Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and More Team Up for Charity New Year’s Eve
Soiree: Rising Up To Paradise to Take Place December 31, 2018 on Kauai’s North Shore
Proceeds to benefit The Hanalei Initiative and Earthjustice
Tickets On Sale Wednesday, October 31st at 7 AM HST / 1 PM ET
October 29, 2018 — CID Entertainment is pleased to announce it has teamed up with the newly formed supergroup, The Big Swell, to present, “Rising Up To Paradise: New Year’s Eve on Kauai”. Proceeds from “Rising Up to Paradise” will benefit The Hanalei Initiative and Earthjustice, two non-profits committed to bettering the local community and ensuring the welfare of our planet.
On a remote Oceanic island more than 2,520 miles from the mainland and light years away from your worries and cares, on a ranch with palm trees and ocean views, in a land where wild roosters rule the streets and sleeping giants watch over the land, and on the last night of the year, an all-star group of musicians, led by the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, will put a final exclamation mark on 2018 and deep dive head-first into the coming year, while celebrating a magical “here” and a transcendent “now.” And you’re invited to tag along.
“Rising Up to Paradise” will be hosted December 31, 2018 at Crazy Rooster Ranch located on Kauai’s North Shore, and has been curated to feel more like an informal backyard bash than a big ticket New Year’s celebration, where the atmosphere of a secret soiree will be paired with the welcoming spirit of aloha. The evening’s headliners are The Big Swell, a newly formed local band featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company, Fare Thee Well), Steve Kimock (The Other Ones, Rhythm Devils, Zero), Robin Sylvester (Ratdog) and Wally Ingram (Timbuk 3). The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Taj Mahal, and local band Island Grass are also scheduled to perform, and DJ Logic will host a late-night set.
Untold treasures and a brand new year await. General Admission tickets and two tiers of Enhanced Experience packages will be available to purchase via CID Entertainment beginning Wednesday, October 31st at 1 PM ET. VIP tickets include concert admission plus lounge access and merchandise gifts, while Super VIP guests will be invited to a private sunset acoustic performance by Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, & Steve Kimock.
For complete details, visit cidentertainment.com/events/rising-up-to-paradise-nye-2018/.
The Big Swell
Big swells typically occur on Kauai’s North Shore in wintertime, originating from Aleutian storms and ultimately creating huge — and, at times, unpredictable — surf conditions along the coast. Such a Big Swell is also predicted to roll into Kauai on December 31 from a storm originating in San Francisco, when members of the Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, The Other Ones, Ratdog, The Meters, and Timbuk 3 come together for the very first time in this particular combination, causing unknown conditions and potentially historic outcomes for beat-surfers Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, Robin Sylvester, Steve Kimock and Wally Ingram. Surf’s up!
The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
The Dirty Knobs are a rock ‘n roll band based in Los Angeles, CA and fronted by Mike Campbell on guitar and vocals. Mike is a founding member of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch and is a current member of Fleetwood Mac. Rounding out the Knobs’ lineup at Rising Up To Paradise is Jason Sinay (guitar/vocals), Lance Morrison (bass) and Randall Marsh (of Mudcrutch, on drums)
Taj Mahal is a blues music legend and an early pioneer and champion of the genre that’s now popularly called “world music.”
A fixture of Kauai’s North Shore music scene for nearly 20 years.
The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip – hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.
About CID Entertainment
CID Entertainment is the premier fan-focused experience provider, widely recognized as the industry leader in VIP enhanced experiences and travel packages for festivals, concerts and special live music events. Founded in 2007, CID Entertainment has delivered unparalleled experiences to superfans around the world. Their partners include North America’s most celebrated music festivals including Coachella, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, LOCKN’ and Bonnaroo and artists including Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend, Josh Groban, Mumford & Sons, and Kelly Clarkson. In addition to touring programming, CID produces boutique end-to-end destination events as CID Presents, which formed in 2015 to design, produce and operate world class music experiences for superfans. Their concert vacation event roster includes Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Phish: Riviera Maya, Dead & Company Playing in the Sand, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya, and Bassnectar Presents: Deja Voom. CID Entertainment is a division of On Location Experiences.
About The Hanalei Initiative
The Hanalei Initiative was formed to identify and solve the immediate and long-term community and environmental needs of Hanalei and Kauai’s North Shore. Their main areas of focus are: water quality, transportation and the maintenance and beautification of community spaces. For more information visit www.hanaleiinitiative.org
As the nation’s largest nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice leverages their expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all. To secure a flourishing world, their fleet of 130+ lawyers defend the wild, healthy communities, clean energy and more, because the earth needs a good lawyer. For more information, visit www.earthjustice.org