A shining beacon in the increasingly bloated, expensive and impossible to navigate worlds of the industry’s more established multi-day music festivals (SXSW, CMJ, Coachella, Bonarroo, etc), The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival (VOV) is gearing up for its 5th and biggest year yet, with bands traveling from as far away as Australia, Canada, Israel, New York, California and all points in between to play the fest’s small venue, which is situated in the middle of gorgeous Hot Springs National Park. These bands make up the fabric of a global community of DIYsters, as well as the many dedicated sponsors and volunteers that have helped the VOV fest (a 501c3 public charity) produce original, forward-thinking and independent music events in the small town of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas since 2005.
In four short years, The VOV has hosted nearly 700 cutting edge, internationally touring artists who have performed to a combined audience of about 7,000 music lovers over the course of 6 festivals. The 5th Annual VOV will be held in March 2009 and is the perfect pit stop to bands and fans alike who are traveling to or from SXSW.
Tuesday, March 17
Join the VOV in the World’s Shortest St.Patty’s Day Parade; 5:30PM
BRAVE COMBO at Maxines, 21+ / $5 / 9PM
MONOTONIX, AIDS WOLF, FIASCO, US GIRLS at Low Key Arts / all ages / $7 / 9PM
Wednesday, March 18
PINK SPIDERS, MATHEMATICIANS, THE RESIGNATORS at Low Key Arts / all ages / $7 / 7PM
Friday, March 20
HAYMARKET RIOT and more to be announced at Low Key Arts / all ages / 8PM
Saturday, March 21
HEADLIGHTS, THE POMEGRANATES, FIELD FOUNDRY RECORDINGS at Low Key Arts / all ages / FREE SHOW / 8PM
Sunday, March 22 – The VOV BBQ!!
FLATFOOT 56, ROLL THE TANKS, ANAVAN, SOUTHEAST ENGINE, THEODORE, DEASTRO, BAD CREDIT NO CREDIT, PRETTY & NICE at Low Key Arts / all ages / $5 / 2PM
Submitted by Riot Act Media