There’s a rumble coming to Buffalo. A lot of people talking about it, and the expectations are high. The pin-up community is taking part, as are the rockabillies, the burlesque community, the surf punks, and the garage and horror rock rats.
The 12-hour festival, curated by renowned pin-up photographer/artist Mark Miremont (a local boy at heart), is taking place inside and outside of Mohawk Place.
Rumble in the Rust Belt is a Kustom Kulture undertaking, that is guaranteed to get your engine revving and your heart a thumpin’.
For those free whiling punks, who love of cars, music and burlesque, the festival will highlight the best of the best when it comes to tats, skulls, grease, Kustom cars, Ratrods, classics and choppers. The rumble will also showcase five WNY bands and nine burlesque performers. Look for Miremont to be spinning psychobilly, obscure rockabilly, surf and darkwave.
Following is a rough schedule of the current lineup:
Mark Miremont Presents: RUMBLE IN THE RUST BELT
3pm Car Show starts with DJ music
4pm The Blue Ribbon Bastards – Special set of WNY Rockabilly
5pm Cheetah Whores – The Queens of Garage & “Sharktopus” score
6&11 Surfin Cadavers – (2 Special Sets!) The Kings of Surf/Horror Rock
7pm Car Show Awards- Prizes for best: stock, kustom, ratrod & cycle.
8pm Hell’s Harlots Burlesque – 5 performers
9pm The Stripteasers Burlesque – 4 performers
10pm Johnny Revolting – Evening set celebrating 21 years of WNY Punk
12am The Industry of Life Divine – a midnight set of Darkwave Dance
The Inaugural Rumble in the Rust Belt | TheRumbleUSA.com | 47 E Mohawk Street | Buffalo, New York | (716) 312-9279
August 22, 2105 | 3pm to 3am| Facebook
Gift certificates from Electric Tattoo will be awarded to the best in each class and the cars will be on display until at least 7pm. Then, award ceremony will take place inside.
Admission is only $7, all of which goes to the performers.