1STBANK CENTER July 7-9
Like many Californians, Lorin Ashton has a love affair with Colorado that just won’t kick. In just a few short weeks, the first ever Bassnectar Freestyle Sessions: Colorado will draw bass heads from around the world to the 1STBANK Center, just 20 miles outside of Denver. Three themed nights of Bassnectar has made this July 7th, 8th, & 9th one of the most anticipated Bassnectar curated events yet. It's going to be a throwback to the 90's rave scene with some heavy weight openers to kick off each night; Thriftworks, ill.Gates, and Beats Antique to name a few. Freestyle Sessions will provide an intimate, music focused environment; much, much different from the festival sets we’ve been hearing all summer.
Last year, Lorin hosted his 8th Bass Center at Denver’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Read our review and check out photos from Bass Center here.
This year’s Freestyle Sessions take place in the exact spot of the first ever Bass Center back in 2010, the 1STBANK Center. From Red Rocks to Aspen, Lorin is no stranger to playing in Colorado, but Freestyle Sessions is an entirely new animal. The camping that made Bass Center 2016 a unique experience won’t be found here. Neither will the monolithic red rock walls of the famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. This indoor event is open to all ages and promises music unrivaled by any other Bassnectar set or curated event yet. Each night will take attendees on a journey through the old, the new, and the unexplored. The themes go from freestyle, dreamtempo, to the outrageous “wildstyle”. Close proximity to Boulder and Denver will allow attendees to recharge before entering the madness of the next night. Below is found in the “about” of Bassnectar Freestyle Sessions' Facebook event page:
“You are invited to join us in a new experiment as we flip the script, reach back into the vault, and let the music take control. We are taking over a room in denver, removing the stage, building a little dj booth for various humans to jam out inside of, while you can get lost in the crowd. close your eyes, put your phone away. stop texting, stop tweeting, stop thinking. don’t take pictures, don’t try and record the moment. don’t sit at home and watch this on youtube, come experience it live, the way dance parties used to feel, the way house parties feel, the way it feels to be out in the middle of nowhere just vibing on good sound. The music can be anything we want it to be, but please don’t come expecting anything: we don’t fux with your expectations, we wanna have F.U.N. – throwback jams into the acid jazz and downtempo trip-hop of the ’90s, old school funk and soul and experimental hip-hop, futuristic bass music, unreleased tracks never played before, and old classics which we haven’t heard in years… and everything in between. everything plus the kitchen sink… or maybe not. or maybe so. who knows? just come to have fun, bring your friends, close your eyes and let your body move : )”
This three day event has captivated bass heads from all corners of the country and quite frankly cozz’d a frenzy among the internet world since its announcement in April. Never has something resembling Tippers three night themed festival been produced by the Bassnectar team. The lengths that people will go to to make it out to Colorado for Freestyle Sessions will be undoubtedly great. Openers for all three nights have been announced and are as follows: Friday sees Truth, Thriftworks, and Goopsteppa. Saturday night is christened by none other than ill.Gates, CloZee, and AtYyA. Sunday’s support is by Beats Antique (DJ set), Aztec, and Mr. Projectile. Single day tickets and 3-day passes can be purchased on Altitude Tickets, with 3-Day passes running you just over $200 after fees. See you there bass fam!