Wtf is Get Sad Y'all?

Get Sad Y'all started as a small, one-man emo night at a now-defunct dive bar in downtown Raleigh, NC. They've since worked with Live Nation, idobi Radio, and some of the biggest names in the scene, including Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, Jack Barakat of All Time Low, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, and many more.

In addition to events, Get Sad Y'all has also built a successful clothing brand, working with local Raleigh outlets like Munjo Munjo, SPK Design, and more.

Get Sad Y'all looks poised for continued growth in 2021 with further expansion into the Charlotte market.



Founder // Emo Daddy // Sender of Emails

Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Favorite Band: The Wonder Years
First Scene Show: Fall Out Boy with All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last, and The Hush Sound in 2006
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes busting a mic over a guy's head at Warped Tour 2007
Favorite Music Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO (outdoor) // The Pageant, St. Louis, MO (indoor)
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance. Duh.


BRITT BERGSTROM // @brittneyshane_

Co-Owner // Queen of Merch // Who You're Talking to on IG

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite Band: Paramore
First Scene Show: Linkin Park Meteora Tour with Story of the Year, P.O.D., and Hoobstank in 2004
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Walking around Warped Tour 2005 and accidentally discovering Paramore at the Shira Girl Stage or Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy hanging upside-down from the rafters at Tremont in 2005
Favorite Music Venue: Growing up, it was Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC (RIP), but now it's definitely The Ritz in Raleigh, NC
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "Ohio is for Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights. It's just quintessential emo perfection.


KRYSTIN BROWN // @krystingbrown

Sponsorship Queen // Merch Slinger

Hometown: Havelock, NC
Favorite Band: Paramore
First Scene Show: Story of the Year, Motion City Soundtrack, Letter Kills, and Adair at The Norva in 2003
Most Memorable Concert Experience: My husband and I were telling Warped Tour stories and he was telling me about the time he saw a blonde girl being tossed over the pit at the Every Time I Die set. Hello. I am blonde girl.
Favorite Music Venue: The Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" by Celine Dion. Shit slaps and I cry. Every. Time.


SYDNEY FEIRSTEIN // @sydneydara

YouTube Queen // Runner of Shows

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Band: Motionless In White
First Scene Show: La Dispute
Most Memorable Concert Experience: I went to see Motionless In White at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach in 2015. I had a VIP ticket and after I took my picture with the band I asked Chris Motionless if he could write down some lyrics for me so I could get them tattooed. He told me to stick around and he would do it when everyone else finished getting their pictures taken. Fast forward to the end of the meet and greet, Chris and I walked to the bar top so he had something to write on, he wrote the lyrics for me, and for ten minutes just stood there talking to me and taking selfies. We weren’t allowed to give hugs during the m&g but he let me give him a big hug afterwards. I definitley ran to my car and cried after that. I never got it tattooed, but to this day I have the lyrics he wrote for me.
Favorite Music Venue: The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" by My Chemical Romance


COURTNEY TAYLOR // @courtneyflockaa

TikTok Queen // Runner of Shows

Hometown: Hope Mills, NC
Favorite Band: Mayday Parade
First Scene Show: Korn, Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch, and Shinedown
Most Memorable Concert Experience: It was the final warped tour in 2018 and Pierre from Simple Plan was talking to me from the stage and threw me his Monster Tour Water :’-)
Favorite Music Venue: The Underground in Charlotte, NC
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "Ohio is for Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights


MAGGIE SCHNEIDER // @itsmaggieschneider

Pop Punk Publicist // Frontwoman of glimmers // Cold Brew Addict

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Favorite Band: All Time Low
First Scene Show: Vans Warped Tour 2012 (got to see We Are The In Crowd, Mayday Parade, and Pierce The Veil all in the same place!)
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Singing with State Champs to a sold-out crowd of 1400 people back in 2015 when they opened for The Wonder Years!
Favorite Music Venue: The Masquerade in Atlanta, Ga. It’ll forever be my home.
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "Famous Last Words” by MCR. It was the first emo song I fell in love with!