The 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial have been detailed. In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, who recently passed away, a special memorial event will be held free to the public from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM only on August 15th, 2014 at Hadad's Lake (located at 7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231). Fans, friends, family will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they toast with a Gwar beer in hand.
In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q's, Slave Pit Inc. has revealed the first bands confirmed for the event. Heavyweights such as: Hatebreed, Kepone, Body Count, Meatmen, Revocation, Iron Reagan, Goatwhore, Noisem, and more. For a full lineup of bands, visit the official website.
This year's clip heavily features Oderus Urungus' final film performance. Although, Oderus will not be there physically, his spirit will reign over the event. You can make a donation to the Dave Brockie Fund and purchase the official Dave Brockie tribute shirt here.
The Dave Brockie Fund "is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave's body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Fund will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave's vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The fund's first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man."