In February of 2019, Rancid announced their plans for The Bash Fest 2019, a craft beer and punk rock festival reaching some of the biggest cities for punk rock in the United States, including Phoenix, Tuscon, Englishtown, Boise, Tacoma, San Jose and, finally, Sacramento. The Bash Fest lineup will make your rebellious teenage heart skip a beat, featuring bands Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, L7, Madball, H20, Sharp Shock, Noise and even The Mighty Mighty Bosstones! The lineup varies by city although Rancid is set to headline all cities on the festival’s tour schedule.
So, back to the beer! Bash Fest is featuring over 100 brews and your ticket includes unlimited tastings from doors opening at noon till 4pm. That means you get access to four hours of some very DECENT sized, unlimited, local brew samples. Sounds great right? (Psst, if you buy a VIP ticket, you get early entry to the festival grounds for that extra hour!) Don’t forget to check out the Ska Brewing tent while your crew skanks through the beer garden. Ska Brewing has actually partnered with Rancid to create their own beer titled ‘Brew Stomper’. This is the official beer of Bash Fest and Tim Armstrong even did all the artwork featured on the cans/bottles!
One of our favorite things about this festival is the variety of music. Not only do you have this stacked lineup of multi-genre artists, but Bash Fest even thought to set up the Hellcat Acoustic stage where Boss Hooligan will be spinning some classic reggae, punk and ska beats between 12 and 4pm. We’ve also been told that some special unannounced live guest performances will occur on the Hellcat stage, so be sure to get to the festival grounds early so you can catch the surprise!
We here at Top Shelf Music will be attending the Sacramento show taking place this June 16th at Papa Murphy’s Park. Below are the set times for Sacramento, so you don’t miss a beat!! In the Sacramento area and want to join us at Bash Fest? Check out the links below to grab your tickets before it’s too late!