The new Backstage Bar & Grill will be the scene of the first Tacoma Rockfest on Saturday, May 14.
The event’s 10 acts will cover a variety of genres, ranging from teen vocalist sensations Jasmine Parker and Zhane Juniea, to young bands Seize the Sun and Dylan Jakobsen – fresh from their first trip to SXSW. Tacoma’s rock legends, Point Defiance, and Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound will headline the festival.
The concern welcomes all ages from 3 to 9 p.m., with doors open at 2 p.m. Audience members 21 and over are invited at 9 p.m. for the best band performances and bar specials. The Tacoma Rockfestival is presented by Black Ice Booking & Entertainment. Tickets are $10.
The Backstage Bar & Grill is at 6409 6th Ave. Tacoma.