, an explosive first round lineup was also released for this communal gathering of underground, house, and techno fans. The first-round lineup includes Adam Beyer; Adana Twins; Artbat; Bonobo (DJ set); Carl Craig; Chus & Ceballos; Claptone; Claude VonStroke; DJ Boring; Enrico Sangiuliano; Gerry Gonza; Maceo Plex; Mathame; Öona Dahl; Pan-Pot; Phantoms (DJ set); Rebūke; Sacha Robotti; Stephan Bodzin, and Westend. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

General Admission weekend passes for Seismic Dance Event are on sale now for $169, before fees. VIP weekend passes are on sale now for $269 and include special VIP entrance and experience, air-conditioned bathrooms, a VIP Lounge, and VIP viewing at both main stages with private bars. GA and VIP Squad Ticket packs are also available- partner up with friends and get four tickets for the price of 3. 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.seismicdanceevent.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Instagram @SeismicDanceEvent, Twitter @SeismicTX, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeismicDanceEvent.

Phoenix Lights Makes Landing With Gryffin & Seven Lions

Phoenix Lights 2020 Phase 1

Phoenix, AZ – Traveling to another dimension in search of a new life-force that would take Phoenix Lights to the next level, Relentless Beats has returned with the next wave of artists to join the sixth annual festival, invading Wild Horse Pass, this April 3 – 4. The additions include: Alesso; Ben Bohmer (live); Borgore; Dr Fresch; G-Rex; Gryffin (DJ set); Kayzo; Monxx; Seven Lions; Solardo, and Spag Heddy. Previously announced artists include: Afrojack; MK; NGHTMRE, and Walker & Royce, with more set to join the lineup in the coming weeks. #PHXL2020.

The Park at Wild Horse Pass is a venue experience, specifically created with Relentless Beats and its events in mind. The custom built park situated at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona, continues to be optimized in order to provide the best possible experience for the Valley’s biggest promoter of electronic dance music events. The park is situated adjacent to Rawhide Event Center, on an expanding grass plot able to handle the steady growth of Relentless Beats’ marquee events. Carrying the full support of the local community, The Park at Wild Horse Pass provides an experience that will be devoid of the sound and size restrictions that are often a hinderance at previous venues.

General Admission weekend passes for Phoenix Lights Festival are on sale now for $149, before fees. VIP weekend passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides, plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to the VIP pit, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas. Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus: four complimentary drinks, side stage viewing at the main stage, access to artist hospitality lounge, catered dinner, exclusive festival gift bag, and festival concierge. You must be 21+ to purchase Platinum VIP passes. All details and ticket types are available online at www.phoenixlightsfest.com and www.relentlessbeats.com. Phoenix Lights is an 18+ event.

The sixth annual Phoenix Lights Festival will take place at The Park at Wild Horse Pass, April 3 and 4, 2020. Produced by Relentless Beats, Arizona’s leading dance music and EDM additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks, as further transmissions are received. Visit www.phoenixlightsfest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @PHXLightsFest and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PhoenixLightsFestival.