About Flint Local 432

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 Placeā€¦,

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).


Board Members:

Donnell Carr, Board Chair

Symantha Foreman, Secretary

Craig Kelley

Taylor Mosley

Cassie Sadler, Vice Chair

Katie Stanley

Michael Wright, Treasurer

124 W 1st St. Flint, MI 48502


Venue Information

  • Shows are typically $5 and end by 11:15pm or so.
  • All shows are strictly all-ages. No alcohol or other substances are allowed on the premises.
  • Free parking is available at the main downtown lot or any on-street spot after 6pm.

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We understand that you may be concerned about bringing your teenager to downtown Flint at night. That's plenty normal and expected.

We encourage you to come down and visit the venue which is fully staffed with professionals ready to answer your questions or concerns.

We are strictly "no-substance" which means that if any patrons over or under the legal drinking age are caught in a visible inebriated state we ask them to leave the venue as we feel it is not conducive to building a thriving youth oriented music and arts community.

We also encourage you to visit a number of restaurants that downtown Flint has to offer while your teenager visits the show all within a few block radius of the Flint Local 432. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your child is safe.

Flint Local 432 is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment of the Arts.
Operational support for Red Ink Flint is provided by the CS Mott Foundation.