A couple months ago, Fred Lara started listening to punk bands on mp3.com and began dreaming up a venue for local punk fans to get their fix of the genre without having to travel out of the Valley.
This weekend, 20-year-old Lara's dream will see fruition as the first-ever "Punk-o-thon" invades the Old Post Office Pavilion in El Centro on Saturday.
Lara said there is a market for punk music in the Imperial Valley, which he credits as reasons for dreaming the event up.
"There's a lot of punk rockers down here," Lara said. "Most people have to go to San Diego. It's kind of hard to drive 120 miles to watch a show.