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.


PRFBBQLOU2015 Presale Tickets

The PRF BBQ is venturing south for the first time, and you all should venture with it. Many more details to come, but first up venue information, and an opportunity to be first to but tickets in our exclusive Pre-Sale!

We will be updating this page with the schedule and more info as we get it.

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Mag Bar

1398 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208
13 bands, Punk vinyl DJ’s, backyard grill out.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

The Cure Lounge

1481 S Shelby St
Louisville, KY 40206
18+ bands, 3 stages, PRF rock and roll vinyl DJ’s, catered grill food

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

The Cure Lounge

1481 S Shelby St
Louisville, KY 40206
18+ bands, 3 stages, PRF rock and roll vinyl DJ’s, catered grilled food, movie screening.

Presale Tickets!

Choose an option below. You can buy a Saturday/Sunday Two day pass, or a Single Day pass for Saturday or Sunday. Friday night’s show is going to be space available door tickets at the bar.

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Plus a Screening of the “Burn To Shine: Louisville” featuring performances by Shipping News, Dead Child, Bonnie Prince Billy, LORDS, Parlour, VRKTM, Ultra Pulverize and more!

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PRFBBQ2015 Schedule and Tickets

5 days, 6 venues, 50 some odd bands. Food and drink to satiate the most gluttonous kings and queens. Laughter, hugs, joy, awesome time with friends, new and old, all the regular PRF BBQ jam.

Two day passes are sold out. There may be tickets available at the door.

Schedule is subject to, and will most likely change. Set times have not been announced.

The event is 100% not for profit, so after expenses anything raised will go to the Friends of McPherson (CPS School McPherson) and the Center for Changing Lives,

Things you can do now:

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at Livewire Lounge

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at Township

We’ll be screening of Episode One: China of The World Underground with Film maker John Yingling.  We’ll also have live music from The Columbines and a DJ set from The Fuzzbox Chicago DJs.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 at Quenchers

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at K’s Dugout

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at Borelli’s East

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at Borelli’s East


PRF BBQ West 2015 Schedule and Tickets – April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015

Yes, it’s true… the time has come again. PRF West Coast 2015 is happening again!

Passes available here:

  • $30 for a 3 day pass
  • $12/day in advance
  • $15 at the door.

Friday, April 10th

American Steel
1960 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607
All Ages

  • 5:30 Bathysphere
  • 6:15 CHINA – Los Angeles, CA
  • 7:00 ALTO!- Portland, OR[
  • 7:45 Color TV
  • 8:30 The Rutabega – South Bend, IN
  • 9:15 ROLAND
  • 10:00 Replicator
  • 10:45 Kowloon Walled City

Saturday, April 11th

Elbo Room
647 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA, 94110

  • 1:00 Hex Horizontal – Los Angeles, CA
  • 1:45 Cinder Cone – Los Angeles, CA
  • 2:30 Happy Fangs
  • 3:15 Freeway Park – Seattle, WA
  • 4:00 Vulgar Trade
  • 4:45 SEMINARS – Seattle, WA
  • 5:30 The Bismarck – Seattle, WA
  • 6:15 Cartographer
  • 7:00 Glose – Seattle, WA
  • 7:45 Survival Knife – Olympia, WA

Sunday, April 12th

American Steel
1960 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607
All Ages

  • 2:00 BBQ and Karaoke Underground
  • 3:00 Reptoid
  • 3:45 Spider Heart
  • 4:30 Bone And Bell – Portland, OR
  • 5:15 The Loyalists
  • 6:00 Porch
  • 6:45 Chung Antique – Seattle, WA
  • 7:30 Many Mansions (fmrly Orandnot) Portland, OR
  • 8:15 The Mass
  • 9:00 Whatfunlifewas
  • 9:45 Love Moon
Thundersnow 2015

PRF Thundersnow 2015 Tickets and Schedule

February 20th through the 22nd, PRF Thundersnow returns to the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone, Michigan. Rooms are currently sold out, but feel free to call and put yourself on the wait list.

You can also stay at the Bay View Motel, which is only about 1/4 mile away. You’ll be able to purchase meal tickets at the Terrace so that you can still eat with everyone else!.

Weekend Passes:

* People staying at the Terrace shouldn’t buy them now, spots are reserved for you.


  • 9:00-9:30 Fake Limbs (CHI)
  • 9:35-10:05 Korean Jeans (CHI)(floor stage)
  • 10:10-10:40 Heavy Hand (MKE)
  • 10:45-11:15 Chung Antique (SEATTLE)(floor stage)
  • 11:20-11:50 Hungry Man (CHI)
  • 12:00-??? PRF Cover Sets


  • 2:30-3:00 Terminal Orchestra (MQT)
  • 3:05-3:35 Reverb Bomb (Thunder Bay, ON)(floor stage)
  • 3:40-4:10 Burn Permits (CHI)
  • 4:15-4:45 Che Guevara T-Shirt (Albany, NY)(floor stage)
  • 4:50-5:20 MegaMaul (CHI)
  • 5:45-6:15 Jap Herron (CHI)
  • 6:20-6:50 New China (Austin, TX)(floor stage)
  • 6:55-7:25 Nonagon (CHI)
  • EAT!
  • 9:00-9:35 The Rutabega (South Bend, IN)
  • 10:00-??? LOW (Duluth, MN)
  • ???-???+30m Gay Name (CHI)


  • 3:05-3:35 The Spoils (Austin, TX) (floor stage)
  • 3:40-4:10 cmn ineed yr hlp (CHI)
  • 4:15-4:45 Exa Teks (CHI)(floor stage)
  • 4:50-5:20 Transmontane (CHI)
  • 5:45-6:15 Split Pricks (Dubuque, IA)
  • 6:20-6:50 Stomatopod (CHI)(floor stage)
  • 6:55-7:25 The Grey Beast (MQT)
  • EAT!
  • 9:00-9:30 Body Futures (Milwaukee, WI)
  • 9:45-10:15 Six Acre Lake (New York, NY)
  • 10:30-??? The Cell Phones (CHI)

BBQ Art Absurdity

The PRF faithful are pretty artful, even if their subjects may often turn profane or absurd. At Thundersnow, I drew some pictures with people on one of the back tables. Now I guess I’ve started a tradition of leaving random paper and art supplies where people will be chilling, and letting them contribute whatever crazy stuff they feel like drawing. This BBQ we got plenty of goofy crayon scribbles; but also some remarkably creepy pen work (“Ann Landers”), cartooning telling stories about the weekend, and of course an astronaut riding a penis shooting a rainbow.