Monday, July 18, 2005
First there was Rockfest 77, now there is the US Indie Expo. The expo will be held at Beaumont's Fair Park from August 19 - August 23, 2005. It is advertised as a film and music festival which will bring indie artists, filmmakers and bands together with industry professionals.
There will be a national battle of the bands competition, five nights of concerts, skateboarders, car and bike shows, guest speakers and a film festival.
The website states there will be over 500 bands. Headliners for the various concerts (VH1 Classic Rock Never Stops, Rock, Country, Punk and Headbangers) include Skid Row, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Ratt, The Bellamy Brothers, Kyle Jennings, Little Texas, The Dickies, Loaded Moses and Carbon 9. (The dates on the poster above aren't correct but it does list bands that will be at the festival.)
Check out the website and do a Google of US Indie Expo. It seems like this might turn out to be a big deal.