About

Founder/CEO: David Bash

Executive Vice President: Rina Bardfield

Web Design: Lecompton Alternate

Art Director: Steve Stanley

Graphic Design/Layout for print programs: Jim Horan

 
International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival which has been held for the past eighteen years in Los Angeles. We have also held IPO for various years in Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit, Atlanta, Portland, Nashville, Austin, Vancouver, and Toronto, as well as in Liverpool (at the world famous Cavern Club), and London, UK! In 2015, we held our first ever IPO in Stockholm, Sweden, and it was amazing!! We are currently having an excellent 2016 season!

 

The dates and locations of the IPO festivals in 2016 are as follows (subject to change):

 

Phoenix…………………………………………….March 12

Detroit………………………………………………April 7-9

Chicago…………………………………………..April 14-23

Nashville……………………………………………..May 6-8

Liverpool………………………………………….May 17-24

Stockholm…………………………………………May 27-29

San Diego……………………………………..July 22 and 23

Los Angeles………………………………..July 29-August 7

San Francisco………………………………… August 11-14

Portland………………………………………. August 17-20

Seattle………………………………………….August 25-28

Vancouver………………………….August 31-September 3

New York………………………………………November 2-6

Boston……………………………………….November 9-12

Toronto……………………………………..November 16-19

Atlanta………………………………………..December 2-4

Austin………………………………………..December 8-10

 

Each International Pop Overthrow features between 25-180 of the best pop bands from around the world. Everyone from the bands to the spectators has a wonderful time, and although we’re all exhausted by the end, we part company with one prevailing thought: “I can’t wait to do it again next year!”

 

The purpose of International Pop Overthrow is two-fold: one aim is to give every worthy band who’d like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and the other is to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves. We have made great strides to that end, garnering press in several noteworthy papers and blogs in each city in which we hold the festival, and creating a very positive buzz about pop music within the independent music community. In addition, every artist who plays the festival feels as if they’re part of something fulfilling, being on bills with like-minded artists with whom they can bond, and playing in front of an audience who will “get” their music.

 

The IPO website will be constantly updated as event particulars develop and change. Please make sure to check the site regularly.

 

I want to personally thank, from the bottom of my heart, every artist, spectator, advertiser, sponsor, and staff member who has given their time and efforts to be a part of International Pop Overthrow. We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

All you need do is ask anyone who ventured from near and far to come to IPO if they found the trip worthwhile, and we think you’ll be convinced that International Pop Overthrow is an event that you won’t want to miss! We hope to see all of you at future IPOs.

 

David Bash
International Pop Overthrow

 

 

For Questions about International Pop Overthrow, e-mail David Bash at intlpop@earthlink.net

 

You can submit to International Pop Overthrow through our sponsor, Sonicbids, by going to www.sonicbids.com