Before you shake your head in confusion: yes, punk rock and bowling have nothing to do with each other. But that’s exactly why Punk Rock Bowling has been so successful in carving a niche for itself in the music festival industry.
This one-of-a-kind event combines a raging good time with punk rock in the best party location in the US: Las Vegas! It started out back in 1999 when brothers Shawn and Mark Stern were at a bowling alley and, over a couple of Bloody Marys, decided that they wanted to throw the most amazing bowling party for their punk rock friends where bands as well as magazines and labels could all have a kick ass time. It would be an excuse to go to Las Vegas, throw a party, and the rest is history.
Over 20 years later, it has now become the holy grail for punk rock fans. The multi-day festival consists of crazy concerts, movie screenings, lounge acts, wild pool parties, and exciting competitive activities like bowling of course! Expect nothing but the best from the Stern brothers, who oversee one of the most successful punk rock labels in the United States: BYO Records. More importantly, the brothers are dedicated to values that promote thinking for yourself and individuality while standing up against racist, sexist, fascist, homophobic, semitic, and other forms of oppression plaguing the world today. These values are what you can expect subtly ingrained in every aspect of Punk Rock Bowling. After all, punk rock is all about musical freedom.