Ralphfest 4 is fast approaching and for the first time in the festival's history, as festival organizer Jeff Sweat points out, there are no doubts, unresolved suspicions or otherwise somber tones that came with the emotionally exhausting trial and frustrating search for Ralph Ameduri's killer, who was convicted shortly before last year's event. This year is solely about celebrating the past and honoring a friend and former bandmate. (Also, the updated Ralphfest logo this year includes names of other musicians and important community members who have been lost, including Mark Wayne, Sam Rivers, Dave Gage, Jeff Kaplan, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Tracy Irwin and Alan Jordan, in an attempt to salve multiple wounds and use the unparalleled reunion force of Ralphfest to exalt much-missed people in the broader community.)
We already announced this year's stellar headliners (Grifters and Blowfly, both favorites of Ameduri's), but today, Ralphfest 4's Facebook event was updated to include set times. See the graphic below:
Because a lot of people have asked, you should know, each day will be ticketed separately for Ralphfest, and there is no full weekend pass. Tickets for Friday, Feb. 20, at Will's Pub, Lil Indies and Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall are $15, with awesome bands including headliner Blowfly, the Legendary JC's, Golden Pelicans, Obliterati, Steve Garron, Terri Binion, My Friend Steve and Thomas Wynn. Tickets for Saturday, Feb. 21, are $20, for shows at the Social, including headliner the Grifters, the Ludes, Bring Back Joel, Shyster, the Hamiltons and the Attack. Then on Sunday, Feb. 22, it's a party in the Milk District with an outdoor barbecue and sets by the Wildtones, the Sh-Booms, Hindu Cowboys, Richard Sherfey & All God's Children, Q-Burn and many more between Spacebar and Sandwich Bar. Ticket prices are not yet set for Sunday, so keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates.