Electronic music star GRiZ has announced the details for his 7th annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS series, set to stream on Twitch and Zoom from December 12th–23rd. This year’s GRiZMAS festivities will treat fans around the world to all the performances, activities, and community service initiatives that have made the annual event a holiday staple for the city of Detroit and electronic community as a whole.
GRiZMAS 2020 will run the gamut of creative outlets near and dear to GRiZ’s heart. Festivities will commence on December 12th with “Killer Crafts & Cocktails” featuring a step-by-step holiday drink creation from Standby Detroit mixologists. After a special “Night Two Holiday Jazz Stream” with GRiZ & Friends, fans will be treated to a digital auction featuring up for grabs items like a signed GRiZ saxophone and more. The event then returns to the kitchen for a feel-good cookie-baking night with GRiZ’s mom. The week continues with a day of yoga from Detroit’s own Citizen team, a virtual taste of GRiZ’s Camp Kulabunga, and “Family Board Game Night.”
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. GRiZ has received the ‘Spirit of Detroit’ award for his work on GRiZMAS, which has been called an “utterly sincere community effort” by The Guardian.
In addition to the various extracurricular activities, music will take center stage at GRiZMAS 2020. Participants are able to submit performances videos for a chance to be featured in “Global Mic Night,” during which fans can also expect surprise sets from members of GRiZ’s circle. The event will culminate once again with a mini-festival experience featuring eight hours of DJ sets and live performances from genre-blending industry giant Destructo, Night Bass bossman AC Slater, 4/4 heavy hitter J.Worra, DeadBeats mainstay Blunts & Blondes, Denver-based electro-jam trio SunSquabi, rising Chicago rapper ProbCause, Dirtybird’s own up-and-coming tech house star Codes, and 10+ more unannounced artists in addition to special two hour performance from GRiZ himself.
GRiZ’s signature coffee will also make its return in partnership with The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. Last year, GRiZMAS Coffee drew praise from seasoned baristas and casual coffee drinker alike, selling thousands of bags with 100% of proceeds going towards music education in Detroit. Moving towards single-origin Ethiopian beans for the 2020 effort, GRiZMAS Coffee will be of the highest quality in both value and flavor.
See below for a full schedule of this year’s 12 Days of GRiZMAS events. For more information, head here.