Originally started as a pool party and basement show in a local musician’s rural home, BLED FEST (short for “Big Love’s Educational Festival”) has grown into a haven for local and regional music fans of all backgrounds. A self-described one-day, punk rock “summer camp”, BLED FEST has hosted acts such as Andrew WK, Every Time I Die, Andrea Gibson, Trash Talk, Modern Baseball, Title Fight, La Dispute, and The Menzingers, all wrapped into a jam-packed day of diverse music spread throughout the halls of a suburban high school-turned-community center.

Now, 15 years later, we’re saying goodbye – but not without one last party.