Coming on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th, Sacramento will be sonically assaulted by the biggest musical festival the 916 has yet to see. From the makers of the Launch Festival comes to newly re-branded TBD Fest!
The Launch crew is seven years deep in experience with providing Sacramento with their SXSW-inspired festival. For a number of years, Launch was a one day ordeal. In 2012, Launch expanded into a two-day extravaganza. Last year, Launch was a two-day party at Cesar Chavez Park, with a pre-party being held the Friday before at Ace of Spades. Those three days last year was probably the most fun, enhancing, and artistically filled days of my life on the best coast. Last saw headlining acts of Wallpaper on Friday at the pre-Launch Party at Ace of Spades, and Girl Talk and Imagine Dragons on Saturday and Sunday night at Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown Sacramento.
Since last year, I anxiously waited for this years Launch Festival. I was thrown off by the fact there was none to be had. Instead, it is even bigger and better in the form of TBD Fest! Officially, TBD Fest is 72 hours of musical glory being held at River Walk in West Sacramento (a stone throw across from the Sacramento side of the river). The lineup is huge, and very similar to last year, has something for everyone! The 916 will be blasted by some musical greats such as Justice, Blondie, Moby, and Empire of the Sun!
Personally, I am extremely excited for Justice and Moby. But if you are looking for me, you will definitely find me near local great James Cavern and the Council, Com Truise, Gramatik, and Dillon Francis on Friday night! My personal favorites for Saturday will be Danny Brown, Cherub, Ms Mr. I will also be attempting to hear some bands I’ve heard much about such as War on Drugs, Skaters, and French Horn Rebellion. To top things off, Sunday will be a great day with Blackalicious, Keys N Krates, Deltron 3030, and Kurt Vile and the Violators!
Beyond the fact it is just days past my birthday (we all know the Launch crew was trying to say happy birthday to me), this will hands down be the best weekend in music history for Sacramento!
Get all the details about TBD Fest, as well as information on how you can buy a ticket if you are interested in going at TBD Fest Website. For a chance to win tickets, check out KSSU on Facebook! Lastly, on Thursday, October 2nd, tune in to KSSU at KSSU.com or use the TuneIn Radio app from 9-11 PM Pacific time to hear me talk even more on what I’m looking forward to about TBD Fest, as well as playing tunes you can expect to hear October 3rd through the 5th!