Big Night® New Year's features high-end production values. There are multiple areas of entertainment. Each area features unique offerings that give variety and excitement for all! Announced acts for Big Night Chicago NYE 2023-24 are below!
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BLAKE HORSTMANN Blake Horstmann first came to the attention of the public as a contestant on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. However, while he was not lucky in love on TV, he did find his calling in the music industry while guest DJ’ing a fellow Bachelor alumni’s event. Through his dedication to his craft, a passion for music, and some questionable dance moves, Blake gained momentum as a DJ, playing in clubs from LA to NYC and a residency in his home town of Denver, CO. As of Spring 2022 Blake has joined Roadhouse, a collaboration project with DJ Silver, the first DJ to ever be signed to a Nashville label.
DAVE AUDÉ Dave Audé is on time and on track. With more than a dozen years as a veteran producer and dj, Dave has produced, remixed and listened to countless records and can expertly distinguish classics just by sound, like finding a diamond in the rough. Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Dave Audé writes and produces original music for some of the world’s most prominent artists including Sting, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Leann Rimes, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Zedd, and Krewella. He has also landed more number ones than any other producer on the Billboard Dance Club Songs charts—currently 135, of which 14 are his own singles as an artist- More #1s of his own than any other producer on the billboard charts. In 2016, Audé won a Grammy Award in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category for his remix of "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. In 2021, Dave received his 3rd Grammy nomination for “Best Remixed Recording”- this time for the superstar collaboration of Demi Lovato & Arianna Grande for “Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix). His Audacious Records imprint was not only Billboard Magazine’s #1 Indie Dance Label for 2015, but it is continuously introducing a myriad of fans to deliciously insane beats this year with singles like “This Is Our Time” and “Break Out”, both records breaking the Top 10 in the UK Music Week charts. Last October, Dave released his first solo album in over 20 years, featuring all-star collaborations from Leann Rimes, Zee Machine, Cody Belew, Nick Wayne, Nick Clow, Kinsley, Halston Dare, Jeffrey James, Andreas Moss, and Luciana.
PAT PREMIER Known nationally for his ability to entertain all sorts of crowds and venues with his electronic dance music, Pat Premier’s versatility and talent make him but an exciting performer to see and enjoy. His past performances you include SXSW, Big Night San Diego, Big Night DC, Shamrockfest and Blocktoberfest. As he began his career as a hip hop and top 40 dance DJ, it wasn’t long before Pat quickly gained notoriety and emerged as one of the more talked-about house DJs in several cities. Pat Premier has played large events with such DJs as Dave Russell, Darude, Sammy, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, DJ AM, Jonathan Peters and Tommy Lee and DJ Aero. Now Pat Premier has been working though out the East Coast. Recently he has started producing his own music.
STEVE SMOOTH Adored by crowds worldwide, Steve Smooth has showcased his skills in over 30 countries, delivering performances at more than 200 shows in the previous year alone. Steve’s talent as a DJ is only matched by his proficiency as a producer/remixer, with releases on esteemed labels including Ultra Records, Ministry of Sound, Spinnin’ Records, Republic, and Atlantic Records. With five full-length albums to his name, Steve has achieved multiple #1 records on Beatport.com even earning the distinction of having the very first song ever sold on the platform. Collaborating with DJ Bam Bam under the alias Dirty Werk, Steve has recently remixed projects for a star-studded lineup, including Martin Garrix, Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, Mark Ronson, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, Kygo, and Bad Bunny. Their latest original releases, “Stand Up” and “No Letting Go,” soared to #1 on the prestigious Billboard Dance Club Chart, along with having an additional 15 #1 remixes. Steve also proudly serves as the official DJ for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks, cementing his position as a trusted entertainer for renowned sports teams.
DANI DEAHL And here is the bio: Hailing from the city of house music, Chicago, Dani Deahl is a powerhouse DJ and producer who has become a standout name in the electronic music scene. With a sound that seamlessly blends high-energy house and techno that draws inspiration from Chicago’s rich musical heritage. As an artist herself, Dani has released trap, twerk, and hard-hitting house with labels like Dim Mak, Monstercat, Flamingo, Cr2, and Armada. Beyond her skills as a DJ and producer, Dani is an advocate for gender equality in the music industry, using her platform to champion diversity and inclusion.
DJ COLIN DJ Colin embarked on his DJing journey at the age of 15, starting alongside his father. His early talent led to securing residencies in prominent venues across Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Eventually, he transitioned into music production, resulting in a collection of original tracks and remixes that have garnered significant attention on SoundCloud. Currently, he is pursuing his education at the University of Tampa while simultaneously holding residencies at the most renowned and bustling clubs in the city.