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Meltdown Musicfest: Event to promote, support Tri-City bands set next weekend at Kimo's

Put your iPod down, pal, because you won't need it next week when the Meltdown Musicfest hits town.

The event happens June 27-28 in the parking lot at Kimo's Sports Bar, 2696 N. Columbia Center Blvd, Richland. All ages are welcome, but there will be a beer garden for the 21 and older crowd.

The music features rock, alternative, indie, pop, hip-hop, rap and just about any other new sound in today's music.

Showtime is 6 p.m. both days with music rockin' until well past 11 p.m. Tickets in advance are $8 each day or $12 for a two-day pass.

At the door, you'll pay $10 and $15. Tickets are available at www.tri-cityevents.com/meltdown.

Twelve bands are scheduled to perform. Plus, there'll be tattooing going on each day.

The festival is meant to support and promote local, original music in the Tri-Cities and to provide a venue where musicians have a chance to play their own kind of music, said Tracy Roberts, a spokeswoman for the Meltdown. The game of SKATE also will be available. Registration starts at 5 p.m. June 27 with game time at 6 p.m.

"We strive to create a Warped Tour feel on a smaller scale, and cater to a younger (18-30) crowd," Roberts said.

June 27

* 6 p.m. -- Honor Amongst Thieves

* 7 p.m. -- CAB

* 8 p.m. -- Chase Thompson and The Reach

* 9 p.m. -- 45th Parallel

* 10 p.m. -- IV rock band

June 28

* 6-11 p.m. -- Tattooing

* 6 p.m. -- Dead Poets & Mo Syllablez

* 7 p.m. -- From The Dust with guest Beefy

* 8 p.m. -- A Killing Dove

* 9 p.m. -- Plants Eat People

* 10 p.m. -- Mister Orange

* Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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