–For immediate release–
We’re having a Music Concert, Live Painting, Beer Release, Free Arts MN Fundraiser Party!
Our first year in almost in the books, and it’s already been a crazy ride. We got voted Minnesota’s Best New Brewery, we got picked as one of the best new breweries in the United States, we launched into tallboy cans, and showed the world our proficiency to drive forklifts, throw kegs, and chug beer. Now it’s time to celebrate. On April 15th, 2017 we’re going have 4 live music acts, and have 8 artists create live art on large canvases, and release a crazy beer – all while raising funds for Free Arts MN. There will also be a dunk tank.
The music lineup will feature 4 MN artists, including: The 4onthefloor, Greg Grease, Sarah White, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band. We’ll also have DJ sets by Sophia Eris and Mike 2600, and the party will be hosted by GO 95.3’s Auggie 5000. Alongside the musicians, 8 local artists will each be creating a piece on 4′ x 4′ canvas that will be auctioned off to the benefit of Free Arts MN, an organization that supports the artistic and personal development of youths in challenging circumstances.
We’ll also be releasing another one-of-a-kind beer. It’s still a secret. More details soon.
You can show Facebook your interest by heading over HERE.
THE MUSIC PART:
The 4onthefloor (playing at 9 pm)
From the band: With the 4onthefloor’s third release, All In, frontman, Gabriel Douglas, wants the band’s next album to be driving and immediate; something that speaks to the growing audience of the band. “You don’t need a time machine to experience this record and this isn’t a kid playing with a laptop in their closet,” said Douglas. The band wanted to showcase their roots in blues and also the immediacy of post-pop punk with the hooks & sing-a-longs you’d find in all the best road trip anthems. All songs on this record were written with a notable high octane, and the furious delivery can be heard throughout the tracks.
Greg Grease (playing at 8 pm)
Greg Grease is a rapper based in Minneapolis, MN.
Grease’s shuffled cadence and smooth delivery are complimented by hazy jazz samples and strong production across several mixtapes and full-length albums. Lyrics address the struggle, racism, personal value and vindication, and blowing smoke with the squad. Catch Grease live with his crew ZuluZuluu or accompanied by the consistently fresh DJ Just Nine. -last.fm
Sarah White (playing at 7 pm)
From Sarah’s site:
Sarah White has performed internationally, sharing stages and collaborating with talented artists including Yasiin Bey, K-OS, Macy Gray, King Britt, J*Davey, and M.ANIFEST. Proving that being a mother doesn’t mean you have to drop a beat, Sarah has independently released 2 solo albums, her voice is featured on record label releases from the Midwest to Tokyo, and she won Scion’s Best Electronic Vocalist Competition while living in NYC. Recent projects include traveling to Cuba and recording in Havana, Neon Soul Band – Shiro Dame-, and the new EP: Laughing at Ghosts.
Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band (playing at 4 pm)
I grew up near Milwaukee Wis., and started a band. I moved to Milwaukee, the band changed into the Modern Machines and that became my life until the drummer quit at the end of 2006. Then, I moved to Brooklyn and did the Radio Faces, followed by the Used Kids, both of whom put out one full length album and some assorted other records.
Now, I’m back in the Midwest. Me and the Blue Diamond Band are ready to rock some socks. Stay free!
DJ Sophia Eris (Playing at 5 pm)
From Sophia’s site:
Sophia Eris is a DJ/MC currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Born as a Military Brat, she has moved through many different homes & influences that has left her open minded and forever a student of life. Musically, she has used her upbringing to cultivate her skills in the exact same way. She is now a DJ for the booming new Hip Hop radio station in Minneapolis, Go 95.3, and also the touring DJ for the newly Atlantic Records signee, Lizzo.
DJ Mike2600 (Playing at 10 pm)
When Mike isn’t designing our cans, he’s busy being an accomplished DJ with over 20 years experience of entertaining you by mixing rap and funk music. He is City Pages’ Best Club DJ of 2010 and a 2012 + 2016 Red Bull Thre3style DJ Championship U.S. finalist.
THE ART PART
Throughout the course of the afternoon/evening, 8 local artists will be creating original works on 4′ x 4′ canvases. The pieces will all be auctioned off and the proceeds will be shared with Free Arts Minnesota! “Free Arts Minnesota is a non-profit organization that provides youth in challenging circumstances a safe place for expression and self discovery. We bring caring adult volunteers into our partner sites to work alongside youth while engaging in art projects. Providing a safe, supportive, and consistent experience goes a long way to helping our youth build trusting and positive relationships.” -From their site.
Here’s some of the artists involved:
- Wes Winship: designer of our DREAMYARD cans.
- Artists from Rogue Citizen, including Lizardman, Dalsen, and Blaster
- Erin Sayer
- Joy Spika
Art Supplies Drive!
We’re also helping out Free Arts MN by having an Art Supplies Drive. If you’re in the giving spirit, here is a list of supplies they’re in need of:
-glue sticks-scotch/masking/duct tape-canvas paper/multi-media paper-t-shirts-drawing pencils-kneaded erasers-sharpies-cardstock paper
THE BEER PART
We present to you, TURBULENT JUICE: a kettle sour fruited milkshake ipa. Details over HERE!
- We’re going to have custom birthday donuts from Sssdude-nutz.
- We’re going to have a make your own button station from Sikpin.
- We’re going to have a dunk tank.