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Chinwag Time – Sad Summer Fest & Bandwagon limitations & the Summer Set being back on tour

This week Jess & Bowie chat all about Sad Summer Fest and being back on tour. Jess gives us the run down on life on tour with the Summer Set, the bumpy tour life that is being on the road in a bandwagon (because there are no tour buses available!), technical issues on stage,  gear melting in the heat, the Summer Set’s Sad Summer Fest crew set up and what a day in the life of a touring band is really like!


Sad Summer Fest in Orlando

Sad Summer Fest makes a stop on their tour at Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, FL. idobi photographer Maysa Askar captured most of the festival including Waterparks, Neck Deep, State Champs, and more. Check out photos below from the tour in case you missed out on this run!


Sad Summer Fest Flyaway Contest Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter the Sad Summer Fest Flyaway Contest (giveaway). This giveaway is presented by idobi Network, LLC and Sad Summer Festival (“Sponsor”). Contestants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older to enter, and must be resident of the United States or Canada. Employees, officers, directors and representatives of Sponsor and their respective affiliates, and those with whom they are domiciled are not eligible. Void outside of the United States and where prohibited by law. Giveaway subject to all federal, state and local laws. — Limitation of Liability And General Conditions: By participating in this giveaway,… Read more »


Get Sad for Summer – Win a Flyaway Trip To Sad Summer Fest in Anaheim, CA

Congratulations to our winner, Taylor Dionne from Maine, who’s about to take the best summer vacation ever! Rock with them at Sad Summer Fest in Anaheim, CA. Thanks to everyone who entered the #Sad4Summer contest! Win tickets to the Sad Summer Fest featuring State Champs, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, + Just Friends. Some people want to spend their summer on an island. Some people want to spend their summer travelling across the world. But us? We just want to get sad. Sad Summer Fest is gearing up to spread emo joy across the US with bands… Read more »


Sad Summer Festival Adds Bands That Will Make You Smile

Sad Summer Festival has just announced more bands added to the feely line-up. You can see State Champs, Mayday Parade, Mom Jeans, The Maine, and Stand Atlantic on every date of the tour. But like Four Year Strong, Set It Off, Forever the Sickest Kids, and Every Avenue the newly announced groups will be exclusive to select dates. Grayscale, Ashland, Jetty Bones, Shortly, Worriers, World’s Greatest Dad, and Oh Weatherly give you 7 more reasons to get emotional in the summer sun. The tour takes off from Dallas, TX on July 5, 2019, and hits 18 cities around the US.… Read more »


In Appreciation Of: Albums Turning 10 and 20 in 2023 and How They’re Refueling Festival Season

Music festival season is just on the horizon and, while we wait for the gloomy weather to pass, we can revel in the flood of music news typical of this time of year. A majority of the music festival lineups are announced in January and the festival posters set the landscape for the year in live music, foreshadowing larger tours from bands, new album cycles, and even resurgences of genres and legacy bands that might be past their peak of popularity. Pop-punk is fresh off a massive re-emergence, showcased by the success of the When We Were Young Festival in… Read more »


News Flashes 04.13.22: Remembering Gilbert Gottfried, The Harlem Festival of Culture, and The New York Subway Attack

Today we talk about the life of Gilbert Gottfried, a new Harlem Festival of Culture, and an update on the subway attack in Brooklyn. Remembering Gilbert Gottfried We lost a great comedian and perhaps one of the most distinguishable voices in the entertainment industry yesterday. Gilbert Gottfried died at 67 after battling type II myotonic dystrophy for a long time. This is a type of muscular dystrophy that is rare and has no cure. The disease led to heart problems that ultimately took his life. His family posted the announcement on their socials saying, “We are heartbroken to announce the… Read more »

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