The Current Location Cookout was held in August 2019 in celebration of our one year anniversary and 100+ events produced. Growing up, cookouts were not only a form of celebration (think graduations, birthdays, and more), but also a way to bring people closer together and meet new people. From parks to people’s homes, you knew you were in for a great time with good people, good food, and good music.

We decided to center the experience around the genre’s we grew up with, honoring our African and Caribbean heritage. The event consisted of live music, DJ sets, food, exclusive retail pop-ups, and interactive elements.


We secured the OWSLA POP UP SPACE as the cookout venue. We created a performance stage on the lawn, transformed the store into a CURRENT LOCATION branded shop to sell merchandise, refreshments, and plants. The garage area turned into a photo corner, designed and operated by HELLA LOOKS.