Karen Van Hoff
Three Days Grace
The rock radio station’s annual meshing of simmered meat and music turns 30. To celebrate, the daylong festival brings together some nostalgic rock bands, up-and-coming artists and some bands that aren’t necessarily rock. Headlining are hard rockers Three Days Grace, touring in support of their 2012 album, “Transit of Venus,” with a new lead singer, and indie pop duo Matt and Kim, who are known for their infectious dance-inducing pop songs. No strangers to the Chili Cook Off, hard-rock band Flyleaf returns, while Eve 6, best known for its 1998 hit “Inside Out,” brings back the days of ’90s power rock. Rounding out the festival are Churchill, Twenty-One Pilots, Breaking Laces and Richmond pop rockers Against Grace. XL102’s Chili Cook Off takes place at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $15-$30. xl102richmond.com.