Punk musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with convention-flouting fashion, whiplash-inducing riffs, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with this GrouponLive deal to 102.1 The Edge Presents: Riot Fest at Gexa Energy Pavilion. For $20, you get one G-Pass for a general-admission lawn ticket on Saturday, September 22, at 2:30 p.m. (up to a $38.87 value, including ticketing fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. See the festival's lineup here.
On September 22, Riot Fest takes over the Gexa Energy Pavilion, blowing up the end of summer with an arsenal of live music. The fest's two stages host 22 different indie, rock, punk, and metal artists who unleash melodies under the open sky, letting notes fly freely into the clouds instead of remaining caged under a theater ceiling. Post-hardcore band Rise Against, who recorded a rousing version of Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown for the skateboarding film Lords of Dogtown, will play heavy-hitting tracks from the latest EP, Satellite, as well as a mix of abrasive punk and melodic tunes from the six-album catalog. The Descendents, a power-pop band that formed in 1979 during the halcyon days of the Los Angeles punk scene, fuse self-deprecating lyrics with chugging power chords in a playful, yet passionate performance. Other acts to anchor the stage include folk-punk throwbacks The Gaslight Anthem, skate-punk veterans NOFX, and the contagiously energetic Andrew W.K., whose party-inspired rock 'n' roll motivates audiences to chant at the top of their lungs and stage-dive into a crowd of piñatas.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.