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8123 Fest

Friday, Jan. 20th 2017 at 7pm to Monday, Jan. 23rd 2017 at 12am

308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

8123 Fest is a festival run by a band called The Maine to celebrate 10 years of them being a band. The festival will be over a course of two days, the 21st and 22nd of January, alongside a special concert, limited to three hundred people, where The Maine will be playing their album, Pioneer, in full, with other songs that they don't often play as well. The festival is going to have 12 bands who play, some who are signed to 8123, and others who are friends of 8123. The lineup has yet to be announced, but it's going to be good.

DATES

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

Friday will be the concert in which The Maine will be playing Pioneer in its full. It will also be the grand opening of the Pop-Up Shop, the opening of The Maine's art gallery, in which they include all the art given to them/8123 throughout the years, and more. Gold members will have access to this private show, as well as be in The Maine's live taped Q&A session.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

This will be the first official day of the 8123 Festival at Crescent Ballroom. This day requires a ticket, which is included with a gold membership, or just the purchase of a regular ticket.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

This day is a 100% free event. That means entry and meet and greets are open to everyone and anyone willing to go. Much like the Free For All Tour (that we attended back in September of 2015), everyone involved in the festival wants to give back to their fans by giving them access to the best day they could possibly have.

FINANCIAL HELP

  • For hotels, 8123 will be partnering with several Downtown Phoenix hotels to bring people the cheapest possible rates. These details will be revealed on October 1st.
  • If people are traveling with a group of 10 or more, they can email info@eightyonetwentythree.com with the subject, "Concierge," to get help from 8123 to pay for all travel needs.
  • 8123 will be partnering with their favorite local, downtown restaurants throughout the weekend to help people be able to stay there with full stomachs.

OTHER STUFF TO DO

8123, the local Phoenix/Tempe, friend oriented record label, will be providing everyone with an official "Guide to Arizona" to ensure that everyone has a fun and eventful stay. This guide will include several free events, must-dos, tourist attractions, and more.

A LETTER TO STEPHEN, FROM ALEX

Hi Savvy's dad. I'm Alex from California. I can't tell you how important the 8123 family is to me or Savvy. But I will say, it's one of the best families I've ever had the chance to be apart of, I've met some of the best people because of it. I met my ex girlfriend at a show, yes she's my ex but she's always going to have that special place you know? I've met two of my closest friends at shows to do with The Maine and 8123. I've met 8123 internet friends who I know I'll have around for a long while. I've been dealing with a bunch these past couple months, from health problems, to family problems, to relationship problems. But these friends have made it so much easier, they always seem to be there whenever I need someone to talk to or just someone to make me laugh. As you can seen, I've gotten two tattoos that have to do with The Maine. And I also plan on getting an 8123 tattoo, because it's helped me so much. I also started doing photography because of how epic The Maine is while performing(along with other reasons) honestly, this family has strived me to follow my dreams, and to not be afraid of being myself. I'm hoping you take this trip into consideration, it'll be a blast. 8123, for life. All the love, Alex.

CONCLUSION ?

What I'm trying to say is that there's absolutely nothing in this world that I want more than to go to this festival. I know it may still seem ridiculous to you, but you're the one who's always saying I need to adventure and make high school memories before it's too late. That's exactly what I'm trying to do. These bands aren't putting on this festival in order to prey on girls or rip people off. The people attending aren't horrible people out to get others. We're all a family, simply wanting to give back, experience bliss, and all be happy together for one weekend.

ONLY SOME OF THE GREAT MEMORIES THAT 8123 HAS BROUGHT MYSELF AND OTHERS