The Evansville scene has always been about doing things on your own, whether it’s designing fliers, making merch, or booking shows. In some ways, this is a great thing, for it creates a very tight nit group of bands and show goers who truly care about the bands and the music. But being a DIY band in Evansville also presents its challenges. For example, it gets very difficult to try to actually get shows booked outside of Evansville. For any local band who knowns nothing but simply asking their friends bands to play a show with them at the same local venue they’ve played at ten times before, booking an out of town show (much less a whole tour) can be a very daunting task. Nevertheless, Evansville bands manage to break free of the barriers of comfort and set forth into the towns and cities across the Mid-Western United States. These bands get a taste of what a life on the road could be like, and all of the adventures and mishaps that come along with touring.
Check out a few of these bands who have managed to make it out on the road this summer.