Welcome to Rockville Offers A Rock ‘n Roll Feast With Many Other Experiences
What? 3 Days of incendiary rock ‘n roll isn’t enough to satiate the rock ‘n roll animal deep in your soul? Three days featuring Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age and dozens of other high-quality bands, isn’t enough to keep you thoroughly satisfied? Good news – there are plenty of other interesting experiences at this year’s Welcome To Rockville.
Here area few of additional activities available to you during the festival if you want to take a break from the music. Welcome To Rockville stretches out across three smashing days this year: April 27-29 in Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.
There’s always a great selection of vendors and food trucks, including my favorite, Island Noodles. You can also check out: Mojo’s BBQ, Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Indochine Thai Cuisine, Guana Bana Ice Pops, Brucci’s Pizza, Cely’s Philippine Cuisine, Knuckle Sandwiches, Grumpy’s Homemade Ice Cream, Dos Vatos Tacos, What’s The Catch Fish Tacos, Chinchilla Eatz on the Streets, Mambo on Ruedas Cuban, Wingin It, Cousins Maine Lobster, BC Tacos, Mama’s Greek Cuisine Food Truck and much, much more!
There are many more options than Bud Light at this event. Specialty experiences feature the Heavy Tiki Bar, a tropical oasis filled with killer island cocktails and shade! Also check out Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden (owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) and the. Guests can also stop by Mrkt N Jolt to grab a hot coffee, cold brew or other sundry items.
Stop by the Monster viewing deck to refuel and meet some of your favorite Monster Energy artists! Monster Energy will be keeping attendees fueled up and ready to rock all weekend long, and in the past, they’ve had free drink giveaways fairly frequently. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from their viewing deck, one of the best seats in house.
The “Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. Games and giveaways will also be part of the entertainment at various times throughout the festival.
f.y.e. will be hosting the ultimate fan & artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! f.y.e. is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music — and maybe even get to meet your favorite Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville performer!
Zippo Encore will be back in action at Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville with a full stock of Zippo lighters, including limited edition festival designs! Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to special experience
Fxck Cancer/Dyin 2 Live
The Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives.
Love Hope Strength
Founded by The Alarm’s Mike Peters, Love Hope Strength, the world’s leading Rock ‘n Roll cancer charity, saves lives one concert at a time by hosting free bone marrow donor drives at concerts and festivals in an attempt to find life-saving marrow donors for cancer patients in need of transplants. A quick, simple cheek swab and single page contact form is all it takes to determine if you hold the cells necessary to save the life of a cancer, or other blood disorder, patient in need.
The Music Experience and The Student Experience
The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands.
SWFTCharge provides a quick, portable and convenient phone-charging service for large-scale venues. Their mission is to eliminate battery anxiety in places where it is experienced the most. Individuals purchase the service at a nearby kiosk and leave with a SWFTCharger. The small, compact device provides a quick 40-minute charge of customers’ cell phones. Once depleted, the SWFTCharger can be swapped for a new one as often as customers want while they’re at the venue.
The Daily Band Lineups
Friday, April 27: Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, The Used, Parkway Drive, Underoath, Trivium, Atreyu, Power Trip, Texas Hippie Coalition, ‘68, Toothgrinder, Palisades, While She Sleeps, Bad Wolves, Them Evils
Saturday, April 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots, Hollywood Undead, Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Andrew W.K., Avatar, Butcher Babies, Red Sun Rising, Joyous Wolf, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, He Is Legend, Stick To Your Guns, Palaye Royale, The Wild!
Sunday, April 29: Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Clutch, Bullet For My Valentine, Thrice, Greta Van Fleet, Baroness, Quicksand, Red Fang, Wolf Alice, The Sword, The Bronx, Turnstile, The Fever 333, Fireball Ministry, Spirit Animal
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options, are on sale now. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for details. As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts are also available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com).
As previously announced, for the first time, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is offering car and RV camping spots for attendees. Camping spots at Tailgaters Parking lots include four nights of camping in a secured lot featuring indoor restrooms, shower trailers and access to a full restaurant and general store.
RARA’s Farm is a rock music blog keenly focused on sharing killer rock music news to the rock music fans who visit our site. Make sure you Like / Follow Us below to keep in the loop on new music worth a listen, or just to be nice to us.