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November 13th, 2017


Bassnectar - Chicago Spring Gathering 2018Click here for tickets

Currently deeeeeep in the Labs getting ready to drop the next EP: Reflective Part 2 (pre-order Friday, full release Dec 1st) as well as refining a world of new content for our Basslanta NYE Celebration…

With New Years prep in full swing, we’re also set to slingshot straight into 2018 with a roadmap of select festivals which weave in and out of four Seasonal Special Events. In time we will reveal more hints and clues to help you connect the dots and assemble a clearer picture of the shining path ahead…

SPRING: Midwest —> Chicago —> A Bassnectar Family Gathering (see below!)
SUMMER: ????? —> ????? —> rhymes with We Smile
AUTUMN: East Coast —> ????? —> ?????
WINTER: ????? —> ????? —> rhymes with New Years Weave

We’re wasting no time launching our Spring Gathering 2018 – see below! – and be on the lookout for Summer/Fall/Winter reveals over the coming months. We will be unveiling themes, dates, cities, venues, and support for all of these events ASAP, plus info on other incredible happenings. Stay tuned: (Also, keep an eye out for the return of Bassnectar Chocolate…)

OK, now you know the plan! Here’s the info on our Spring blowout:

Bassnectar - Chicago Spring Gathering 2018SPRING GATHERING 2018
March 30 + 31
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We are creating four specially themed events next year, and have chosen a distinct epicenter of the Midwest to launch the first one: CHICAGO!

It’s been 7 years since we properly hit Chicago with a full-scale event (you may remember one of the hottest nights in our long history, practically soaked to the skin at the old Congress), and we can’t wait to return full power with friends and family coming from miles around. We are building a sonic magnet to draw you in from all over the country, taking over a huge room and transforming it into a full-on immersive sweatbox in the style of the raves I grew up on. Flickering lasers, writhing bodies, and undulating bass….all united together on one level!

For this first seasonal gathering we will celebrate the dawning of Spring: rebirth, regeneration, and a radiant gratitude for life. And the whole team is amping up on all levels: art, music, interactivity, and community.

And of course we are welcoming an awesome array of auditory talent:
• Rezz • TroyBoi • TOKiMONSTA • Ivy Lab • Danny Corn • Andreilien •

(This is an 18 + Age Limit event.)

• The VIP Experience includes:
> One VIP Ticket to the Chicago Spring Gathering
> Limited Edition Poster
> Early Entry
> Exclusive Space Inside the Venue including
— Viewing Platforms with seating
— VIP Restrooms
— VIP Bars

• VIP Price is $239 per package.

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As usual the intention for our events is to gather together in celebration – a celebration of life, love, friends, family, health & gratitude. This is not a party, this is not a place to get high or fade out, this is a place to PLUG IN, make friends, and enjoy being wide awake and living in FULL BLOOM!

We will have all the special features and hallmarks that have become staples at our family gatherings: The Haven, Gift Altar, Interactive Art Zones, loads of Roaming Performers, Live Artists, and Ambassadors all over helping to ensure that you have a stellar experience. The Bass Network has been working hard over the last few years enrich our community in many ways, one of which is facilitating the road trippers and welcoming everyone from everywhere: building a reliable resource for you to find rides and places to stay if you travel from out of town.

So whether you’re looking to carpool, join in on a hotel room, or split a rental, you can find other Bass Heads looking for the same in the Ride Shares & BassBNB group:

Prepare to embrace your inner flower child in the Windy City: a colorstorm is already in the forecast…


Doors: 6:00 PM

Allowed Items:
> Single pocket CamelBak-style hydration pack (hydration bladder must be removable, transparent, and empty upon entry to the venue)
> Earplugs
> Costumes
> Face paint
> Reusable light-up toys
> Non-professional digital and film cameras, including cellphone cameras
> Small clutches or small, single compartment fanny/hip packs
> Reasonable amount of inflatable toys
> One factory-sealed bottle of water 20oz or less — caps will be removed at search
> Sealed: cigarette packages, tampons, packs of gum, and chapstick/lip gloss
> Lighters
> Totems constructed only on hollow cardboard tubes not taller than 6ft and that are not
constructed in such a way to be dangerous to public safety

Prohibited Items:
> Any professional cameras, any video, and/or any audio equipment
> Bags of any kind (except those listed on the Allowed Items list)
> Large bags or backpacks
> Unsealed: cigarette packages, tampons, packs of gum, chapstick/lip gloss
> OTC medication of any kind
> Electronic or vapor cigarettes
> Outside alcohol
> Illegal substances (including marijuana)
> Drug paraphernalia
> Vitamins
> Hula hoops
> Masks of any kind
> Instruments
> Glass in any form
> Large bags or backpacks
> Water guns, water balloons, and/or any other kind of water projectile
> Glowsticks
> Focus light beam devices of any kind, including laser pointers
> Flyers and stickers
> Marker pens and spray paint
> Fireworks, pyrotechnics, or any other kind of explosive
> Flammable products or materials and sprays
> Pets
> Stuffed animals or dolls
> Tripods, monopods, and selfie-sticks
> Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods

Entry Conditions:
> Guests are encouraged to leave all prohibited bags at home – lockers will be provided for bags larger than those allowed, and bags being put into lockers will be searched by security personnel.
> All guests and their belongings are subject to search, and guests are subject to search by walk-through metal detectors, metal-detecting hand wands, and/or pat-down searches.
> Allowed and prohibited items are subject to change at any time without notice
> Security personnel reserve the right to make the final determination on allowed and prohibited items and reserve the right to deny entry to any guest.

Ticket info:

> Your 2-Day pass will be used for entry on both days so make sure you keep it somewhere safe! The barcode will reset after the show allowing the same ticket to be scanned on both days.

> Save your ticket to your phone if possible!

> Print-at-home tickets can be printed if needed. Mobile tickets can be accessed on your phone through your confirmation email. BOTH options can be pulled up on your phone 😉

> If you lose your ticket, please head to the box office to see customer service and bring your ID (you must be the original purchaser for this)

> If you never received your confirmation email, check your spam/junk mail. You can also view your order on your Ticketfly account (just need to log in) – if there is further issues, please contact Ticketfly or Silver Wrapper (the promoter)

> FINALLY: friends don’t let friends get scammed!! Encourage peeps to secure their spot at the event and get tix from the source!

ID guidelines


> US governement-issued driver license or ID card displaying a photograph and date of birth
> US or foreign government-issued passport displaying a photograph and date of birth
> Foreign government-issued driver license with a color photocopy of a foreign government-issued passport with both documents displaying both a photograph and date of birth

Not accepted:

> School identification cards
> Consular identification cards
> Expired identification of any kind, even if listed on the “Acceptable” list
> Birth certificates
> Photocopies of any identification document except as noted in the “Acceptable” list

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Bassnectar - Chicago Spring Gathering 2018