RELENTLESS BEATS TRIUMPHS WITH SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO LIVE MUSIC
Could this be the new future of live music? Satisfying a nationwide thirst for live music, Relentless Beats elevated the pod experience that has popped up across North America with a series of socially distanced concerts at Rawhide Event Center. These began in October through early November over five consecutive weeks. The exceptionally well-received events hosted near sold-out crowds and featured the Kayzo Doghouse (October 9 & 10); Adventure Club Duality (October 16 & 17); NGHTMRE (October 23 & 24); RITUAL (October 30 & 31 and November 1); Subtronics (November 6 & 7), and Green Velvet (November 8). We shared some info on these shows and would have loved to attend!
“I had my reservations to do these shows but given the positive feedback following our drive-in series it felt like the right thing to do. I’m pleased to have hosted five successful consecutive weeks where our fans and our team came out to promote safety, unity, and positivity,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “Special thanks to everyone at Relentless Beats & Rawhide who worked tirelessly to make it happen for us. Most of all THANK YOU to our fans for the support and love.”
Further love and appreciation for the fans who supported Relentless Beats over the last five weeks is captured in the minute-long ’Thank You’ video, encapsulating highlights from each show. The video is soundtracked by the upbeat track, “Thin Line,” from Pod Concert Experience alum John Summit.
Relentless Beats ensured that they followed State, Federal, and CDC guidelines for outdoor gatherings. For instance, each event included health checks, facemask requirements, hand-wash and sanitation stations, and social distancing. This was accomplished by issuing groups of five to eight people their own pod. Each 10-foot by 8-foot pod was distanced 6 feet from the next one on all sides. Additionally, the Rawhide Event Center implemented a concession and merchandise system that fans could utilize from their phones with orders delivered directly to the pods, ensuring a safe environment. I seriously wish I could have checked these out!
“The first in a series of what we hope will be a continuation of Relentless Beats POD concerts were an absolute success. We worked in conjunction with all local health and safety officials to create a safe, sanitized, and energized environment- allowing attendees to feel comfortable returning to a Relentless Beats event,” says Rawhide Event Center general manager, Mark Grado. “Running our steps of operations through our HealthyVerify process and Task Force oversight and after welcoming guests to our facilities over several weeks and with not a single positive covid test means the process, the mask, and enforcement of physical distance can work.“
Five Consecutive Weekends Welcoming 16,000 Total Guests to 12 Unique Concerts, featuring Forty-Four Artists
Adhering to State, Federal, and CDC Guidelines Resulted in a Safe and Socially Distanced Pod Concert Experience