GRiZ Continues to Break Stereotypes Within the Music Industry
written by Kelsey James
photo by Don Idio
There is usually nothing negative in the air regarding GRiZ; he loves his fans and his multiple pop-up sets at festivals proves this, plus his massively successful GRiZmas events, showing up to various artists’ shows to play a random song or two (Louis the Child in Colorado)… and to top it all off, his humanitarian efforts that have been in the works for quite a while.
Being involved in the music industry typically has a negative connotation; there are very distinct things that people who are not involved in the scene think of – and it usually is never anything positive.
With All Good Records being based out of Detroit, GRiZ has taken it upon himself to bring some good to the community and partner with public schools in the Detroit area to help bring music programs back to life. Detroit is where the famous GRiZmas events are held, and feature 12 days full of different activities including karaoke, bowling with fans, and a two night show run at the Masonic Temple. Detroit has taken a hold of GRiZ’s heart, though the 26 year old still considers Colorado home.
Grizmas this year was our BEST one yet!! Massive thanks to everyone for coming together and forming this beautiful community of positive and bright souls. Keep radiating that light everywhere you go! Thank you for all your donations (we just raised a bajillion dollars!!!)…The vibes were on blast this last weekend!!!! Happy holidays loves, best of health and happiness to you and yours 😍
Posted by GRiZ on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The partnership includes offering services through Little Kids Rock. The musical experience is important for kids. GRiZ explains that music helped to better his life, and he wants to spread the love.
The organization’s mission is “transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education.”
In an interview with Click On Detroit, GRiZ explains more in depth below:
“Kids are our future, that’s everything to me. Without them we don’t have the new music, we don’t have the new vibe. These kids are going to be speaking to the souls of the next generation. We’re here to hopefully help that.”
Watch the interview below!