Disco Donnie Presents Pledges $1 Million Worth Of Tickets To Benefit Veterans

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Longtime digital music promoter Disco Donnie Presents has pledged to donate $1 million price of tickets to its 2022 festivals and membership occasions, with the donations benefiting nonprofit organizations Vet Tix and 1st Tix, supporting U.S. navy and first responders. 

These providers present free occasion tickets to first responders, at present serving navy, veterans, and gold-star households to sporting occasions, concert events, performing arts, and household actions.

The announcement comes as DDP simply launched the date and lineup for its Ubbi Dubbi competition, which returns to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, April 23-24 that includes Alison Wonderland, Black Tiger Sex machine, Diplo, Excision, Tiesto, Zeds Dead and lots of others. 

Disco Donnie Presents additionally produces Sunset Music Festival in Florida, the Halloween-themed Freaky Deaky, in addition to over 1,000 membership reveals across the U.S.  

The donation is devoted in reminiscence of PFC Jason Hill Estopinal, Disco Donnie’s youthful cousin, who was killed in motion in Afghanistan in 2010 throughout his service in Operation Enduring Freedom.

“Our first responders and veterans are those who preserve us protected and so they’ve had a tough 12 months. We wished to point out them some love, honor their work, and spark just a little pleasure, by welcoming our heroes to our greatest festivals and membership reveals. We invite different promoters from all varieties of music to hitch us on this effort,” Disco Donnie mentioned in an announcement. 

Since 2008, Vet Tix says it hasprovided over 10 million free occasion tickets to greater than 1.6 million members, and in 2018 launched Vet Tix, which gives the identical profit to the nation’s present and retired regulation enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMTs. 

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The $1,000,000 price of tickets donation follows up on a $150,000 donation of 2021 Freaky Deaky Texas tickets, which simply came about this previous Halloween. Freaky Deaky has additionally made donations  together with $10,000 to the Houston Food Bank and $10,000 to the Texas Association of First Responders. DDP additionally donated $25,000 to Americares for Hurricane Ida aid. According to the assertion, DDP has donated over $500,000 to native charities the place the festivals are operated. 

Disco Donnie Presents placed on what might have been the very first giant competition since COVID, with Ubbi Dubbi happening April 24-25 in Texas with high EDM expertise together with Illenium, Kaskade, Destructo, Joyryde and others.

“I couldn’t sleep at night time, there was plenty of crying – and I’m not a crier – I needed to work by all of the completely different feelings, questioning was I doing the precise factor?”  James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr., told Pollstar at the time. “Was I placing individuals’s lives in jeopardy? Was I placing my crew or their future in jeopardy? I did say it was the toughest factor we’ve ever accomplished, however ultimately it’ll in all probability be a very powerful factor I ever did.” 

A survey carried out after the occasion confirmed the occasion didn’t seem to end in a spike of COVID circumstances within the space, with attendees reporting COVID positives consistent with the remainder of the inhabitants on the time. 

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