Locals Join Offspring/Bad Religion Lineup on Waterfront; Big Heavy World Side Stage Announced

Words by Higher Ground. Photo of Get A Grip.

Higher Ground and Lake Champlain Maritime Festival are thrilled to announce four local punk rock bands to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert event on Burlington’s waterfront. Legendary bands The Offspring, Bad Religion, and Pennywise, with The Vandals, helped extend an invitation to Vermont artists Get A Grip, As We WereBetter Things, and Poxy to perform on the Big Heavy World Side Stage at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival concert at Waterfront Park on Friday, August 8.

Bad Religion

Alex Crothers, co-owner of Higher Ground, acknowledges that this concert could be a dream come true for local punk rock fans. “Vermont bands have always been strong contenders, with talent and drive, and earn their recognition honestly. It’s not always possible to provide opportunities like this, but we felt strongly that it was worth the effort and feel fortunate that Vermont bands will get to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s best bands.”

The Offspring

THE OFFSPRING/PENNYWISE/BAD RELIGION with The Vandals & Local VT Bands Friday, August 8th, 2014 Waterfront Park, Burlington VT Time: Gates: 5pm, Show: 6pm Ages: All Ages Tickets: $45 in advance $49 day of show

Purchase: Online: highergroundmusic.com Charge by phone: 888.512.SHOW In person: Higher Ground Box Office 1214 Williston Rd. S. Burlington, VT 05403


About the Vermont Artists: Get a Grip https://www.facebook.com/getagripvt As We Were http://aswewere.bandcamp.com/album/survival-songs Better Things http://betterthingsband.com/ Poxy http://egovt.bandcamp.com/

Get A Grip

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As We Were

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Better Things

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About the national artists: The Offspring http://offspring.com/ Bad Religion http://www.badreligion.com/ Pennywise http://pennywisdom.com/ The Vandals http://vandals.com/

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