Charivari Detroit, WestCoast Weekender, The Chosen Few Picnic, and Home within the Park are 4 dance music festivals which can be produced and curated by individuals of colour. The founders are longtime purveyors of dance music and are dedicated to maintaining it alive whereas honoring its legacy.
These 4 manufacturers lately introduced a one-of-a-kind model partnership, designed to carry down the house-Actually! The worldwide attain of those occasions intends to carry collectively artists, vogue designers, filmmakers, worldwide deejays, media, and 1000’s of music lovers.
“We sit up for bringing a worldwide unified vibe of home music lovers to our occasions. Working as a workforce will enable us to refresh our perspective and attain audiences the world over whereas sharing progressive concepts about our future. Lots of the pageant favorites – Delano Smith, Osunlade, Kai Alce, Oscar P, Wayne Williams, Alan King, Ramon Rawsoul, and Bruce Bailey, will play at greater than one of many festivals. This might be game-changing.” Todd Johnson, Director of Advertising/Promotion Charivari Detroit
The founders of those festivals imagine that this partnership will create participating pageant content material and broaden the attain of every pageant’s model, related companions, and sponsors. Whereas unfold out geographically, every pageant intends this partnership to broaden and amplify the viewers attain by collectively sharing Artist relationships, curating sponsorships, and sharing cross-platform media buys. As well as, they hope to achieve dance music lovers by their collective social media platforms, phrase of mouth, and media sponsors.
The Chicago Defender spoke with Todd Johnson, Director of Advertising and Promotions for Charivari Detroit concerning the new partnership and why it’s so necessary in preserving the tradition and historical past of dance and digital music.
About West Coast Weekender • San Diego • June 10 -12, 2022
West Coast Weekender lovingly nicknamed the Soul of the West Coast is a celebration of music, dance, and tradition in Southern California. Celebrating its fifth-year anniversary, this annual music convention and pageant is blossoming proper alongside San Diego’s unbelievable cultural renaissance. WCW guarantees world-class performers from the underground scene, beautiful artwork, wholesome recreation, and old-school hospitality. Pageant co-founder Oscar P, says, “Our pageant is an all-encompassing celebration of a novel and numerous dance
music way of life. We need to proceed to push the envelope and develop what we really feel is an ever-changing panorama to what the occasion expertise is as we speak. Our workforce which consists of Jessica Poche, Justin Navalle, Cris Herrera & Eric Medina are excited to be a part of this new enterprise.” https://westcoastweekender.internet
The Chosen Few Picnic • Chicago • Saturday, July 2, 2022
The Chosen Few Picnic & Home Music Pageant is the world’s longest-running occasion devoted to Home Music, drawing 1000’s of followers to Chicago every July. Nicknamed the “Woodstock of Home Music” for its household reunion vibe, the occasion started in 1990 as a small reunion of highschool family and friends who gathered behind the Museum of Science & Trade to reminisce and rejoice the tradition that birthed Home Music on Chicago’s South Facet. Right now, the enduring occasion attracts Home Music lovers from throughout the globe.
This yr, the Chosen Few DJs – Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Alan King, Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn, Tony Hatchett and Andre Hatchett – return to Jackson Park for the thirtieth Anniversary Picnic that includes visitor DJs and performers together with Osunlade, DJ Spen, Natasha Diggs, and D Prepare. Chosen Few founder Wayne Williams, says, “it’s a blessing to lastly be capable of rejoice our thirtieth Anniversary Picnic dwell and in-person, and we predict it’s going to be our greatest and greatest Chosen Few Picnic ever. We additionally sit up for supporting our brothers and sisters in Home, West Coast Weekender, Charivari Detroit, and Home within the Park, on this distinctive promotional partnership.” https://chosenfewdjs.com
Charivari Detroit • August 11 – 14, 2022
Charivari Detroit is a celebration of Detroit tradition and its contribution to digital dance music. We imagine music is the binding issue for everybody. Detroit, one of the crucial musically numerous cities on the planet, has been on the forefront of digital dance music since its inception. Charivari Detroit is understood for showcasing Home and Techno luminaries and breaking new expertise hailing from the D. We additionally invite a various group of artists from all over the world to boost our musical presentation. As well as, they host the one all-women DJ stage placing a highlight on feminine expertise. Happening its ninth yr, Charivari Detroit welcomes home music lovers to expertise the VIBE in Detroit on 10 acres of inexperienced house over 4 days. The pageant will even function meals vehicles from Detroit’s burgeoning restaurant scene, native retailers, a pop-up file retailer, yoga, and programming centered on entrepreneurship, wellness, and artwork.
Detroit favs gracing the stage might be enigmatic Moodymann, Father of Techno Juan Atkins, and the Queen bee DJ Minx. Additionally, the legendary Extremely Nate, mixologist Karizma, Lars Behemoth, Jazz Home extraordinaire Glenn Underground and so many extra. Every of the opposite festivals may have some creative and efficiency expression each on the stage and within the VIP activations. Come expertise our VIBE. https://www.charivaridetroit.com
About Home within the Park • Atlanta • September 4, 2022
Home within the Park is a musical exploration of the soul and a imaginative and prescient to see Home Music grow to be a unifying motion, transcending each stratum of society-ethnic identification, race classification, age, and way of life. DJ Ramon “Rawsoul” Guyton, the visionary behind Rawsoul Leisure, and Kai Alce, the person behind file label NDATL, launched Home within the Park in 2005, as a present to the town and the group that helps the month-to-month music-social providing “The Gathering.”
HITP is at all times the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and provides much-needed selection to the Atlanta music scene and incorporates a vary of Home Music’s rising native, regional, and worldwide skills Guyton, Alce together with DJ Kemit and Salah Ananse because the 4 horsemen of Home make up this iconic line up that hasn’t modified in over a decade. Cofounder DJ Ramon Rawsoul, “I orchestrated this effort merely for the enjoyment of bringing my favourite music style to life in a tangible, significant manner.” https://www.houseinthepark.org