KRAB Radio hosts annual concert experience for locals

Charr Davenport
Flora Cash, a husband and wife duo partly from Sweden, plays their first Bakersfield show.

KRAB Radio hosted its 11th annual “Free-4-All” event, sponsored by Monster Energy, at Stramler Park. 

The Free-4-All started to give listeners and music lovers an opportunity to get a concert experience without forcing them to spend so much money.

“We wanted to do this as a “thank you” from the station,” Robin Jones one of KRAB Radio’s host said.

“After dealing with Bakersfield’s heat, we moved the event to the fall to give us a break,” Jones Said.

The show had five bands that performed that night, including Flora Cash, Slothrust, The Brevet, Just Loud, and the Interrupters. As the bands were setting up DJ Michael Hart would play to keep the fans entertained between each set.

The concert set up a “Monster Energy Zone,” which was a small pit area for anyone with a pass to get closer to the bands that played.  

When asked about the Free-4-All Andrew and Emilee Morgan said “There were bands we wanted to see and it was free.” 

The couple met with the band Flora Cash for a meet and greet and said how great it was to have met them. 

Charr Davenport
Leah Wellbaum of Slothrust dances while singing at the KRAB Free-for-All.

“They were really personal,” The Morgan’s said. 

The Morgan’s had mentioned it was there very first Free-4-All and that they hope to do more in their future.

There was more than just music to the event as there was also various vendors selling food and drinks. 

The three hosts of the night Robin Jones, Danny Spanks, and Randy Chavez of “The Woody Show” would come out on stage before and after each band had performed to throw free shirts to the fans and to speak about KRAB Radios other shows and events as well that are to come in the year.

There were some concert goers who even came in costumes. One guy had dressed as Waldo from Where’s Waldo as well.

The night ended with the band The Interrupters who stayed after their setlist to sign  memorabilia, meet fans, and take photos. 

They stayed until every one of their fans had gone home happy.

“It’s amazing to see how Bakersfield supported this show for the past 11 years” Danny Spanks said about the concert.

“Without their support, this would not be possible,” Spanks said.

Charr Davenport
Slothrust, a rock band from Boston, plays during the 11th Annual KRAB Free-for-All.