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!  

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.  

GenNOW Making A Hole In One At the Ryder Cup!

What a memorable week we had at Hazeltine.  To say it was emotional is an understatement.  Fans gathered to watch the U.S. win by the largest margin since 1981!  From Bill Murray dancing and remembering the great golf legend Arnold Palmer, there was never an uneventful moment.  One of the highlights was GenerationNow getting to play music for the first time in Ryder Cup history on the 1st tee!  Our very own DJ Mad Mardigan, Matty Matt, Mister Black, and Dudley D entertained the crowd for a historic moment.  The fans and PGA loved it!  

"How could you not get excited?  They played all the right songs."  - Bill Murray 

  
"In the 18 years I have been working with the PGA, that by far was the most energetic 1st tee I have ever seen.  The atmosphere you created was unparalleled." Ed Conrad - VP of Operations, NMR Events 

 

 

It's official! GenNOW will bring the party to the Ryder Cup!

It's official!  GenNOW has been chosen to be the exclusive DJ company of the Ryder Cup next weekend!!!

 

What is the Ryder Cup?  Commonly referred to as the "Olympics of Golf", before golf was an Olympic sport.  The Ryder Cup takes place every 2 years, but only every 4 years is it in the States.  Every time the Ryder Cup is put on it is the most attended and watched sporting event worldwide, even surpassing the Super Bowl.  This year it takes place at Hazeltine National Country Club in Chaska, MN.  Never again, in our lifetime, will the Ryder Cup be in MN and we are more than honored to be a big part of this longstanding tradition of professional golf!

 

Head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Ryder Cup tickets!   

 

https://www.facebook.com/GenerationNOWdjs/?fref=ts

 

 

Predicted Attendance 300-500k people

Entertainers:

DJ Mad Mardigan

DJ Matty Matt

DJ Dudley D

Mister Black

*Will be performing live in the Pavilion and in the Grand Stands by the 1st Tee Box

**GenerationNOW will also be making music mixes that you will hear throughout the grounds, even if you can't see us!

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