Win weekend passes to RestFest 2013

Rest fest 2013 poster.jpgThe fourth annual Rest Fest is coming up this weekend, September 6-7. This year the festival will be held in a new venue -- the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy. The headliner is Philadelphia-based indie band Man Man. Among the other bands in the lineup: Bear Grass, The Parlor, Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Swamp Baby, Barons in the Attic, The North & South Dakotas and Tor and the Fjords.

We have a pair of passes good for the whole weekend of music, and they could be yours. Enter the drawing by answering the following question in the comment section of this post:

Rest Fest is filled with lots of great music by bands with some really fun names. If you had a band -- what would you name it?

Come on -- you know you've thought about it.

We'll draw one winner at random.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, September 4th to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly -- seriously, if you win, we want to give you the tickets) with your comment. The winners will be notified via email by 10pm on Wednesday September 4 and must respond by noon on Thursday September 5.

AOA has been a media sponsor of Rest Fest.


Jenna and the Piteradactyls

Cool Side of the Pillow

Covered in Coleslaw!

Gaseous Clay



Demolition Manatee

Fallen Rock Zone


Hero Forest

Slow dance chubby

Queen McClellan (I did the old first pet's name plus first street you lived on equation)

Dooley McClellan

Dead Cats in Heat

Booby Snacks

The Patron Saints

Love these - I'm a ResFest namd, so please don't include me in the contest, but I had to share a semi-parodic band name inspired by a recent trip to Hoffman's Playland:
Here We Go, Ice Cream!

The Cobbled Players

Michael J. Fox Stole my Hoverboard
The Handicapped Stall is the Biggest
Cows Have Feelings Too
Trio of Four
Ready to Fumigate
Crisis in Your Pants

Torzan and the Janes!

Idi Annine and the Mama's

Sound in Space

Everyone Dies Screaming

Hollow Moon

High School Mustache

captain and the picards

Entropy Rules!

Bipolar Ex Drummer

Triple A and the Bean

Robust Jamboree

Open Eye Casket

The Bobs

RayGun Virus

Habitual Avenue

Unironic Facial Hair

The Emasculated Mannequins

Patience is Poultice


The Moaning Bishop of Saskatoon


Woundwart and the Owsla

The Boating Boaters!

Burn Down Main Street

Trendy Prototype

Scarecrow Boat

Uncle Rainbow Decapitation

Wild Petey and the Elephants Stolen

Among the other bands in the lineup: Beaked Whale. Prepare yourself!

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