Flint Local 432 is one of the longest-running all-ages venues in the country, having hosted thousands of bands since its start over three decades ago. We are a program of Red Ink Flint, a youth focused non-profit that provides access to the arts and other activities in downtown Flint.
We were founded to provide a venue for local bands to play, and that remains our primary focus. All-ages venues are important because young people are continually excluded from participating in music due to age restrictions. In the years since we formed we have gone from being mostly a punk rock club to one that books a wide variety of musical styles; punk, indy, rock, metal, hip hop, Americana and more. In addition we also program other artistic disciplines, including theatre, film, dance, spoken word and puppetry.
From the start we have worked to bring regional and national bands to our stage. Our history reads like a roster of underground music since the 80s; ALL, Fugazi, Superchunk, Suicide Machines, Mustard Plug, Less Than Jake, My Chemical Romance, Coheed & Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, Koji, Bear vs. Shark, The World Is A Beautiful Place…,
We are most proud of being there to help at the beginning of the careers of local bands who successfully transition to national touring acts, like Chiodos, The Swellers, and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate).