“Debauch-A-Reno” Festival Returns To Nevada This Summer

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Debauch-a-Reno returns with a two-part festival in Reno, NV, from June 16th to June 18th, and in Virginia City, NV at Piper’s Opera House on July 14th with performances by The Mummies, Wild Billy Childish, The Kids, The Zeros and many more. The fifth installment of northern Nevada’s trash rock n’ roll bash is back in its birthplace in The Biggest Little City In The World and split across two weekends, with Debauch-a-Reno 2023 marking another strong lineup of budget rock delights that spans the old-school genre pioneers to the new. Weekend one’s shindig kicks off the evening of June 16th in midtown Reno, where the nighttime events will be held at Cypress Bar, with the daytime events taking place in downtown Reno at Wingfield Park Amphitheatre on June 17th and 18th.


June 19th is the federal holiday of Juneteenth, a date to celebrate in itself with its significance marking the news of slavery’s abolition in the United States. It’s a three-day weekend for those from many States, and for those with righteous employers! Anchoring the weekend’s performances are a slew of punk bands from the new and old with highlight appearances, including Northern California’s budget rock titans, The Mummies, returning to the festival’s stage, notorious Belgians, The Kids, journeying from the EU capitol country back to the United States after a long absence, and one of San Diego’s earliest pioneers of the West Coast punk rock movement, The Zeros, making their Debauch-a-Reno debut alongside the guitar twang and dark humor of fellow San Diegans and self-proclaimed “Scariest Band In the World,” Deadbolt, among many, many more!

The second weekend’s one-night stand soiree will occur south of Reno in the time-stamped silver mining town of Virginia City on July 14th and anchored by a man whose work crosses music, publishing, and painting & whom Kurt Cobain, Jack White, Graham Coxon and Kylie Minogue have paid tribute to in their own right with Wild Billy Childish & CTMF, making their exclusive US performance for 2023 at Piper’s Opera House alongside Sacramento’s garage-mod screamers, Th’ Losin Streaks and gutter minimalist bump n’ grind merchants Subsonics making a rare and special appearance all the way from Atlanta. In 2023, budget rock is more important than ever, and the organizers are doing everything they can to make their events affordable to all. Debauch-A-Reno passes are available here (full passes gain you access to both the Amphitheatre and Cypress events, while Park gets you in the Amphitheatre) and are sold through Eventsmart, this means you’re clear from those non-sensical hidden surcharges and fees.