Fact: there is nothing better than pizza. Double fact: yes, there is, and that’s a weekend filled with garage rock, fuzz, and, oh yeah, pizza.
Brooklyn label King Pizza records is bringing their artists and friends together for the first ever Pizza Fest, taking place June 20-22. With 20 bands in 3 days, this festival thrown by the small indie label is proof you don’t need Randall’s Island or Prospect Park in order to throw a summer festival. It helps to have pizza though, did I mention the pizza? There will be cheap, delicious pizza for everyone, including a specialty Pizza Fest slice covered in bacon, which definitely completes some kind of internet BINGO card out there.
The weekend-long celebration of garage rock and pizza is taking place at Bushwick hot spot Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Avenue) on Friday and Sunday, and an undisclosed location all-day Saturday. Don Pedro burrito provider Bk’lyn Burro will break out something they’re calling “a Mexican Pizza (not sure exactly what that means but hopefully not this Taco Bell monstrosity) on Sunday night, while Saturday’s all day show will feature a barbecue to go with your music. Which isn’t pizza per se, but there’s no bad time for BBQ in the summer.
You may be thinking that with 20 freaking cool bands over three days, that this is going to cost all the money. NOPE. Friday and Sunday night are $5 each, Saturday is $8 and if you get a 3 day pass it’s only $13 for a full weekend of fun. That’s $237 less than Governors Ball, for reference.