Now that summer is quickly approaching we are trying to stay on top of all of these festival announcements that are happening! Especially the ones in downtown Springfield – but also those that are happening in nearby Central Illinois cities. Bloomington, Illinois is a little over an hour away from us and the annual punk music fest “Midwest Punkfest” is happening for the eleventh year believe it or not from June 13th through the 16th. This year the fest is mostly happening at the new and happening downtown Bloomington venue Nightshop. There is a total of over fifty bands playing over a course of four days. Find the full list of bands announced on the Midwest Punkfest facebook event here. Notable acts include Springfield’s own Park, Hospital Job, then also heavy hitters Brenden Kelly (of Lawrence Arms), Direct Hit, 88 Fingers Louie and many more.
Check out a facebook event fro Midwest Punkfest here. Ticket info can also be found there.