The Inaugural Holiday Local Band Merch-Mart is making its debut at Gallery Art Bar in Urbana, and it’s a unique event put together to support our local music scene and get your Christmas shopping done all at the same time. Scheduled for Friday, December 15th, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., this unique gathering offers a twist on holiday shopping. As the event poster says, “Partake in Capitalism Like an Anarchist” and snag a special local band t-shirt as a quirky and memorable Christmas gift for your mother, your neighbor, your boss, or anyone else who appreciates the local music scene. It’s a chance to support your favorite local bands while getting your hands on some cool merch.
The Merch-Mart at Gallery Art Bar isn’t just about shopping; it’s a full-on celebration of local talent. The event features live performances by Clayton Burke, Emily How, Sweetmelk, and Paul Koethiemer, ensuring a lively and engaging atmosphere. In addition to these fantastic acts, the event will host various local bands who will be selling their merchandise.
Expect to see stands from @dad_pride_and_the_east_side_5, @greyslush, @emlyhow, @clayton.burke.band, @_sweetmelk, @fakepolaroidsofpaul, @merrytravelersband, @carriesueandthewoodburners and others. And if you’re a band looking to join the fray as a vendor, reach out to Kenna Mae at [email protected]. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the local music community and grab some one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Inaugural Holiday Local Band Merch-Mart.
Inaugural Holiday Local Band Merch-Mart
Gallery Art Bar
119 W Main St
F Dec 15th, 4:30 p.m.
Free (but buy stuff!)