Friday, August 12, 2022

In Photos: ‘GRiZMAS in July’ at Live Oak Bank Pavilion

GRiZ took the stage in a two-night stint at Live Oak Bank Pavilion with a beach party on Sunday at Fort Fisher beach. (Tom Dorgan).

WILMINGTON — Concertgoers in neon, elastic and sequins lined up downtown this weekend to see GRiZ, the electronic dance music DJ, songwriter and producer.

“I’ve never been to a rave but I’m guessing the sights and sounds of GRiZMAS in July are the closest I’ll come,” photographer Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media said. “It’s funny how each scene has its own style. This one was no different; thongs and scarves seemed to be the go to style for a lot of people.”

Before he was the saxophone-wielding musician, Grant Kwiecinski grew up in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He released his first album, “End of the World Party,” in 2011, landing him opening gigs for bigger acts and spots in music festivals across the country. He has since released six more albums, his latest in 2021.

GRiZ took the stage in a two-night stint at Live Oak Bank Pavilion with a beach party on Sunday at Fort Fisher beach. Proceeds from beach party — $10 a ticket — went to the non-profit Ocean Cure based out of Carolina Beach. The organization’s goal is to improve beach accessibility disabled individuals through surfing.

The show opened with DJ and rapper Wreckno, followed by “space bass” DJ Lucii on Friday night. Saturday’s openers were DJs J. Worra and Muzzy Bear. GRiZ was also joined onstage by Chrishira Perrier and ProbCause during his set.

Below are Dorgan’s photos from the Friday night performances.

GRiZ

Lucii

Wreckno

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