St. Patrick’s Day, it turns out, isn’t all about drinking and celebrating Irish heritage, even if your family’s not from that country at all. The good folks at the Viking Bar and Grill are hosting the eighth annual Pitch-A-Tent party (taken over from the now-closed Whiskey Dick’s pub) that also celebrates rockin’ local music. Expect the usual St. Patrick’s Day party suspects like pub pong, green beer and bagpipers, as well as 11 local metal, thrash and screamo acts. Per the name, this is a parking lot party with a heated tent. The outside stage is all-ages, the inside pub is not.
— Laura Johnson