GRiZ Couldn't Fake The Funk Night One of His Two-Night Show in ATL

GRiZ playing the sax at The Tabernacle. Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

American DJ, electronic producer and songwriter, GRiZ was all about bringing it back to his roots night one of his two-night show in Atlanta. His fans know him best for his funky, electronic, sax playing beats that could turn any party into a house party.   

Thursday night at The Tabernacle was no exception to turning the venue into a giant dance party.

Funk Hunters opened for GRiZ.
Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

From the moment The Funk Hunters hit the stage fans rushed to the front of the room and started dancing. This opener was different from most opening DJ’s in the sense that they brought a following of their own to the show and played a special “throw-back” set specially for Thursday night’s show. 

The DJ duo better known as The Funk Hunters got the room grooving before GRiZ took the stage. Their signature sound is electric music with an influence of old-school funk, soul and hip-hop.  

Back to the roots vibe night one of GRiZ.
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Cant fake the funk.
Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

GRiZ jumping off the stage.
Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

Around 9:15 pm GRiZ dropped the beat to his set that was uniquely created for his first night in Atlanta. Unlike most of his shows that consist of lots of LED screens, Thursday was all about lasers, dance parties and back to the root vibes.  

GRiZ brings an undeniable energy to the room that couldn’t help but make people dance. As I looked around, I saw smiles from ear-to-ear on fans from all over. I even heard people say they flew in from Denver, CO, just for the show. 

Throughout the entire night GRiZ was playing his saxophone which brought an electric-soul vibe to the stage. At one point he jumped over the DJ booth with the sax in hand and started playing a high energy solo before jumping back over the booth to continue dropping beats.  

Ride Waves Tour: Season Two. Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth
GRiZ playing a unique set for Thursday night's show.
Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth

Not only did GRiZ put on a killer show, he also provided fans with duct tape for them to write a worry that they may have on it and place the tape on the bottom of their shoe. The goal of this was for fans to dance their worries away. It was nice to see the artist to fan love that not many artists show to their fans nowadays.

By the end of the night, GRiZ set his own stage for high anticipation of his night-two show at the Coca-Cola Roxy. 


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