October 4, 2011 > Bring a metal can... see a metal band
Bring a metal can... see a metal band
Submitted By Pete Schaaphok
On October 8, non-profit Bands4Bands in association with Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) presents the 5th Annual MetalFest and Canned Food Drive to support The Salvation Army. Held in Memorial Park at the Hayward Plunge, MetalFest is poised to surpass last year's fete.
Over 1,000 visitors are expected this year and all ages are welcome. The massive stage will feature six bands including Potential Threat, Age of Aggression, Cultural Warfare, Cast Iron Crow, Feral Depravity, and Hemorage. All genres of metal will be represented, hailing from all corners of the Bay Area.
MetalFest was started five years ago when Bands4Bands saw a need in the community for food assistance and started MetalFest; "bring a metal can... see a metal band"!
The upper knoll of the park will showcase vendors and local artists displaying their finest wares. The Bands4Bands booth will house the canned food donation bins; all collected food will be donated to The Salvation Army. Performing bands will have their merchandise for sale as well.
While supplies last, attendees will receive a free MetalFest poster with purchase of an event T-Shirt featuring all performing bands.
Pack your lunch, blanket and lawn chair for a killer day of metal. For the kids, there is a play area on-site open throughout the festival. The park is a 15 minute walk from Hayward BART, and there is plenty of free car and bike parking. For additional details, visit www.facebook.com/bands4bandsorganization.
Saturday, October 8
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Memorial Park/Hayward Plunge
24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward