Fall is finally here and with the changing season comes pumpkin flavored beer, corn mazes and two weekends of punk and hardcore music festivals! Although the festivals are smaller compared to some of what we see in Providence, there are over 25 bands from all over New England, New York, Pennsylvania and even Norway coming to party in the city. Starting off the month will be the annual Scurvy Dog Parking Lot Mega Show, which is an all-day, free event that takes place right in the parking lot of the Scurvy Dog. This year the event is sponsored by Dogfish Head brewery, who will have draft beer going all day and night. If that isn’t enough, there will be over a dozen bands playing throughout the afternoon and into the evening to end your Labor Day weekend on a high note.
The next annual festival is the Riotous Outburst Records 4th annual Fall Fest. Spanning three days, bands from all over will spend September’s last weekend in Providence jamming to all sorts of punk, metal and hardcore. The first day is located at As220 where the self-proclaimed grind/punk band from Pennsylvania Die Choking will headline. RI locals Cross-Armed Calculator will open the fest. The second and third days will both be held at Firehouse 13 where two New York bands will headline. Thulsa Doom and Child Abuse will tear up PVD as they bring the Fall Fest to a close. This year, Riotous Outburst Records has Gaute Granli joining the fest all the way from Norway! He will play a solo set on the third day. Also on day three’s schedule is a cookout and outdoor yard-record sale.
These two annual fests are the perfect way to bid summer goodbye and welcome the fall.
September 6 and 7: The Scurvy Dog — The Hornets, Sasquatch, The Quahogs, Louisiana Hayride, THE WORRIED, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, Minibeast The Viennagram, Beta Motel