Now in our ninth year as a registered theme camp, FreeStyle Palace, the Playa Talent Incubator, will once again fill its space with energy, creativity and gratitude in 2015. The organizing philosophy of FreeStyle Palace is the creation of an inviting space for musicians and artists to express and enjoy themselves. Freestyle Palace was born in 2007 by a group of artists from the Bay Area and Reno who were having a hard time finding a place to play and perform on the Playa.
Freestyle Palace is a collaborative music play space and sound stage featuring Live Open Jams and nightly hip hop shows from sunset to about 2:00 am. Our stage and our microphones are open to all comers. Part alchemy and part black magic, FreeStyle Palace is an amalgam of sophisticated and authentic Urban Underground music and culture forged by the heat of the Black Rock Desert and polished by the collective talent of the Burning Man Community.
Incredible musicians, singers and freestyle lyricists arrive at our camp to express themselves and contribute to the music. Our dome and instruments are open to participants day and night, and we try to organize shows nightly around 8pm. We serve drinks at our stage bar, and keep a burn barrel going for the late night Playa vampires.
FreeStyle Palace embodies the Burning Man Principles of Inclusion, Self Expression, Participation and Immediacy. We open our soundstage to everyone so they can experience the Principles live and unrehearsed. We try to create a welcoming vibe to encourage first time Participants to jump on our stage. For many folks, it is their first time on stage. We also celebrate Burning Man culture year round.