“What could be better than being emo with your best friends in the sweet summer sun? Being emotional with your friends in the sweet summer sun at the Sad Summer Festival, that’s what. Ditch the cold hot dogs and fucked up sunburns and join The Maine, Mayday Parade, State Champs, and so many more all summer ’19 long!” – John O’Callaghan, The Maine
Sad Summer Festival will be hitting seventeen cities on its month-long trek across the states (roadtrip, anyone?). You know if The Maine are involved in creating a festival, it’s going to be one hell of an experience: There’ll be plenty of interactive activities, exclusive merch, and more surprises! The fest is also looking to get involved with non-profits in a big way, aiming to work alongside charities in the community—and there’ll be plenty of chances for you to get involved too.
Make sure to get your tickets ASAP because, with a lineup like this, the run is going to sell out fast. Limited pre-sales begin today at 2pm ET—just use the password SAD. General on-sale tickets will be available at 10AM local time on Friday, March 22nd—except for Anaheim, CA, which goes on-sale at 10AM PT on April 5th. Keep scrolling to see the full list of dates and gear up for the summer of your dreams, and head here to get your tickets:
SAD SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019: – July 5 @ Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas, TX * # – July 6@ White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX * # – July 8@ Masquerade in Atlanta, GA (Night 1: Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic & L.I.F.T.) – July 9@ Masquerade in Atlanta, GA (Night 2: The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans & Just Friends) – July 10@ Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, FL % – July 12@ MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD – July 13 @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA – July 14@ The Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, MA ^ – July 16@ Pier 17 in New York, NY – July 17@ Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ * – July 19@ StageAE in Pittsburgh, PA – July 20@ Express Live! Outdoor in Columbus, OH – July 21@ Crofoot Festival Grounds in Pontiac, MI * $ – July 23@ Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI – July 24@ Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL – July 25@ Myth Live in Minneapolis, MN @ – July 27 @ Sculpture Park in Denver, CO * + – August 3 @ City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim, CA * (on-sale April 5th at 10AM PT)
Mayday Parade, State Champs, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T. and Just Friends on all shows!
@ - without The Maine (Minneapolis) * - without The Wonder Years (Dallas, Houston, Asbury Park, Pontiac, Denver & Anaheim) $ - Special Guest Every Avenue (Pontiac) ^ - Special Guest Four Year Strong (Worcester) % - Special Guest Set It Off (Orlando) # - Special Guest Forever The Sickest Kids (Dallas, Houston) + - Special Guest Emo Nite (Denver)
Wanna get even more hyped for Sad Summer Fest? Get your teeth into the new State Champs video for “Criminal”. It’ll probably get you digging through your room to find your old iPod…even if it is Criminal. But hey, you can always load it with all the Sad Summer bands to get yourself ready to scream along live this July…