If anything, 2021 is proving to be very unpredictable. Hard to believe that’s an improvement over the past 12 months. No matter where you live, we have all been living through a cartoon-crazy zombie apocalypse of epic proportions. That being said, with the setbacks, some of our news is actually giving us something to look forward to, and “Punk in the Park” is one of those stories.
It’s official! The two-day punk rock and craft beer festival had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, instead of being moved with no real concrete footing, this time, it’s very likely the event will take place. The location remains the same, Oak Canyon Park in Silverado Canyon. Now the dates will be November 6th and 7th.
Truthfully, it sucks that this event, and all other events have been moved. But with the rapid progress of vaccination efforts, it will be a much safer event in November 2021 than April 2021. It will be a much more enjoyable scene knowing a good number of all attendees will be vaccinated by then and we will be able to enjoy the festival even more.
With all those challenges, organizer Cameron Collins and his Brew Ha Ha staff put out the following statement:
We’ve been keeping tabs on the event and stayed in contact with Collins. I caught up with him recently to discuss the state of the live concert world and life in general. He said “the past few months have been challenging, and rescheduling “Punk In the Park” wasn’t something we did without considering all variables. We checked with other industry people, and the bands, but mostly it was fan safety that weighed heavily in the decision. We want to put the best show we can and not take away from the experience and the joy bands of the magnitude can provide. It’s been quite the journey, but we’re confident we’re doing the right thing for the right reasons and fans will have a great time and most importantly, feel safe.”
He went on to say, “we could’ve tried an earlier date, but without knowing for sure what things look like it was hard to make that call to push the show any earlier, the bands scheduled to perform feed off larger crowds, so the vibe may have been different if we tried to put this on as-is. Fans have dealt with a lot the past year, and giving them the right show is important. Third times a charm you could say, because I wasn’t going to do this again to everyone who loves going to shows like this. Bottom line, Punk Rock in the Park is Not Dead. We WILL put on a great event for everyone. Look, the air is different this time, and I felt relieved circling a date we know is realistic. We’ll check with everyone, like the CDC, state and local officials to make sure we do this right. I want people to have confidence that if they come to this event, having a good time is all you have to think about.”
The event was originally scheduled as a one-day festival featuring bands like Pennywise, Adicts, Vandals, Lagwagon, and several others that the local punk community considers family. The event was scheduled for April 25, 2020, but when the lockdowns happened, Collins and his staff at Brew Ha Ha announced the festival would take place over two days on April 24th and 25th in 2021.
As a result of the date change, there has been a lineup change, but Pennywise and NOFX remain headliners. It’s official, the Vandals will provide support for Pennwyise on November 6th. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will provide support for NOFX on November 7th.
Other bands added since the initial announcement include Guttermouth, TSOL, Lagwagon, The Bombpops, Fear, Teenage Bottlerocket, D.I., The Dickies, Strung Out, Authority Zero and more to come!
The festival will still feature unlimited tastings of more than 100 different craft beers. If you plan to partake, you must be at least 21 years old.
With the state of the state and the nation being what it is, be ready for another show announcement from the Brew Ha Ha team coming our way before the end of the week.
As for tickets, they range from $39 to $59 for a single-day. They range from $ 85 to $ 99 for two-day general passes. There are also some amazing early bird specials and VIP packages
If you already have tickets, you will be accommodated for the new November dates. If you prefer to opt out, refunds will be available through April 22, 2021 at firstname.lastname@example.org.