GRiZ's 12 Days of GRiZMAS Returns Virtually

GRiZ's 12 Days of GRiZMAS Returns Virtually

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GRiZ's 12 Days of GRiZMAS Returns Virtually

Two weeks of family baking nights, fun-spirited holiday games, and great music.

Two weeks of family baking nights, fun-spirited holiday games, and great music.

Text: Kala Herh

With community betterment at the center of everything he does, electronic music artist GRiZ returns with his annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS, featuring music performances, baking sessions, trivia nights, and more. The event will kick off tomorrow with a holiday drink tutorial by the Standby Detroit mixologists and continue with a Holiday Jazz Stream with GRiZ & Friends. During the session, fans will be treated to a digital auction featuring collectibles, like a signed GRiZ saxophone. The event will culminate with an eight-hour blow-out festival with performances from Destructo, Night Bass bossman AC Slater, 4/4 heavy hitter J.Worra, Blunts & Blondes, Sunsquabi, ProbCause, Codes, and of course, GRiZ himself. All proceeds from the event will go to Seven Mile Music, a non-profit organization that delivers funds for music, arts, and coding programs for Detroit's inner-city youth. 

Since 2014, GRiZ's '12 Days of GRiZMAS' series has made a real impact across Detroit communities, raising over $200,000 in the last two years alone. For the past seven years, GRiZ's annual initiative has become a holiday fixture in the Detroit metro area, with seasonal activities ending in a big concert. However, in the wake of the pandemic, GRiZMAS is going virtual via Twitch. 

"I wasn't very excited about this. I was like, 'I want to do the shows! I want to do these events in person!' That's what gives me the most joy, is to bring people together. So the idea of doing a virtual GRiZmas, I was like, 'I'm not buying it.' But because we've been able to rethink almost all the events, it brought so much new energy into the programming of it, I got excited. It's going to be such a bright light in a very dark, dull time for a lot of people," GRiZ told The Daily Tribune

The plus side of the event going virtual is that it will open his community to the even larger Internet community. Unique to this year, GRiZ included a Global Mic Night where fans can submit performance videos for a chance to be featured. 

Even in these challenging times, GRiZ continues to be a beacon of positivity, bringing his mission of connectivity and authenticity to his community during this holiday season.  

The 12 Days of GRiZMAS begins Saturday, Dec. 12, and runs through Dec. 23. To learn more about 12 Days of GRiZMAS, click here and don't forget to check out the full lineup below: 

12/12 - Killer Crafts & Cocktails

12/13 - Holiday Jazz Stream with GRiZ & Friends

12/14 - Digital Charity Auction

12/15 - Bake Cookies with Mama GRiZ

12/16 - Global Mic Night

12/17 - Serve Our Community Day

12/18 - Team Trivia Day

12/19 - Snow Day

12/20 - Community Yoga Day

12/21 - Kulabunga Activity Day

12/22 - Family Board Game Night

12/23 - GRiZMAS Digital Charity Festival


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