KVRX Fest Starts Tonight: Bands to Catch and Things To Know!

In case you were wondering what you were doing with your weekend, look no further, as we’ve got a new fest that combines both great local faves and touring acts in small venues. Yes, that’s right! The inaugural KVRX Fest is upon us starting tonight, and for the low price of 45 bucks you get three stages and 40 bands, both local and national, to help kill your Friday and Saturday. Yesterday, B.Gray shared the schedule with you, and after the jump I’ve got my lineup picks as well as more information on what happens if it rains!

What happens if it rains?

The festival is rain or shine! Make sure you’re following KVRX on whatever social media you’re into these days, but the official statement from the festival is that it bands will be playing regardless of weather. Tonight is looking a little drizzly, but the organizers have shared this message:
“We have been watching the weather closely are thankful to announce that the rain is predicted to end right before doors open for the fest.
“In the case that the forecast changes, we are prepared to pause the fest to allow attendees to find shelter, resuming as soon as it passes.
“In that case, maintaining the set times of touring bands will be priorities, taking care of local bands through a rescheduling of the Saturday lineup.”

Fear not, even if we’re rained out tonight, the KVRX team will reschedule acts for tomorrow!

Friday Night Picks

There are a lot of great bands playing the whole weekend, but for me, the place to be tonight that offers the widest variety of tunes is the Cheer Ups outside stage. You get the greatness of local acts SMiiLE and our faves Daphne Tunes, with the cherry on top being Atlanta’s OMNI, whose tight knit guitar riffs and quick post-punk tunes will crush your Friday night. Plus, you have the option of heading inside Cheer Ups to round out the night with mysterious, quite literally fog enshrouded, locals, Street Sects.

Saturday Picks

Saturday is a bit trickier to shake down a solid game-plan, as there are a lot more choices! My game plan is to hit up Symphony Square early in the day to catch Caroline Says, Why Bonnie and Blushing, grab a taco from the Torchy’s stand to refuel, and then scoot scoot over to Cheer Ups to round out the night with Being Dead, Frankie Cosmos and TC Superstar. You’ll need to hustle a little harder on Saturday, but anything you choose is bound to be a great time. KVRX has done a killer job at booking this festival, so let’s suit up for some rain dance parties soundtracked by rad bands!

Wristband pickup starts at 4:30 at Cheer Ups–get out early and get the most of your money. You can also buy tickets / wristbands at the door. More questions? Here’s the festival FAQ page.

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