About WCP

Our History

Winter Circle Productions began in 2009 as an independent promotion and production house to attract music that its founders felt was missing from a post-Katrina New Orleans. Creator of Buku Music + Art Project and two-time recipient of the Offbeat Best Promoter Award, WCP is now positioned as one of the most trusted tastemakers on the Gulf Coast, having produced hundreds of shows across many musical genres in dozens of venues. In July 2015, after six years at the indie grind, WCP was happy to find a home at AEG Live where it now runs its Gulf Coast regional office. Specializing in the unique and progressive, WCP strives to bring new ideas and concepts to the table and reward attendees with unforgettable experiences and long-lasting impressions.


Buku

Premiered in 2012 by WCP, Buku Music + Art Project is a quirky boutique event that delivers a big festival punch without compromising its underground house-party vibe. Tucked right in the heart of New Orleans’ burgeoning Lower Garden District along the Mississippi River, BUKU’s intimate post-industrial setting fits perfectly with its fusion of relevant EDM, hip-hop and indie rock. From the signature BUKU Graffiti Wall to the classic New Orleans food to the dozens of pop-up street performers and art exhibits brought on-site, BUKU blends the rich traditions of New Orleans with the progressive attitude of our attendees, and has become a reflection of the creative, youthful culture that is fueling the new New Orleans.

Upbeat

The Upbeat Academy Foundation is a Louisiana non-profit corporation formed by WCP members in 2013 that provides children with an opportunity to learn how to produce and perform hip-hop and electronic dance music. Local DJs and producers hold daily classes in the UPBEAT studio where students have access to equipment like laptops, mixers, turntables, controllers, microphones, headphones, various instruments, and the latest music production software. UPBEAT also seeks to introduce its students to the business side of the music industry, offering real-life experience, case studies, and opportunities for the kids to meet their favorite musicians.


Bassik

Founded in 2010 by WCP right before the American dubstep wave, BASSIK was the first monthly event in the Gulf Coast region to build a brand around underground bass culture. Since then, BASSIK has expanded to include other sub-genres of EDM and maintains its reputation for a high level of production and top notch international talent.

This Is Nola

Founded in 2014 by WCP, This is NOLA is a free bi-monthly event that showcases contemporary New Orleans culture across several medium including music, food, speciality drinks, fashion, dance, visual art, technology, film, and various forms of performance art.


Artists Some of the artists who have performed at past WCP shows.

  • Above and Beyond

    Above & Beyond

  • action bronson

    action bronson

  • Active Child

    Active Child

  • aeroplane

    aeroplane

  • alt-j

    alt-j

  • Andrew Bird

    Andrew Bird

  • A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg

  • A$AP Rocky

    A$AP Rocky

  • A-Trak

    A-Trak

  • Avicii

    Avicii

  • Baauer

    Baauer

  • Baths

    Baths

  • Bassnectar

    Bassnectar

  • Beats Antique

    Beats Antique

  • Benoit & Sergio

    Benoit & Sergio

  • best coast

    best coast

  • betty who

    Betty Who

  • big freedia

    big freedia

  • Big Gigantic

    Big Gigantic

  • Big K.R.I.T.

    Big K.R.I.T.

  • blood diamonds

    Blood Diamonds

  • Blue Sky Black Death

    Blue Sky Black Death

  • Bob Moses

    Bob Moses

  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

    Bone
    Thugs-n-Harmony

  • Bonobo

    Bonobo

  • Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins

  • Borgore

    Borgore

  • Braids

    Braids

  • Brett Dennen

    Brett Dennen

  • calvin harris

    calvin harris

  • Carnage

    Carnage

  • Cashmere Cat

    Cashmere Cat

  • Caspa

    Caspa

  • Chance The Rapper

    Chance The Rapper

  • Chet Faker

    Chet Faker

  • Chrome Sparks

    Chrome Sparks

  • Chromeo

    Chromeo

  • Ciara

    Ciara

  • Cities Aviv

    Cities Aviv

  • Classixx

    Classixx

  • Class Actress

    Class Actress

  • Claude VonStroke

    Claude VonStroke

  • Clean Bandit

    Clean Bandit

  • Clockwork

    Clockwork

  • Cold Cave

    Cold Cave

  • Conspirator

    Conspirator

  • Crizzly

    Crizzly

  • Crystal Fighters

    Crystal Fighters

  • Cut Copy

    Cut Copy

  • Daedelus

    Daedelus

  • Dan Deacon

    Dan Deacon

  • Danny Brown

    Danny Brown

  • Darkside

    Darkside

  • Das Racist

    Das Racist

  • Datsik

    Datsik

  • David Guetta

    David Guetta

  • Die Antwoord

    Die Antwoord

  • Dieselboy

    Dieselboy

  • dillon francis

    dillon francis

  • Diplo

    Diplo

  • Disclosure

    Disclosure

  • DJ Shadow

    DJ Shadow

  • DJ Snake

    DJ Snake

  • Doctor P

    Doctor P

  • Dr John

    Dr. John

  • dragonette

    dragonette

  • Dumpstaphunk

    Dumpstaphunk

  • Dusky

    Dusky

  • earl sweatshirt

    earl sweatshirt

  • Eats Everything

    Eats Everything

  • edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros

    edward sharpe and
    the magnetic zeros

  • Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding

  • Emancipator

    Emancipator

  • Empire of the Sun

    Empire of the Sun

  • Excision

    Excision

  • Explosions in the Sky

    Explosions in the Sky

  • Figure

    Figure

  • First Aid Kit

    First Aid Kit

  • FKA Twigs

    FKA Twigs

  • The Flaming Lips

    The Flaming Lips

  • flosstradamus

    flosstradamus

  • Flux Pavilion

    Flux Pavilion

  • flying lotus

    flying lotus

  • Friendly Fires

    Friendly Fires

  • G-Eazy

    G-Eazy

  • The Gaslamp Killer

    The Gaslamp Killer

  • Generationals

    Generationals

  • Ghostface Killah

    Ghostface Killah

  • Giraffage

    Giraffage

  • The Glitch Mob

    The Glitch Mob

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Godspeed You!
    Black Emperor

  • Gold Panda

    Gold Panda

  • Gramatik

    Gramatik

  • Gravity A

    Gravity A

  • Griz

    Griz

  • The Hood Internet

    The Hood Internet

  • Holy Fuck

    Holy Fuck

  • Holy Ghost!

    Holy Ghost!

  • Hot Chip DJs

    Hot Chip DJs

  • How To Dress Well

    How To Dress Well

  • Hudson Mohawke

    Hudson Mohawke

  • hundred waters

    hundred waters

  • I Love Makonnen

    I Love Makonnen

  • icona pop

    icona pop

  • Jacques Greene

    Jacques Greene

  • Jamie Jones

    Jamie Jones

  • japandroids

  • jmsn

    jmsn

  • Joe Russo's Almost Dead

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

  • Johnny Flynn

    Johnny Flynn

  • Jungle

    Jungle

  • Junip

    Junip

  • Justin Martin

    Justin Martin

  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

    Karl Denson’s
    Tiny Universe

  • Kaskade

    Kaskade

  • kendrick lamar

    kendrick lamar

  • kid cudi

    kid cudi

  • Kill the Noise

    Kill the Noise

  • lettuce

    lettuce

  • Lil B

    Lil B

  • Lil Boosie

    Lil Boosie

  • Little Dragon

    Little Dragon

  • Lotus

    Lotus

  • Louie CK

    Louie CK

  • Lykke Li

    Lykke Li

  • major lazer

    major lazer

  • Marc Maron

    Marc Maron

  • Matthew Dear

    Matthew Dear

  • Miami Horror

    Miami Horror

  • Mimosa

    Mimosa

  • Mount Kimbie

    Mount Kimbie

  • Mr. Carmack

    Mr. Carmack

  • Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons

  • Nas

    Nas

  • Neon Indian

    Neon Indian

  • Nero

    Nero

  • The New Mastersounds

    The New
    Mastersounds

  • Nosaj Thing

    Nosaj Thing

  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

    The Pains of Being
    Pure at Heart

  • Odesza

    Odesza

  • Paper Diamond

    Paper Diamond

  • passion pit

    passion pit

  • Pell

    Pell

  • Penguin Prison

    Penguin Prison

  • Peter Hook & The Light

    Peter Hook & The Light

  • Phantogram

    Phantogram

  • Plastic Plates

    Plastic Plates

  • Porter Robinson

    Porter Robinson

  • Portugal. The Man

    Portugal. The Man

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Preservation Hall
    Jazz Band

  • Pretty Lights

    Pretty Lights

  • primus

    primus

  • public enemy

    public enemy

  • Purity Ring

    Purity Ring

  • Pusha T

    Pusha T

  • Questlove

    Questlove

  • r3hab

    r3hab

  • rac

    rac

  • The Range

    The Range

  • Raury

    Raury

  • RL Grime

    RL Grime

  • Robert Delong

    Robert Delong

  • Robert Walter

    Robert Walter

  • Rockie Fresh

    Rockie Fresh

  • Run The Jewels

    Run The Jewels

  • Rusko

    Rusko

  • ryan hemsworth

    ryan hemsworth

  • sts9

    sts9

  • Salva

    Salva

  • SBTRKT

    SBTRKT

  • Schoolboy Q

    Schoolboy Q

  • Sepalcure

    Sepalcure

  • Seth Troxler

    Seth Troxler

  • Seven Lions

    Seven Lions

  • shlohmo

    shlohmo

  • Skream

    Skream

  • Skrillex

    Skrillex

  • Sleigh Bells

    Sleigh Bells

  • Small Black

    Small Black

  • Smallpools

    Smallpools

  • Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg

  • Soul Clap

    Soul Clap

  • soulive

    Soulive

  • Souls of Mischief

    Souls of Mischief

  • st. lucia

    st. lucia

  • starfucker

    starfucker

  • Stars

    Stars

  • Tanlines

    Tanlines

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Tedeschi Trucks
    Band

  • Theophilus London

    Theophilus London

  • Thomas Jack

    Thomas Jack

  • Thundercat

    Thundercat

  • Tommy Trash

    Tommy Trash

  • Tourist

    Tourist

  • totally enormous extinct dinosaurs

    totally enormous
    extinct dinosaurs

  • Treasure Fingers

    Treasure Fingers

  • trinidad jame$

    trinidad jame$

  • tUnE-yArDs

    tUnE-yArDs

  • TV on the Radio

    TV on the Radio

  • Twin Shadow

    Twin Shadow

  • Ty Dolla $ign

    Ty Dolla $ign

  • tycho

    tycho

  • Tyler, The Creator

    Tyler, The Creator

  • The Underachievers

    The Underachievers

  • Warpaint

    Warpaint

  • Washed Out

    Washed Out

  • Wavves

    Wavves

  • Wiz Khalifa

    Wiz Khalifa

  • Wolfgang Gartner

    Wolfgang Gartner

  • The Word

    The Word

  • xxyyxx

    xxyyxx

  • Yeasayer

    Yeasayer

  • Yelle DJs

    Yelle DJs

  • Yellow Claw

    Yellow Claw

  • Young Fathers

    Young Fathers

  • Young and Sick

    Young & Sick

  • Yung Lean

    Yung Lean

  • Zedd

    Zedd

  • Zeds Dead

    Zeds Dead

  • Zella Day

    Zella Day

  • Zomboy

    Zomboy

  • 12th Planet

    12th Planet