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Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville

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Date: April 15, 2015

 

 

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

 

FESTIVAL SITE EXPANDED DUE TO INCREASING TICKET DEMAND FOR

FLORIDA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL

APRIL 25 & 26 AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

 

GATOR BOWL BLVD. TO BE CLOSED AT THE BOUNDARY OF LOT TT

FROM 6:00 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24 UNTIL 2:00 AM MONDAY, APRIL 27

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Independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, the City Of Jacksonville and SMG are happy to announce that in order to accommodate the increased demand for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, this year’s festival will be expanding into a portion of the EverBank Field grounds.

To facilitate festival attendees’ movement between Metropolitan Park and EverBank Field, Gator Bowl Blvd. will be closed at the boundary of Lot TT from 6:00 PM Friday, April 24 until 2:00 AM Monday, April 27.

The new scenario will expand the festival’s capacity 25%, from 40,000 to 50,000, over the two-day event. The lineup for the fifth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, held April 25 & 26 at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River, includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, and many more.

Says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes, “This year’s Rockville will be the largest yet, with a 25% increase in sales from last year’s record attendance. We are so appreciative of Mayor Brown’s support and leadership in expanding this festival into EverBank Field. I believe this is the first step in unlocking Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s full potential.”

“Jacksonville is looking forward to another great Welcome To Rockville,” said Mayor Brown. “By expanding its footprint in Downtown Jacksonville, fans will have an even bigger and better experience. Rockville brings thousands Downtown every year and helps solidify our reputation as a premier destination for top-quality entertainment events.”

Visit Jacksonville reported that the 2014 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville generated nearly $10.3 million in visitor spending, showing the growing strength of the event in driving tourism to the city. According to research funded by Visit Jacksonville and conducted by a research team from the University of North Florida (UNF), an estimated 25,500 of the 40,000 concert attendees were from locations outside of Duval County – which represents 70 percent of total attendees at the sold-out weekend rock festival.

The expansion into EverBank Field also led to a new partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Says DWP’s head of marketing Clay Busch, “We are thrilled to have the Jags participating in Rockville as we continue to expand the festival’s offerings into sports and food.” SMG Jacksonville manages EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s relationship with SMG and the Jacksonville Jaguars includes hosting various onsite activities during the festival, as well as the Ultimate Rock-N-Jock Experience contest. The contest runs through April 22. Visit http://www.jaguars.com/rockville/ to enter.

The lucky winner of the Ultimate Rock-N-Jock Experience and three friends will receive:

  • Backstage Tour at Monster Energy Welcome Rockville
  • Four VIP tickets to the festival
  • Meet & Greet with the band Hatebreed
  • Jaguars jersey with Hatebreed’s name on the back, autographed by the band
  • VIP experience at the Jaguars’ Draft Party at EverBank Field on Thursday, April 30
  • Locker Room Tour (date / time TBD)
  • Four Club Level tickets to a Jaguars home game of their choice (excluding London) and four on-field pregame passes
  • Jaguars football autographed by Denard Robinson

In addition, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will feature:

  • Jaguars Quarterback Challenge football toss game
  • Jaguars Photo booth
  • Jacksonville Jaguars ROAR cheerleaders on site for a portion of each day

General Admission and VIP tickets for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. A limited number of tickets are also available at select MetroPCS and Firehouse Subs locations with no service fees.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and anchors the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville include Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Firehouse Subs, MetroPCS, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, f.y.e., Zippo Encore, Yamaha, Fxck Cancer, Corona, ReverbNation, Hundred Handed, Matador Beef Jerky, Victory Records, Another Century Records, Wine Decadence, TacoLu, Al Capone Cigars, Roadrunner Records and more.

Website: http://www.welcometorockvillefestival.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

Official Video Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWzJp7nV0I

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(map of expanded festival site)

 

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, Danny Wimmer has created, developed and produced events from the club level to multi-day festivals. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran Wimmer, Danny Wimmer Presents produces some of the largest U.S. festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. By merging well-known talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality, exceptional value entertainment experiences to customers, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities alike. Never satisfied with the status quo, DWP strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. Over the past six years, DWP has grown — while constantly innovating its production, promotion and fan experiences — from a partner in one single event to producing sold out events across the country, doubling its number of produced events between 2012 and 2013 alone. DWP plans to add as many as five new music festivals in 2015 to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, and LOUDER THAN LIFE, among others.

www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

www.monsterenergy.com; www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

About Metropolitan Park: Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

About Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of 32 member clubs of the National Football League, aligned in the South Division of the American Football Conference. Founded in 1993, they are entering their 21st season of play in 2015. The team is owned by Shahid Khan, who purchased the franchise in January of 2012. The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the 21st Annual Bud Light Draft Party presented by PRI Productions from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at EverBank Field.

About SMG: SMG Jacksonville manages six sports, entertainment, and convention venues on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. SMG is the world’s leading company in the private development and management of public assembly facilities, including stadiums, arenas, theaters and exhibition/convention centers. They operate these facilities under long-term contracts or leases and assume full responsibility for financial and operating management. Through the development of integrated services, events and revenue center programs, SMG ensures their facilities generate new sources of income. At the same time, they provide participation and employment opportunities to local business enterprises in the communities they serve.

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Publicity Contact:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media

kristine@am-media.net; (818) 996-2496

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Marketing & Sponsorship Contact:

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents

clay@dwpresents.com

 

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Kristine Ashton-Magnuson

ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA

(818) 996-2496

kristine@am-media.net

http://www.am-media.net/

Current Clients:

Danny Wimmer Presents

Dreamcatcher Events

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion

Monster Energy Fort Rock

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville

Motorhead’s Motorboat

Northern Invasion

Rock On The Range

Rocklahoma

The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience

World’s Loudest Month

Welcome to Rockville Lineup Times Announcement

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Date: April 10, 2015

 

BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

FLORIDA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL

APRIL 25 & 26 AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

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Band performance times were released today for the fifth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, April 25 & 26 at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The powerful rock lineup includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men and many more.

Slipknot is touring in support of their #1 album .5: The Gray Chapter–the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-winning group–with a live performance that will include their unique stage set and experience.

Korn will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic self-titled debut album–featuring their breakthrough hits “Blind” and “Shoots and Ladders”–at Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville by playing the album in its entirety.

General Admission and VIP tickets for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, with limited quantities available. A limited number of tickets are also available at select MetroPCS and Firehouse Subs locations with no service fees. A very limited number of Aloft hotel packages can still be purchased at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. All other hotel packages are sold out.

Performance times for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are as follows (subject to change):

 

Saturday, April 25

 

Monster Energy Fire Museum Stage

12:30 PM         Stars In Stereo

2:00 PM           Hollywood Undead

3:30 PM           Of Mice & Men

5:15 PM           Halestorm

7:10 PM           Slayer

9:35 PM           Korn

 

Jack Daniel’s Metropolitan Park Stage

11:45 AM         Like A Storm

1:15 PM           Nonpoint

2:45 PM           Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts

4:15 PM           Queensrÿche

6:15 PM           Ministry

8:20 PM           Marilyn Manson

 

ReverbNation Stage powered by Hundred Handed

11:55 AM         Red Sun Rising

1:05 PM           Sons Of Texas

2:15 PM           Fozzy

3:25 PM           Exodus

4:55 PM           Testament

6:45 PM           Suicidal Tendencies

 

Jägermeister Stage

11:20 AM         World Gone

12:30 PM         Sangre

1:40 PM           Upon A Burning Body

2:50 PM           Beartooth

4:10 PM           Periphery

5:50 PM           The Devil Wears Prada

 

Sunday, April 26

 

Monster Energy Fire Museum Stage

12:20 PM         We Are Harlot

1:40 PM           Surprise Guest

3:00 PM           In This Moment

4:50 PM           The Pretty Reckless

6:35 PM           Papa Roach

8:40 PM           Slipknot

 

Jack Daniel’s Metropolitan Park Stage

11:40 AM         ‘68

1:00 PM           Young Guns

2:20 PM           Motionless In White

3:50 PM           Breaking Benjamin

5:40 PM           Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

7:30 PM           Godsmack

 

ReverbNation Stage powered by Hundred Handed

11:10 AM         Shattered Sun

12:15 PM         ReverbNation Winner

1:25 PM           Starset

2:35 PM           Butcher Babies

4:05 PM           Hatebreed

6:15 PM           All That Remains

 

Jägermeister Stage

11:40 AM         From Ashes To New

12:50 PM         Islander

2:00 PM           VAMPS

3:20 PM           Tremonti

5:10 PM           In Flames

 

Doors open at 11:00 AM both days, and the festival ends at 11:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Florida’s biggest rock festival kicks off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and also features the debut of the new Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World, band autograph signings, an interactive art installation with graffiti artist RISK, various onsite sponsor activities, a Monster Energy viewing area with beverage sampling, and a variety of food and beverage options, including local gourmet food trucks.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World will feature a wide range of tequilas, extreme margaritas, gourmet tacos, mixologists and more. Metalachi–the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band (www.metalachi.com)–will keep the party rolling with performances at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on the Tequila World stage each day. The list of tequilas that will be offered in the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World includes: Cabo Wabo, Corazon, Espolon, El Jimador, Lunazul, Margaritaville, Monte Alban, Pura Vida, Siete Leguas, and more to be announced. Gourmet tacos will be provided by TacoLu Baja Mexicana. Admission to this area is free and open to those 21 and up.

Kelly Graval, the multi-talented fine artist, illustrator, and graffiti artist known as RISK (www.riskrock.com), will be curating an interactive graffiti art installation to be displayed on site. The exhibit will showcase multiple live demonstrations by RISK and will allow festival attendees the chance to interact and add to the exhibit. RISK has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend. Check out a video of RISK in action here: http://youtu.be/0St2Rt9xAN4.

Hollywood Undead will get the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville party started on Friday, April 24 with an exclusive performance at the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Official Pre-Party at Underbelly (113 E Bay Street) in downtown Jacksonville. The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Official Pre-Party is presented by Danny Wimmer Presents, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s and Jägermeister. The party is free to all Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville ticket holders 21 and older. To gain access to the Pre-Party, festival ticket buyers need to show their festival ticket (or proof of purchase with ID) at the Underbelly box office to get a Pre-Party wristband in advance. Wristbands are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning at Noon on Friday, April 24. Doors open at 8:00 PM for the Pre-Party and music starts at 9:00 PM.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and anchors the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville include Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Firehouse Subs, MetroPCS, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, f.y.e., Zippo Encore, Yamaha, Fxck Cancer, Corona, ReverbNation, Hundred Handed, Matador Beef Jerky, Victory Records, Another Century Records, Wine Decadence, TacoLu, Al Capone Cigars, Roadrunner Records and more.

 

Website: http://www.welcometorockvillefestival.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

Official Video Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWzJp7nV0I

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About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, Danny Wimmer has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.

www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

 

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

 

www.monsterenergy.com; www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

 

About Metropolitan Park: Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Publicity Contact:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media

kristine@am-media.net; (818) 996-2496

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Marketing & Sponsorship Contact:

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents

clay@armsdivision.com

 

 

****************************** Kristine Ashton-Magnuson ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA (818) 996-2496 kristine@am-media.net

http://www.am-media.net/

Current Clients:

Danny Wimmer Presents

Dreamcatcher Events

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion

Monster Energy Fort Rock

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville

Motorhead’s Motorboat

Northern Invasion

Rock On The Range

Rocklahoma

The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience

World’s Loudest Month

Michaela Paige, The Pipeman, and RenFest

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Two more successful weekends at Deerfield Beach’s Renaissance Festival! As the weekends progress, the shows get more interactive, the actors get raunchier, and the costumes get better and better! I hold my standards high and find the same shows provoking the same reactions time and time again!

My question is where did they find these people? Every single detail engulfs you in another time completely, from the wardrobe to the speech patterns and accents. What else impressed me was the constant sightings of the King, Queen, and royal court. They were warm and inviting, interacting with fair-goers warmly and welcomingly. The staff is always cheerful and warm, and the consistency of this is rare and greatly appreciated! 

A few new shows were added, including Cirque de Sewer and Buckle & Swash, and both failed to disappoint! W4CY also caught up with a hidden gem, Arthur Greenleaf, who left me speechless in delight, as I’m sure many others!

This festival continues to reassure me it’s magical for children AND adults alike! Another hidden delight happens to be the mead tent, where you can sample an array of meads and wines alike, all unique to the Renfest! Stop and see the Pickle Guy, but take precaution! His sexual innuendos will have you rolling on the floor laughing!

This go-around, my favorite new delight happened to be the glass blowers. This exhibit re-instills the unique qualities of this festival and time alike. Every booth is an experience in itself, so stop and see them all! I have yet to be disappointed in even the smallest entity here, and with one weekend left (and a vast array of costume pieces I’ve gathered over the weekends) I’m left wishing the Deerfield Beach Renaissance Festival was a permanent entity here.