Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4th: Treasure Fest III- May 17-18, 2013

So we are planning on having next year's Treasure Fest on May 17th and 18th, 2013. Make sure you go ahead and take off work and plan your trip early. This year is going to be the best year yet, we can't wait to share with you all some of the awesome talents playing. Thanks for all your support, stay tuned!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18: Party Time! Excellent!

OH MY GOD! Treasure Fest is here!!

Thanks to everyone who bought an advanced ticket!! We will have the raffle results later this weekend.

Check in starts in just a couple hours at Snug Harbor in Plaza Midwood. If you bought a ticket online, we will have your name. If you bought a physical ticket at Lunchbox, please bring it with you! If you haven't bought a weekend pass yet, you can still get them today for the same super low price of 25$. We will also have Treasure Fest tshirts available to buy at check-in for 10$, or a combined weekend pass // tshirt price of 33$, because we really want you to have a super cool shirt!

We will also have schedules // maps for you to pick up at check in so you can make sure you know where your favorite band is playing, and what time you need to be there to see them.

If you have any questions, just come ask us!!

We can't wait to see you all later today!

We love you!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17: One Day Before T-day.

Today is the last day to buy an advanced ticket to be entered to win raffle items. Head on over to the ticket page and do yourself a solid.

Treasure Fest II starts tomorrow and we couldn't be more excited. We have 60+ bands and we are stoked about all of them. Make sure you stop in at check in (Snug Harbor) tomorrow and Saturday (only if you didn't check in on Friday). Check will start around noon but for the most part the peak check in times are 2-5pm on both days. If you miss check in, might wrap up around 6pm, then you are a terrible person. Just kidding, ask the door guy at Snug Harbor and he should be able to help you.

If you see someone with a lanyard then ask them questions. They are volunteers and know all the answers to the secrets of the universe. I kid you not. If you as a patron see something not right or something that needs tending to please tell someone. We want this to be a positive experience for anyone. I will say, consider yourself a deputized volunteer. This is a DIY festival funded in part buy local Plaza-Midwood businesses and with support from you. This festival hinges on the positive vibes from all of the patrons and local citizens. We are counting on you.

Weather is looking awesome right now. Buy yourself some new shoes and bring a bike. No littering, no fighting, no frowns and there will be no problems. At all costs, please avoid the 'noid. If you have any further questions then feel free to email us at, I will be checking the email ever so often, if you are in a band you should have my number and I should have yours. Thanks for all the support couldn't do this without you.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15: It's Tuesday, are you ready?

Are you ready for Treasure Fest II? Both days look like they are going to have some awesome shows on them. People seem really excited about Snug Harbor on both days and all of the other venues are buzzing too. Make sure you check out the schedule now, figure out a game plan so you can hit it hard on game day (may 18th).

Do you need a place to stay during Treasure Fest II? There are locals opening up their homes to bands and patrons so just ask around. If that doesn't work then hit up Econo Lodge on Briar Creek. Their info is posted on the LODGING tab of this site. The rates are super cheap and they are a stone's throw away from all the action. Be safe while staying in motels. Don't leave valuables in your vehicle and be smart.

I don't want to jinx it (knock on wood) but weather looks like it will be nice on the 18th and the 19th. Make sure you come to check in (in front of Snug Harbor) and get your wristband. A lot of people have bought tickets, so if you want to be cool like them, and enter in to win an awesome raffle then buy your ticket now. Check in is from about noon to 5pm on both days. Depending on interest the times could be shorter or longer. Be there at 1pm at the latest if possible. Get it done early then go eat at the many awesome restaurants Plaza-Midwood has to offer. Life doesn't get any better than that. Good music and good food. Check out the EATS tab for all the good food.

Let's have fun and be respectful to the neighborhood. Charlotte, Plaza-Midwood, and Treasure Fest looks forward to having you. Friday is gonna be amazing.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13: It's Coming!!!

Treasure Fest is coming up on us quick. Hope you have a ticket. If you don't then go to the TICKET page and check out the raffle and the shirt. If you buy an advanced ticket then you can win soooo much free stuff. Weather should be good, buy some walking shoes and commence to partying.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay there is the Econo Lodge on Briar Creek near Bojangles Coliseum. Check out the LODGING tab for information. Originally we were told the room was $25. It was a little misleading. A single room is in fact that much but you have to add taxes. Taxes suck but they are a reality of life. Split between a lot of friends this should still be a sweet deal. The double room is also available, but is more money, obviously. TREASURE FEST is not responsible for anything that happens at these locations. The motel isn't in the best area, don't leave valuables in your car, should be fine though, its still Charlotte.

You should be stoked for next weekend. Take off work, save your lunch money and have lots of fun!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8: Treasure Fest II is 9 Days Away!!!

Treasure Fest II is coming up on us quick. If you don't have your tickets yet you have until 11:59pm on May 17th to do so. If you don't then you won't be entered into the raffle to win lots of prizes and FREE tickets to FEST 11 in Gainesville, FL. There are lots of reasons to go to Treasure Fest, if not just to support a local DIY festival. There are over 60 bands playing at like 8 venues. You have so many awesome shows to choose from. Don't complain about how nothing is happening in North Carolina or Charlotte for that matter. Go over to the tickets tab and buy a ticket (or two).

Saturday, April 28, 2012

We love free stuff. You love free stuff. We want to give you a ton of awesome free stuff. Check out the list below of all the awesome things you can win from some of our sponsors! All you have to do is buy a ticket to Treasure Fest (online or at Lunchbox Records) before midnight on May 17th, 2012. If you wait until the first day of Treasure Fest to buy a ticket, you will not be entered in the raffle, so don't drag your feet on this!!

Grand Prize
FEST 11 (Oct. 26-28) Ticket ***
Red Collar "Welcome Home" 12-inch test pressing
Restorations "A/B" 7-inch test pressing
Signals Midwest "Latitudes and Longitudes" 12”
Tiny Engines t-shirt
$25 Gift Certificate to Lunchbox Records
Double Negative: HITS 7"
Bukkake Boys: S/T LP (Colored Vinyl)
Whatever Brains: 2nd LP
Mike Bell & the Movies "Stuck in a TV" 7"
Yardwork/Andy the Doorbum "split" 7"
No Power "No Axis" 7"
Pullman Strike "People We Know" CD
Just Die! "A Momentary Lapse..." CD
Late Bloomer "demo" CS
Self Aware Records T-shirt
La Armada "Self-Titled" LP (gold vinyl out of 200)
Pezz "The Wicked Leading The Blind" 7" test press (out of 10)

*Grab bag from No Idea Records*

1st Runner Up
Double Negative: HITS 7"
Bukkake Boys: S/T LP
Whatever Brains: 2nd LP
Red Collar "Welcome Home" 12” LP
Restorations "A/B" 7”
Signals Midwest "Latitudes and Longitudes" 12” LP
Yardwork “Brotherer” 12” LP
Sled “S/T” 12” LP
Mike Bell & the Movies 7"
Meth Mtn. "Monotony" 7"
Pullman Strike “People We Know” CD
Late Bloomer "demo" CS
The Fourth Estate "Self-Titled" 7" (blue vinyl out of 100)
Cove "Black Sermon" 7" (gold/black smoke vinyl out of 100)
Cannomen "Sex On The Bleach" 7" (mixed color vinyl out of 300)

*Grab bag from No Idea Records*

2nd Runner Up (2 winners)
Double Negative: HITS 7"
Bukkake Boys: S/T LP
Whatever Brains: 2nd LP
Lunchbox Records T-shirt
The Fourth Estate "Self-Titled" 7" (blue vinyl out of 100)
Cove "Black Sermon" 7" (gold/black smoke vinyl out of 100)
Cannomen "Sex On The Bleach" 7" (mixed color vinyl out of 300)
Tiny Engines Release of your choosing
Pullman Strike “People We Know” CD

*Grab bag from No Idea Records*

***check out The Fest’s site for more info:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26: Plaza Midwood Community Radio

Hey dudes, I did this radio show last week with Plaza Midwood Community Radio. It starts off right with me talking but you will pick up on the idea asap. It features some of the bands playing the Fest, not all, but it will give you a good place to start with some of the bands that you might not be too aware of.

April 26: Benefit Show is Tomorrow

The benefit show is tomorrow. If you live in Charlotte you should be there. If you live close to Charlotte then you should still be there. Local favorites, One Another, Moenda, Pullman Strike, along with newbies, Meat Group (Brain F, Logic Problem, Joint D) and AM/FMs are helping us raise some money to pay the 60+ bands on the Treasure Fest II weekend. We will also be selling tickets to Treasure Fest so bring cash or even a debit card and show your support.

Monday we will be releasing raffle information but for now we can tell you that the following labels are participating... No Idea, Tiny Engines, Sorry State, Self Aware, Fat Sandwich, and Lunchbox Records. The Fest will be offering up a ticket as well in the raffle.

If you want to post anything Treasure Fest related on twitter then please use the following hash tag: #tfclt Thanks for the support!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012


Treasure Fest II is coming up on us quick. We may still need help with housing bands that are playing the fest and we may also need to borrow some PA equipment and microphones/stands. Not sure how much, but please contact us.

We also are working on solidifying raffle prizes. So far we have Lunchbox Records, Sorry State Records, Self Aware Records, Fat Sandwich Records, Tiny Engines Records, No Idea Records and maybe a few more. You know what that means? It means that if you buy a ticket you and possibly a couple friends (runner-ups) could win a whole lot of records. More than $100 worth. Pretty awesome, but wait, there is more!!! Fest 11, in Gainesville, FL has graciously donated a ticket to our raffle. Basically you can win an $85-125 FEST 11 ticket for ONLY $25. That is insane. The Fest is October 26-28 and there are over a hundred bands playing. Bands such as Braid, Lagwagon, Night Birds, Algernon Cadwallader (also on T-Fest), and the almighty 7 Seconds.

If you buy your ticket before midnight on May 17th, the day before Treasure Fest begins, then you can surely win some awesome stuff. If not then you are still supporting a DIY and local festival that brings so many regional, national and international acts to Charlotte, NC. It doesn't hurt that it is located in the best neighborhood in North Carolina, Plaza-Midwood. Come out and support stuff. Stay tuned for more raffle details!!!

-Joshua Robbins

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15, 2012

The benefit is coming up on us soon (April 27th @ The Milestone). Please come out to your favorite club and support some of your favorite local bands. You can't lose, you can only win. Fyi, Hoax (Youth Attack Records) and 1994! have been added to the fest!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April 9, 2012: Sponsors

This is a list of some of our sponsors. Without them we could not do this.

Twenty Two
Raw Velvet
Soul Gastrolounge
The Milestone ♥ ♥

Thanks for the support. Please buy a ticket, tell a friend, and do DIY.
Also, check out the schedule. Learn it, plan out your weekend.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012: Schedule is posted!!!

The schedule is posted in the "schedule" tab. Take a look at it, learn it, please print up yours if you could. We will be posting links to all the bands in the bands tab so that you can go check em out. I don't have much else to say, it is a beautiful St. Patty's day, go outside, get wasted.

I will say, you can buy a ticket now if you want. If you would like to host a band or two on the weekend of then please email us. Lastly, if you would like to let us borrow a PA then hit us up as well.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012: TREASURE FEST II (MAY 18-19, 2012) OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!


We are excited to announce the second annual Treasure Fest in Charlotte, NC on May 18-19, 2012. The festival is a two day-long extravaganza that is located in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood near Uptown Charlotte. The weekend will bring over 50 bands to 5 or more different venues. The fest features very differing genres of many up and coming DIY/indie artists. Everything from Punk, Hardcore, Indie Rock, Acoustic, Americana and Metal will be showcased in local spaces such as Common Market, Snug Harbor, Lunchbox Records, Studio 1212, Thirsty Beaver and other great locations.

All venues are within walking distance so you can park, relax, and take in all the great bands in a comfortable fashion. The Plaza-Midwood neighborhood has many great choices for food, spirits and late night fun so feel free to soak it all in. Tickets will once again be $25 for both days Walk ups are welcome but will be very limited so for $25 and over 50 bands, you really can’t beat it.

Bands are still being booked at the moment but some great East Coast talent and beyond have already confirmed for this year’s craziness. Here are a select few of the confirmed bands (More to come!):

Algernon Cadwallader (PA// Hot Green Records)
Leather (PA//Jade Tree Records)
Restorations (PA// Tiny Engines Records)
The Emotron (GA)
Black Wine (NJ// Don Giovanni Records)
Young and In the Way(Charlotte, NC// A389 Records)
Red Collar (Raleigh, NC)
Museum Mouth (Southport, NC)
Double Negative (Raleigh, NC// Sorry State Records)
Worn In Red (Richmond, VA// No Idea Records)
Naked Gods (Boone, NC)
Sundials (Richmond, VA// Traffic Street Records)
Wymyns Prysyn (Atlanta, GA)
No Tomorrow (Wilmington, NC)
Napalm Raid (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes (RI)

And also a growing list talent from the Charlotte area…

One Another
No Power
Jr. Astronomers
Old Milwaukee
Pullman Strike
Andy the Doorbum

There will be many more announcements to make over the next couple months so for now please check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and check out our BlogSpot ( for the most up-to-date information. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and Treasure Fest is a great way to get your brand in front of a great audience. Feel free to drop us an email at for ticket and sponsorship information. Be sure to visit for everything concerning the festival. Thanks for your support and look forward to seeing you in May!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since we last chatted about TREASURE FEST. I hope you are doing well and getting into shape for all of the walking for the upcoming, second annual TREASURE FEST II. There will be the same awesomeness and an added dose of spectacular this May. Please clear your calender for May 18-19, because we are going to party!!! This may be our last year on this planet so we need to make it a special one. Once again the fest will be situated in the lovely Plaza-Midwood neighborhood and the shows will be held at Snug Harbor, Studio 1212, Common Market(Saturday), Lunchbox Records, Thirsty Beaver and a couple other venues that have not been confirmed at this moment. With more venues comes more responsiblility and with more venues comes MORE bands!!!

We can't announce the lineup just yet but expect some returning bands and a lot of new ones this go around. Just like last year we are focusing on up and coming DIY bands in the Carolinas, the souteast, the east coast (as a whole) and a couple international acts as well. Do your homework when the time comes and make sure you find your new favorite band for the weekend, you will not be let down!!! Here is a video from Day 1 of last year's fest from the amazing Rob Benjamin.

Treasure Fest Day 1 , Charlotte, NC from Dumbfounded Productions on Vimeo.