Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

The Ultimate 30th Birthday Bash Weekend Celebration, GWAR B-Q ’15


Presented once again by Slave Pit Inc. and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue (http://ringdogrescue.org),  GWAR is piling up the fun like bodies on a heap. Their 30th birthday bash will be the best thing to happen on earth since the wheel. The biggest and baddest event of this or any summer is drawing closer and Bohabs across the world are making plans to descend upon beautiful Richmond, Virginia for The 6th Annual GWAR B-Q!  What was once a one day festival has mutated into a three day extravaganza and grown to a size barely recognizable from its previous iterations – now sporting eight heads and functioning male and female naughty bits. Check out the brand new commercial that details the entire weekend’s events HERE!

The pre-party kick off starts Friday August 14th with the B4BQ.  The B4BQ takes places at The National in Richmond, VA and features a full day of the best face melting head banging metal bands around anywhere, including the entire Summer Slaughter Tour Lineup, Fear Factory and Coal Chamber!  Doors at 2:00pm. Tickets for the show are available for purchase HERE.

The main event, the GWAR B-Q, showcasing punk and heavy metal royalty, takes place at Hadad’s Water Park on Saturday August 15th.  Advance tickets are available now:

VIP Tickets (Includes Express Lane Wristband)  can be purchased HERE

Deluxe Tickets (Includes Express Lane Wristband) can be purchased HERE

Standard Tickets can be purchased HERE

Express Lane Wristbands can be purchased HERE

And the Saturday fun doesn’t end. Once GWAR B-Q security catapults you off Hadad’s premises, more drunken depravity awaits at the GWafter Party held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Indulge in some of Richmond’s best locally brewed beer and listen as the Creep-A-Zoids, Today’s the Day, and if you’re lucky, Occultist provide that night’s soundtrack to your miserable life’s existence.

And lastly, drench your hangover on Sunday, August 17th with more sauces and libations as GWAR throws a thank-you bash with the inaugural BRUTAL BRUNCH in Abner Clay Park. Experience the best of intergalactic cuisine right across the street at the new GWARbar located in Richmond’s flourishing art district, Jackson Ward. It all reeks with the class of a morning after pill…er, chill. Morning after chill.

Of course this astounding weekend and the GWAR B-Q itself, could not take place without the following amazing sponsors… all open-minded entities brave enough to support your Lords and Masters, GWAR, who have graciously decided to allow them all to live:

Ring Dog Rescue: GWAR B-Q’s Keystone Sponsor: Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to the “Pit Bull type dogs”, which is defined as any dog having bulldog lineage. They are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Visit http://ringdogrescue.org  Ring Dog Rescue to see a current listing of adoptable pit bulls from our own rescue as well as other rescue friends and those who have opened their door to an orphaned pit bull in private rescues.

Pabst Blue Ribbon-Sponsoring the Scumdog Stage: Home of GWAR.

Pabst Blue Ribbon has long been the unofficial drink of punk rock in Richmond, Virginia. Numerous fancy pants beer companies spend their money on multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, but PBR is about putting out a good product and bringing true value to consumers.  In their own words: “We want to be there when you’re having fun, which is why PBR believes in supporting the communities that support us.  Our distinction as the fastest growing American lager in the country tells us we’ve found a pretty good recipe.”

Cigar City Brewery: A specialty batch of Oderus Ale is being brewed exclusively for the 6th

annual GWAR B-Q by Cigar City Brewing from Tampa FL. Food, Fun, Babes, Sun. Life’s not like that. Oderus Ale, when life gets a little too real.

Monster Energy Drink: The Official Energy Drink of GWAR. Kill! Kill! Kill!!! They have their own stage too… not coincidentally known as the Slaughterama Stage!

Mt. Baker Vapor: Home of the Official E-Cigarette “GWAR Fluids” and MVP Wraps.

Metal Blade Records:Independent Metal label since 1982 and home of your Scumdogs, GWAR.

Metal Injection:GWAR B-Q‘s official media sponsor!  Original metal documentaries, up to the minute metal news, tour dates, reviews and opinion. Get your fix!

Enemy Ink: Merchandise company from Orlando, FL.  Enemy Ink is an artist driven company with punk rock roots, and they have built their reputation on fair dealings and cutting edge printing techniques.

Lamp Lighter Roasting Company RVA:  Specialty coffeehouse and roastery with 3 locations serving RVA.  Lamp Lighter emphasizes fair trade, community, great fun, and awesome food.

Sugar Shack RVA: Fresh, local, handcrafted and, most importantly, GWAR‘s favorite donuts.

bBd’s:  Beer, Burgers, Desserts imported all the way from Long Island, New York!

IndieMerch:An industry-leading merchandising company for bands and brands with some of the most advanced manufacturing capabilities and distribution.

Jak Prints: Jakprints is your friend in the print industry with high-quality, affordable, eco-friendly products in Full Color Printing; Label and Sticker Printing; Embroidery and Apparel Printing; and Large Format or Banner Printing.

Blakhart Guitars: Raising the most brutal family in music! The only guitars Pustulus plays!

Tatuaje Cigars: Makers of the CiGWAR and the finest handcrafted tobaccos manufactured at the El Rey de los Habanos factory in Miami, Florida, and at Tabacalera Cubana S. A. (TACUBA) in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Havana Connections:  Virginia’s number one tobacconist. With five locations, they offer the largest assortment of puros and are the exclusive seller of the CiGWAR. Be on the look out for CiGWAR No. 2 to be released at the 2015 GWAR B-Q.

Justen Bieber