Detroit DJ GRiZ launches ‘12 Days of GRiZMAS’ to benefit local charity

12 days of events planned to raise money for non-profit Seven Mile

DETROIT – On December 3rd, a special shop will open on Broadway in downtown Detroit. It has one goal: raise money to help fund music education for Detroit’s youth.

The GRiZMAS Workshop, a charity pop-up shop, will be donating every dollar spent to Seven Mile, an organization that aims to make music and arts more accessible for students in the community.

So what’s GRiZMAS? And who’s GRiZ?

Born Grant Kwiencinski in Southfield, the Birmingham Groves graduate would go on to become one of the biggest music acts to come out of Detroit in recent memory. Partnered with his saxophone, he’s also become one of the biggest names in EDM, headlining music festivals all over the country; from Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, to Michigan’s own Electric Forest Festival and Detroit’s Movement.

For the past 5 years, he’s also spent a lot of energy giving back to the city that helped raise him. That’s where GRiZMAS comes in.

Culminating in two sold-out shows at the Masonic Temple on December 13th & 14th, 12 Days of GRiZMAS is a series of events that look to spread holiday cheer while also raising money for a good cause.

This is the 6th installment of the festive fun.

The opening of the GRiZMAS Workshop kicks it all off. Inside the store, people will find holiday gifts, GRiZ merchandise (like the Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company’s GRiZMAS coffee blend -- see below) and a coat & toy drive. 100% of proceeds from in store purchases goes to Seven Mile. It opens at 5 p.m. on December 3rd.

And that’s just day one.

Day two, which was revealed Tuesday, is a “Killer Crafts & Cocktails” event. Read about it and RSVP here. Again, all the money goes to Seven Mile.

As for what’s in store for Day 3, that’s yet to be announced. Keep your eyes peeled though as GRiZ will be revealing the events over the next few days on his Instagram account.

If you can’t wait until then, there’s also the launch party for the GRiZMAS coffee blend at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company in Detroit on November 21st. And yup, you guessed it - all proceeds go to charity.