Tag: concerts

5th FUSE Fest this weekend

I won’t be able to attend, but if you’re in Fresno this weekend, the 5th annual FUSE music festival should definitely be on your radar.

The event is a series of concerts held in close proximity, for a single $20 ticket. You can walk back and forth between venues and experience many kinds of local bands. Unhappy with one band? Then walk a block to the next venue.

The Fresno Bee has a great write up of what you can expect from the concert series
Fresno’s FUSE Fest unites local bands of all genres

Here are my impressions, including pictures, of last year.
Review and pictures of weekend FUSE Festival Click to read more!

Another weekend of music in Fresno – this time with attractions

Last weekend, the Catacomb Party was held downtown, with a whole bunch of bands. That was a big success, and being free may have helped.

This week there’s another music event, but this one requires buying a ticket. Truth be told, the way the price is set up, you can consider it a ticket for the attractions, with the music being free. It’s being held at Blackbeard’s, known for its minigolf, go-karts, batting cages, arcades and more. $25 gets you a day of music and also access to the attractions.

Time: Gates open 1pm / Music 2pm
ALL AGES | 21+ to Drink
Entry: $20 Adv. $25 VIP (Unlimited Attractions!) Click to read more!

Review of The Catacomb Party on Fulton Mall

Saturday featured an entire afternoon of free music, plenty of food options and a good amount of beer on the Fulton Mall. While the Fulton Mall is home to annual events like the Cinco de Mayo festival and such, this one was a little different. It wasn’t centered around a holiday or festival, but just a local band releasing a CD and bringing along some of their friends.

I’ve been to various music-related events in Fresno, such as the Fuse Fest and really, as much free entertainment as I can find. The one theme I’ve found in common is that it doesn’t matter how free something is, there’s never a guarantee of a crowd. Click to read more!

Music and food on the Fulton Mall today

If you missed the article in yesterdays Fresno Bee, then here’s notice of a fun event going on later today.

From 4pm until 11pm, there will be a free music event on the Fulton Mall. Cheap beer is to be found before 5:30pm. There will be food trucks and other activities, but the main focus is the series of bands, which end with Fierce Creatures launching their new album.


3:30 – 3:50 // DOORS

3:50 – 4:00 // BONEY BEEZLY

4:00 – 4:20 // FAST CAR

4:30 – 4:55 // BELL THIEVES

5:10 – 5:35 // ANIMAL EYES

5:50 – 6:15 // LIGHT THIEVES

6:30 – 6:55 // ACHIEVEMENT HOUSE

7:10 – 7:35 // STRANGE VINE Click to read more!

It is concert season in Fresno

I love concerts. Unfortunately, many of the big (and middle sized) names don’t stop in Fresno. But those that do, usually stop by in the Fall. At least, that’s what I’ve noticed. We get a sprinkling of concerts from January to August, and then it pours for the rest of the year. Of course, the Fresno fair helps in that regard.

Here are some of the big (and middle sized) names of note coming to the Fresno area.

This list is not all inclusive, just the names I would enjoy. I will update the list as needed.

Updated: November 21

August 27……….Y & T at Tower Theater
September 8…….Molotov at Rainbow Ballroom
September 9…….OneRepublic at Madera Fair
September 10-11 Wet Electric: Lil Jon, Richard Vission, Marcus Schossow, EC Twins, DJ Vice, DJ Bl3nd, Liquid Stranger and more at Island Waterpark
September 10……Tito el Bambino at Rainbow Ballroom Delayed or cancelled?

September 13……Tears for Fears at Table Mountain
September 16…….Gloria Gaynor at Woodward Park
September 17 ……Cheap Trick + Everclear + Tesla + Candlebox (Blazefest) at the Regional Sports Complex

September 27……Santana at Bakersfield Robobank Arena
September 30……FUSE Fest Multiple Venues in downtown Fresno
September 30……FUSE Fest Multiple Venues in downtown Fresno
October 3………DJ Tiesto at Selland Arena
October 5………ZZ Top at Fresno Fair
October 7………Sick Puppies at Fresno Fair
October 7………Smash Mouth at Chukchansi Casino
October 12……..Journey at Savemart Center
October 13……..Billy Idol at Fresno Fair
October 14……..Incubus at SaveMart center
October 14……..Uncle Kracker at Fresno Fair
October 15……..Godmsack at Fresno Fair
October 22……..Rocktober: Lit and others at Woodward Park
October 25……..Judas Priest at Bakersfield Robobank Arena
October 28……..Ladies Night Out 2: Bell Biv DeVoe, Color Me Badd and H-Town at Savemart center

December 3……..Steve Aoki at Rainbow Ballroom
December 8……..Salvador Santana at Fulton 55 $10-$12
December 10…….Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Awolnation at Selland Arena
December 23…….Wiz Khalifa, Common and Aesop Rock at SaveMart Center $45
February 7……..Attack Attack at Rainbow Ballroom $20 Click to read more!