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
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.
Official Video Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWzJp7nV0I
(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.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org; (818) 996-2496
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Marketing & Sponsorship Contact:
Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents
Danny Wimmer Presents
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
Monster Energy Fort Rock
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
Rock On The Range
The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience
World’s Loudest Month