Bay Area music fans, mark your calendars because there’s a new festival coming to town. The spearhead force behind the Coachella curtains - known as the company Goldenvoice - announced a new music event by the name of “Blurry Vision” that is setting up stage at The Middle Harbor Shoreline of Oakland this May 12th and 13th.
“It's our passion to book and produce memorable live music experiences, and we're proud to announce Blurry Vision as a celebration of the current music landscape in hip-hop and R&B." said Ellen Lu, a talent booker at Goldenvoice.
If your a Migos fan then day two might fit your interest, but if your a SZA stan like iTEM is, then you’ll wanna get the day one Saturday ticket. Other musicians to keep your eyes on the prowl for, are the likes of: RnB Duo Major Jordan, rising Rapper from The Bay Kamaiyah and breathe taking vocalist Alina Baraz. See the full line up of both days here:
Blurry Vision is partnered up with PLUS1 to donate money from each sold ticket to surrounding Oakland-based charities like The Khadafy Washington Foundation for Nonviolence and Culture Keepers through The Mentor Project. Talk about a plus; knowing a portion of proceeds goes towards a charitable cause! Tickets will be available for purchase this upcoming Friday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. PT on the events official page. Each day of the event is $99 for general admission tickets, but if you get a two-day ticket it is $189.
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Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a freelance fashion writer, poet,
photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.