Music saved his life, but Detroit built him. Now GRiZ is doing all he can to give back to his community by helping to develop a support network for creative kids in a city ripe for artistic renaissance. By turning the benefit of this cause towards fostering the spirit of Detroit, GRiZ continues to set the intention towards further development in his own backyard. Growing up learning music within the progressive container of Detroit’s music scene changed his life, so as a continuation of his roots, he is now working to help kids in the city flourish as he did. 100% of the proceeds from every charitable GRiZMAS event go toward increasing access to music education in Detroit’s public schools.

In an exciting collaboration with Detroit’s Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company we bring to you the GRiZMAS Blend. 100% of proceeds from every purchase of the GRiZMAS Blend coffee goes toward increasing access to music education for Detroit’s youth. Order yours with a limited GRiZMAS Blend coffee mug today!

DEC 04

Kick-Off Party

GRiZMAS Workshop 5PM (All Ages) 1301 Broadway, Detroit, MI

Back and bigger than ever! Open 10AM - 6PM every day of GRiZMAS, The GRiZMAS Workshop opens its doors to kick off GRiZMAS 2018 on Tuesday 12/4. Located at 1301 Broadway in the heart of Downtown Detroit, this fully operational pop up shop serves as the holiday headquarters for all things GRiZMAS. You can donate to our ongoing coat & toy drive and drop off items daily, shop holiday gifts, purchase and customize exclusive GRiZMAS merch, enjoy our donation-based gift wrapping station, hang out and sip on some custom GRiZMAS Blend coffee, participate in community projects and tons of other activites all GRiZMAS long.

*Note: the store is open every day during GRiZMAS from 10am - 6pm

DEC 05


Campus Martius Park 5:45pm (All Ages) 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

"Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh, over the fields we go, laughing all the way!" Help spread the GRiZMAS cheer and join us for a pop up caroling sesh Downtown at Campus Martius Park right next to the gigantic Christmas tree! Enjoy some good ole fashioned holiday tunes and sing alongs with friends new and old. Don’t worry about the playlist, we will pass out song sheets and candy canes for everyone to enjoy and follow along. After caroling we’ll head across the street to the Cadillac Square Holiday Lodge to hang! Warm up with some hot cocoa or unwind with a special boozy holiday treat. Proceeds from special drink and food purchase at the lodge this evening will go to our GRiZMAS charity, so feel free to drink up for a great cause.

Tentative schedule:

  • 5:45p - Meet at Campus Martius Park
  • 6:00p - Caroling with GRiZ and the DIME Pop & Soul Choir by the Christmas Tree (East Plaza)
  • 6:30p-9:00p - Warm Up and Socialize in the Cadillac Square Tent
DEC 06

Serve Our Community Day

All Ages

Join GRiZ fam and the local community to donate the often overlooked and most important thing you offer, your time. Show and spread love and in your own community or come down to Detroit and volunteer. Stay tuned for a list a great places around the city to step up and donate your time.

DEC 07

Mystery Party

Ages: 18+

Well it wouldn’t be GRiZMAS without a mystery party. Gather your friends, get merry, and sit tight for GRiZ to tweet out a secret location where he will be popping up and DJing from midnight until 2AM.

DEC 08

Charity Arcade Bar w/ Muzzy Bearr

Ready Player One 7pm (Ages: 18+) 407 E Fort St, Detroit, MI

What if you could play arcade games and raise money for charity all at the same time? Well great news, you can. Join Muzzy Bearr for a night of charity arcade bar fun at Detroit’s Ready Play One arcade where you can play some of your all-time favorite arcade games from Ninja Turtles and The Simpsons to Mario and Pinball while having proceeds from the money you spend on games, drinks and food going right to our charity. Make sure to practice your button crunching skills because Muzzy will be taking on challengers and hosting mini game tournaments on NBA JAM, Terminator, and much more. Compete with Muzzy and win special prizes! And don’t worry if you can’t make it that night, we will be receiving proceeds from games played at Ready Play One all Saturday long.

DEC 09

AM: Yoga

Fisher Building Lobby 10:30am & 1pm (All Ages) 3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

Decompress your body and elevate your mind with GRiZ and friends as Citizen Yoga Detroit leads pop up yoga in the historic Fisher Building Lobby. This will be a special morning of breath and yoga inside one of Detroit's most beautiful destinations. Citizen Yoga’s Soojin and Paul will lead class accompanied by the soothing ambient tunes of Mekato. As a special treat, the yoga session will finish with a guided meditation experience by GRiZ himself. So grab your yoga mat, get ready to heat up, and don’t forget to sign up in advance as this event is sure to sell out.

DEC 09

PM: GRiZfam Bowling

Garden Bowl 7:30pm (Ages: 18+) 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

It’s time to pack the house again as GRiZMAS Fam charity bowling returns Sunday December 9th at the Garden Bowl Detroit. Get a lane, order some pizzas and brews, knock down some strikes, and enjoy live tunes from some of your favorite local DJs. Keep track of your pins because we will have a high score contest for awesome goodies! And don’t forget to submit your name at the raffle table upon entrance for a chance to bowl against GRiZ and his squad for one-of-a-kind prize for you and your friends. We will be selecting 2 teams to compete!

Local Mic Night ft. Great Lakes Coffee

Detroit Institue of Music Education 6:30pm (Ages: 18+) 1265 Griswold St, Detroit, MI

In partnership with the Detroit Institute for Music Education (DIME) we are happy to launch the inaugural GRiZMAS Local Mic Night. Taking place at the [email protected], come and enjoy performances from local poets, musicians, comedians, DIME students and GRiZ Fam! Tickets are on sale online and at the door for $10, however you can buy a bag of original GRiZMAS Blend coffee at the door to get in FREE. Yup, just buy a full bag of coffee at the door and receive free entry. All proceeds of door and coffee sales go directly to our cause.

Interested in performing at Local Mic Night? Fill out this google doc with your submission to apply.

DEC 11
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Future Disco: Grizmas 3018

Bonaventure Skating 8pm (Ages: 16+) 24505 Halsted Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

Set your time machines for the year 3018 and bring your hover-skates for a futuristic roller disco party with GRiZ at BonaVenture! This night promises to transport you 1,000 years into the future with the funky live DJs and futuristic dance moves like the robot chicken, the milly rock-et, lazer-shoot, and much more that just have not been invented yet. And don’t forget to dress the part! You could win a special prize for best dressed in our costume contest. (Think Futurama meets the Matrix… we are looking for aliens, robots, and anything else your mind can dream up 1,000 years in the future!)

DEC 12
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Assemble U: GRiZMAS Edition

Assemble Sound 6pm (All Ages) 2300 17th St, Detroit, MI

Assemble Sound is a local hub for artists and musicians alike and located in Detroit’s Historic Corktown neighborhood. We are happy to be part of the Assemble U discussion series with this month’s topic "What does this all mean? Mental Health in the social media century." Join GRiZ and Assemble Sound’s co-founder Garrett Koehler as they lead an open discussion. Here you will have the chance to ask these dudes questions and share your thoughts and opinions with your peers.

DEC 13

Night Before Grizmas -- GRiZ: Mad Liberation

Deluxx Fluxx 7pm (Ages: 18+) 1274 Library St, Detroit, MI

DEC 13
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Night Before GRiZMAS After Party – GRiZ: Special Disco House DJ Set

Magic Stick 9:30pm (Ages: 18+) 4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

DEC 14


Masonic Temple 8pm (Ages: 16+) 500 Temple St, Detroit, MI

DEC 15


Masonic Temple 8pm (Ages: 16+) 500 Temple St, Detroit, MI

For questions contact: [email protected]