Shots Granted brings the events attended by contributing members of ShawnGranted.com to those who weren’t in attendance or those who were and want a recap. The section can also be followed on Instagram by using the #ShotsGranted hashtag.
Style staple Timberland and Westside Chicago clothing hub Dream Town collaborated to bring Dream Big, Give Big, an inaugural event for both, to Chicago’s Westside on Saturday (Sept. 16). The summer back to school event took over Dream Town’s new location at 4042 W. Madison (Madison and Pulaski) for an afternoon that served the community, introduced the beautiful display of the new store and unveiled the new product line of Timberland for this fall and winter. With plenty of giveaways and services available for the guests of the afternoon the event was heavily attended, while music turned the store into
The Fader Fort at 2017’s SXSW came to a conclusion that was just as epic as it’s start. The fourth day of the Austin staple was the scene for performances that made the backyard-style venue a headline grabber the next morning. With a stash of Jack Daniel’s, Budweiser and Vitamin Water available, the last day went off without a hitch and kept up the allure that makes the invite-only event a must attend yearly. The Saturday sets, which normally are legendary for surprises, got underway with the trio of Nef The Pharaoh, OMB Peezy and SOB x RBE to get
Patrons of The Fader’s annual Fader Fort at SXSW know they are set for an amazing experience but an area also prepped for huge crowds at their block long venue. This year brought a different setting with the Fader Fort condensed to an intimate setting brings fans, artists, and influencers into a personal affair. With sponsorship stations set-up from Jack Daniel’s, Toyota, Budweiser and Vitamin Water, the Fort carried a backyard feel that provided a focus on the artist that commanded the stage. Wednesday, March 15, Fader Fort played host to an amazing hip-hop set which carried sets from Noname, Playboi Carti, PNB
During a summer night in Chicago it was hotter inside of a venue than in the street as Bas brought his Too High To Riot tour to Reggie’s Rock Club in the South Loop. Flanked by Cozz, Earthgang, Ron Gilmore and The Hics a solid crowd packed the intimate setting for a night of dope vibes and fanfare. The noticeably hot temperate inside didn’t distract the fans in attendance who huddle as close as they could to the stage while The Hics continued their American introduction, followed by essential Dreamville piece Ron Gilmore. Equipped with a keyboard and his Macbook,
If you flowed out of Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas at the conclusion of the VIBE showcase you were left with two dominant impressions: R&B/Soul is in safe hands and Yo Gotti has more hit records than you may remember. Partnering with Bud Light, the best option for Thursday afternoon at SXSW was headlined by the King of Memphis, fresh off the release of his latest album The Art of Hustle. Taking the stage with his DJ, DJ Smallz, Gotti instantly connected with the fans and running through his classics and you really remember how long he has been releasing
With decades of hit records and impressive rosters it was only right for Def Jam to show off their current stars along side of Hip-Hop DX, MyDiveo, Def Jam. The roster for the night brought in tons of new flavor from the roster to an eager SXSW audience. Packing out a venue outside of the madness of Sixth Street, the night’s headliner Pusha T was joined by Bibi Bourelly, Jahkoy, Earl St. Clair, HXLT, Desiigner, Lil Durk and a surprise appearance from Vince Staples. The crowd’s energy was kept up by the constant pour of spirits and Brisk Mate Energizing