Bandapalooza 2012: Food, Drinks, + Voting in Your Fave Bands to Alive @ Five

14 May

Check out 10 local bands and vote in your favorites to play the 2012 Alive @ Five

Last year we told you about Bandapalooza, the contest that pits local bands against each other for the right, pleasure, and honor to play at Alive @ Five.  Last year was band against band, in a bracket-like competition with three finalists.  This year things are a bit different.  You’ll still be able to check out your favorite local bands at restaurants throughout Stamford then vote on 95.9 The Fox.  Voting is open from May 18-5/22 at noon.  The top three winners will go on to play Alive @ Five on 6/21, 6/28/ and 7/5 (full schedule below) at Columbus Park.

The bands do their thing on Friday, 5/18/12 from 8 pm to 12:30 am.  When the specific times are posted, we’ll update this for you.  Here’s the schedule of bands and where to hear them.  Also, check out the winners (when the votes are in) and the complete Alive @ Five.

All Banged Up 8-9:30 @ Bartaco (222 Summer St.)

Bearin’ Peace 9:15-10:15@ Black Bear Saloon (261 Main St.)

Skies for Miles 10-11 @ Bradford’s Grill & Tavern (83 Bedford St.)

Mandated Reporters 9:15-11 @ Brick House Bar & Grill (244 Bedford St.)

Second Street Saints 8:40-9:40 @ BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge  (112 Bedford St.)

Woods of Arden  10:15-12:30@ Lucky Break – 268 Atlantic St.
1974 11:15-12:30 @ SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery – 131 Summer St.
The Exposure 8-9 @ Station Eats – 3 Landmark Square
The Senate 8-8:45 @ Tiernan’s – 187 Main St.

Lawrence Trailer 10-10:45 @ Tigin Irish Pub – 175 Bedford St.

From Stamford Downtown’s Alive @ Five site:
June 21   Los Lonely Boys
Second Street Saints
June 28 G. Love & Special Sauce
Jay Loftus
Lawrence Trailer
July 5 Creedence Clearwater Revisited
sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
  Running Late
All Banged Up
July 12 Matisyahu
Moon Taxi
Emergency Service
July 19 Hot Chelle Rae
sponsored by Reckson
Eytan & The Embassy
My Pet Dragon
July 26 Javier Colon
sponsored by Stamford Marriott, Hilton Stamford & Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Matt Beilis
  Annie Minogue
Aug. 2 Foreigner
sponsored by NBCUniversal*
& Skytop Lodge
Matt O’Ree
Frank Viele & The Manhattan Project

Alive @ Five, Rules for 2012

  • You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm.  Hands will be marked for under 21.  Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter.
  • If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
  • Photo I.D. is required.
  • Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth.
  • $10.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter.

Single main entrance located on Main Street
just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.

Restricted Items
Attendees cannot enter with bicycles, coolers, chairs, bicycles, weapons,containers of any kind, liquid, alcohol, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search.  Please leave them at home.

Alive @ Five Map

2 Responses to “Bandapalooza 2012: Food, Drinks, + Voting in Your Fave Bands to Alive @ Five”

  1. uhcowboys at 9:13 am #

    So two words instantly came to mind upon seeing the Bandapalooza Schedule. “BAR CRAWL”. Best way I can think of to fairly offer a vote after seeing all 10 Bands. Though remembering how the last 2 or 3 bands of the night are might be a little difficult haha


    • Dan Del Ferraro at 9:16 am #

      Total bar crawl. You’ll need to take notes when you go from bar to bar, but then again…after the second or third stop you probably won’t be able to read what you wrote. All of those spots have a good selection of drinks, so lap it up! :)

      Remember: for every drink also have a cup of water! :) :) :)


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