Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island | Chicago, Illinois
The season is getting hot, and that means it’s time to join an exhilarating summer festival! Luckily, EDM fans can look forward to one of the biggest raves of the year! The Heatwave Music Festival is set to take over Chicago, Illinois, this June, and it’s a two-day electronic, dubstep, and bass extravaganza at its finest! If you’re keen on checking out this highly-anticipated event, the Saturday pass is now ripe for the taking! On Saturday, 10th June 2023, the Heatwave Music Festival features an incredible line-up comprising the hottest names in the genre! The event will be headlined by electro-funk icon Griz and electro super duo Kx5, whose members are Grammy-nominated DJs and music producers Deadmau5 and Kaskade! This high-profile event, which takes place at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, will also showcase an incredible array of support acts, such as Loud Luxury, LSDream, APASHE, Cheat Codes, Mootricks, NOTD, Sidepiece, and more! And let’s not forget the slew of DJs on the rise, including The Sponges, Twinsick, Wethan, Zingara, Danceloud, Levity, and Sonorous! If you want to experience this fantastic rave, you better hurry and secure your tickets now!
Grant Richard Kwiecinski, a.k.a. Griz, is a critically-acclaimed, genre-defying music producer and DJ. He’s been known to include a plethora of genres in his mix. Primarily, his signature sound had always been infused with funk and soul, thanks in part to his background as a saxophone player. Kwiecinski’s music has been dubbed “future funk,” which consistently amasses a massive pack of ravers wherever he performs. In 2015, he made his phenomenal breakthrough after releasing his fourth effort, Say It Loud. The album debuted at number 9 on Billboard’s Dance Chart. The following year, he debuted on the Billboard 200 upon releasing his fifth studio effort, Good Will Prevail. The album also soared to number 2 on the Dance chart, making it among his highest-charting record to date.
In 2019, Kwiecinski self-released follow-up album Ride Waves, which featured singles “It Gets Better” featuring DRAM, “Can’t Get Enough,” “I’m Good,” “A New Day” featuring Matisyahu, and “Find on My Way” featuring Wiz Khalifa. Like its predecessor, the album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Dance Chart and entered the Billboard 200. Two years later, Kwiecinski dropped another self-released album, Rainbow Brain, which peaked at number 9 on the Dance chart. The album spawned two chart-performing singles, “Astro Frunk” and the title track, which featured ProbCause and Chrishira Perrier.
Besides releasing incredible music, Kwiecinski also has some groundbreaking charity work up his sleeve. He founded the annual event, 12 Days of Grizmas, to generate awareness for nonprofits. He once held a monster event in Detroit called GriZMAS, which raised money for various charities.
Earlier this year, Grammy-nominated DJs Deadmau5 and Kaskade released a collaboration album, Kx5. The 2023 effort features several hits, including the lead single. “Escape.” Before dropping this groundbreaking album, the duo released several collaboration singles, such as “Take Me High,” “Alive,” “Avalanche,” and “When I Talk” – all featured in the well-received Kx5. Upon its release, the album peaked at number 6 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums.
Catch GRiz and Kx5, along with other incredible performers, at the Heatwave Music Festival! The Saturday pass is now up for grabs!