Everything You Need to Know About Las Vegas’ Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 2021

The 22nd annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival will be pushing through in the city of Las Vegas this September. Prepare for three days of mayhem as over 40 punk, rock, indie, and ska acts duke it out in Sin City.

It’s happening at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is a large, outdoor venue that’s arguably on the safer end in terms of any risks posed by the pandemic. It is also near Fremont Street, a known location for live gigs in the city. In fact, Poker.org details how the Fremont Street Experience is a well-known part of downtown Vegas, and it attracts lots of recreational players to the nearby casinos and poker rooms. This means that while the venue is outdoors, expect a lot of people to be in the area. The good news is that this also means ample parking for festivalgoers, various alternative entertainment options for one-day ticket holders, and the opportunity to experience the historic Fremont Street in all its glory.

Festival dates are: September 24 to 26, 2021

The festival doors will be opened at 1pm throughout this Friday to Sunday weekend. While organizers are confident about setting the dates, remember that the pandemic is not over. This means that dates can shift with or without prior notice. But you can plan ahead by staying abreast with any new pandemic-related news in the city. LasVegasNevada.gov issues frequent updates on the city’s new responses and policies pertinent to public health and safety. And if you’ve already bought single or three-day passes, festival organizers will contact you for options should health concerns necessitate changing dates.

Friday, September 24, 2021:

Descendents // Credit: Descendents Instagram

The band Descendents will headline the event and will play on Friday night. Other first-day festival acts include Frank Turner, The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Anti-Flag, The Queers, Roy Ellis and the Aggrolites, Pears, FYP, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Sunnydales, Seized Up, The Linecutters, and Jerk!

Saturday, September 25, 2021:

Circle Jerks // Credit: Circle Jerks Instagram

Circle Jerks will headline on the second day. Joining them onstage are Streetlight Manifesto, Gorilla Biscuits, Leftover Crack, The Bronx, The Aggrolites, Youth Brigade, Field Day, Plague Vendor, Good Riddance, Decent Criminal, Suburban Resistance, Side Eyes, and Urethane.

Sunday, September 26, 2021:

Devo // Credit: Devo Instagram

 

On the last day, the headliner will be legendary punk new wave band Devo. Other third and last-day festival performers include Holy Fever, The Twits, Babe Patrol, The Last Gang, All, Murder City Devils, Riverboat Gamblers, The Schizophonics, The English Beat, Bridge City Sinners, Municipal Waste, and Lunachicks. 

If you have nothing planned for September, it might be time to make your way to Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Whether you’re a punk, British ska-loving rude boy, or indie rocker, there’s something for you at the 2021 Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival.

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