A note from Fest owner Raquel:

Hi everyone! I wanted to thank everyone who came out to support our first Fest of Al! I had such a great time meeting you all! I created Fest of Al because “Weird Al” fans are some of the kindest, inclusive people around. I wanted to give back to the community of fans that I grew up with and celebrate our shared love for all things weird!

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 Weird Al Costume Contest participants with Rick and Alf

Weird Al Costume Contest participants with Rick and Alf

I really want to thank all the people that made this event possible:


Cassie from Plus One Music Consulting for being an all-around fest producing genius.

Lee Putnam and everyone from Rockfan for making all our bands sound awesome!

Rick & Alf for putting so much love into their hosting duties and making us all laugh!

Alamo Drafthouse for our amazing UHF Movie Party!

 Steve from Alamo Drafthouse in full Al regalia

Steve from Alamo Drafthouse in full Al regalia

Kelly Phillips for the sick t-shirt design!

 T-Shirts will be available on the website for purchase soon!

T-Shirts will be available on the website for purchase soon!

All our performers: Polka Folka, Wayne Faust, Smashy Claw, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Zero Day Exploits, Bolonium, Shanna in a Dress, The Gregory Brothers, Amanda Cohen, The “Weird Al” Phabet Podcast, Magic Cyclops, and there’s an ape for that. You all killed it!

 Gregory Brothers perform Bad Hombres/Nasty Women

Gregory Brothers perform Bad Hombres/Nasty Women

Thanks to the band members who participated in panels! We had a lot of great feedback about how fun those were!

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And many, many thanks to everyone who came up to me during the Fest and thanked me! I was so touched to see what a wonderful time everyone was having! (I’m not crying! You’re crying!)

 Wayne Faust @ Fest of Al 2018

Wayne Faust @ Fest of Al 2018

So will there be a second Fest of Al??? Stay tuned!