Welcome To Rockville is less than two months away now and for those of you that will be attending the two day festival at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL, some details of the other attractions that will be found at the gathering have surfaced. The first of which is the brand new Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World.
Tequila World, which will sport a Mexican fiesta theme, will feature a variety of tequilas and margaritas crafted by mixologists. Patrons of legal drinking age will be able to enjoy from a number of tequila brands including: Sammy Hagar founded Cabo Wabo, Corazon, Espolon, El Jimador, Lunazul, Margaritaville, Monte Alban, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons’ own Pura Vida, Siete Leguas, and much more. Gourmet tacos will be provided by TacoLu Baha Mexican. Tequila World will also include a stage of its own that will feature premiere heavy metal mariachi act Metalachi, who will be performing 3 sets PER DAY at the festival on the Tequila World Stage. Below is a video of the band as they received the news about playing at the festival.
This year’s installation of the weekend festival also brings for the first time an interactive graffiti art installation by artist Kelly Graval, also known as RISK.
RISK will be curating an interactive art exhibit 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. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. From his days as a student at the USC School of Fine Arts to gallery and museum showings around the world, RISK has transformed from a street artist to a rising star in the contemporary art world. Check out a video of RISK in action below:
Many more onsite activities and offers by festival sponsors will be available throughout the weekend. Below is a list of what will be featured at Welcome To Rockville alongside a day full of performances by some of today’s top acts in rock and metal.
Monster Energy: 2015’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival is loaded with a massive lineup, and Monster Energy will help fans celebrate the weekend with artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig. Artist signings will include: Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Halestorm, Suicidal Tendencies, Fozzy, In This Moment, We Are Harlot and Islander. As always, come by the Monster Hospitality area for an ice cold Monster Energy to refuel and keep the party going all weekend long!
Bud Light: Bud Light is the official beer sponsor for the 2015 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival. Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment.
Jack Daniel’s Experience: Jack Daniel’s will once again bring a “Taste of Tennessee” to Jacksonville this year as an official sponsor of the 2015 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival. The Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg to Jacksonville. You’ll learn who Mr. Jack Daniel was and how he ended up with the best selling whiskey in the world. You’ll see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee’s finest whiskey.
“Once you tour the Experience and spend some time with the folks from Jack, it’ll make you want to plan a visit to Tennessee to see how and where we’ve made Jack Daniel’s since 1866.”
The Experience is open to all folks, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge throughout the festival. As always, those over the age of 21 years old will be able to purchase a refreshing Jack Daniel’s Cocktail from the bar, including our brand new flavor Jack Daniel’s Fire. Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Lynchburg, Tenn. (pop. 361), the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey.
Jägermeister: Jägermeister is excited to host some of the best bands in rock on our mobile stage, as well as signings with some of the biggest names in music. Stop by Jäger-World, grab an ice cold shot and come join the party! Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter,” is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The full-bodied flavor of Jägermeister, which includes cinnamon, star anise, ginger, orange and cardamom, is a result of a lengthy maceration to extract aromatic compounds from a closely guarded recipe of 56 herbs, roots, blossoms and fruits, plus aging in oak casks for one year. The production process is exacting and includes sourcing the ingredients in their raw, unprocessed form, along with 383 quality checks to ensure its iconic taste profile. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc. /Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. DRINK RESPONSIBLY
Firehouse Subs: Firehouse Subs is offering a limited number of Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets at select locations with no service fees. Firehouse Subs® is a fast casual restaurant chain with a passion for Hearty and Flavorful Food, Heartfelt Service and Public Safety. Founded by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, steaming hot subs piled higher with the highest quality meats and cheeses, and its commitment to saving lives through the creation of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation, and the company is built upon a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for serving others. In 2014, Firehouse Subs debuted nationwide a new low-calorie menu, Under 500 Calories. Firehouse Subs consistently ranks No. 1 among fast casual brands in the categories of food quality, friendly service, and taste and flavor. In 2015, Firehouse Subs was ranked No. 1 consumer choice for welcoming and comfortable atmosphere by Technomic’s 2015 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards, and the brand produced the second-fastest growth in U.S. franchise units as ranked by Nation’s Restaurant News.
MetroPCS: MetroPCS is offering a limited number of Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets at select locations with no service fees. MetroPCS provides the freedom and convenience of unlimited, no-annual-contract wireless services on an advanced nationwide 4G LTE network for a flat rate. With MetroPCS, customers get great value and a wide variety of device choices from leading brands. A flagship brand operated by T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: “TMUS”), MetroPCS products and services are available online and across the United States through a network of company-owned stores, authorized dealer locations, and leading national retailers.
The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute: The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience is a free, interactive “rock star” exhibit where fans can get hands-on interaction with tons of musical equipment, much of which is used by their favorite artists performing on stage at the show. Visitors to The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience will have the chance to test the latest music equipment from companies such as: Ashdown, Blackstar, Charvel, Chauvet Lighting, Cynosure Custom Guitars, Epiphone, ESP Guitars (celebrating their 40th anniversary), EVH, Fender, Gibson Pro Audio, Hercules DJ, Jackson, Jim Dunlop (celebrating their 50th anniversary), Korg, Kramer, Lace Pickups, Marshall Amps, Moog, MXR, Paul Reed Smith, SKB Cases, Takamine, Vox, and Yamaha, as well as check out items from Affliction Clothing. Inside The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience Tent, festival attendees can participate in Meet and Greets with some of their favorite band members, attend clinics, and check out acoustic sets on the ESP/Affliction “Live Fast Stage”. The “Dime Icon” presented by Dean Guitars display will feature a few of Dimebag Darrell’s own guitars along with re-issues of his famous guitars. In addition, during the festival, CDMX will donate Cynosure Custom Guitars to The Navy Seal Foundation and Birdies for the Brave.
f.y.e. Autograph Tent: Why settle for just seeing your favorite bands at Rockville when you can meet them too? Visit the f.y.e. tent for each day’s schedule of artist autograph sessions. The f.y.e. tent is where you can pick up the latest CDs, DVDs and vinyl from your favorite artists. Follow @Officialfye on Twitter for updated signing info all day long. Upload your photos from the f.y.e. tent on Instagram, tagging @Officialfye #FYEonTOUR!
Zippo Encore Music Experience: Throughout the festival weekend, Zippo Encore Music Experience will feature a pop-up retail shop that will have limited edition Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville lighters for sale. There will also be a “spin it to win it” game to win daily prizes, as well as an onsite lighter design contest. To participate in the lighter design contest, attendees can create their hand-drawn designs at the festival booth. The best design of the weekend–as chosen by festival-goers who visit the booth–will win a Zippo Encore Fender Guitar. Be sure to stop by for all the fun!
Fxck Cancer: Fxck Cancer’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and education. Through our Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, we look to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope, joy, courage, and inspiration.
ReverbNation: Independent Artists turn to ReverbNation for music industry connections, worldwide audience exposure and the powerful promotional tools necessary to advance their careers in today’s digital music ecosystem. Driven by its mission to put Artists First, the company has grown since its 2006 launch to serve nearly 4 million musicians worldwide. In 2014 ReverbNation developed its proprietary curation-at-scale methodology to identify the world’s most promising Artists early in their careers. This capability, coupled with its global audience, allows ReverbNation to bring the world’s best emerging Artists unrivaled access to opportunity. ReverbNation is the title sponsor for the festival’s ReverbNation Powered by Hundred Handed Stage.
Hundred Handed: Hundred Handed out of Los Angeles, CA, the record label that brought you artists such as Stars In Stereo, The Golden Hippie, Badflower and platinum artist Coheed and Cambria, will be a title sponsor at this year’s festival. Be sure to catch feature artist Stars In Stereo playing on the ReverbNation Powered by Hundred Handed Stage, and be sure to stop by the Hundred Handed tent to get the latest merch and to meet your favorite Hundred Handed artist.
Matador Beef Jerky: Matador Beef Jerky will be on site helping rockers bring out the bold with protein packed, tender bite beef jerky snacks. Check out the Matador booth to refuel with some low calorie, bold flavored, Matador Beef Jerky in several different varieties.
Victory Records: Victory Records’ #VictoryBooth is a multi-media experience, featuring the pioneering rock/metal label’s latest offerings exploding in full HD video/audio, onsite contests, unique promotional giveaways, and games to win Victory Webstore prizes valued up to $100! Be sure to stop by #VictoryBooth (often) to grab some shade and charge your phone, but do not miss the Victory Records multi-media festival experience.
Another Century Records: Another Century is the rock imprint from Century Media Records that features Otherwise, Like A Storm, Rev Theory, Art of Anarchy and many other bands. Another Century will be at select World’s Loudest Month festivals to distribute their label sampler along with other rock and roll goodies.
Wine Decadence: Wine Decadence is a direct sales company that provides opportunities for lovers of wine to experience and buy quality wines from around the globe and across a range of prices. Professional Wine Consultants lead casual, in-home tasting events where guests can explore, discover and order wine and expert food pairings. Wine Decadence will host a grape stomping contest from 3-4 p.m. on both days. Those interested in participating should sign up at the Wine Decadence kiosk by Noon [times subject to change]. The person who stomps the most grape juice each day wins dinner to J. Alexander’s and Wine Decadence wine, cheese and charcuterie.
Roadrunner Records: Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner Records, a member of the Warner Music Group family of labels, now boasts depth and variety in its artists. The label has experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists Slipknot, platinum Theory of a Deadman, gold-certified Stone Sour and Killswitch Engage, as well as modern heavy hitters Dream Theater, Opeth, Trivium, Gojira and Kvelertak. Roadrunner’s current roster also includes We Are Harlot and other diverse rock acts such as KING 810, The Amity Affliction, Heartist and Marmozets.
General Admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel packages, are on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.