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Raising Hell on 24th Street: LAVA’s Annual Halloween Throwdown

Emergency Underworld Alert! 

This Saturday, a rift in spacetime is expected to break open on 24th Street releasing a deluge of poltergeists, demons, and ghouls into Norfolk. Prepare to take shelter – or even better – join in on the terror. 

It’s the 7th Annual LAVA Halloween Extravaganza, and it’s taking over the full block of 24th Street between Toast, Perro Blanco, and The Veil Brewing. Experts are predicting that the show may very well melt your face off or bring you to tears. 

The event features a lineup of fully possessed tribute bands. Over 40 local musicians and bands have come together to form nine one-night only musical assemblages. 

Some of the costumed cover bands are performed by local bands that regularly play together; some of the bands come together just for this event and, in some cases, are meeting for the first time when they started rehearsals for the LAVA Halloween Extravaganza! 

On top of the fantastic lineup of crowd-pleaser covers, the Halloween Extravaganza includes a costume contest for all attendees, a Mystic Market curated by Velvet Witch, and copious refreshments from Perro Blanco, Toast, and the Veil. 

Here’s a sneak peek of this year’s lineup before they break through the spacetime rift this Saturday:

  • Bruce Springsteen

  • performed by Logan Vath, Zach Gehring (Mae, Demons, Logan Vath), John DiGiorgio (Logan Vath, Mean Jesus), Jessica Denniston (Berries, Community Witch), Andrew Benefante (The Last Bison), Jake McCoy (Captive Birds), & Matt Paddock

  • Blondie 

  • performed by Erin Lindgren, Andrew Lindgren, Benjamin Briggs, Charlie Tigner (The Warm Hug), Myles shortrudge (Pinewell ), and Mike Purcell 

  • The Killers 

  • performed by Shandon Flowers, Aaron Lachman (Mae, Obscure Son), Andrew Horton (Goodglass Records), Kyle Craig (Obscure Son), Ryan O’Neil

  • Kate Bush

  • performed by Ana Velez (Community Witch)

  • R.E.M. 

  • performed by Adam Hanson, Stefan Skeeter, Ashley Drake (Pet Name), Drew Armstrong (Pearloid), Mark Brown (Raise Hell Over the Summer)

  • Ween 

  • performed by Joe Welch, Matt Holloman, Jack Gallagher (SICMAN of VA), and Matt Katherman

  • Guided By Voices 

  • performed by Elliot Malvas (You’re Jovian/Obscure Son), Dave Allison (Custom Made Music), Mike Twark (Bantustans/Wandcarver), Will Huberdeau (Obscure Son), Joshua Bizarre (Arms Bizarre)

  • Fall Out Boy 

  • performed by Windsor Dunleavy, Win Kent, Lee Olenyik, Jordan Parker (No Agenda) 

  • The Chicks 

  • performed by Ashley Branton (Velvet Witch) Kaitlin Knight, Genesis Wallace

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