18th Annual Easter Bash Jams Indoors at Jake's - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/11/04

18th Annual Easter Bash Jams Indoors at Jake's

The cold temperatures and drizzle did not put a damper on this year's Annual Easter Bash celebration. What's normally held once a year outside was moved indoors, but the music was every bit as loud.

"It's the first time it's ever been inside, but with the rain and drizzle and cold, it wouldn't have gone over well outside," says Scott Stephenson, owner of Jake's Sports Cafe, jumped at the chance to host a popular Lubbock tradition indoors for the very first time.

"My favorite thing about Easter Bash, the people and the music," says member of One Day, Paul Ramone.

Stephenson says events like Easter Bash are not only good for local bands but good for business.

"Here at Jake's, we're trying to become known for our live music," says Stephenson.

For the past 18 years, Easter Bash has been a Lubbock tradition showcasing local talent; everything from heavy metal, rock, to alternative music.

"Why Easter Bash? The festival vibe is good," says Andy Laviolette, member of Bagg.

Andy Laviolette has been with the alternative rock band, Bagg for more than four years. Bagg members say it's events like Easter Bash that allow them to be seen and heard.

"You've always gotta play everything locally. We love Lubbock. We love playing here in Lubbock, and anytime there's an opportunity to play at one of the festivals, we always want to be," says Ramone.

"It's critical. You get to play in front of people you don't normally play in front of. It's always a good opportunity for any band to play in front of a new crowd," says Gaahn, member of Bagg.

This art of live entertainment, local bands are striving to keep alive, and as for playing in front of a crowd.

"The best drug ever," says Gaahn.

Easter Bash festivities continue at Jake's Sports Cafe until 2:00 a.m. Tickets are $12.

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