Sunday, May 17: Rocket-Powered Derby!

Join GRR and the ladies of Bradentucky Bombers’ Nuclear Bombshells on Sunday, May 17, at the Alachua County Fairgrounds (2900 NE 39th Ave.) in Gainesville for some ROCKET-POWERED ROLLER DERBY!

Ticket prices are as follows: $8 in advance (ages 13-and-up) at Hyde & Zeke Records (402 NW 10th Ave.) or brownpapertickets.com; $10 day-of at the door; 12-and-under get in free.

Doors open at 5:30, live music with SURFERS ON ACID begins at 6 and the bout begins at 6:30. BYOB — no glass — and a chair; track-side (aka suicide) floor seating available for 18-and-up. Concessions and merchandise will be available.

As part of GRR’s pledge to give back to the community, in conjunction with this bout Gainesville Roller Rebels is hosting another blood drive with LIFESOUTH (ages 16 and up). The Bloodmobile will open at 5 p.m. to make sure no donor has to miss a minute of the action inside. BONUS: The first 10 on-site donors will get into the event FREE!

After the bout, head downtown to BROPHY’S IRISH PUB (60 SW 2nd St.) for the after-party. (Psst… Happy hour drink specials till 10!)

[Special thanks to Will Jones for the amazing artwork. Check out more of Will’s work online at deviantART.]