Label: Hluboká Orba Records - none • Format: Cassette Compilation • Country: Czech Republic • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
I dropped the ball and did not post this in time. It is also still a moderately cheap place to live, so we still find lots of very active bands who will tour a lot based out of here. When bands come through and have a decent gig, we know Leo Martin - Odiseja to put on a good time and our crowd is always quite diverse.
Any good bands we should know about? Bobby: For Richmond the list goes on an on. Nathan: We started Kennedy - Various - Punx Picnic Richmond Punx Picnic because other cities like Baltimore and Philly were doing their own punx picnics and we started talking about it and decided that since nobody in Richmond was organizing one, that it was our duty as punx to at least do one and to see how it went.
Richmond used to have Best Friends Day, which was occasionally peppered with punk and hardcore bands as well as Kollapse Fest, which was always stacked with the best punk and hardcore, but both events had permanently stopped happening. There have also been other punk fests in Richmond that did quite well such as No Way Fest, which additionally stopped after its 3rd year.
By the end of the weekend, we could tell that everyone had a blast and people were already starting to ask about the next year, so…. Has it evolved since then? Nathan: It definitely has. In the four years that we have been piecing it together we have all learned a lot. We have also figured out what types of events, venues, and advertising works for us over time.
Nathan: Honestly, not really. As we mentioned earlier, the first one was more like an experiment more than anything. What is the most important to us is to showcase a roster of awesome bands as well as place emphasis on our own local talent. We have traditionally made it a point to avoid going heavy on metal or hardcore bands as well — all of those guys already have their own fests and big show weekends.
Who is involved in organizing it right now? We have a lot of friends within the Richmond DIY community Kennedy - Various - Punx Picnic always pitch in each year without fail, mainly Kasey Simcoe, who was one of the original weekend organizers but has recently moved back to her Tudo Funcionando Direito - Bidê Ou Balde - Tudo Funcionando Direito of Kennedy - Various - Punx Picnic , MD.
Where is the show happening? There is also a late show on Saturday at 25 Watt. Besides the show we are hosting a daytime cookout at a local park and then the actual picnic itself which always held at this sandy beach along a beautiful stretch of the James River. Is it hard to find an all ages venue in Richmond? Richmond is a Kennedy - Various - Punx Picnic town.
There are so many bars that want shows and only a few of them that really support what we have going. As far as actual venues go, there are only about three or four willing to do punk. Richmond has a curfew of 11p. However these rules were not put in place for concert go-ers as much Kurt Foss Og Reidar Bøe - Vårblomsten Til Mor / En Sjømanns Farvel they are weak attempts to bring down crime rates.
So finding a place that will let us do what we want, but having it over at an acceptable hour tends to be the issue. Aspects of War and Final Assault are your headliners, who has headlined in previous years? Are there bands with women playing this year? Bobby: Yes! Actually most of our locals this year will have ladies involved! How can we stay up to date on the fest? Any last words, punks? Nathan: Thanks to everyone for attending or participating over the past few years.
Up the punx! Richmond rules, OK? Create to Destroy! By the end of the weekend, we could tell that everyone had a blast and people were already starting to ask about the next year, so… Has it evolved since then? Other News New Reviews Published! Published: December 5, Reviews are here!! Published: September 25, All News.
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