Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Alright, Alright...Alive @ 5

Ok, I suppose I should get my act together and write about Alive @ 5 since it's ginormous and all that, for our itty bitty city.

If you don't know about the event, it's the biggest summer event we got. It's at Columbus Park, takes over Columbus Park, and brings in:
- Big name bands.
- Acres of fans.
- The occasional overzealous cop.

This year, admission is $5 on all days except Aug 5th when it goes up to $10 (somebody likes the Beach Boys!).

Generally, there's a big long line to get into the fenced off Columbus Park area - so come early. If you're not yet 21, it's required, because you can attend if you arrive before 6:30, but after that you are SOL (aka, not invited). Bring photo ID (if you bring a passport, you gotta bring something else too). Early entry also for bringing any children 12 and under (whose entry price is $0).

Your 2010 lineup looks like this:

June 24
- Gin Blossoms.
- Soul Asylum
- Bedford Street Promenade Battle of Bands Winner

July 1
- Seven Mary Three
- Marcy Playground
- Bedford Street Promenade Battle of Bands Winner

July 8
- Rusted Root
- Nick Howard
- Bedford Street Promenade Battle of Bands Winner

July 15
- George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
- Heylady
- I Anbassa

July 22
- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
- Ten Year Vamp
- Frank Enea

July 29
- Uncle Kracker
- Saint Bernadette
- The Mercury Seed

Aug. 5
- The Beach Boys
- The Wanderers
- Sharkey & The Unknowns

Don't bring coolers, glass containers, alcohol, pets or video/audio recorders. They suggest you leave big bags at home, and if not, it just might get searched.

Phew! Ok, so come, have fun, be good and tell 'em I said so.

(photo from visualpanic,

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