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Venue Spotlight: Watson Block

One of our preferred venues to perform at is Watson Block. They have a great ambiance for any type of venture and are sure to stun the guests at your next event.

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Watson Block was built in 1902 and has a rich presence within the Minneapolis’ Warehouse District. The structure has hosted many types of businesses over the years, with professions such as real estate, pharmaceutical, campaign headquarters, and a women’s union back in the 1940s previously calling this building their home. There is definitely a unique story to be told at this venue.

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The current set up makes for a luxurious and intimate venue setting with the brick walls and decor to follow. There is a lounge area to one side and a more open space on the opposite. This inviting atmosphere facilitates a magical feeling that blends the intimacy of a small get-together with the awe of a larger event all while fitting up to 150 people at a time. Whether it's a wedding, corporate event or social event this space is eye catching.

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We are excited to partner with Watson Block. To view their website click here!
To inquire on availability and rates email Sarah at info@watsonblock.com or call at 612-300-9525. Tell her GenNOW sent ya.

Schwan's USA CUP

We can’t believe all the fun we had at the Schwan’s USA Cup a couple weekends back! Teams from around the world come together at the Schwan’s USA Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament each year. It’s one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the world and we were lucky to be able to perform at it.

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In total there were 150,00 people at Opening Ceremony. There were 1150 teams from 20 different countries and 20 states. This was the most diverse year yet. Some of the new countries to the tournament this year were Belgium, Trinidad, and Tobago.This was our fourth year providing the entertainment for the athletes and fans. Definitely the best year yet and if we do say ourselves!

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Our GenerationNOW lineup consisted of Anthony Kasper (Kasper) and Tyler Thoresen (DJ Crozzworkz) on the turntables. Our MC was Munya Tirivepi (Tonez). The fantastic breakdancers were Fanaka, Daniel & Lindsay. Eklipse Productions provided the LED Video wall and a big shout out to Flow Events for the amazing recap video.

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We believe music is truly a uniting force and loved spreading the tunes to so many people from so many different backgrounds! The relationships we’ve made with the hosts, athletes, and fans have been so heartwarming. Check out the video below for a recap of all the fun we had.

2018 WNBA All-star Game

The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game takes place this Saturday in Minneapolis. This will be the first time that this event has ever been hosted in Minnesota. Watch out Target Center, these athletes are coming! This monumental event has changed it’s format and will now showcase 22 athletes chosen by fans, other WNBA players and coaches, as well as the media. Voting ended on July 12th and the teams feature the very best names in women's basketball.

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The Minnesota Lynx have won three championships and five finals series over the last six seasons. Hometown heroes Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and Sylvia Fowles will represent the Lynx at the WNBA All-Star Game.

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We are so amped to also announce that GenerationNOW’s very own DJ Mad Mardigan (Official DJ for the MN Lynx) and DJ Dudley D (Music Director) will be there to get and keep the audience going all game long.

Katie Andres & Jason Hudoba will also have a hand in the event and be in the arena as live hosts. 

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For more information about what to expect check this out:  http://www.wnba.com/news/star-studded-verizon-wnba-all-star-game-2018-on-abc-airs-saturday/

To get your tickets visit: http://lynx.wnba.com/allstar/ 

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!

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

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

2016 Fraser Annual Benefit

Last week marks the fourth year GenerationNOW provided entertainment for the Annual Fraser Benefit.  This is an amazing organization that provides life-changing services to individuals with special needs at all stages of life.   By the end of the evening over $600,000 was raised!

The night was truly magical.  Guest indulged in an elegant three-course dinner while listening to the sounds of Paul Peterson Orchestra and performances by the award-winning jazz artist Patty Peterson.  At the end of the evening, we took over and got everyone on the dance floor.  DJ Crozzworkz started the night with an amazing set and then handed off the turntables to DJ Mad Mardigan.

Fraser began in 1935 and has become Minnesota's largest and most experienced provider of autism services along with providing services for mental health and other developmental disabilities for children and adults with special needs through healthcare, education, and housing.  To be a part of an event like this is truly an honor.  

Special Announcement with Orangetheory Fitness!

We are excited to announce our very own DJ Matty Matt will once again be collaborating with Orangetheory Fitness for a Member Appreciation/Back to School gift!  Who doesn't love a dance party!?  

Friday, September 16th at the Apply Valley location and Friday, September 23rd at the Eden Prairie location DJ Matty Matt will be spinning live tunes while members work up a sweat by dancing to some of the hippest music.  Sign up now before times are booked!  Classes will be offered at 4:15, 5:30 and 6:45.  

 

 

 

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