If you grew up on Seattle rock bands, slap bracelets and Clarissa Explains it All, we have some weekend plans for you: The SuperCoolFunFest, set to go down on Saturday (June 20) from 4 to 9 p.m. at Cumberland Park (592 S 1st St., just on the East Nashville side of the river).
This June Nashville party— apologetically absent from our recent rundown of other upcoming fests — was created to celebrate all things ‘90s, starting with the music.
Nashville’s My So-Called Band isn’t the only My So-Called Band — you can find at least three out there in the digital world that Angelfire and Netscape used to dominate. But we’ll go on record that they’re the best My So-Called Band, regularly delivering such spot-on renditions of ‘90s hits that you’d think they found a time machine and Adam Duritz and Alanis Morissette’s pager numbers.
The band, naturally, will be performing at SuperCoolFunFest, and if past MSCB shows are any indication, you can expect everything from “You Oughta Know” to “This Is How We Do It,” delivered flawlessly by a core band of Nashville rock mainstays (current and former members of Ben Folds’ band, The Privates, Hotpipes and many others) and scary-good guest singers.
Here’s some video evidence:
My So-Called Band won’t be the only ‘90s fun at the fest, though — expect era-appropriate games (Giant Jenga, Skip-it), snap-bracelet can/cup koozies and more, plus some more modern-day indulgences, like food trucks, and a timeless classic: beer.
All the ‘90s nostalgia goes toward a good cause, too: 100 percent of the proceeds from the festival will go toward The Green Beret Foundation, which offers financial assistance to Green Berets and their families.
SuperCoolFunFest tickets are on sale now — general admission is $25, and VIP tickets (which include early access, VIP all-you-can-drink beer lines and more) run $70.
For more, visit the SuperCoolFunFest website. And just thinking out loud, but since it’s supposed to be in the 90s temperature-wise on Saturday too, probably should skip the flannel. But by all means, break out the weird nubby Adidas sports sandals.