Breakin’ Even was started in 2016 by members of the DC area band American Television.

We partner with venues to produce events centered around Washington DC and Baltimore’s best up-and-coming punk rock and indie bands alongside the nation’s biggest acts from labels like SideOneDummy, Epitaph, The Black Numbers, Asian Man, and Topshelf Records.

Breakin’ Even is about celebrating the bands, the community, and everything that goes into making music happen. That’s why we partner with local venues, local sponsors, and local charities to create awareness that music does not stop at the stage – it’s everywhere.

A History of Breakin’ Even Events

March 4 & 5, 2016 – Breakin’ Even Fest I

October 25, 2016 – Somnia, Amanda X, DiCaprio, Art Sorority for Girls


March 4 & 5, 2017 – Breakin’ Even Fest II 2017

December 9, 2017 – The Jasons, Cowabunga Pizza Time, Chunks

January 13, 2018 – Captain We’re Sinking, Big Nothing, American Television, Curse Words

May 11, 2018 – Spanish Love Songs, American Television, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Fake Bodies

October 4, 2018Spanish Love Songs, Rememberables, American Television

April 26-28, 2019 – Breakin’ Even Fest III 2019

September 19, 2019 – Swiss Army, Debt Crisis, Dead Format, Saffron, Rehearted


January 25, 2020 – American Television, Foxhall Stacks, Crossed Keys, Teen Cobra


February 9, 2020 – The Neckbeards, American Television, Braceface


February 29, 2020 – Loud Boyz, The Eradicator, Cold Wrecks, Sex Reasons

December 18, 2020 – Back’d Stages: NIVA Save Our Stages Live Stream Benefit

February 4, 2022 – Timeshares, American Television, ShotClock, Railsplitter