The Sights and Sounds of Dubaween 2021

Sacred Hive Productions’ fifth annual Dubaween wins the award for Nashville’s dopest Halloween party.

For two days, fans got to enjoy fabulously spooky decorations, bumping bass music, and top acts in the genre. Artists such as Yheti, Shlump, and Smoakland wowed fans at Further Farms on the spookiest night of the year. Despite the rain, cold, and copious mud, it was a party for the books.

Photo of Smoakland playing Dubaween (Photo by Chang Media @Pplcallmechang)

Regardless of your belief system, October 31 is a sacred day. For the ancient Celts who celebrated Samhain, it signified music, feasting, and bonfires. For American children, it signifies candy and costumes. For bass music fans in Nashville, this day wasn’t much different. Everyone was in for a treat.

Something that was featured prominently at Dubaween was fire. As the sun went down and temperatures dropped, the fire spinners’ circle generated heat. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Halloween celebration without decorations. Every inch of Further Farms was decked out in spooky art installations—from inflatable ghosts to cobweb-covered entryways.

Entryway to the main stage area | Photo by Ashley Eady
Inflatable Oogie Boogie | Photo by Ashley Eady
Spooky altar put together by Amazone the Culture | Photo by Ashley Eady

As for the music, it definitely did not disappoint. Sacred Hive always brings top-notch sound production to their events, with this one being no exception. No matter where you stood or sat, you could hear the music with absolute clarity. From the front of the stage to the hammocks set up in the trees, every molecule of bass came through.

Yheti was one of the highlight performances of the event. After slaying his main stage set on day two, he kept the spooky festivities going with a sunrise set at a smaller stage. Bass music, plus a gorgeous sunrise over rolling Tennessee hills? Yes, please!

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