Grassroots Blog

Stasik Roots. Umphrey's McGee Invades Chicago.

As day two of North Coast Music Festival was starting, Grassroots Chicago at 515 N. Halsted had a meet and greet with Ryan Stasik from Umphrey's McGee. Stasik, otherwise known as Bassik Stasik has been a good friend of the GRC family since the beginning days, where he met Ryan “Ruga” Connolly, the owner of GRC. It was at the Summer Camp Music festival where he was gifted the Detroit Stoners hat.   The next year at Summer Camp, Ruga challenged Stasik in a game of sunrise kickball where the winner would get a hat made paid by the loser.  Ruga may have gotten a bit Irish that night and was a no-show to the early morning game. Being a man of his word, GRC created the first Bassik...

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Top 5 Fitteds of the Summer

1. Third Eye Pinecone Brown Fitted - Festivals just are not as fun without Third Eye Pinecone’s in the house so you know we had to include them in our best fitted hats for the summer.  This fitted hat is made from a hemp blend and designed by the great Mugwort. 2. Android Jones Humming Dragon Black Fitted - If you have not had the chance this summer to check out any of Android Jones art installations at a music festival make sure to add that to your bucket list.  We recreated Android Jones Humming Dragon in embroidery to be featured on this fitted hat made from a hemp blend.  3. Method Man - This summer GRC is going hard on Method Man gear...

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Road to Dancefestopia 2016

The Grassroots California road team are excited to announce that we will be heading out to hit Dancefestopia in Kansas City, MO this next week!  This is the first time we have attended this amazing event and we have teamed up with the Dancefestopia team to make an official hat for the weekend.     The official hat is a snapback that comes in two sizes (s/m or l/xl) and will be available exclusively at our booth.  We have released a very small amount that can be purchased at the link below.  There were only 250 of these made so we would recommend securing yours beforehand! In addition to making the official hat, we have teamed up with the DFT...

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Inside Tips for North Coast Music Festival

    1. Grassroots Booth/Chris Dyer Exhibition   Be sure to swing by the Grassroots merch booth at the fest for exclusive deals and all of the new swag! We will be posted up all weekend so please come by and show some love, North Coast is always one of our favorite stomping grounds of the summer. Also, make sure to swing by the official merch booth and peep our official hats for the fest! (pictured below) To coincide with the fest, Grassroots is thrilled to be launching an art exhibition for visionary artist Chris Dyer opening on September 1st. Many within the Grassroots community are already familiar with Chris Dyer and his incredible artwork from our collaborated collection with him. If you walk into any of the Grassroots...

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Top 5 Snapbacks of the Summer 2016

  Looking for suggestions on which GRC snapback to wear from this summer?  Look no further.  Ruga has his Top 5 suggestions for you!  If none of the following appeal to you, then make sure to look at our full collection of snapbacks.   1. CampRoots Snapback - This snapback, released at Summer Camp Music Festival this year to kick off the 2016 summer in style.  Covered in nearly full sublimation, with some embroidered accents, this snapback is sure to turn heads.   2. Chris Dyer Bear Orange Snapback - Chris Dyer's Positive Creations is famous for his visionary art, street art, and skateboard art.  Not only is his art amazing, but he is an amazing person!  For the summer of 2016, Grassroots collaborated...

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