Don't be intimidated by a music festival where One Direction isn't playing. Your kids are welcome to rock out with the grownups as long as they're accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, they must sit out on the Club Shows; those are restricted to people 21 and over. There's nothing to worry about, though, because Punk Rock Bowling is jam-packed with age-appropriate activities for your kids to enjoy.
It All Starts on the Internet
Good on you for wanting to attend one of the most unique festivals in the world. That being said, you better have a solid handle on remembering dates and times. When PRB makes an announcement on ticket sales, you'll need to have a quick clicking finger in order to snag some tickets. The festival states that tickets can only be purchased in advanced on the website. If the Internet Gods decide to screw you over, you can try your luck on the day of the festival in case any shows haven't sold out. They can be purchased at the box office by the festival's entrance. Being prepared is always the best strategy; you can even join PRB's mailing list to get the latest information on tickets, announcements, etc.
Punk Rock Bowling offers a couple of sweet discounts if you're shacking up in a Las Vegas hotel. You can book the participating hotel of your choice only through the festival's website. The deals are offered in three- or four-day bookings, so it's wise to plan a long weekend stay well in advance.
Making the Trek
You'll be rockin' and bowlin' as soon as you land at McCarran International Airport in Paradise, Nevada. It's a mere five miles from downtown Las Vegas, and there's no shortage of taxi cabs and public buses to get you downtown. Those making the road trip will want to hop on I-15, the major highway that connects Las Vegas to several U.S. cities in the West.
Punk is an attitude and an expression of uniqueness, among other things. Come as you are and you'll fit right in with this tight-knit community.