Easy Allies in Concert is an annual live show held to celebrate the Easy Allies' anniversary on March 21. Through their first three anniversaries, they've held two concerts and a live version of their trivia RPG game show, Mysterious Monsters.
For their fourth anniversary, they had to cancel their plans for their EZX live community stream and meet-up due to the 2020 global pandemic. The event transformed into a week-long streaming event titled EZX Digital. They followed it up with EZX Digital '21 for their fifth anniversary celebration.
First Anniversary – Easy Allies in Concert
Easy Allies celebrated their first anniversary on March 21, 2017 with the first Easy Allies in Concert live show. They held the event at Prospect Theatre in Los Angeles, California and invited members of the community to attend. The show included live music performances, premieres, and a look back at the first year of Easy Allies. Their first anniversary was also celebrated by the One Year Strong Mega Stream, a 12-hour live stream that featured a variety of games, video premieres, and announcements.
Second Anniversary – Easy Allies in Concert Revengeance
Easy Allies celebrated their second anniversary with Easy Allies in Concert: Revengeance on March 18, 2018. Held at Tommy's Place on the USC Campus in Los Angeles, California, the live show featured video premieres, live performances, and a celebration of Year 2 of Easy Allies.
Third Anniversary – Mysterious Monster Mash
For the third anniversary live celebration, they decided to forego doing another concert in favor of the Mysterious Monster Mash, a live version of the trivia game show. The show took place on March 23, 2019 at Tommy's Place on the USC Campus once again. They invited members of the community in the live audience to compete as contestants and wrapped up the show with a video game karaoke medley performed by Ian Hinck.
Fourth Anniversary – EZX Digital 2020
The global pandemic changed their plans for their annual Easy Allies anniversary celebration. While they previously held the Easy Allies in Concert live shows and Mysterious Monster Mash in prior celebrations, March 22, 2020 was the original date for EZX, a four-hour live community group stream to play games together in person with members of the community. The event transformed into EZX Digital, a 6-day online event with 8+ hour streams from March 22-27, 2020. Due to the stay-at-home order, the schedule shifted from a studio-focused event to playing individually at home.
Fifth Anniversary – EZX Digital '21
Following EZA's fifth birthday, a five-day event was planned on Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon following last year's first EZX Digital event. Starting on March 22, 2021, each day will feature extended bonus streams on top of their regular schedule, including the first Weekly Hunts session of Monster Hunter Rise with Ben, Ian, Huber, and Brad, and It Takes Two with Bloodworth and Jones, on top of the first Hall of Greats Induction of 2021, and much more.
A fundraiser will be hosted the whole week to produce even more content throughout the year. Progress will be charted across Twitch subs, Patreon pledges, and PayPal donations, with special rewards being delivered when certain goals are met in the form of new special features and big event live-streams.
Changes to the benefits on Patreon are also planned with additional features being added to their crowded-funding community. New t-shirts and posters are also being added to their merchandise catalog thanks to the continuing relationship with Rooster Teeth.