Last year’s Nickfest was pretty awesome. The Ranch was transformed into an outdoor music venue and a rad Fresno band, They Call Me Greyhound, got back together to play a basement. It was a great way to remember our friend Nick Henebury, who passed away six years ago. Many of his friends have been active in bands over the years in many bands, including Fierce Creatures, Elmo Marconi, Light Thieves, etc. It just seemed right to have everyone get together and perform.
After the festial, we got together with with Henebury family and said “Why can’t this happen again?”
Over the course of the year, we’ve thought about where we could throw another rad festival in the post-Ranch era (and for having so many good times at the Ranch, we are considering these times as such). We were fortunate enough to meet some very welcoming people over in the Tower District who were willing to host us.
This year’s festival will be taking place in the Golden Parking Lot right across from Veni Vidi Vici. The Tower Marketing Committee and Tioga-Sequoia will be sponsoring this year’s event. A music festival in the Tower District featuring indie rock and a bit of punk and local craft beer. It just seems too perfect, right? Welp, it’s happening.
This year, San Diego’s Weatherbox will coming through a few days before they kick off their US tour in New Jersey with The Front Bottoms. We are super excited that they are taking the time to come play for all of us.
Strange Vine and Quiet Americans are no stranger to Fresno music fans. We’ve seen them play all over Tower and downtown – from Audie’s to Fulton 55. They even blew people away at last year’s Catacomb Party. Prepare to see these bands play in another festival setting!
Also set to play are The Speed of Sound In Seawater (Elk Grove), Hard Girls (from San Jose, members of Classics of Love), Style Like Revelators, Light Thieves, Achievement House, The Recliners and The Return of Mega Man.
More information to be coming soon!
Click on the flier to be linked to the Nickfest fan page and be sure to “like” it for updates!
The Speed of Sound In Seawater