Blue Bridge Amplified Featuring Dan Deacon

Saturday, September 14
8:00 – 10:00 PM

Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of light, sound and community at this one-night-only performance. Electronic beat-maker and headliner, Dan Deacon, and an array of local artists will take over Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Voice Bridge, activating the sound system and 400+ lights that will traverse Grand Rapids’ iconic Blue Bridge.

Founders will be there with multiple styles of beer, Grey Skies will be providing their kegged cocktail, and Hopcat will be debuting their new funnel cake fries along with their famous Cosmik fries.

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Schedule of Events:

8 – 8:30 pm: DJ set by ILL One
8:30 – 9 pm: Beatbox and rap set by Cody Vizcarra and Lady Ace Boogie
9:00 – 9:30 pm: Beatbox set by Dan Deacon
9:30 – 10 pm: DJ set by ILL One
10 – 11 pm: Headlining set by Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon is an American composer and performer whose work focuses on a maximalist approach to density with a fixation on sample manipulation, synthesis, mechanical instruments and audience collaboration. The bulk of Deacon’s recorded work are his 8 solo electronic LPs, most recently Gliss Riffer (2015) and America (2012). Collaborations and commissions included work for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can All-Stars, SÅ Percussion, Calder Quartet, and the LA Philharmonic. His music served as the score for Justin Peck’s New York City Ballet’s piece ‘The Times Are Racing’ (2017) and he has scored several feature films including ‘Twixt’ (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011), ‘Rat Film’ (Theo Anthony, 2016), and ‘Time Trial’ (Finlay Pretsell, 2017). Over the past decade he has relentlessly toured internationally with a wide range of artists including Lightning Bolt, Miley Cyrus, Arcade Fire, Doug Aitken and The Flaming Lips. His compositions and arrangements have premiered at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He lives in Baltimore, MD.

*If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our team at Note: 72 hours may be required to provide specific services such as ASL interpretations.