Venue 578 Innovations: New Video Walls Installed!

Venue 578 prides ourself on creating the best music experience. We are continually improving the complex with technology that will lead to our fans having the greatest show possible. Two brand new video walls are now installed on the main stage. The first wall is located in front of the DJ booth, which will provide cutting-edge visuals that will increase the fan’s experience. The second video wall is larger and will allow the artist to display visual content that brings the performance full-circle. This innovation in our production will enhance the concert experience for both our fans and the artist. The walls will get their first piece of action tonight with the Bixel Boys on the Create Stage. Venue 578 is ready to show these bad boys off, so come to the show tonight and check them out!

But wait there’s more!

The venue is not stopping there. We have plans to expand the wall on the main stage to almost double the size and add a visual banner that perimeters the dance floor in the next coming weeks. Keep a look out for all the changes, and we hope that our fans are just as excited as us to see the new additions come to life.

Let’s Get to Partying,

Venue 578 Staff

7 Hip-Hop Artist that You Might Not Have Known Performed at Venue 578

7 Hip-Hop Artist that You Might Not Have Known Performed at Venue 578

We don’t like to brag, but we would like to think we have a pretty good ear for talent. It is important for us to bring talented artists to Orlando during their come up. We respect and follow artists’ careers that we book for the long haul. We love to get that gut-feeling when an artist is performing at Venue 578, and their energy is so high that we know they are about to be a star if they aren't already. Here is a list of artist that have performed at Venue 578, and a description of their accolades to date. We hope this list of past stage crushers will get our fans excited about the acts we are booking in the future.

 

Chance the Rapper

Who doesn't love this guy!? He is getting co-signs from presidents of the United States and legends in the rap game. I had the pleasure of watching him at Venue 578, and it was one of m y favorite concerts I’ve ever been to. When he came to the venue, it was for his family tour before he dropped his third critically acclaimed mixtape, Coloring Book. Throughout the night, he went through his whole catalog from 10day, Acid Rap, and Surf. Better yet, D.R.A.M opened for him! This was back when D.R.A.M was still running tours off his hit song “Cha-Cha” before our favorite 2016 hits “Cash Machine” and “Broccoli.”  

Today, Chance the Rapper is arguably top five hottest rappers right now. He is performing at and nominated for seven awards. He was the reason the Grammys allowed free music to be accepted for awards at the Grammys. Coloring Book is the first streaming-only album to reach the top 10 on the Billboards. Lastly, He did all of this while not being signed to anyone! Chance the Rapper is completely independent. Needless to say, we would love to have him back.

 

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 Young Thug

Hate him or love him, Young Thug has taken over the trap world. The majority of rappers are trying to bite his sound and are failing. Thugger has that extra amount of character that not many other rappers possess. So what has this dress wearing rap star been doing recently? Young Thug released a critically acclaimed album called Jeffrey, which is his real name. The album cover went viral immediately because it's a picture of him wearing a dress. All of the songs are named after someone famous such as Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, and even Harambe. Everything he does seems to go viral. If you haven’t seen it, his video for “Wyclef Jean” has 14 million views, and he’s not even in it. I don’t want to spoil too much of it, but check it out. 

The link is here, https://youtu.be/_9L3j-lVLwk


Migos

Migos are the hottest in the game! They have taken over the radio. We had Migos at Venue 578 two weeks before Donald Glover slapped his seal of approval on Migos at the Golden Globes. After Donald Glover had said that Migos were the modern day Beatles, their song Bad and Boujee had a 243% increase in online streams. Bad and Boujee is honestly the best club song out right now. Venue 578 is honored to have it performed live on our stage. How do you not turn up when you hear the infamous “Rain drop, Drop top.”  

Migos just released their critically acclaimed and number-one album on the charts called Culture. This album has hits like, “Bad and Boujee," “T-shirt,” “Kelly Price” featuring Travis Scott, and “Slippery” featuring Gucci Mane. Coming off their album, they are also teaching a class about culture at NYU for a day. To top it all off, they were even on Donald Glover’s Golden Globes winning show Atlanta. 

 


Gucci Mane

Where do we even start with Gucci Mane? We won’t say that we had Gucci Mane before all the fame because he was already a Hip-Hop legend when he came to the venue, but if it's possible, he blew up more, post-Venue 578. 

First, he was featured on one of thebiggest radio hits today with Rae Sremmurd called, “Black Beatles.” This song went viral when the Mannequin Challenged was involved, even Paul McCartney himself made a video. Gucci also released his winter album, The Return of East Atlanta Santa. This album features the bangers “St. Brick Intro”, “Both” Featuring Drake, and “Last Time” featuring Travis Scott. Gucci Mane said he loved this album because it was his first album that he wrote post-jail. He also proposed to his fiancé at an Atlanta Hawks game. The new and improved Guwop has stayed busy since getting out of jail.

Watch the video to his single “Last Time,” a personal new favorite of Gucci. 

https://youtu.be/42Amfo4YN8c


Travis Scott

It feels like we have been on the Travis Scott hype for years now. Our first encounter with Travis Scott when his first video for “Love Sick” appeared on Youtube. After that, he was immediately signed to Grand Hustle as an artist and G.O.O.D Music for production. We still paid attention to him when he gained more attention through his mixtape Owl Pharaoh and Days Before the Rodeo. When he came to Venue 578, he was touring his critically acclaimed debut album, Rodeo. He tours the house down with this electric energy.

Today, Travis Scott has released his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. This album had some good hits like, “Pick up the Phone” featuring Young Thug, “Through the Late Night” featuring Kid Cudi, and “Goosebumps” featuring Kendrick Lamar. It seems like every week now we hear a new story about something crazy happening at a Travis Scott concert. At Lollapalooza, He encouraged a fan to jump the barricades, and the fan was arrested. He is always stage diving and passing the mic to his fans in the crowd to rap the lyrics. One time he kicked a security guard out of the show because he took the mic away from a fan. Most recent, at the Drake tour in London he fell into a giant black hole in the middle of the stage. Apparently, he broke the main piece of Drake’s visual production, and Drake refunded everyone that went to the show. Travis Scott’s Shows are always lit!

Watch him make a fan’s life in this video.

https://youtu.be/rmzJkJgzvck


Earl Sweatshirt 

When Earl Sweatshirt came to Venue 578, he was still fresh back in the states touring his debut album. Since then, he is still one of the smartest lyricists in rap that is underrated. He has released his second album called; I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. Although this is a short album, it is complete and gives the bars that we all love from Earl. Since he came to the venue, his group Odd Future have not done a lot of things together publicly. There are rumors that there was a falling out between people in the group. After a year of not seeing Earl and Tyler the Creator together, The two finally joined the stage together during a surprise performance at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival under the name EarlWolf. He was also featured on the best posse cut track of 2016, “Really Doe” by Danny Brown featuring Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Earl Sweatshirt. Now in 2017, fans are waiting for his third album release. Who knows maybe the album will have a Tyler verse on it. We can only hope. 

Here is the link to Really Doe, it is a must hear. People can argue all they want, but Earl had the best verse. https://youtu.be/spfsdpuvUyQ


 Big Sean

 

It has been awhile since Big Sean has been on the Venue 578, but we have always followed his career as well. I remember when he was releasing his Finally Famous mixtapes, working with artist like Mike Posner and Chiddy Bang, and his biggest song was “Bullshittin”. Big Sean has put out four solo albums, dated many celebrities, put out some of the biggest hits from year to year, but it seems like he still doesn't get his credit in the game. He is a veteran in the game at this point. Recently, he signed to Roc Naition and he finally earned his Jesus Piece from Jay-Z. His latest release, I Decided, is getting the reception as his best album. It has some great songs like “Moves”, “Bounce Back”, and “No Favors” featuring Eminem. It seemed like he owned his promotion tour for the album. He had performances on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, and BBC radio. One thing we love about Big Sean is that he always stays humble and appreciative.

My favorite recent video of Big Sean is him doing a cover of Kanye West’s “I Wonder”. Check it out here, https://youtu.be/nc435bE8ieU

 

 

 


By: Matthew Munoz

Crankdat is Set to Take Over the Game in 2017

Crankdat is Set to Take Over the Game in 2017

If you haven't joined the following of Crankdat yet, now is the time to more than ever be-cause he is ready to blow up. Crankdat is just a regular kid from Ohio, who so hap-pened to be a very talented DJ. He started producing when he was in high school. After his first production, he realized that he loved doing it and that other people liked it. From that point on, being a DJ was his new passion. His first gig was a cancer charity event for his friend, but he did not expect the turnout to be at the level it was, which was 400 people.

Crankdat went to Kent State to be an exploratory major. He also had a scholarship for track and field. He is a man of many talents, but his music production showed the most promise. He blew up after releasing his remix to “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap. The remix has over 40 million views on Soundcloud and 60 million views on Youtube. In 2015, he had one show, which was opening up for Waka Flocka Flame. One year later, he is touring non-stop. He did all of this while still being a full-time student at Kent State!. For 2017, he has an exciting announcement he released on Twitter.
More on Crankdat’s come up visit: http://www.kentwired.com/article_7d2014c8-4fa5-5e8d-8a42-80b742ac2174.html

CRANKDAT IS FINALLY A FULL-TIME DJ

A few hours ago, he posted a screenshot of a note on his iPhone that explained every-thing everyone has been wondering about him.The screenshot and link are below.

https://twitter.com/crankdatmusic/status/826482216322600962

One thing that is so great about Crankdat is that he often communicates with his fans. The announcement gets us extremely excited about his future and the year that he will have. Venue 578 knows Crankdat is a unique talent that we get to see before he blows up. He also is performing at a music festival called, The Number Fest. This festival in-cludes artists, Young Thug, Jauz, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Blackbear, Herobust, and Waka Flocka Flame. We are anticipating his new release, but for now, here are some tracks to get to know him better.
 

Written by: Matthew Munoz

 

 

Nutritional Facts about DJ Mustard

Nutritional Facts about DJ Mustard

Our Favorite DJ Mustard’s Productions:

Hot New Hit Ridin’ Around ft Nipsey Hussle (Link: http://bit.ly/NipsyXMustard)

Singles: 

"Who Do You Love” YG f/ Drake and Game
“Rack City” Tyga “I’m Different” 2 Chainz
“Needed Me” Rihanna
“IDFWU” Big Sean


 Mixtapes/Other

"Nothin' Like Me” Dom Kennedy
 ‘Know What’s Up" Tory Lanez Feat. Kirko Bangz

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Five interesting facts to get you fired up for the upcoming set by Mr. Dijon himself inside!

 

Venue 578 is Looking for Rock Promoters

Venue 578 is Looking for Rock Promoters

Venue 578 is looking for Rock promoters to bring shows and concerts into Orlando.  The venue has long been known in Orlando for hosting some of the biggest names in the industry.  

The venue has the ability to host up to 1,521 people inside and over 10,000 outside.

Promoters interested in partnering with the Venue 578 team should contact the management staff.

 15 Reasons To Rent Our Venue For Your Private Event

15 Reasons To Rent Our Venue For Your Private Event

We pride ourselves on running one of the most versatile, memorable, and beautiful venues in all of Orlando. Over the past 21 years, chances are you've only been to a concert at our place, but little did you know, we also frequently host wedding receptions, Bar Mitzvahs, giant outdoor festivals, and even film shoots (just to name a few). It doesn't matter if your event is bringing 10,000 people or just a few hundred-- we have the space, the land, and the professionals to make your event fit your needs, while making it a memorable experience for your guests.

To give you an idea of the types of events we can host, we came up with a list of 14 common uses for our venue. Throughout this post, we'll include images of the room for different private events to give you a visual idea. If you want photos now, jump to the venue rental section of our website.

A New Chapter for Venue 578, Recently Sold to New Owners

A New Chapter for Venue 578, Recently Sold to New Owners

After more than 20 years under the original ownership of Jan Harrold who purchased the old Firestone Tire company's building in the early nineties and transformed it into one of the country's most renowned entertainment complex and concert venues, Venue 578 (Previously Club Firestone) is now officially under new ownership.

After a few failed attempts at selling the business to other management firms and companies, Jan finally found new owners for the historic venue.  The  new ownership is a group comprised of several people in the entertainment industry.  It includes William Royall, Silvia Guillan, Javier Guillan, Joel Font, and Matthew Kanuck.

William and Javier both own and operate ZEUS Nightlife, a promotions and artist talent agency, and Backwoods Music Festival, a forty-thousand person four day music festival with eight stages and over five hundred performing artists, while both Joel and Matthew act as investors for promoters who throw world tours for acts such as Ricky Martin and more.

View the full post to read more...

Do You Want to Perform at Our Empire Party on 12/12?

Do You Want to Perform at Our Empire Party on 12/12?

There's no bigger show on the planet right now than Empire. Lucious, Cookie, the sons, Tiana-- the whole cast is incredible. The story-lines are on point. The soundtrack has Billboard-worthy songs from beginning to end. It's a great show.

5 Tracks by Travi$ Scott to Get You Hype

5 Tracks by Travi$ Scott to Get You Hype

Hip hop fans have been obsessed with Houston rapper Travi$ Scott since the early 2010's (and rightfully so). Few artists have a sound as diverse as Travi$. Critics have compared him to Kanye, mellow songwriter Bon Iver, Kid Cudi, and indie dance band Tory Y Moi in the same breath. Until recently, we were only blessed with mixtapes by Travi$ Scott. No one was complaining though because Owl Pharoah and Days Before Rodeo were mixtape masterpieces that brought us bangers like Hell Of A Night and Blocka La Flame (just to name a few). This past September, the rapper released his debut studio album Rodeo, and the fans were not disappointed.

These 5 tracks below are some of our favorite tracks from Travi$ Scott. We also included our favorite lines from the songs. Make sure to let us know which are your favorite tracks in the comments or on social media.

5 Young Dro Songs That'll Make Turn The Volume Up

5 Young Dro Songs That'll Make Turn The Volume Up

Atlanta rapper Young Dro will be in Orlando on Saturday on 12/5. To get you pumped up for the concert, we wanted to embed 5 of his most popular (for good reason) songs. But first, here's a little history on Dro...

Stream Music By All 8 Bands on the Mushroomhead Show Lineup

Stream Music By All 8 Bands on the Mushroomhead Show Lineup

If you're into metal music, you're aware of Mushroomhead. These costumed monsters have been slaying stages with their melodic metal since 1993. That's 2 years before their long time (former?) rival Slipknot formed, but who's counting. All we know is we can't wait to hear some of their best lullabies like "Never Let Go", "Sun Doesn't Rise", and "Kill Tomorrow" blasting from our speakers.

Now, Mushroomhead alone would suffice for an intense night of eardrum-shattering music, but the rest of the lineup is equally intriguing. In no particular order, we have Mortiis, September Mourning, Unsaid Fate, Catcher In The Rye, Amerikan Overdose, Sister Kill Cycle, and Pyskotribe.

 Andrew Rayel's 5 Best Tracks

Andrew Rayel's 5 Best Tracks

Trance DJ Andrew Rayel has quite the resume at a young age. It helps that he started producing at 13. At the old age of 17, he got signed to Armin van Buuren's label Armada Music-- no big deal. He had multiple tracks played on the radio program A State Of Trance, including a tune of the week with "Aeon Of Revenge". Tiesto plays his tracks live. So does Venue 578 alum Dash Berlin. We could go on and on.

If you're a fan, you probably already knew all that. If you aren't, we hope it helps convince you to party with us on Thursday, September 24th. Not persuaded yet? Check out the budget-friendly drink specials we're running that night. Also, check out these trance masterpieces below....

The Drink Specials for Andrew Rayel

The Drink Specials for Andrew Rayel

We're not saying that alcohol is needed to enjoy a great DJ set-- Andrew Rayel's silky smooth trance tracks stand on their own. Sometimes though, a little booze makes it a little more fun. For the people that like to take the edge off with a little of the hard stuff, we're offering some great drink specials for Thursday's party.

Here they are in text format:

$5 shots all night
$3 beers all night
2-4-1 before midnight
$100 Smirnoff Bottles
Every group of 4 ladies gets a free bottle of champagne

Here it is in visual format. Let's party this Thursday!

 Photographic Evidence That Lil Durk Will Be Off The Chain on 9/19

Photographic Evidence That Lil Durk Will Be Off The Chain on 9/19

Chicago rapper Lil Durk last rolled through town this past February, and it was quite a show. From the Lil Durk himself to the crowd to the openers -- everything and everyone was on point. This time around, Durk has a new album under his belt. This show will also have Gunplay and Hypno Carlito opening. For these reasons, we think the party will be even better than the last one (and that's saying a lot).

If you're unfamiliar with Lil Durk's work, but love hip hop, we suggest you listen to some of his more popular tracks. Like Me, L's Anthem, and  Dis Ain't What U Want are probably his biggest bangers. Listen to the latter below:

5 Rapid Fire Questions with Orlando's Own Caskey

5 Rapid Fire Questions with Orlando's Own Caskey

Orlando native and Cash Money rapper Caskey performs at our place on Friday, August 14th. Whenever he's perfoming in town, it's always one heck of a homecoming party. This time around, he's got a whole new slew of material from his upcoming record Black Sheep 2. Get a preview from the video on WorldStarHipHop.

To give you some insight into the mind of Caskey before Friday's show, we asked him 5 quick questions. Here are his straight-to-the-point answers.

Venue 578 is Hiring!

Venue 578 is Hiring!

We’re excited to let you know that we’re hiring new team members. That includes bartenders, barbacks, servers, bussers, security, interns, etc. All the info is in the graphic above, but in case you absorb info differently, here’s all the details below.

Step 1: email your photo and resume to info@venue578.com

Step 2: show up to the venue on either Tuesday, August 25th (2-4pm) or Thursday, August 27th (6-8pm)

Step 3: be awesome and cross your fingers

If you’re interested, we hope to see you out there on the given dates. If you know someone who might be interested, share with them this link or the infographic.

Which Bakermat Track Do You Like Better?

Which Bakermat Track Do You Like Better?

Dutch producer Bakermat arrived to DJ stardom a little differently than most. At 18, he went to college in the Netherlands to be a psychologist. In his spare time, he started to play around with his core music genres: house, jazz, and soul-- with little intention of becoming a full-time DJ. Well, his unique style of EDM caught on pretty quickly, especially in Germany and Austria, and the rest is history.

If you've never listened to Bakermat and you've made it this far in the blog post, we can't encourage you enough to listen to his 2 main tracks below. It might just be the most unique-sounding EDM you've heard in awhile. It's jazz and house music, beautifully blended together.

For fun, tell us which of the 2 tracks below you like the best. Comment on this post or on Facebook.

Few Songs Have More Bass Than This Zeds Dead Remix

Few Songs Have More Bass Than This Zeds Dead Remix

Even though their bass strips the paint off our walls, Canadian dubstep duo Zeds Dead are always welcome in Orlando. They're welcome for more than a couple reasons: they create great tracks, they manifest awesome parties, they give away a lot of music to their fans for free, and they tour relentlessly.

Another thing the guys are known for is their heavy bass, and there's one remix by Zeds Dead that a lot of fans forget about (but we didn't). We think this might be their most bass-heavy track in their now-expansive track list. What do you think?

Your Guide for The Scene II, Every Set Time for All 3 Stages

Your Guide for The Scene II, Every Set Time for All 3 Stages

Orlando might not be known as hip hop haven, but that might be changing soon. There is plenty of hip hop talent in central Florida, and it's growing. The Scene is a re-occurring event that showcases some of our area's best hip hop artists, and we're not just talking rappers-- it encompasses the whole culture. That includes, rappers, singers, hip hop bands, b-boys, b-girls, visual artists, designers, etc on 3 stages inside our venue.

Back in March, we hosted The Scene I (see photos here). Naturally, we had to do a Scene II because Orlando's got too much talent to fit into a single event. To help you navigate the party better, we provided all the set times for each stage. Share with your friends who are attending.

 How To Dance at a DJ Snake Show

How To Dance at a DJ Snake Show

First off, the DJ Snake show will sell out. So, if you're reading this and haven't gotten your ticket yet, you need to secure your tickets ASAP (ticket link). Go!

Now that we know your ticket is secure, it's time to learn some DJ Snake-friendly dance moves.  Each of the below dance routines is taken from a popular DJ Snake music video. To isolate the move, we created custom animated GIFs.

If you happen to find any of these GIFs entertaining, feel free to steal them and share.