Southern California ska-punk band Save Ferris are bringing their distinct sounds to Rock The Block at the outdoor stage at 601 E. Fremont St. in Downtown Las Vegas. Presented by Smash Magazine, Save Ferris will perform Thursday, May 4, 2023. Tickets start at $25 plus applicable fees for general admission and are on sale now at smashmagazine.com. Guests must be 21 years or older and doors are at 7 p.m.
Save Ferris is a ska-punk band formed in Orange County, California circa 1995. Their name is a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Lead by the inimitable front-woman Monique Powell, the band enjoyed mainstream success in the late 1990s with radio hits, constant touring and appearances on a variety of television shows and movies.
As favorites of KROQ radio’s legendary Rodney on the Rock, Save Ferris became a regular presence on LA’s KROQ radio. Later that year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave the band a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, earning them a recording contract with Epic Records (SONY).
The band released their debut full-length album for Epic in 1997. “It Means Everything” featured several re-recorded tracks from the EP, several new songs, a cover of Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen,” which the band released as their first official single, and what was to become their most successful single.