Get Downtown! Saturation Fest 08

Be sure to check out the remaining days Saturation Fest 08, which began earlier this week in downtown Riverside.

Saturation Art & Music Festival

The eight-year-old event, which runs through Sunday evening (Oct. 19) at several sites in downtown, brings together the local arts and music community for 6 days of arts and, well, music. Hundreds of artists and over 50 bands — from rock, punk, electronic and hip hop to indie, acoustic, folk and jazz. — will be on hand.
For the all-nighters, there’s tonight’s “Grindhouse” from midnight – 5 a.m. at Back to the Grind with a special performance by Riverside’s very own The BellRays. Both Saturday and Sunday are chock full of events — from the eclectic “Taco Sombrero Ride” by local cycling enthusiasts (including our friend Tanya and her husband Brian) and indie films to hands-on DIY arts workshops and day-long (and late-night) live music. Sunday evening includes a special Q&A with Ian MacKaye — of Minor Threat and Fugazi fame — at the Riverside Art Museum.
While strolling the festival (or while downtown between now and Oct. 25), be sure to check out “Under a Blood Red Sky,” a collection of U2 photographs on display at Division 9 Gallery – South. The images, which have appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and several other publications, were shot by photographer (and local resident) Greg Wigler in 1983 during U2’s widely-known concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver.
So get out and — Get Downtown!

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