The mayhem and insanity of GWAR will once again take over Hadad’s Lake on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the 6th Annual GWAR-B-Q as a musical onslaught takes over three stages. Bands performing all day include Clutch, the Descendents, Dead Earth Politics, Cro-Mags, Ringworm, American Sharks, Down, The Dickies, Ghoul, Mutoid Man, Child Bite, Goatwhore, mc chris, Cancer Bats, Valkyrie, and RPG, followed by the almighty GWAR.

And the day before GWAR-B-Q, the B4BQ event at the National will bring a full day of eardrum-blasting metal from Coal Chamber, Arch Enemy, Fear Factory, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, and Beyond Creation.

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And watch a video of bassist/singer Michael “Blothar” Bishop speaking at TEDxRVA about Richmond’s regional identity.