242 Main Birthday Party for Big Heavy World's 20th, July 16: Mr. Doubtfire; Red Summer Sun; Call Shotgun; Gazehound; Ransom Smith
242 Main is celebrating Big Heavy World's 20th anniversary with Mr. Doubtfire; Red Summer Sun; Call Shotgun; Gazehound; and Ransom Smith on Saturday, July 16! Join us with our friends at '242' who have been a beating heart of Vermont's independent, underground music for longer than a lot of us have been alive. The space that everyone knows as 242 Main will be closing in December, so come out for this birthday concert to experience some of Burlington's most important music history before it's gone. 242 Main is located on Main Street inside Memorial Auditorium — easy to walk to from downtown, and there's parking behind the building, shared with the library. 242 Main is Burlington's teen center and the oldest, longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the United States. The show is all ages and 242 Main is wheelchair accessible.
(Thank you, 242 Main, for being so nice to us!).
242 Main. America's Oldest All Ages Venue (since 1984)! Burlington, VT. Doors at 7 PM. Show at 7:30 PM. $5. Substance free.
The Red Summer Sun is a four piece Pop Rock band from Burlington VT and Plattsburgh NY.
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Call Shotgun was formed in 2012 as Thoughtcrime (named for the George Orwell novel, “1984”). Then, in January 2016,Thoughtcrime re-branded as Call Shotgun, was signed to BluVudu Productions, and began to work on their debut studio album,“Everything is Gonna Kill Me” (released July 2016). Based in Plattsburgh, NY, the band has been active in the DIY Punk scene for the past four years.
Gazehound is an alternative rock, punk rock, grunge punk, and rock malden style of band. They are known for bringing a high energy to the stage that always leaves the audience wanting more. You wont want to miss Gazehound at the 242 show!
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Ransom Smith is a rock/jam band traveling from New Hampshire all the way to Vermont. Their songs range from high energy to super chill jams that are sure to please your music needs.