The EDM artist known as GRiZ grew up in the suburb neighborhoods of Detroit, and even attended Michigan State University before going to launch what has been successful music career thus far. No matter which venue he fills up around the world, he’s never forgotten the people and places which transformed him into the man and artist he's become. So the young DJ has got to feel pretty good about announcing his fourth annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS charity event series, which will look to give back to the kids and community of Detroit this holiday season.
The 12 Days of GRiZMAS is made up of a series of mostly family friendly events around the city from Dec. 5-16. Some of the fundraising events include caroling, a bowling night, an industry panel, yoga, a roller disco night and more. The week-and-a-half long holiday will end with a trio of concerts from the DJ/producer, taking place at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Dec. 14, followed by two shows at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Dec. 15-16. His show on Dec. 15 will include GRiZ performing with his live band, which he hasn’t done since introducing them during a show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre earlier this fall.
“Growing up learning music within the progressive container of Detroit’s music scene changed his life,” it reads in a statement to go with Monday’s announcement. “So as a continuation of his roots, he is now working with a philanthropic cause aimed to help kids in the city flourish as he did.”
Since starting his GRiZMAS holiday charity run four years ago, the musician has been able to raise up to $80,000 for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit dedicated to “restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in schools.”
GRiZ, whose real name is Grant Kwiecinski, grew up in the northwest suburbs of Detroit. He has since blossomed into one of the bigger names in popular electronic music since starting his career in the early 2010s.
For more information on The 12 Days of GRiZMAS and how you can donate to this great cause, click here. Tickets to the three concerts, in addition to a full schedule of GRiZMAS events can be found below.
GRiZMAS Events Schedule:
Dec. 5 - GRiZMAS Pop Up Shop Grand Opening
Dec. 6 - Caroling on The Q and Campus Martius
Dec. 7 - Bowling Nightsff
Dec. 8 - Mystery TBD Event
Dec. 9 - GRiZMACON Bar Tour
Dec. 10 - Yoga at The Fisher Building Lobby
Dec. 11 - Industry Panel at Assemble Sound
Dec. 12 - Muzz-Hannukah at The Masonic Temple
Dec 13 – Roller Disco Night
Dec. 14 - Night Before GRiZMAS - Royal Oak Music Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Dec. 15 - GRiZ Live Band - Masonic Temple (Click here for tickets)
Dec. 16 - GRiZ - Masonic Temple (Click here for tickets)