Doll Skin, signed by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, and Co-Op, led by Alice Cooper’s son Dash Cooper, will headline the inaugural, two-day Prescott Valley Music Festival this weekend.
One of the festival’s promoters, Green Kite Records, has been active in Prescott Valley for quite a while, putting on the summer concert series in the entertainment district, said Green Kite Records owner Kerry Oliver.
“It was kind of natural to want to participate more … bring in some big talent,” Oliver said. “Parks and Rec wanted something more spectacular.”
Held at the Theatre on the Green, 7501 E. Civic Circle, Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, there will be two stages and 30 bands performing from 1 to 11 p.m. Along with Doll Skin and Co-Op headlining the festival, other bands will include Vermillion Road, Society Falls, Whstle, Usagi, Well Dressed Mannequins, Emric, Edge of Paradise, Melody Monroe, Danielle Durack, Sammy Maximin, Sam Braxten and Reliance.
Tickets are $15 for one day and $25 for a two-day pass, presale, purchased at the website www.brownpapertickets.com.
At the gate, the price of admission is $20 for one day and $35 for a two-day pass.
For active military personnel, admission is $13 for one day and $20 for two days. Admission is free for children under 5 years of age.
Doll Skin headlines Saturday. The all-girl rock band made Billboard’s 10 Bands You Need to Know About for This Year’s Festival Season, and the band is set to perform at Warped Tour over the summer.
Co-Op is Sunday’s headliner. They’ve got a self-titled album, set to be released over the summer, also by Ellefson’s label.
Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Director Brian Witty and Special Events & Arts Coordinator Hope Hooper have put out a huge effort to make this festival happen, Oliver said.
Right now, with it being the inaugural festival, the goal is to just be known this year, she said.
Green Kite Records and the other promoter, Out of Order Live Music, are looking forward to making it bigger in the future and having even bigger names, Oliver said, noting that they have a year to make the second festival even better than the first.
“We have big dreams for where this can actually go,” Oliver said. “It’s very exciting to work in a town that values this kind of entertainment.”
For more information, see the website www.prescottvalleymusicfestival.com or email email@example.com.
By Jason Wheeler, follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels, reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037.