DJ Joe Gauthreaux kicks off Joining Hearts weekend at Heretic

There can only be one kickoff party to celebrate Joining Hearts weekend, and it went down Friday at Heretic.

It was part of a slew of parties marking the 32nd annual event.

DJ Joe Gauthreaux and DJ Leanh took care of the beats for the night.

It all led to the main event on Saturday at Greystone at Piedmont Park.

Photos by Russ Youngblood