7 Things You Should Know About Our 25th Anniversary Bash w/ Pop Evil
Banana 101.5 is turning 25-years-old, and we're lucky enough to be able to celebrate it this Friday with Pop Evil, a few other great Michigan bands, and, hopefully, you.
It's hard to believe that the big day is already here. I mean seriously, where did September go? Did you guys remember to wake up Billy Joe? Anyway, the show is this Friday, October 4th at The Capitol Theatre in Downtown Flint and there are some things you're probably going to want to know beforehand.
1. Tickets Are On-Sale Now
Tickets are currently on-sale -- CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS -- but may not be for much longer. So if you want to be a part of the festivities, you may want to lock down that ticket now for a cool $28.50. If you haven't yet made it out to the completely renovated and beautiful Capitol Theatre to see a show yet -- this is a great excuse to make that happen.
2. Where to Park
Parking in Downtown Flint during the weekdays can sometimes be a nightmare, but the big Flat Lot directly across the way from the Capitol having free parking after 5p and on weekends definitely makes life easier, as does the giant and mostly-empty-at-night Flint Farmers' Market parking lot. Even if we sell out the show, there should be plenty of convenient and free parking available.
3. Where to Eat and Grab a Drink Before the Show
There are a ton of great places to snag yourself some food and a few drinks before the show. Some of our favorites include Market Tap at the Flint Farmers Market, Tenacity Brewing, and Soggy Bottom Bar, whose nachos will change your life forever. If whiskey is your thing -- they have a whole bunch of it over at Churchill's.
If you’re looking to stay within walking distance of the Capitol Theatre, Blackstone's Smokehouse, 501 Bar & Grill, and The Torch (Home of the legendary Torch Burger) are all within two blocks of the show. Plus, The Eberson is right next door if you feel like having a drink and playing shuffleboard or some old school arcade games. No matter where you go, you’re likely to run into some familiar faces that are also heading to the show.
4. You Can Win Signed Guitars and More
Will we have any contests or giveaways? You bet your sweet ass we will. Stop by the Banana booth when you first get there and sign up to win autographed guitars from Pop Evil, Slash, Shinedown, and A Perfect Circle. We'll also be throwing shirts from the stage so make sure you move up close because we all throw like little girls, well except for Maggie.
5. Who Else is Playing Besides Pop Evil
We're thrilled that Avalon Black is kicking off our 25 year anniversary show. The band hails from Flint and made up of four super talented friends. Right out of the gate, vocalist Jordan Orvis will blow you away. This is not the first time our friends in Avalon Black have played with Pop Evil. They have opened for them at the Machine Shop, as well as the House of Blues in Chicago. You may also remember seeing Avalon Black on the Michigan stage at Loudwire 2018. They're preparing to release new music soon and this is a band to definitely keep your eyes and ears on.
No Resolve has been a part of the Banana family for many years and are also taking the stage before Pop Evil on Friday. Not only did the band play Loudwire Live 2018, but they have also played countless Banana shows for us, including one of our many Binge Before Christmas shows. The band released their third studio album 'The Divide' this year, and got off of the road from touring with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Eyes Set To Kill just in time to join our anniversary bash.
6. What Time to Arrive
The doors at The Capitol Theatre will open at 6:30 pm and the action starts at 8 pm. When planning your night, you should plan on being early. Seats for both the main floor and balcony are first come, first serve. Main floor tickets get access to the dance floor near the stage, while balcony tickets do not. The whole Banana Crew will also be hanging out in front of the Capitol Theatre before doors open at 6:30 pm. It's going to be a hell of a night to make sure you leave yourself enough time to get the perfect spot.
7. It's Going to be One for the Ages... All of Them.
It's pretty rare that we host a concert in Flint that you're allowed to take your kids to, so I would take advantage of the fact that that this is an all-ages show. I wouldn't suggest bringing a bunch of babies but if you have some little rockers in your family, bring em' along.