Our Super, Superhero Day!

Worldwide, Love Your Melon Crews were able to visit over 200 hospitals, host 150 adventures and events with various nonprofit partners, deliver 10,650 beanies, and connect with a record amount of children on Superhero Day.

Last Thursday was Superhero Day at the University of Minnesota, Masonic Children’s Hospital. Love Your Melon puts on this event as a way to commemorate the tremendous courage that young kids battling cancer and other diseases go through. The goal of this event is to make every child in the hospital feel like a superhero. These children are so strong and go through some very tough treatments. Like the superheroes and characters they idolize, they face these every day battles with incredible bravery.

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Children watched a live performance and joined in on a meet and greet with their favorite Marvel superheroes like as Spiderman and Black Panther. Families at the hospital did some arts and crafts, picked out beanies, and even practiced their own superhero skills.

GenerationNow was more than happy to provide the music for the local event. We had so much fun keeping spirits up for the families, children, LYM crew members, and hospital staff involved.

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Here is Kasper from the GenNOW team with Emma. Emma is battling neuroblastoma with so much strength, and she was full of smiles as she enjoyed the superhero party. In this picture, she very is very politely requesting Bruno Mars before scootin’ around some more.

After the event ended a Love Your Melon team member also said:

“Hands down recommend GenNOW for any event you are hosting! I have had both Nick (DJ Mad Mardigan) and Anthony DJ for smaller events at a local children's hospital. They were able to join in the celebration for a few hours while children were able to enjoy music, crafts, pizza and take their minds off treatment. They're flexible, reliable, have the perfect set-up and understand the audience they are playing for. Tim is also great to work with when setting up events! I would 10 out of 10 recommend any GenNOW DJ for any event large or small!”

It was a pure delight to be a part of this empowering event. Thanks so much to Love Your Melon for including us and we were so glad we could be a part of it!

Super Bowl 52 Recap!

Super Bowl 2018 was completely nuts! Minnesotans, as well as football fans from all over the nation, showed up and watched the greatest Super Bowl yet, making for one of the most incredible experiences in our state’s history.

  • 1,055,000 in attendance at the Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon during a 10 day festival
  • 51 national and local acts performed on the Verizon Live Stage
  • 6 GenerationNOW DJ’s and hosts
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We were completely floored when we got the opportunity to be part of this monumental event. We were so lucky to have had a part in many areas of it including: the orientation of the the Crew 52 volunteers, the 10 day Super Bowl Live concert series presented by Verizon, the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota and we even performed inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the Super Bowl!

  Munya (MC Tonez)

Munya (MC Tonez)

  DJ Matty Matt

DJ Matty Matt

What is Minnesota in the winter without snow? We had so much fun whether it was snowing or not. Our GenNOW squad supplied tunes throughout the 10 days leading up to the actual SuperBowl and kept everyone who attended in high spirits and pumped up. Shout out to MC TONEZ, DJ Mad Mardigan, DJ Matty Matt, DJ Dudley D, Katie Andres and Jon Berry for putting on a show for all 10 days.  We had a blast playing country, classic rock, hip hop, reggae, pop and funk jams throughout the entirety of the weeks events! So much love goes out to our entire crew and of the artists and bands that performed as well.

 DJ Dudley D

DJ Dudley D

  Jon Berry & Katie Andres (Hosts)

Jon Berry & Katie Andres (Hosts)

 DJ Mad Mardigan

DJ Mad Mardigan

Shout out to Hitchville, Idina Menzel, VocalEssence, Esera, Tuaolo, Trailer Trash, Cynthia Johnson with Flat Tyme, Lost Highway, Chris Hawkey Band, Beats and Rhymes, Lexii Alijai, iLLism, Dem Atlas, Brother Ali, PROF, Sara Renner and the Elements, Bailey Bryan, DJ Kimuel Hailey, The Steeler, Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, The Sounds of Blackness with Big Jim Wright and Ann Nesby, Sheila E., Morris Day and the Time, The Revolution, Drum Down the Sun, Les Stroud, Jakubi, Socaholix, International Reggae All Stars, Ipso Facto, Stokley Williams, Dessa, Mint Condition, New Power Generation with Special Guests: Andre Cymone, Kip Blackshire, and Mackenzie Green, fDeluxe, New Power Soul, DJ Howard “HK” Kessler, Kris Wu, Bob Mould, Andre Cymone: 1969 Live Music Experience, Rae Sremmurd, ZuluZuluu, Cobi, The Jets, KING, Skylar Grey, The Suburbs, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, X Ambassadors, 13 Crowns and more!

  Jimmy Jam, Tim Miller (V.P. Marketing & Events for GenNOW), Terry Lewis

Jimmy Jam, Tim Miller (V.P. Marketing & Events for GenNOW), Terry Lewis

It’s been a little over a month since the big game happened and we are still coming down from all the fun we had. The memories we made will last a lifetime and we are so honored to have been a large part of it this year. Thanks again to everyone who came out, watched, and participated in Super Bowl LII! An extra special thank you goes to the Super Bowl 52 Host Committee for this amazing opportunity you gave us!

To see more about our part in Super Bowl LII Check out our recap video on Facebook here

Billboard's 100 Greatest Jock Jams of All Time!!!

It’s game day. You’ve been up since the crack of dawn. You’re dressed from head to toe in team apparel. You get to the stadium and what do you hear? The music pumping the crowd up and giving life to the arena.

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Billboard recently reached out to us to help compile their list of the 100 greatest jock jams of all time. What exactly are these #jockjams you ask? Jock jams are hits from the past and present that are the soul of the experience at sporting events. If you ask us, they are the anthems that really drive the event and this updated list far exceeds any we’ve seen in the past.

Generation Now has enthusiastically DJ’ed for the Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, Gophers, and Vikings in the past. We have also supplied the music and the energy at many other sporting events for many college hockey teams, the International Champions Cup, and the Ryder Cup. We love #sports, we love what we do, and we’re glad you do too.

Check out the full list of jock jams @Billboard article at: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7966131/best-sports-stadium-anthems-100-jock-jams

 

2016 GenNOW Highlights: A Year In Review!

WOW! All we can say is that 2016 was a banner year for GenerationNOW Entertainment.  This year we were fortunate enough to be involved in some pretty sweet/high profile events in addition to our normal awesome schedule of nightclub and wedding gigs.  And, we made memories that are sure to last a lifetime!   

Here is a snippet of our "Best Of" events in 2016, in order.  We can't wait for what 2017 will have in store!

February - NBA All Star Saturday Night (DJ Mad Mardigan/DJ Thrillz)

April - Minnesota Vikings Draft Party (DJ Matty Matt/Nimo The Hooligan)

 

July - Lakefront Music Festival (Nimo The Hooligan/Don Greene/Emcee Jason Hudoba)

August - MN State Fair/Prince Tribute Dance Party (DJ Dudley D/Ben Quam/DJ Mad Mardigan/Fanaka/DJ Eklipse)

October - PGA of America Ryder Cup (Mister Black/DJ Matty Matt/DJ Mad Mardigan/DJ Dudley D)

October - Fraser Annual Gala (DJ Crozzworkz/DJ Mad Mardigan/Fanaka)

November/December - MN Vikings Games (DJ Velvet/DJ Mad Mardigan/DJ Dudley D)

6th Annual GenNOW Party!

This year marks our 6th annual GenNOW party.  We were beyond excited to commemorate this amazing milestone.  We spent the night celebrating at Alibi Lounge over a taco bar, yummy desserts, and amazing cocktails.  Of course, there was tons of dancing being held featuring music from multiple GenNOW DJs.

This year's Award Ceremony was focused on highlighting individual accomplishments.  Congratulations to all of the GenNOW Award Recipients, listed below:

Go Getter: Colton Otte of Blue G Productions

Most Improved Performer: Nick Morris aka Nimo The Hooligan

The Visionary: Charlie Tornquist aka DJ Eklipse

Performer of the Year: Matthew McCabe aka DJ Matty Matt

The Emerald Zenith: Ryan Kulka aka DJ Red Velvet aka DJ Velvet

Also a very BIG shout out to our 2016 Medal of Valor Recipients 

Linda Kahn

Jason Hudoba

Matthew McCabe aka DJ Matty Matt

Tyler Thoresen aka DJ Crozzworkz

Brendan Ward

Steven Dircz

Munya Tirivepi (Congrats on becoming a #DJDad)

Donald Greene aka DJ Greenery

Dustin Meyer aka DJ Dudley D

Anthony Kasper

Thank you to all who have supported us over the years!  We are looking forward to a great 2017!  

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