Detroit DJ and multi-instrumentalist GRiZ (Grant Richard Kwiecinski) has announced the full lineup for his 7th annual GRiZMAS, “12 Days of GRiZMAS.” The festival is a 12-day event, which began December 12 and will culminate into GRiZMAS Digital Festival on December 23. The entirety of this year’s GRiZMAS will be streaming on Twitch and Zoom, with all proceeds going directly to Seven Mile Music, a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for music, arts and coding programs for inner-city kids in Detroit.
The final day of the fest will feature GRiZ performing live with a number of famed members from the electronic scene including AC Slater, Bear Grillz, Blunts & Blondes, Bijou, ProbCause, Sunsquabi, Super Future and Zeds Dead, among others. Along with live music performances, the festival will include seasonal, local-based activities like a step-by-step holiday drink creation from Standby Detroit mixologists, a feel-good cookie baking night with GRiZ’s mom, yoga from Detroit-based Citizen team and Family Board Game Night.
According to a press release, “Since 2014, GRiZ’s ‘12 Days of GRiZMAS’ series has made a true impact across Detroit communities, raising over $200,000 in the last two years alone. With Detroit public schools under more pressure than ever there has never been a more important time for GRiZ to support the city that raised him. Together with local non-profit Seven Mile, GRiZMAS aims to raise funds for music education, art programs and coding lessons all of which are vital creative outlets for urban youth.” The Detroit-based musician has received the ‘Spirit of Detroit’ award for his annual work around GRiZMAS, which has The Guardian hailed as an “utterly sincere community effort.”
Fans can RSVP & donate to 12 Days of GRiZMAS online. The remaining schedule of events is below.
“12 Days of GRiZMAS” Event Schedule:
12/16 – Global Mic Night
12/17 – Serve Our Community Day
12/18 – Team Trivia Day
12/19 – Snow Day
12/20 – Community Yoga Day
12/21 – Kulabunga Activity Day
12/22 – Family Board Game Night
12/23 – GRiZMAS Digital Charity Festival
Photo credit: Brett Padelford