Explore the world of the PRF BBQ. Started in 2009, in a basement in the city of Chicago, The PRF BBQ’s have spread to New York, and Austin, soon to be followed by Copenhagen and Oakland.


PRF BBQ 2018

Thursday, 6/21

Friday 6/22 The Columbines’ Friday Night Bonfire at IBW
415 N Sangamon (N Sangamon & W Kinzie)
The Cell Phones
The Columbines
cmn i need yr hlp
Fuzz Box DJs
Life on Mercury
Tijuana Hercules

Saturday 6/23 – Nonagon Presents Saturday at Workshop 4200
4200 W Diversey – Please use the main entrance on Tripp
The Austerity Program
Body Futures
Bone and Bell
The Gary
Maple Stave
Nicholas Papador
Photo Curio
The Rutabega

Sunday 6/24 – OUT Presents Sunday at Workshop 4200
Brief Candles
Fucker Jr.
God Eaters
Heroes of Like Erie
Hungry Man
Korean Jeans
Mint Mile
New Standards Men
Small Awesome
These Estates

Want to go? Donate $40 via Paypal to to get on the donor list. Donors get into all 4 events.

Donations and raffle proceeds – minus expenses which we are doing our best to keep modest as hell – will be split 50/50 between Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and Sarah’s Circle.



Q: Where is this happening?
Friday Night: IBW Illuminated Brew Works located at 415 N Sangamon (N Sangamon & W Kinzie) in Chicago’s West Loop.
Saturday & Sunday: Workshop 4200 is located at 4200 W Diversey (W Diversey & N Tripp) in Chicago. Please use the main entrance located on Tripp Avenue.

Q: I can only go to one night, do I still have to donate $40?
A: Hell yes, where else are you going to eat, drink, and watch 6-16 great bands for $40?

Q: Can I repost this elsewhere?
A: No, this information is available everywhere it needs to be.

PRF West Coast 2018 Tickets On Sale

PRF West Coast 2018 tickets are now on sale! This year will be May 18–20th at The Golden Bull in Oakland.

Notice: Ticket Pre-Sales Have Ended!

A full, 3-day pass is $30. Single-day tickets are available for $12 ($15 at the door). Advance tickets are available for purchase via Paypal below (tickets will be available at will-call for pickup at the door).

Choose Day

Friday, May 18 — 6pm

Glowing Brain (ex Nervous, Love Moon, whatfunlifewas, Lysine)
Modern Man
Vulgar Trade

Saturday May 19 — 6pm

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends
the tunnel
Hurry Up Shotgun
The Loyalists
Silence Mill

Sunday, May 20 — 6pm

Drug Apts
Tiki Dreamers (Justin Trosper of Unwound w/ members of Drug Apts)
Rip Room
Shame Waves
Color TV
Glass Factory

Choose Day

PRF West Coast 2018 — May 18–20th

PRF West Coast 2018 will be May 18–20th at The Golden Bull in Oakland. More info on tix, etc. to come.


PRF South – April 14th and 15th, 2018

Hello friends. We enjoy visiting you all a few times a year in the midwest (and midwest adjacent), and have spoken highly of our town, Durham, North Carolina, during said visits. Many of you have expressed interest in coming this way, so we decided to give you an opportunity. We are proud to announce PRF South, taking place April 14 and 15, 2018 here in Durham, NC. If you are interested in participating, please let us know, we look forward to having you.

PRF Campout 2017

October 20 – October 22
PRF Camp Out 2017
Make your reservations here!

Music! Boats! Activities! Campfires! Games! Hugs!

Please join us for two nights of music, campfires, food, activities, and the Gathering of the Huggalos! This is an all-ages event, bring the kids!

NOTE: per camp rules, alcohol and/or pets are not allowed on the premises.
Korean Jeans
the rutabega
The Safes
Sycamore Smith
Woolen Lover
Bon Air
The Chanteymen
Gay Name
Lars From Metallica
Heavy Hand
Hungry Man

Many bands, along with campfires, boats, bunk beds, hugs, climbing walls, and other stuff we think up at probably the last minute.

Most importantly, your participation helps provide a summer camp experience for kids who cannot otherwise afford it.

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