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Major Music Festival Officially Announced For Denver Named 'Grandoozy', 2018 Dates Revealed

Grandoozy colorado

While there's some great festivals like Global Dance, Global Dub and Decadence, Colorado has not had the best luck with major music festivals in the past decade, with Mile High Music Festival, Snowball, and Riot Fest all being cancelled after several years. A new announcement today looks to be turning that tide though: Denver's new festival is officially set for Overland Golf Course this year on September 14th-16th and the name has been revealed as Grandoozy Music Festival.

The festival will not be a camping festival and includes culinary, art, beer and outdoor experiences in addition to music. 

Superfly, the company responsible for festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, has been hyping up this event for over a year now, proposing that the three-day festival will bring 30,000-60,000 attendees. The multi-million dollar project was approved to be located at Overland Golf Course back in August of last year, which is located just south of downtown Denver. The approval gave them a five-year contract at that location, so if this first year goes well it sounds like something Coloradans can look forward to every September. They are expecting this first year to bring in around $2 million in ticket sales with additional revenue from tourists, and for attendance to double in the second year.

A press conference was held by Superfly today which announced the name of the festival, dates, and when we can expect the lineup announcement: in just a few weeks on March 20th. They also revealed a preliminary site map, which showed that the festival will have three or four stages. We are very much looking forward to the lineup announcement - make sure to check back here on 3/20 to see who will be playing the first year of Grandoozy Music Festival!  See some images below from the press conference. 

Rising Rap Duo EarthGang Share Must Hear New 'Royalty' EP

Earthgang royalty

Atlanta duo EarthGang took a break from releasing music for a couple years after their sophomore album in 2015, and their new releases prove that they were taking that time to perfect their craft. They sound more refined than ever on their new Royalty EP, their third one in less than six months following the Rags EP and Robots EP.

The new hip-hop project features five tracks spanning multiple sub-genres including the single "Nothin' But The Best" and some entertaining, smoked-out skits in between to set the mood. It's clear to see what J. Cole saw in these two when he signed them to his Dreamville label; their complex, technical verses are among the best in hip-hop right now and they know how to construct incredibly catchy choruses. Members Doctor Dot and Johnny Venus are able to seamlessly infuse jazz and funk styles into their sound, and there's a good reason they have been getting comparisons to a contemporary Outkast.

Make sure to check out all three EP's in their trilogy if this is your first time hearing of them, and look out for their new album Mirror Land to drop sometime this year. Enjoy! 

Earthgang - Royalty EP 

Hip-Hop Duo Earthgang Signed To J. Cole's Label Share EP Single "Nothin' But The Best" Ft. Ari Lennox

Earthgang EP

When rising hip-hop duo EarthGang signed to J. Cole's Dreamville label last year, they announced they would be releasing three EP's before their next album. They dropped the Rags EP in September, the Robots EP in October, and now are gearing up for the Royalty EP to release this Friday, February 23rd. Today they released the lead single from it, "Nothin' But The Best," which features Dreamville labelmate Ari Lennox.

The Atlanta rappers have really settled into their sound with these new EP's, infusing a classic hip-hop sound with contemporary southern elements. This new single follows this style with a walking bass and keys that sound like they were pulled from a 90's Nas track, creating the perfect backdrop for their intricate lyrics and flows. Ari Lennox lends her voice for the chorus which splits up Johnny Venus' and Doctor Dot's verses nicely, further demonstrating the chemistry all these Dreamville artists have together.

EarthGang are currently touring the country with J.I.D., and if they're coming to your city that is not a show to be missed. After their third EP in the trilogy this week, EarthGang will be releasing Mirror Land, their new album, sometime in 2018. Enjoy! 

EarthGang - Nothin' But The Best (Ft. Ari Lennox) 

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