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 2022 with further expansion into the Charlotte market and new partnerships in the works.



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" by 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

Operations // 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.


COURTNEY TAYLOR // @courtneyflockaa


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


JILL BUSTILLO // @jill_bustillo


Hometown: Miami, FL
Favorite Band: Panic! at the Disco
First Scene Show: Panic! at the Disco, Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound, and Phantom Planet in 2008
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Panic! At the Disco / Foxy Shazam in Pompano Beach Amphitheater May 29, 2011 with my friend Rachel. We were front row, it was pouring rain and we were raging!
Favorite Music Venue: Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: This is so hard! But I have to say its a tie between "You’re So Last Summer" by Taking Back Sunday and "The Downfall Of Us All" by A Day To Remember


LYNN LAWRENCE // @lynnjamins

Hospitality Queen // Show Parent

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite Band: Taking Back Sunday
First Scene Show: MxPx, Dashboard Confessional, Brand New, and Vendetta Red at Disco Rodeo in2003
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Remember Ace’s Basement in Greensboro, NC? In the basement of that seedy old motel across from the Coliseum. Yeah, that was scary until you actually made it in. In this small, dark, and sweaty room, I saw Chiodos for the first time in 2006 and fell in love with live music. Small venues will always hold a place in my heart.
Favorite Music Venue: Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "My Friends Over You” by New Found Glory


SYDNEY FEIRSTEIN // @sydneydara


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 definitely 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


KEVIN LA CHIANA // @ayojigglejiggle

Operations // Man with the Camera // PBR Enthusiast

Hometown: Wendell, NC
Favorite Band: Foo Fighters
First Scene Show: Memphis May Fire & Pierce the Veil
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Jason from letlive. jumping off the balcony at the Lincoln Theatre. Rock and roll incarnate.
Favorite Music Venue: The Milestone in Charlotte, NC
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "Weightless" by All Time Low


KENNY REYNOLDS // @kr4_wehrwolf

Operations // Your Favorite Hype Man

Hometown: Apex, NC
Favorite Band: Neck Deep
First Scene Show: Vans Warped Tour in 2011. Introduced to Attack Attack! and first time in the mosh pit. Always embrace crabcore.🦀
Most Memorable Concert Experience: Crowd surfed and screamed with Jeremy McKinnon of ADTR during "The Downfall of Us All" and got handed a guitar pick by Alex Shelnutt after the show.
Favorite Music Venue: Definitely Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC, but also their next door neighbor Local 506
What Should Be The Emo National Anthem: "My Friends Over You" by New Found Glory