Who Are You People?

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 // Social Media & Marketing

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


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