With the inaugural Goldrush Music Festival on the horizon, we were lucky enough to sit at the saloon and chat with festival founder Thomas Turner to talks growth, his most anticipated artist at this year’s festival and what the future holds for Relentless Beats as Phoenix’s biggest concert promoter.
NOTE: In case you missed it, we’re giving away 2 FREE GOLDRUSH PASSES and announcing the winner on 10/30 at 12pm CT!
How did Relentless Beats get started?
I had been influenced by European dance music culture and it was not yet a thing in the US. As I became an avid consumer & enthusiast- I wanted to share it with all of my friends, so i began to create parties for all of us to enjoy.
Besides being born and raised in Phoenix, it’s a city filled with opportunity. What better place to build a scene, than here.
How has RB grown in the past few years?
Each year we have the opportunity to host more people than ever before. We continue to introduce new events, bring in more artists and make our marquee events better than the years before. I think we grow because often we are part of some of the most memorable nights of people’s lives and that’s pretty exciting.
What are some of the challenges you’ve faced with operating RB independently?
None of the operational issues we have faced thus far have been a result of us operating independently. In fact it’s the independence that has allowed me to go create a company that specializes in the entertainment & lifestyle that Relentless Beats is known for.
Some exciting things are currently in motion I cannot share, but what I can say is there is a lot more growth slated for the greater Phoenix area and we are happy to be participating.
What is one of your favorite experiences with running Relentless?
I love the energy and the love for electronic music, that we have in Arizona. It’s really amazing to see it flourish & excite so many people.
Who on the Goldrush lineup are you most excited about?
I’m a fan of undgeround house music, which is what got me into this business, so you will often find me at our RBDeep stage. However, I will bounce back and forth to catch as many as I can.
What inspired the gold mining theme?
If you have ever been to Rawhide then you know that its best feature is an amazing 1880’s western town. It’s an immersive wild west experience that you can only get in this setting.
Can you describe Goldrush in five words or less?
Wild West Meets Music Festival