Rock Culture Music Festival 

The Attic, Plainfield, Ind.
Thursday, May 31-Friday, June 1, 5:30 p.m., $12/$13, all-ages

In a time when big rock festivals are in no short supply, the Rock Culture Fest offers a different approach to concertgoers.

Sure, you’ve got your big name bands: Atlantic Records’ Before Their Eyes as well as Victory Records’ pop-punk band Spitalfield, headlining each of the two nights when the tour hits the Attic in Plainfield, but a huge (and welcome) change is that each tour stop will showcase six bands local to the town they’re in.

Indy-area bands Red Letter Reason, My Hidden Track and Pancake Rescue Squad, among others, will perform over the two nights.

Giving otherwise unknown local bands a chance to play intimate venues with bigger names is an odd concept, given that most festivals and package tours typically book household names to give the shows as wide an appeal as possible while charging ridiculous ticket prices.

Tour founder Chris Kokalis sees the opportunity the Rock Culture Fest creates. “We want to encourage marketing and promotion, seeing as it’s important for bands to know that having good music is not enough to make it anymore … We give fans of all ages an opportunity to help support the local music scene, and see bands like Rookie of The Year and Spitalfield at the same time.”

Editor’s note: Bands interested in consideration for subsequent tours and showcases should contact

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