Preview: Grandoozy Ft. Kendrick Lamar + More
The creators of two of the world’s largest festivals, Bonaroo and Outside Lands are blessing the city of Denver with a brand new festival all of their own, Grandoozy, to be held at Overland Park Sept. 14th-16th. Featuring headliners Kendrick Lamar, Florence & The Machine, and the legendary Stevie Wonder, this festival is of unprecidented magnitude for our city. Click here for the complete line up & performance schedule. With more than 40 incredible acts spanning many genres including hip hop, electronic, rock & more, there is something for everyone. Tickets are still available at www.grandoozy.com now!
Grandoozy is offering guests more than just amazing musical performances. Festival organizers Superfly have decided to level up the food and drink experience far beyond what you normally expect from a music festival, with “Devour Denver.” This food section of the grounds will feature representation from 30+ Denver restaurant groups including everythgin from Snooze to Illegal Petes. For those looking to imbibe, “Flight School” will be featuring tasting flights from some of the city’s top distilleries, as well as custom Grandoozy cocktails commissioned from some of Denver’s top bartenders. In true Denver fashion, there will of course be microbrews from 18 of Colorado’s top micro breweries at the cleverly named “Arts & Crafts” area.
If amazing music, food, and beverage isn’t enough fun for you, fear not. The festival grounds will also feature “The Back Yard,” a uniquely curated marketplace of outdoor lifestyle brands including our friends at Grassroots, Icelantic and many more! Look out for one-of-a-kind Grandoozy Collab Items and so much more. Last but not least, the “80’s Ski Lodge” & the “Break Room” will feature DJ performances for those wishing to get away from what can sometimes be an intense experience on the main grounds.
It’s safe to say there will be a whole lot of amazing experiences to be had at Grandoozy this weekend. Any festival experience can be overwhelming at times, and there’s always tough decisions to make as to which acts you want to catch. Aside from the obvious headliners, check out some of our top musical picks below (listed in no particular order) and most importantly, enjoy yourself and be safe!
Get Em High Grandoozy 2018 Picks:
De La Soul : Sunday 5:00 PM
If you don’t know who De La Soul is, you’re slippin. The New York trio is hip hop royalty from the golden era, but they’ve managed to reinvent themselves over and over. They have stayed relevant and created great music consistently for almost three decades. You probably recodgnize them from the Gorillaz smash single “Feel Good Inc.” Check out their latest album and the Anonomys Nobody.
6lack : Saturday 5:30 PM
Pronounced “black,” this young artist is one of our favirote up and coming hip hop/r&b acts right now. His debut 2016 project Free 6lack is excellent from top to bottom, and he’s got a new album droppin this week with features from J.Cole, Future and more. This is one set you don’t want to miss. Check out Free 6lack below and look out for the new drop this week.
Bayonne : Friday 2:30 PM
This impressive musician makes looping into performance art. Live, he works like a magician, making sounds twist and turn into gorgeous melodies. His debut album “Primitives” is a beautiful soundscape, get familair and don’t miss his Friday afternoon performance!
Big K.R.I.T.: Friday 5:30 PM
The underground king of the south from his generation, K.R.I.T. is an incredible emcee and charismatic performer with a lot to say. Cosigned by legends like Bun B, Outkast, Ludacris and more, he’s one of the last true lyricists from his region. Get familiar with his latest album Forever is a Mighty Long Time.
Logic : Sunday 6:00 PM
This young emcee from the east coast is best known for his heartfelt single “1-800-273-8255,” but he originally built a name for himself by releasing a series of verbose mixtapes that display his insane rapping abilities and powerful messages. Brush up on your Logic with his 2018 release Bobby Tarantino II which features Big Sean, 2Chainz, Marshmellow & more!
Ty Dolla Sign : Friday 4:45 PM
This Los Angeles rapper and producer first gained recognition for his work on YG’s “Toot it & Boot it” but has since gone on to have a prosperous solo career, working with the likes of Kanye West (“Real Friends”) and more. Give his star studded 2018 release Beach House 3 a listen!
Harry Hudson : Friday (Time TBD)
Last but not least, rhis Pop/Americana artist is making waves with his 2018 release Yesterday’s Tomorrow Night. With a unique voice and style, and excellent songwriting skills, we’re excited to see what he brings to the live arena. Check out the album and look out for Harry Hudson’s Friday performance.