2nd Annual Q&Sesh
Sunday, Aug 12th, 2018 • Noon – 5pm
Culture Shock Clothing & Records • Rockford,IL
Host: The Last Wordbender

What is Q&Sesh?


Q&Sesh (BBQ + Session/Practice) is a collective BBQ event for DJs by DJs. DJs are always working 24/7 365 days a year at holidays, birthdays, weddings, bars/clubs, corporate events, etc for everyone else. The time used for everyone else takes aways from the time DJs could use to get together and collaborate. This is an event to meet, greet, and learn from other DJs. Open to all DJs and the public. Turntablist, sound selectors, tastemakers, producers, artist unite! Multiple setups for DJs and turntablist!

Sponsors of Q&Sesh 2018


Schedule (subject to change)


Area #1 - Main

Main DJ sets - Registration required


Warm-up Set – DJ: ShortBlackDude

Noon – 12:45pm – DJ: ???

12:45pm – 1:30pm – DJ: ???

1:30pm – 2:15pm – DJ: Vic Monsta

2:15pm – 2:30pm – Break

2:30pm – 3:15pm – DJ: Kelso Wilz

3:15pm – 4:00pm – DJ: Moz Definite

4:00pm – 4:15pm – Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm – DJ: JAkerman

Area #2 - Turntablism

For Skratch Nerds - Registration suggested


Noon – 1pm – Scratching: Open Tables

1pm – 2pm – Scratching: Open Tables

2pm – 3pm – Open Turntablist Showcase

  • DJ: CaucasianAsian
  • DJ: ShortBlackDude

3pm – 4pm – Scratching: Open Tables

4pm – 5pm – Scratching: Open Tables

Area #3 - Kid's Table

Kids love vinyl - Click here for info


Open All Day!

1pm – Quick introduction to vinyl

2pm – Quick introduction to vinyl

3pm – Quick introduction to vinyl

4pm – Quick introduction to vinyl

The Most Important Details


When: Sunday, Aug 12th, 2018 – Noon – 5pm
Where: Culture Shock Clothing & Records • 2239 Charles St, Rockford, IL 61104
NOTE: Outside event/Parking Lot (Weather Premitted) – No raindate
Who: Anyone interested in DJing, music, records, etc.
Cost: Completely FREE to participate and attend!

Kid's Table


There will be a Kid’s Table (Area #3) with equipment for hands-on use! This area will have vinyl, turntable, needles, and speaker to provide a way for kids to build an appreciation for vinyl (Without getting yelled at by their parents for touching the vinyl collection). There will also be an quick hourly instructional on vinyl and how to use the equipment.

Product Showcase


Native Instruments Kontrol Z2

Rane Sixty-Two

Rane Seventy-Two

Want to sign up?


Answer whatever is applicable to you – These forms are meant to help get an idea of what needs to be at the event (equipment-wise, etc) and how to set up the event overall. Registration closes on Wed, Aug 1st.

Coming Soon: Q&Sesh 2018: The Afterset


Fall 2018. More information coming!

Soundswitch

Rane Seventy-Two

Phase

FAQ

We should have just about everything you would need, but we’re compiling this information from the registration forms filled out – so this will be adjusted day by day. Once we have a handle on the needs of the DJs, we will post a list of what will be available. If what you need is not on that list, please bring it. Please bring your own needles, vinyl, and laptop/USB drive/external if needed. Serato interfaces will be on site. More information to come.

Area #1 (Main Stage): 2x Technics 1200 and Rane Seventy-Two

Area#2 (Turntablist Area): 2x Vestax PDX-2000 and Native Instruments Kontrol Z2 and Rane Sixty-Two

Area #3 (Kid’s Area): 1X Stanton T.60 and Gemini Mixer

Not at this time. The event will not go on if the weather is not satisfactory for DJ equipment being outside.

Sandwich Factory’s food truck will be on site to provide food and drinks. Menu to be announced.

Note: No alcohol/beer allowed at this event this time. The Afterset this Fall 2018 will have alcohol available to those of age.

Yes, there’s even a Kid’s Area! DJs are being asked to be respectful of the younger attendees by censoring music played through the main sound system of Area #1.

Please let us know if you have any questions by filling out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! We also don’t mind collaborating with like-minded individuals, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for anything!

Mailing List


Are you just interested in staying up-to-date with the event? Well, just submit your email address below!