November 13th, 2017


Bassnectar - Chicago Spring Gathering 2018
Click 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 •

• Presale tickets go on sale Wednesday November 15th @ 12pm CST
• Public tickets go on sale Thursday November 16th @ 12pm CST

(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.

Click here for tickets

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…

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  • Sarah

    Sounds amazing 🙂

  • Leon Zhou

    so excite!

  • Nick

    will they have single day tickets available?

    • Erik Rowell

      same question

    • Chris Basscrew

      No plans for single day tix at the moment – best bet is to hop on the 2-day passes 🙂

  • Alex Flaxenburg

    Can’t wait :)))))))))))))))))))))

  • Dean Gura

    Wowzaa its gonna be a gathering

  • Thankful Irvin

    Andreilien!!! Haven’t seen him since 2011.

  • Brianna Patnode

    What will be included with VIP?

    • Chris Basscrew

      Info listed above!

  • Reid Zielinski

    West Coast yo

  • Shells

    Estimate on 2 day GA price?

    • someone31988

      Looks like $119 plus fees when I looked at the ticket link.

  • Victor Saavedra

    I wonder if resale its gonna be the same as for atlantic city

  • someone31988

    Are there separate ticket sections for this venue/event (like floor vs seats), or are all the GA tickets the same?

    • Chris Basscrew

      All GA is the same!!

      • someone31988

        Thanks for the clarification! TicketFly isn’t 100% clear on it.

  • Madison Witkowski

    How do U qualify for presale ?

    • Chris Basscrew

      Presale tickets available to everyone 🙂

  • Hunter Krause

    So is Lorin going to preform on both days?

    • Chris Basscrew

      Yup!! ::)

      • UtoNiuM

        Can you upgrade to VIP if you’ve already purchased GA???

        • Erik Rowell

          Same question!

          • Chris Basscrew

            Hi @disqus_jn1povNLHf:disqus + @erikrowell:disqus – this option is not available currently – I’ll circle back to you two if anything changes!

          • Erik Rowell

            Thanks dude <3 can't wait either way

  • Empathy 808

    What does vip include ? I dont see any description on it here like there always has.. thanks 🙂

    • fishofthesea

      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.

  • Elz

    A gathering in my hometown, I am beyond stoked for this. My dream came true :’), thank you Lo. <3

  • Graham Holladay

    love it lo!! thanks for keeping the energy focused on such good things! Samantha and I are gonna fly out!! can’t wait. thank you!!!


  • Syrena Stanford

    Will single day tickets be available?

    • Chris Basscrew

      There is no single day ticket option at the moment – 2-day passes will be available at Noon CST today! 🙂

      • Drew Milbrath

        What is included with VIP?

        • Chris Basscrew

          That info is listed above!

  • Cory James

    Okay so remember the AMA on reddit? Didn’t he say Colorado was getting a weekend camping event? Summer= Basscenter= Colorado= rhymes with “we smile” Could be way off on this but is there a place that sounds like “we smile” in Colorado?

    • sirjustinwhite

      WE SMILE

      • Cory James

        Yep! My girl told me the other day! Should’ve known?

  • Michelle

    Ticketfly won’t accept payment 🙁 anyone available to help problem solve?

    • Chris Basscrew

      There was a snag at the start of presales, but it should be all clear now – please try again and let me know how it goes!

      • someone31988

        Ah, that explains why it wasn’t taking my payment info then.

  • Manhattan_24

    Just want to confirm, the $239 price for the VIP, that $239 price is for VIP for both days?

    • Chris Basscrew


  • BassFace

    Got presale tix!!! Chris-Just curious on the print at home option. I only have one “ticket” and it doesn’t even list the dates or that it is a two night pass, just says GA presale and to bring the whole sheet to the venue….is this correct??? Will I use this “ticket” for both nights? Thanks Buddy!!

    • Chris Basscrew

      Hi BassFace 🙂
      If you selected the Print-at-home option then you should be fine – that will be your 2-day pass. Did you print it already? Does it have a barcode?

      • BassFace

        Yup printed with a barcode. But only one sheet, with no dates. It only shows that it is GA presale. Just odd, because normally it is a separate ticket for each night and its shows the dates.

        Just noticed the barcode at the bottom states “This barcode allows only one entry per scan”

      • Jordan

        so for this event there isn’t going to be writ bands? you’re going to have to bring your ticket both nights?

  • jordan

    Are we going to have to bring the ticket with us both day to get into the venue, or they going to be doing wrist bands or something?

  • Brandon Decker

    Chris- It looks like I am heading out there and already have a ticket this time. Wanna catch up about possibly doing an installation? Its brandon from @illumine with the domes.

    • Chris Basscrew

      Applications for this will be released in 2018 sir 🙂

  • Dab Stradamus

    yo lets get that new years show more than 1 night next year!!

  • YerMumful

    Are gloves usually allowed at bassnectar hosted events?

    • Chris Basscrew

      Allowed/Prohibited items will be posted on this page closer to the event!

  • Heather Gardner

    Received one ticket in the mail for both nights, will wristbands be given out to enter night 2?

    • Chris Basscrew

      More info on this coming soon! If you have your ticket, then you’ve secured your spot for both nights 🙂

  • Mo

    Will we be getting wristbands once we arrive at the venue? Or will I have to bring my cell phone (I bought a virtual ticket) both days?

    • Chris Basscrew

      More info on this coming as we get closer to the event – as long as you have purchased a 2-day pass, you’ll be fine 🙂

  • lux

    are the first line of artists playing the first day and the second line playing the second? or are the specifics going to be released later?

    • Chris Basscrew

      All will be revealed later! Check back in 2018 🙂

  • James Corkran

    Will this be replacing BassCenter?

  • UtoNiuM

    Is it possible if you’ve already purchased GA tickets to upgrade them to VIP??

    • Chris Basscrew

      Not at the moment, but check back because sometimes this opens up!

  • Jessica M

    Are single days going to go on sale or at least two separate tickets for both days? I’m trying to sell my Friday tickets since my friend and I can only go on Saturday but if it’s one ticket, we don’t want to risk giving them to people Friday and trying to get them back for Saturday. Ugh.

    • Chris Basscrew

      Right now only 2-day passes are available – there is no plan for single day tickets at this moment.

      • Jessica M

        Is there at least going to be a way to separate the ticket into days? I mean, some of us have careers, kids, etc. and as much as I love throwing away money, it would be nice to not always have to when it comes to Bassnectar events which seem geared more towards millenials who live at home and don’t have life commitments.

  • Candace Nichols

    Are hoops allowed? I’ve been to this venue before (Reation NYE 2 years ago) and they were not allowed! Hoping they are. Thanks!

    • Chris Basscrew

      Checking! This info will be released closer to the event 🙂

  • Tony

    Will there be bleachers/ seats or is it like ATL New Years, one floor?