2017 ARCHIVE: Thank You For Year 2.


It’s the week following Breakin’ Even Fest 2. So we wanted to recap the weekend and everything that went into it.

Once again, over the course of two nights we had 200+ people in the room despite rain and larger shows like The Black Lips and Coheed & Cambria within 15 minutes of Songbyrd.

The “business model” we run on is – keep ticket prices low and profit margins so tight that we’re operating under the assumption we’re losing money. Stupid? Yes. But despite our anti-corporate mantra we’ve continued to sneak by and break even. We also raised $300 for Girls Rock! DC through your shirt and tote purchases. Hell yeah!

Breakin’ Even Fest is a celebration of music and the people who fill the rooms to experience it. We hope you found your new favorite band at this little festival and we hope to see you next year.

Here’s the Press Round up & Thank You List:

Richie Downs & Roger Catlin @ The Vinyl District for pre-fest and night 1 coverage

Ethan McLeod @ DCist for taking the time to interview people and pull together a great fest preview.

Jordan Snowden @ DC Music Download for interviewing us about what we’re learning by running this thing and how it’s evolved over 2 years.

Matt Cohen for helping us announce the fest with City Paper

Jeff @ Punk News for helping spread the word far and wide.

Keaton @ Castathetic for letting Flowerbomb hype the fest on the podcast.

New Noise MagazineFor The Love of Punk, Scene Point Blank, Dying Scene, Frederick News Post for covering the fest across the web.

Washington Post, Brightest Young Things, and anoyone who included us in their weekends lists of things to do.

To Mike @ Two Proof Films for working with us on the promo trailer

And a huge thanks to Songbyrd, Our Sponsors, Pabst, Furnace Record Pressing, LeHigh Valley Apparel, Noisekick FX, CD Cellar and Live From the Rock Room.

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