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Wanna Get Away? How About Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas?

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival - Downtown Las Vegas

Although there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Sacramento this Memorial Day weekend, sometimes you just want to get away. Las Vegas is a short flight away, and downtown Vegas (just off Freemont Street) is hosting the 24th Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival. So, what exactly is Punk Rock Bowling? I’ll let the organizers explain (from the About PRB page on the official Punk Rock Bowling website):

There’s only one festival on earth where you can indulge in buffets, bowling, gambling, comedy, pool parties, and punk rock shows, and that’s the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival! The festival is based in Las Vegas, NV, and was founded in 1999. The first iteration was held on Presidents Day weekend in 1999, when only 27 teams bowled (we now host up to 200 teams!) The first band who performed was Me First and the Gimme Gimmes at the Double Down Saloon. The event has grown throughout its career and has expanded to a 2-stage 3 day outdoor music festival with late-night club shows throughout the downtown area featuring over 100 bands. Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has become an annual gathering of the punk rock “tribes,” to celebrate the music and ideas that have transformed our community over the years. We work hard every year to bring you the best in old-school punk rock while scouring the globe to present interesting new and up and coming punk artists. We want to welcome everyone to the best punk rock party of the year! 

This year features another great lineup, with PRB alums Descendents headlining Saturday night, DEVO (another PRB alum) headlining Sunday night, and PRB first-timers Madness headlining Monday night. Here’s the full lineup for the main festival:
Punk Rock Bowling 2024 Lineup

In addition to the main festival (on 2 stages), there are a host of late night shows at various downtown venues:

Punk Rock Bowling 2024 Club Shows
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Tony Cervo

Tony is a native of Northern California who moved to Sacramento in 2001 after some time in Silicon Valley. When not busy at his day job (computer programming), he can often be found trying new restaurants and bars in the Sacramento area, heading up the hill for some skiing, or in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.

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