We have tons of events going across the northwest to get us ready for NYE weekend. There is W&W kicking off the weekend at Foundation, but we are lucky to have a variety of diverse events that intend to spread holiday cheer and charity. If you are looking for an event to kick off New Year’s Eve weekend, while helping a cause–look no further. Especially for Northwest Trance-heads, this is an event that will give you a dose of your favorite classic tracks.
After a warehouse fire burned through the Ghost Ship in Oakland during an underground electronic music show, many in the northwest EDM community were at a loss. The fire took the lives of 36 people that were artists, curators, musicians, and lovers of electronic music. This tragedy struck home to a lot of us. It could’ve been us or it could’ve been our friends in that warehouse. For those that have been wondering how to help, we now have at least one way for you to reach out.
On December 30th, the Seattle Trance Alliance and Psy Ops Seattle present: Classics for a Cause. This evening will be full of trance classics, all while benefiting the the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire. According to the Facebook event page, it’ll be “all classics, all night.” This event will take us “back to the golden age of dance music” and bust out the vinyl for “one night only.”
With northwest favorites Johnny Monsoon, MarQ, Captain Tripps, and Technohippy hitting the decks and vinyls, we know we’ll hear a unique blend of our favorite trance tracks. Tickets are pay what you can at the door, and all proceeds will be go to Gray Area Foundation of the Arts Oakland Fire Relief Fund. If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate to the victims of the Ghost Ship fire, check out one of the links below.
YouCaring set up by the Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors. They’ve vowed to match up to $50,000 of the donations made to the crowdfunding cite.
YouCaring set up by Gray Area Foundation of the Arts. This site raised over $729,000 for the victims and families affected by the warehouse fire. They hope to use the funds to organize direct relief for victims and families, as well as highlight issues around affordable housing and support for artist spaces.
Will we be seeing you at The Underground December 30th? What other events are you most looking forward to this NYE weekend? Let us know in the comments below!