What The F@%K Is Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival?

We suggest you read our “What is PRB” bio to get all the details about how PRB came to be, but in short, it’s a get together of 15,000 of your fellow punk rockers, in the only city crazy enough to have us, Las Vegas!

I Don’t Want To Read Your Stinking Bio, Just Tell Me The Details!

Fine. Here’s what you punks need to know:

  • PRB in it’s entirety goes from Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28, 2018 in Downtown Las Vegas
  • The Outdoor Music Festival runs Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28 (3 Days)
    • Doors: 2:30pm – Ends: 10:30pm
  • Festival is ALL AGES
  • Festival Lineup, Set Times, Band Bios & Videos Here
  • ALL TICKETS ARE NONREFUNDABLE! This means, NO exchanges or cancellations.
  • NO RE-ENTRY at the festival
  • Late Night Club Shows Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28 (4 Days)
  • All Club Shows are 21+ and require ID 
  • Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament (SOLD OUT) goes down at the the Nugget on Friday, May 25, check-in at 5pm
  • Amateur Bowling Tournament with $8k in cash prizes happens before the festival Saturday, May 26, finals on Sunday
  • Killer (free!) Pool Parties at the Oasis at Gold Spike with bands like the Briefs and Larry and His Flask, plus Dj’s! Saturday, May 26 – Monday, 28 (3 Days).
  • Comedy, lounge acts, punk rock movie screenings, merch & food vendors, an art show & more!
More Festival Info:
  • The Festival is RAIN OR SHINE
  • Festival doors are at 2:30pm and ends at 10:30pm, just before the club shows start!
  • General Admission is Standing Room all the way to the stage with bleachers in the back
  • Air Conditioned bathrooms for all!
  • There’s a 6000 sq. ft. shaded Beer Garden with seating, lots of incredible Food Vendors & Cheap Drinks!
  • The surrounding buildings provide shade in the afternoon!
  • Live video screens so you can see the show from almost anywhere in the lot!
  • Bars accept cash & credit cards
  • ATM’s on site
  • There is an ADA Viewing Platform for those who need it
  • Each 3 day pass has a unique barcode which allows entrance to the festival once each day. You can print the pass or present it at the entrance on your mobile device. Same barcode gets you in all 3 days. Only one use per day. Anyone can use the pass, doesn’t matter what name is on the ticket.
  • If you buy a ticket from any other outlet than SeeTickets, Vegas odds say it’s probably a fake.
Can I Bring (insert obscure item of choice) With Me To The Festival?
  • Studs: YES
  • Spikes or Sharp Objects: NO
  • Per LVMPD : Small clutch purse/bag: YES, but can be no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Per LVMPD : Standard sized bags: YES, but the must be SEE-THROUGH
  • Per LVMPD : Non-see-through Backpacks, Purses or Camelbaks: NO
  • Non-Professional Cameras/Digital Cameras: YES
  • Professional Cameras with Removable Lens: NO
  • Photo or Video Equipment: NO. Leave your damn Selfie Stick at home!
  • Outside Food and/or Beverages: NO, we will have a variety of food trucks for all carnivores and herbivores! List coming soon!
  • Weapons: NO! (If you’re questioning if an item is considered a “weapon”, don’t bring it! Permit or Not, we don’t give AF! Don’t bring it.)
  • Animals: NO. The only Animal allowed is Anti-Nowhere League’s Animal.
  • Medication: YES, but you will have to provide documentation at the front gate & we will be happy to help accommodate you
Will I Be Searched? Will My Approved Bag Be Searched?

Yes. EVERYONE will be searched upon entrance to the festival and club shows. Deal with it. All approved bags will also be searched.

Are The Events ALL AGES?
  • The outdoor music festival is ALL AGES. Kids under 8 get in free and do not need a ticket.
  • The Club Shows are 21+! EVERYONE must have a valid Driver’s License or Passport, NO EXCEPTIONS! (Yes, this means you too, old punks!)
I Want To Go To Everything! What’s The Best Deal!?!

We recommend the 3 Day Festival Pass which gets you into all 3 days of the festival.

Buying a festival pass is the best bang for your buck, so we recommend it. Typically we do sell out so it’s best to get your 3 Day Pass while they are available!

If you buy a ticket from any other outlet than See Tickets, it could be a fake. We scan tickets so don’t take the risk of getting scammed!

We are also have a few “Monday Only” Bundle Options that include a hotel room, tickets to the festival and posters!

Each 3 Day Pass or VIP Pass Purchased before February 2nd, will include one access code for an Exclusive Club Show Presale. The barcode number on each 3 day pass is your code which will allow you presale access when our club shows go on sale March 3.

There will be a purchase limit of 1 club show ticket per day (up to 3 club show tickets total) Club show tickets almost always sell out in minutes, so this gives you the opportunity to beat the mad rush. 3 Day Passes sold after February 2nd, will not come with a presale access code. Single Day Tickets will not come with a presale access code.

What are these legendary “Club Shows” I keep hearing about?
  • The Club Shows feature utterly insane lineups, in the most intimate of settings over 4 nights!
  • These late night shows take place AFTER the festival is over and all the venues are walking distance so you won’t miss a thing!
  • There will be 60+ bands playing at club shows that won’t be playing the festival!
  • Club Shows are 21+
  • Club Shows tend to sell out VERY quickly!
  • 3 Day Passes with Club Show Pre-sale Access Codes are on sale until February 2nd. After that, you can still purchase a 3 Day Pass, but there will be no Presale Access Codes with those tickets.
  • Presale (Access Codes Required) is from 10am-2pm PST, March 3rd
  • Public Sale (No Access Codes Needed) starts at 2pm PST, March 3rd
What Are the VIP PASSES All About & What Do I Get? (SOLD OUT!!!)
  • Club Show Pre-Sale Access Code
  • 3 Free Drinks per day  ($72 Retail value)
  • 1 Festival T-Shirt  ($20 Retail Value)
  • 1 Limited edition PRB 20 Year Anniversary Hardcover Coffee Table Book  ($40 retail value) (NEW!)
    • (featuring 20 years of PRB art, band tales, your photos & more)
  • Separate VIP entrance into the festival (avoid the line!)
  • Two level viewing section with shade and seating
  • Close to stage viewing area (NEW!)
  • Misters
  • Private VIP Bars
  • Air Conditioned full bathrooms (need we say more!)
  • VIP Food Vendors (NEW!)
Something Came Up, Can I Get a Refund For My Ticket?

Sorry to hear that, but all ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

A band I wanted to see cancelled or was pulled from the lineup, can I get a refund?

As we mentioned, all tickets to PRB events are nonrefundable. Life happens and sometimes that means a band that was scheduled to play can no longer perform. The show must go on!

Where Should I stay & Do You Offer Any Special Room Rates?

We have a few “Monday Only” Bundle Options that include a hotel room at the Golden Nugget, tickets to the festival and posters!

We had PRB weekend room blocks at the Golden Nugget Hotel and the Oasis at the Gold Spike, but they SOLD OUT in record time this year. If you head to our Hotel Page, there is a listing of other hotels in the downtown area.

We recommend you purchase your tickets and rooms as soon as you can. You do NOT need to purchase a room to purchase tickets. Purchasing a room does NOT include tickets for any event. All tickets are a separate purchase. Room info is available on the PRB website, but you will save substantially over the hotels regular prices when you purchase the 3 or 4 night special deal.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! (Map at bottom of page)
  • The festival site, hotels and clubs are all within blocks of each other, no more than a 5-10 minute walk.
  • The location of the festival stage is at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center and is so close to the Golden Nugget Hotel, you could puke on it!
  • You can take a Lyft, Uber or Cab from the airport for around $15 each way. If you stay on the “Strip” you’re looking at a $15-$20 ride share to downtown each day and another one back, so you’re gonna spend extra cash!
  • We highly recommend you take advantage of the PRB hotel rooms deals so you can be close to all the action!

Bowling Info

Is There Really a Bowling Tournament?

Yes, hence the name Punk Rock Bowling! Get the full details on our Bowling Page!

PRB is an AMATUER Bowling Tournament for FUN! We do not allow pro, semi-pro, amateur tournament or hi roller league bowlers to bowl as it would be unfair to the 98% of bowlers in our tournament who cannot compete with these “elite” bowlers. If you attempt to enter a team member who is overqualified you will be subject to immediate disqualification and a lifetime ban. If in doubt whether your team member is overqualified to bowl at PRB, please email us at bowling@byorecords.com. 

Cancellation Policies and Rules

I Can’t Make It To PRB, Can I Get a Refund On Tickets, For My Hotel Room and/or Bowling Registration?

There are NO refunds or cancellations on tickets. Each ticket has a unique bar code and can only be used once. The name appearing on the ticket is the name of the person that paid for the ticket, but anyone can use the ticket. You will only need I.D. for the Festival shows if you are drinking. If you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by someone over 18 when you enter the festival. The lineup is subject to change at any time, sometimes bands can’t make it for reasons beyond our/their control or they simply breakup without warning.

If you have any other questions regarding Tickets, please contact See Tickets:

Email: help@seetickets.us

Or call: 323-908-0607, 8am – 7pm PT, Mon – Sat

When you purchase a bowling team and/or room through the PRB website you agree that you will pay a $20 cancellation fee for each team and/or room you cancel.

  • May 1, 2018, is the Last day for team/room refund (less $20 per room/team cancellation fee).
  • After May 1, 2018, you will be charged a 30% cancellation fee.
  • May 15, 2018 is the FINAL DAY for refunds for room/team reservations (less 30% cancellation fee).
  • We realize hotels offer varying cancellation policies, but please note that by purchasing your room through our block, you are subject to these terms in order to receive the discounted rate that we are offering. We absolutely cannot provide refunds, either in full or partial, after this date.


Hotels do not allow anyone under the age of 21 to book rooms. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to occupy a room without the person who is 21+ that booked the room staying in that room for the time it is booked. Hotel rooms are sold on a double occupancy basis. Requests for providing additional items for additional people (cots, pillows, towels, blankets etc.) may be subject to additional fee’s charged directly by the hotel. We want everyone to have a great time, however we also want the hotels to be happy and invite us back. So please be courteous and respectful to hotel staff and guests.

I Bought My Hotel Room Through PRB, Now What?

You should have received a confirmation email shortly after you made payment. If you did not, email help@seetickets.us and they will assist you. When you arrive at the hotel, one of the people who’s name is on the reservation will be required to present a government issued ID (drivers license, passport, ID card) matching that name at the check in desk of the hotel you booked. Your room was prepaid through the PRB room block via your booking on our website, however the hotel will require you to put a credit card imprint (any card, does not need to be the one used to pay PRB for the room) on file to hold as a “deposit” for any extra charges or potential damages. If you have any changes for your room they must be emailed to help@seetickets.us.

If you have specific requests, (e.g. handicap rooms, adjoining rooms, switch from a smoking to non, etc) please call the hotel no more than one week before you check in and they will do their best to take care of you.

I Called The Hotel & They Don’t Have My Reservation. What gives?

If you have any specific questions about your reservation, contact See Tickets directly at help@seetickets.us. They don’t turn in the list to the hotel until the beginning of May so that’s why calling the hotel will not get any answers.

I Purchased A Hotel Room, But It Says Friday-Sunday, But I Want To Check Out On Monday

All room registrations through PRB have a Monday morning or Tuesday morning check out. Examples:

A Friday through Sunday reservation means your check out day is Monday morning.

A Friday through Monday reservation means your check out day is Tuesday morning.

I’m Coming To Vegas Early / Leaving Late & Want To Book Extra Nights, But You Don’t Offer Them On The Website?

We don’t get any special rates for nights before or after our block. We recommend you book those extra nights directly with the hotel & contact the hotel by phone or email a few days before you arrive & request keeping the same room for your entire stay. They assure us they will do their best to accommodate, but we have no control of this and they cannot guarantee anything.

Click Here for all Official PRB Event Locations & Addresses

Punk Rock Bowling Events Location Map

How Do I Get my Kick Ass Band On One Of The PRB Shows?

Our shows are booked months ahead of time. We have a long list of bands that would love to play, but you are welcome to email us at prbbands@punkrockbowling.com with your information (please just send a link to your music, bandcamp, youtube, etc. DO NOT SEND FILES) and we’ll add you to this list. IF we have a spot for your band, we’ll email you. Follow up emails by bands asking for a spot will definitely NOT help your chances, so please DON’T bother!

Important Info on 3 Day Festival Passes with Club Show Presale Access Codes
  • All 3 Day Festival Passes purchased before12am (PST), February 2nd, will come with an Access Code for an Exclusive Club Show Presale
  • Each Access Code will give you the opportunity to buy 1 ticket per show (3 shows max). This will ensure you will get the best chance of getting the club shows you want!
  • Tickets for the Club Shows will be on sale on March 3rd.
  • Your unique Presale Access Code is the BARCODE on your Festival ticket.
  • 3 Day Festival Passes purchased AFTER February 2nd will not include Presale Access Codes.
  • Single Day Festival Tickets are on sale, but do not include Presale Access Codes.

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We hope you found the answers you are looking for here. If not, piss off! (Just Kidding!) Shoot us an email us at info@punkrockbowling.com and we will do our best to answer your questions!

(Updated 4.15.18)