Sad Summer Festival is thrilled to unveil its inaugural lineup and run of nationwide dates today, Tuesday, March 19th! Set to feature headliners The Maine, Mayday Parade, State Champs, and The Wonder Years with support from Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T. and Just Friends, plus additional special guests Every Avenue, Four Year Strong, Set It Off, Forever The Sickest Kids and Emo Nite on select dates. Sad Summer Festival kicks off its seventeen-city month long trek in Dallas, TX on July 5th and runs through August 3rd in Anaheim, CA – see below for a comprehensive break down of dates and lineups.
Limited pre-sales begin today at 2pm ET with the password SAD. General on-sale will begin at 10AM local time on Friday, March 22nd with the exception of Anaheim, CA, on-sale at 10AM PT on April 5th. For more information or to purchase tickets and see what bands you can catch on your date, please visit www.sadsummerfest.com.
The tour will feature several unique fan experiences including interactive activities on-site, exclusive merch, and more which will be announced throughout the coming months.
An important theme of Sad Summer Festival is its commitment to non-profit partnerships and involvement. The tour will soon be announcing its national partner, which will involve a daily presence on site at the festival to provide education and resources to fans. In addition, the festival will tie in individually with each date by working alongside charities in the community to encourage fans to give back by donating their time to volunteer efforts at a local level. More info on the festival’s non-profit efforts and how fans can get involved to come.
For the most up to date information, tickets, full lineups, and exclusive content from the artists please visit www.sadsummerfest.com.
Each of the headliners has shared their excitement for putting together the first ever run of Sad Summer Festival, which brings together longtime friends and past tour mates onto one massive festival-style bill:
“What could be better than being emo with your best friends in the sweet summer sun? Being emotional with your friends in the sweet summer sun at the Sad Summer Festival, that’s what. Ditch the cold hot dogs and fucked up sunburns and join The Maine, Mayday Parade, State Champs, and so many more all summer ’19 long!”
– John O’Callaghan, The Maine
“This tour is about putting aside our differences and coming together as a community of people to enjoy music and art. I’m thrilled to be a part of it and I can’t wait to see everyone out there.”
– Derek Sanders, Mayday Parade
“We’ll be headlining Sad Summer Festival alongside some amazing bands that have inspired us along the way and that we can now call our friends. A true honor. It’s sure to be a wild time. Get your tickets and we’ll see you there!”
– Derek DiScanio, State Champs
“We’re gonna be doing a stretch of shows this July on the Sad Summer Festival alongside some very good bands. If you live near one of these cities, we’d love to sing and yell and flail around in the sun with you. Looking forward to feeling alive together. Winter is dead. Long live the Summer.”
– Dan Campbell, The Wonder Years
SAD SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019
July 5 @ Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas, TX * #
July 6 @ White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX * #
July 8 @ Masquerade in Atlanta, GA (Night 1: Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic & L.I.F.T.)
July 9 @ Masquerade in Atlanta, GA (Night 2: The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans & Just Friends)
July 10 @ Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, FL %
July 12 @ MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD
July 13 @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA
July 14 @ The Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, MA ^
July 16 @ Pier 17 in New York, NY
July 17 @ Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ *
July 19 @ StageAE in Pittsburgh, PA
July 20 @ Express Live! Outdoor in Columbus, OH
July 21 @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in Pontiac, MI * $
July 23 @ Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
July 24 @ Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL
July 25 @ Myth Live in Minneapolis, MN @
July 27 @ Sculpture Park in Denver, CO * +
August 3 @ City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim, CA * (on-sale April 5th at 10AM PT)
Mayday Parade, State Champs, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T. and Just Friends on all shows!
@ – without The Maine (Minneapolis)
* – without The Wonder Years (Dallas, Houston, Asbury Park, Pontiac, Denver & Anaheim)
$ – Special Guest Every Avenue (Pontiac)
^ – Special Guest Four Year Strong (Worcester)
% – Special Guest Set It Off (Orlando)
# – Special Guest Forever The Sickest Kids (Dallas, Houston)
+ – Special Guest Emo Nite (Denver)