ABOUT PUNKS FOR PRESENTS
Punks For Presents has been a beloved Richmond, Virginia tradition for the last 12 years. Our holiday themed tribute shows span musical genres beyond punk to include metal, goth, industrial, rock ‘n’ roll and more. With every passing year, we expand not only the styles of music you can expect, but spread further across our city through multiple dates and venues.
Everything we do is for our community – we’re proud to be an organization that can say 100% of proceeds go directly to help those who need it most. Our approach is straightforward: All profits from the door cover, donations, raffle, and merchandise sales are added up when the events are completed and used to purchase presents for hospitalized children in our area. We personally handpick the best gifts for kids of all ages from Toys R Us as well as local shops such as World of Mirth, then hand deliver everything straight to The Children’s Hospital of Richmond.
2017 has shown the largest expansion in Punks for Presents history, more than we even expected. We kicked off this year earlier by debuting our first ever “Christmas In July” event at Hardywood Brewery, raising over $2,500 in one day! We have no plans to slow down as we’ve added a 5th event to our December roster. Help us make a difference this holiday season, let’s turn this into our biggest year yet!
Punks for Presents would like to thank everyone who has ever been involved in our events, from attending a show to donating/sponsoring or volunteering – we wouldn’t be here without you! We want to extend an extra special thank you to all the musicians who have donated their time and talent to put together the tribute bands we know and love. Below is OUR tribute to these bands with every past and present act.