Posted on 21 June 2012 by dubs
For one day only, on Saturday, June 23, 2012, downtown Davis will be transformed into a mini SxSW-esque event thanks to the tireless efforts of the organizers of Davis Music Festival. Now in its second year and organized by nonprofit Music Only Makes Sense and Davis Live Music Collective, DMF will feature over 40 artists performing throughout the day on eight different stages at seven different venues including Delta of Venus, Odd Fellows Hall (which has two stages), Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Luigi’s, G Street WunderBar, Armadillo Music and Little Prague.
“When I first approached people about having a music festival in Davis, it became apparent that the city and its residents would really get behind it more if there was a feel-good wrapper on the whole thing,” said Danny Tomasello of Music Only Makes Sense.
For an advanced price of just $20 (tickets at Armadillo or via http://davismusicfest.com/) show-goers can pick and choose what bands they want to see and hop from venue to venue, which can be a nightmare for indecisive people or a blessing for those organized enough to plan out their DMF experience. “It’s a terrifically painful challenge,” Tomasello said of creating the schedule. “Even more frustrating is having to decide who to see!” Just some of the bands playing that Submerge suggests you pencil into your schedule include Appetite and Who Cares (both at Delta of Venus), Sea of Bees and West Nile Ramblers (both at Odd Fellows Hall), Fine Steps and Calling Morocco (both at Luigi’s), Judgement Day and Sister Crayon (both at G Street WunderBar), The Nickel Slots and Tha Dirt Feelin (both at Armadillo’s stage). That hardly even scratches the surface of rad options.
“We want it to ‘make sense’ for everyone,” Tomasello said. “From musicians to sound engineers to our vendors and venue partners. I want everyone to wake up on Sunday and say,
‘Fuck yeah, that was so fun, I definitely want to be part of that again next year.’” To view DMF’s entire schedule, visit http://www.facebook.com/davismusicfest.