It’s a well known fact that music festivals, small and large, have become one of the most popular pastimes of this decade. With large festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza drawing in everyone from devoted fans to people just trying to be hip, many true audiophiles are seeking out smaller festivals. And luckily, the smaller festivals are multiplying even faster than the gargantuan ones.
The Bay Bridged’s annual one-day, donation-based festival Rock Make is now in its fifth year, which goes to show just how successful and popular a small local festival can be. Today, The Bay Bridged announced the lineup for this year’s edition of Rock Make, which will take place in the Mission District at Treat Avenue and 18th Street on Saturday, September 15th from 12pm to 7pm.
Rock Make is filling up two stages with twelve local indie bands, making this mini-festival a great place to expose yourself to some up-and-coming local talent. The lineup touches on an array of genres, including the acoustic, indie rock singer-songwriter John Vanderslice, and the likewise sounds of Will Sprott of The Mumlers. The Mallard brings a taste of San Francisco’s growing psychedelic garage rock scene, and DRMS (pronounced Dreams) mixes genres to create dance-worthy jams, a good thing to have at a day-long festival. Other performers on the lineup include Oakland lo-fi electro pop producer Yalls, genre-similar Exray’s, garage rockers Twin Steps, Tartufi, Burnt Ones, Permanent Collection, Metal Mother, and Slumberland Record’s Kids on a Crime Spree.
The festival will also be complete with 70 independent arts and crafts vendors, some food trucks, and a wine and beer garden.
Rock Make takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 12pm – 7pm, in the Mission District at 18th Street and Treat. Suggested donation is $3-$5.