Thursday Jul 27
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24/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

The 4/20 Weekend hangover has passed and The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator is back with another busy 3 days of shows. This weekend has numerous old school shows including the Face To Face Triple Crown Tour and Alkaline Trio Past Live Tour (throwback shows performing previous albums in their entirety), and other big names like The Who, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett, Steel Pulse, 311, The Offspring, and many more.

But despite all those big names, SoCal is the place to be this weekend for most of our favorite reggae bands. The 12th Annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Arts and Music Festival will take place this Saturday at the Santa Clarita Skate Park and Grass Fields. Plan to get there early when the gates open at 10:30am…this event has a massive lineup with headliners Pepper, The Expendables, and Nahko (performing solo), as well as Through The Roots, The Movement, Seedless, New Kingston, Arise Roots, The Expanders, Leilani Wolfgramm, and many many more. But there are plenty of other activities to go along with its positive vibes and community outreach taking place at the Meltdown this weekend.

The Pier previously spoke to the founder of Summer Meltdown, Bret Lieberman, to learn the importance of the YES I CAN (YIC) social inclusion program responsible for producing this event each year. Summer Meltdown started when students tired of the typical year-end pizza party and suggested something different. “[They] wanted to try to plan something for not only them, but their school and community. They suggested a concert since music is an age-appropriate universal language, and the Meltdown was born.” Alongside the change in year-end celebrations came a slight change in the organization’s motto: “Now it’s become unity through music, art and education. We want to bridge the gap between socially isolated students on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers.” Concert-goers can feel good while having fun at this event as all proceeds from ticket sales go towards Autism Awareness and research.

Art, music and education will all be on display at the Meltdown this year. Attendees will get their choice of over 30 bands performing on three different stages with over 20 artists live-painting custom artwork inspired by the music on stage. But if that’s not enough there will also be skate and BMX demos, art displays, interactive art exhibits, food trucks, and craft vendors. Keep an eye on your watch throughout the day too so you don’t miss any of The Pier’s Official Artist Meet and Greets (check the full schedule here). This year festival-goers can meet Pepper, The Expendables, and first-timers with The Per’s Meet and Greet, Nahko and Daniel Bambatta Marley. No need to worry about bringing your camera or grabbing selfies; The Pier’s very own David Nooris will be on hand to take FREE professional photographs of each fan with the bands.

But the most important thing to do at the Meltdown is to make sure to  meet the local students of YIC who put in all the hard work for the day’s festivities…thank you YIC, we are looking forward to another great event this year!

Remember to come by here every single Friday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

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Friday, April 24th

Against Me! with Roger Harvey and Caves
@ Faust. Hannover, Germany

Alkaline Trio with special guests (night 3 of 4 performing all 8 records)
@ The Summit Music Hall. Denver, CO (Past Live Tour)

Dave Hause
@ House of Targ. Ottawa, Canada

Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) with Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra)
@ Grog Shop. Cleveland Heights, OH

Face To Face (playing the album Big Choice in its entirety) with From Parts Unknown
@ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill. Dallas, TX (First Annual Triple Crown)

Fayuca
@ DiPiazza’s. Long Beach, CA (All Access Spring Tour)

Groundation
@ Le Fil St Etienne. Saint-Etienne, France (A Miracle Tour)

Inna Vision with Thrive and Pacific Vibrations
@ Neck of the Woods. San Francisco, CA (Push Tour)

Iration with Stick Figure, Hours Eastly
@ Irving Plaza. New York, NY (Tales From The Sea Tour)

J Boog
@ New Parish. Oakland, CA (Keep Di Road Dusty Tour)

Jon Wayne and the Pain with Boots
@ The Aquarium. Fargo, North Dakota

Katchafire with Summer Thieves
@ Sammys. Dunedin, New Zealand (Lest Us Forget Tour)

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival featuring The Who, Elton John, No Doubt, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, John Legend, T.I., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and many more
@ New Orleans Fair Grounds. New Orleans, LA

One Drop
@ Theatre DeVille. Vacaville, CA

Pa’l Norte Festival featuring 311, 2 Live Crew, Calle 13, Imagine Dragons, The Kooks, and many more
@ Parque Fundidora. Monterrey, Mexico

PASSAFIRE with Stranger Band
@ The Frequency. Madison, WI (Interval Tour)

Rootz Underground
@ La Boite A Musiques. Wattrelos, France

Spiritual Rez
@ Putnam Den. Saratoga Springs, NY

Spring Fling! featuring Perro Bravo, Burnt, and Gigantis
@ The Red Hat. Concord, CA

Strung Out with La Armada and Better Days
@ Fubar. St Louis, MO

Sun-Dried Vibes with Five40 and Roots Of A Rebel
@ 120 Tavern. Marietta, GA (The Road To California Roots)

The Expendables
@ Strummers. Fresno, CA

The Hip Abduction
@ The Original Café Eleven. St Augustine, FL

The Movement with Tunnel Vision
@ Constellation Room. Santa Ana, CA

Tim Barry
@ Tin Roof Tavern. Charleston, SC

Tribal Seeds with Hirie and True Press
@ The Observatory North Park. San Diego, CA

Zach Deputy
@ Smith’s Olde Bar. Atlanta, GA

Saturday, April 25th 

Against Me! with Roger Harvey and Caves
@ Burgerhaus Stollwerck. Cologne, Germany

Alkaline Trio with special guests (night 4 of 4 performing all 8 records)
@ The Summit Music Hall. Denver, CO (Past Live Tour)

Atmosphere with Dem Atlas, B. Dolan, and Adatrak
@ The Canopy Club. Urbana, IL (Fortunate Tour)

Dave Hause
@ Qual des Brumes. Montreal, Canada

Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) with Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra) and Tanner Merritt (of O’Brother)
@ Underground Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Edgefest featuring Dirty Heads, The Offspring, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Awolnation, The Kooks, and many more
@ Toyota Stadium. Frisco, TX

Encinitas Street Faire featuring MAIZ headlined by Karlos Paez (of B-Side Players), Hazmatt, and more
@ Downtown. Encinitas, CA

Face To Face (playing the self-titled album Face To Face in its entirety) with From Parts Unknown
@ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill. Dallas, TX (First Annual Triple Crown)

Fayuca with Haleamano, Days After Hail, and New Age Tribe
@ LVCS. Las Vegas, NV (All Access Spring Tour)

Groundation
@ Festival Insolent. Lorient, France (A Miracle Tour)

Inna Vision with Thrive and Pacific Vibrations
@ Casa Sorrento. Salinas, CA (Push Tour)

Iration with Stick Figure, Hours Eastly
@ 9:30 Club. Washington, DC (Tales From The Sea Tour)

J Boog
@ Slo Brew. San Luis Obispo, CA (Keep Di Road Dusty Tour)

Katchafire with Summer Thieves
@ Loco. Queenstown, New Zealand (Lest Us Forget Tour)

Less Than Jake
@ Mohegan Sun. Uncasville, CT (On Tour, In Your Town)

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival featuring Elton John, No Doubt, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, John Legend, T.I., Tombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and many more
@ New Orleans Fair Grounds. New Orleans, LA

One Drop
@ HopMonk Tavern. Novato, CA

Pa’l Norte Festival featuring 311, 2 Live Crew, Calle 13, Imagine Dragons, The Kooks, and many more
@ Parque Fundidora. Monterrey, Mexico

PASSAFIRE with Stranger Band
@ Reggie’s. Chicago, IL (Interval Tour)

Perro Bravo with Burnt and Titan Ups
@ The Make Out Room. San Francisco, CA

Rootz Underground
@ Histoire D’Avenir. Nantes, France

Spiritual Rez
@ Nectars. Burlington, VT

Strung Out with La Armada, Violent Kind, The Lockland Brakes, and Sheet Ghost
@ The Thompson House. Newport, KY

Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art and Music Festival featuring Pepper, The Expendables, Nahko (solo), Through The Roots, New Kingston, The Movement, Krooked Treez, Seedless, Leilani Wolfgramm, The Expanders, Ethan Tucker, Wheeland Brothers, Mystic Roots, Simpkin Project, Arden Park Roots, Hirie, Arise Roots, LIFE, Thicker Than Thieves, Iya Terra, Ease Up, and many more
@ Santa Clarita Skate Park. Santa Clarita, CA

Sun-Dried Vibes with Roots Of A Rebel
@ Scruffy’s. Knoxville, TN (The Road To California Roots)

Swamptown Getdown Music Festival featuring Zach Deputy and many more
@ Okefenokee Fairgrounds. Waycross, GA

The Hip Abduction
@ The Funky Biscuit. Boca Raton, FL

The Supervillains
@ Beachside Tavern. New Smyrna Beach, FL

Tim Barry
@ The Milestone. Charlotte, NC

Tribal Seeds with Fortunate Youth and Aloha Radio
@ The Observatory North Park. San Diego, CA

Vibes On The Island featuring Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser and the Blak Soil Band Live, and Chronixx with Zincfence Redemption
@ Sandals Private Island. Nassau, Bahamas

Sunday, April 26th 

Against Me! with Roger Harvey and Caves
@ Columbia Club. Berlin, Germany

Atmosphere with Dem Atlas, B. Dolan, and Adatrak
@ Mercury Ballroom. Louisville, KY (Fortunate Tour)

Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) with Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra)
@ The Sinclair. Cambridge, MA

Encinitas Street Faire featuring Ease Up and more
@ Downtown. Encinitas, CA

Groundation
@ Printemps de Bourges. Bourges, France (A Miracle Tour)

Inna Vision with Thrive and Pacific Vibrations
@ Whiskey Tip. Santa Rosa, CA (Push Tour)

Iration with Stick Figure, Hours Eastly
@ Jefferson Theater. Charlottesville, VA (Tales From The Sea Tour)

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival featuring Elton John, No Doubt, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, John Legend, T.I., Tombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and many more
@ New Orleans Fair Grounds. New Orleans, LA

Reggae On The Hill featuring Steel Pulse, Barrington Levy, Luciano, Beenie Man, and more
@ Farley Hill National Park. St Peter, Bridgetown, Barbados

Seedless with Just Chill
@ Slidebar. Fullerton, CA (West Coast Summer Tour) FREE SHOW!

Sun-Dried Vibes with Roots Of A Rebel
@ Ziggy’s By The Sea. Wilmington, NC (The Road To California Roots)

The Expendables
@ B-Ryders. Bakersfield, CA

Valley Green with House of Shem
@ Red Room Lounge. Spokane, WA

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email request to Eric@ThePier.org before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Eric Schoep

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