Memorial Benefit Show Planned to Celebrate Life and Legacy of CharlestheFirst
In the wake of the death of CharlestheFirst, a memorial benefit show has been planned to honor the legacy of the late electronic music production virtuoso.
Scheduled for January 29th at Denver's Mission Ballroom, the event will gather CharlestheFirst's family, friends, and collaborators in celebration of his life and impact on the dance music community. Prior to his sudden and tragic death, the beloved DJ, whose real name was Charles Elias Ingalls, was prevalently considered one of the most promising artists in the electronic scene—a notion reinforced by his extraordinary final album, SOLUS.
Organized by Ingalls' Lab Group comrades, Potions and Supertask, the event will kick off at 5PM with the unveiling of a bespoke mural. You can purchase tickets to the memorial benefit show here.
CharlestheFirst's mother, Beth Ingalls, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to alleviate the financial burden of hosting local memorial events, among other expenses. The ultimate goal, she wrote, is to launch a foundation in her son's name and establish a "retreat, healing center and collaborative studio environment" for artists.