Hey, are you busy on Sunday? Do you want a free backpack? How about a cool poster designed by a local artist? Maybe you would like to enjoy some live music while getting cozy around a campfire? All of this could happen for you, and all you have to do is RSVP.

Noisey is the music channel of badass media corporation, VICE, and they teamed up with JanSport, the company famous for middle-school backpack fashions, to present free summer concerts. It’s hard to hate on companies that involve local artists in their promotional events.

The final “Bonfire Session” is happening this Sunday, September 30, 2012 on Treasure Island, where San Francisco will be treated to performances by The Dodos, Geographer, and White Fence. As if that wasn’t enough, Father John Misty will make an appearance. Check out his disturbingly cool video starring Aubrey Plaza as a party monster.

Aaron Bo Heimlich created the silkscreen giveaway poster for the event, drawing inspiration from the location. “Treasure Island isn’t really the idyllic getaway that the name implies,” he said, “but it’s much nicer to think of it as one, and the city is always improving it. I also think there’s nothing more Californian than enjoying the sun as it sets over the Pacific.”

This “Bonfire Session” might seem a little too good to be true, but there is one small catch. An RSVP doesn’t guarantee entry. But have faith and embrace your tentative plans. Noisey/JanSport will send an email to let you know if you are a chosen one. It’s worth a shot. Did I mention the “complimentary beer, food, games, and s’mores?” Wait, what? You’re busy on Sunday? You don’t go out on school nights? Not to worry, Noisey documents the shows, since they know you’re prone to flaking.


Kristin Farr

Kristin Farr is the creator and producer of KQED's Emmy Award-winning web video series, Art School, and she is also a contributing editor for Juxtapoz magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited at galleries around the Bay Area including YBCA, Fifty24SF, Anno Domini and The Bedford Gallery. Her FarrOut art app for iOS was released in 2013. She lives in the East Bay and her favorite color is all of them.

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