DIY promoter Jason Trefts injured in bike crash on eve of 2017 Boston Fuzzstival



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As we’ve stated many times in the past, the annual Fuzzstival is one of Boston’s most vital musical and artistic gatherings, a result of the tireless work of DIY show promoter and booking agent Jason Trefts. This year’s event, a three-day/night affair that begins tonight at the Massasoit Elks Lodge in Cambridge, has gotten off to a rough start, as Trefts, known for his countless shows under the Illegally Blind banner, was injured earlier this week in a bike crash.

The nominee for Music Promoter of the Year in the 2017 Boston Music Awards has broken his knee and knee and fractured his tibia.


“I got into a bike accident today on my way to work,” Trefts writes yesterday on Facebook. “A car pulled over into the bike lane abruptly in front of me and I applied the brakes and tried to swerve around the car but my back tire slid out from under me to the right. I put my left foot down to help me not slam into the car and went straight down. I don’t feel like anyone was to blame, it was truly just a matter of my bike tire being on some slippery dirt on the road. After some tests I was diagnosed with a broken knee and a fractured tibia. Not my favorite thing, especially the day before Fuzzstival starts.”

As Fuzzstival goes from tonight at the Elks to tomorrow night’s slate at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville and then Saturday’s all-day affair at Somerville’s ARTFarm for Social Innovation, Trefts suddenly won’t be fully mobile.

“I’m gonna be on crutches for a while but I’m itching to start the rehab already,” he adds. “Just another damn road bump but I’ll be fine. If anyone wants to volunteer to help out this weekend I could probably use some help setting up and taking stuff down on Saturday in particular. Oh, and go to Boston Fuzzstival 2017 if you’re around and that kind of thing interests you. It’s gonna be fun.”

This year’s Fuzzstival is the fifth of its kind, and while it began as a sort of garage and psych festival, it has now expanded to include all sorts of styles across its 30 participating bands and artists. Tickets are $15 for each day, and a three-day pass is available for $30. Get the full lineups and set times below.

Featured Trefts photo by Tim Oxton.

Thursday, September 28 at the Massasoit Elks Lodge
6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. all-ages, advance tickets

11:00 p.m.: Dent
10:30 p.m.: Kal Marks
10:00 p.m.: Gravel
9:30 p.m.: La Neve
9:00 p.m.: Germ House
8:30 p.m.: halfsour
8:00 p.m.: Blau Blau
7:30 p.m.: Dazey and the Scouts

Friday, September 29 at ONCE Somerville
6 p.m. to midnight, all-ages, advance tickets

11:30 p.m.: Ovlov
11:00 p.m.: Horse Jumper of Love
10:30 p.m.: Ava Luna
10:00 p.m.: WAY OUT
9:30 p.m.: Bat House
9:00 p.m.: A Band Called E
8:30 p.m.: Laika’s Orbit
8:00 p.m.: BABY
7:30 p.m.: earthquake party!
7:00 p.m.: Mint Green

Saturday, September 30 at the Somerville ARTFarm for Social Innovation
1 p.m. to 8 p.m., all-ages, advance tickets

7:30 p.m.: The Kominas
7:00 p.m.: GYMSHORTS
6:30 p.m.: LOONE
6:00 p.m.: Mini Dresses
5:30 p.m.: Steep Leans
5:00 p.m.: Honduras
4:30 p.m.: MV & EE
4:00 p.m.: Sammus
3:30 p.m.: KXDX feat. Kurt Heasley of LILYS
3:00 p.m.: Peach Ring
2:30 p.m.: Nightime Sunshine
2:00 p.m.: Boston Cream