Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets On Sale Now!


Dirt Fest 2014 Presented by Ourtunez: Now On Sale!

Tickets are available online or by visiting any of these FEE-FREE locations near you.
(For the most up-to-date list of locations, check the TICKETS page)



Electric Chair Tattoo
Clio Location
11591 N Saginaw Rd, Clio, MI ‎ (810) 687-6470
Electric Chair Tattoo
Flint Location
4367 Miller Rd, Flint Township, MI (810) 743-2603
Electric Chair Tattoo
Bay City Location
606 E Midland St, Bay City, MI (989) 922-8282
Chaos Ephex 380 W Nepessing St, Lapeer, MI ‎ (810) 245-9990
2 Step Higher Head Shop 6004 Torrey Rd, Flint Township, MI ‎ (810) 655-0032 ‎
Media Reload 4231 E Court St, Burton, MI (810) 743-8430
Media Reload 3900 State Street Rd, Bay City, MI (989) 686-3047
National Pawnbrokers 3119 S Dort Hwy, Flint, MI ‎ (810) 742-9400
Banana Studios G-3338 Bristol Rd. (M-F 8a-5p) Burton, MI 48529 (810) 715-4100
UHF Records 512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 545-5955
Garageband Music 45101 Cass Ave, Utica, MI (586) 731-7275

Killswitch Engage to Headline Dirt Fest 2014

News Video

You waited for it, and now it’s finally here!

Killswitch Engage returns to Michigan. This is the first Michigan Festival date for original vocalist Jesse Leach since the 2012 Trespass America Tour.

Killswitch Engage notably received Grammy Nomination for ‘Best Rock Performance’ for ‘”In Due Time” off of their latest Roadrunner Records release ‘Disarm the Descent’.

Killswitch closes their 2013-2014 World Tour at Dirt Fest!

View the video for ALL the headliners and visit the Band Lineup page for the ENTIRE lineup including music and videos from some of the bands you might not know yet!

Tickets go on sale Friday May 23 at 10am

Purchase tickets between May 23 and May 30 to be entered to win a pair of Limited Edition Dirt Fest 2014 Converse Shoes from The Ave Venice, autographed items from select Dirt Fest performers, & more!





Michigan natives BATTLECROSS (Metal Blade Records) have been steadily taking over the world with their ferocious live energy and relentless tour schedule. We are proud that they will carry the torch as our featured artist until May 19th when we announce the rest of our amazing lineup which includes over 10 more bands!

Dirt Fest has always been about the LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT artists, so along with our partner OURTUNEZ, we are featuring these independent artists on the lineup until we announce the HEADLINING bands on May 19th!


10 Bands You Won’t Be Seeing At Dirt Fest 2014

10 Bands You Won’t Be Seeing At Dirt Fest 2014


While we get closer to announcing the Dirt Fest 2014 on April 11, let’s take a look at some bands we can guarantee will NOT be playing this year…

#10 Chumbawumba
#10 Chumbawumba

If you were planning to hear some songs that remind you of the best times and some songs that remind you of the better times, you might be out of luck. Unfortunately, you’re gonna have to plan to piss the night away somewhere else. Don’t fret though, I’m sure one day you’ll be able to get your royal Tub Thump on somewhere. Hang in there, Danny Boy.

#9 Bananarama

Hey, just cuz Dirt Fest is hosted by Banana 101.5 doesn’t mean you need to get your hopes up to see these gals any time soon. It’ll be a Cruel Summer without them, I know… (what, you expected me to do a Venus pun? Sorry, too easy.)

#8 The Jonas Brothers

We know how much you REALLY wanted to see these guys rock it out up there, and we tried to book them. WE REALLY, REALLY DID. But it just ain’t happening’ this year, my friend. But don’t worry, Dirt Fest 2014 will still be burnin’ up for you, baby.

#7 The Black Eyed Peas

I got a feelin’… That Dirt Fest 2014 is gonna be without Fergie & Company this time around. Imma be honest, I don’t think there’s a soul in the known universe who really wants to see them live after that Superbowl train wreck. Remember that time you heard a Black Eyed Peas song and said to yourself “Oh yeah, I mean, it’s not MY thing, but I can see how other people might like it…”?

Yeah, me neither.

#6 Semisonic

At first you were like… “Wait. Who???” And then you were like “OH YEAH, THAT ‘CLOSING TIME’ BAND!” Don’t worry, we wouldn’t make you sit through an entire day of awesome bands just to hear THAT song close out the night. And seriously, that song was NOT by Third Eye Blind.

#5 The Wiggles

Just kidding. The Wiggles are TOTALLY playing at Dirt Fest. Deal with it.

#4 Lynyrd Skynyrd

Let’s face it, some asshole (probably you) is gonna scream out “FREEBIRD” at some point, and we’d rather save our boys the embarrassment. Thanks for ruining it for everybody, Turd Burglar.

#3 Twisted Sister

We’re pretty open minded at Dirt Fest. Hell, we even let Falling In Reverse play in 2012, but there’s GOTTA be a line. The Dalton grandparents come to Dirt Fest every year just to see what their crazy grandkids are up to. And even though Dee Snider is basically the same age as them and has hopefully traded in the hair teaser for a pacemaker, I’m still fairly certain I’d get the “really, Matthew?” look from my Grandma. And I just don’t need that in my life, ok? Thanks for understanding.

#2 Hot Chelle Rae

This is that band that you didn’t even know their name, you don’t know where they came from but you’re glad they disappeared as quickly as they arrived. Somehow you managed to push it out of your head that they had that song a couple years ago that you just couldn’t avoid no matter how hard you tried. It was playing in the grocery store, it was playing on tv commercials, it was somehow playing through the f%*#ing vents in your house… Tonight, tonight there’s a party on the rooftop on top of the DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT PLEASE JUST MAKE IT STOP!!!

Sorry to dig up bad memories. You did SUCH a great job blocking them out of your life forever. This is just confirmation that you won’t be seeing it or hearing it at our show :-)

#1 Motley Crue

For whatever reason, these yahoos decided to book their farewell tour in Michigan on the same day as Dirt Fest. Not sure why cuz we would have totally given them VIP passes to our show so they could hang out and watch an entire day of AWESOME BANDS AMIRIGHT??!?! Have fun rocking out til the break o’ dusk, felläs.

But if you already have tickets to their show, why not start your day early and catch a few bands at Dirt Fest too?

Dirt Fest 2014 Is Aug 9th at The Birch Run Expo Center!

Dirt Fest 2014 Is Aug 9th at The Birch Run Expo Center!


Set the date in your calendars, Dirt Fest 2014 will be on Aug 9 at The Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI!

Early Bird Tickets go on sale for $25 on March 1st and will remain $25 until April 15th. Regular ticket prices will be $30 in advance and $40 the day of the show, so get yours now while they’re only $25!

We are accepting artist submissions for local / independent bands as well. Get more info on that here.

Now, we know your big question, who is going to be playing? Don’t worry, we will be announcing our lineup as time goes on. It’s only February, so expect us to make announcements once all this snow starts to clear up. Sign up for our Email List and follow us on Facebook & Twitter so we can send you updates about when we add bands to the lineup.

One thing is for sure, Dirt Fest 2014 is going to be bigger and more bad-ass than ever!

Brought to you by the fine people at Banana 101.5 & Dalton Bros Entertainment.
Accepting Artist Submissions

Accepting Artist Submissions


Want to perform at Dirt Fest 2014?

If you have a band or are a performing artist, we are currently accepting artist submissions for Dirt Fest 2014.

We accept submissions from all genres, and we like to choose artists who are professional and bring something unique to Dirt Fest.

We lean towards rock/metal/alternative (basically guitar/bass/drum oriented bands), but we have accepted rap & hip hop groups, EDM artists, folk artists, even country and acoustic singer songwriters. There’s a huge crowd with diversified tastes at Dirt Fest, so let us help you get in front of thousands!

Click Here To Submit Your Artist EPK or SPK*

(*Electronic Press Kit / Standard Press Kit)