Butcher Babies, Gemini Syndrome, More to Headline Pain in the Grass Second Stage


For the second year in a row, The Rock of Seattle will be expanding the lineup of its annual summer concert, Pain in the Grass, to include a second stage. This second stage, called the Another Century stage, will add seven bands to a bill that already boasts acts such as Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Anthrax at White River Amphitheatre on August 21st.

While last year’s Pain in the Grass side stage boasted such names as Amanda Hardy, New Medicine and Escape the Fate, Pain’s organizers promise that the additions to the second stage will feature some of the biggest and best up-and-coming names in rock. Such names include Butcher Babies, Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric, Righteous Vendetta, Radkey, Painted Wives, and The Black Moods. This lineup comes from the second year of partnership between Another Century and KISW.

Ryan Castle, the Assistant Program and Music Director for KISW, said of the partnership with the record label, “Another Century has such an amazing roster. We’re thrilled to team up with them again this year to bring some of that outstanding talent to Pain in the Grass.”

Don Robertson, who is the President of Sony Music’s Century Label Group, stated: “When our head of radio, Mark Abramson, discussed the possibility of the second stage with KISW’s Ryan Castle last year, I immediately said ‘do it and try to get it for every year!’ Having Stitched Up Heart graduate from last year’s Another Century stage to the main stage this year was inspiring, and our second stage this year is stacked with even more amazing and diverse talent. Thank you KISW for giving these incredible artists a platform to rock from!”

Tickets for Pain in the Grass 2016 are still available at all price levels (excluding sold out experiential packages) and are priced at $86.95 for pit tickets; $76.95, $56.95, $46.95, and $36.95 for reserved seating; and $29.95 each for lawn tickets. In addition, four-packs of lawn tickets will be available for $79.65, but only before August 21st, and while supplies last (four packs will not be for sale at the box office).

KISW is also continuing to give back with their large concerts, and $2 from every ticket purchased will go to the Vitalogy Foundation. For a full breakdown of what each package includes, and to get more information about this summer’s biggest rock show, please visit kiswpaininthegrass.com.

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