Presented by The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter & MN Music Coalition

FREE with online RSVP in advance, $10 without RSVP at the door.  Entry is not guaranteed once the venue's capacity is reached, so get there early to get your spot.

7pm Grammy social hour with complimentary food and beverages

8pm GNDWIRE showcase


After countless hours of dreaming, planning, plotting and execution, it is with great excitement that we announce the birth ofGNDWIRE Records (pronounced "ground wire"). GNDWIRE is the realization of our vision to create a home for artists we find to posses that mysteriously innate quality that embodies raw musical genius and is impossible to define and/or quantify via machine-generated algorithm. We have assembled what we believe to be a dream team to provide the infrastructure needed to help our artists reach the audiences that are waiting for them including: Sony (distribution), Thirty Tigers (marketing and label support services), Loeb & Loeb (legal), Sacks & Co (publicity), Clockwork Active Media (design, audience engagement, e-commerce) and Green Room Resource (business management). 

GND001 will be the forthcoming full length release from John Mark Nelson, coming this fall. While we will let the music do the talking, this album is absolutely stunning and marks the start of a new chapter in this young artist's career. We cannot wait.

Please join us in helping to launch GNDWIRE Records with a party on Tuesday, June 9th at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The event is being presented in partnership with the Recording Academy and MN Music Coalition and will feature a complimentary cocktail reception from 7-8pm with surprise artist performances to follow. Entry is free with RSVP but space is limited.