Loud guitars, buzzing amps, and soaring vocals — Welcome to Rockville is coming up fast! Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park will host a mob of hard rock fans on May 3, 4, and 5, 2019.
The thing I love so much about Welcome To Rockville is how well they go above and beyond in planning the experience of the fan. As someone who loves going to shows, I have so many selections throughout the year of which festivals to attend, and it’s really nice to feel appreciated! Go enjoy the seriously delicious food lineup paired with bountiful drinks.
GOURMET FOOD & LIBATIONS
Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer) will be OPEN ALL WEEKEND!
Cigar City Brewing is hosting multiple Craft Beer Bars for patrons to enjoy a selection of fine craft ales — Jai Alai India Pale Ale, Florida Cracker White Ale, Guayabera American Pale Ale, After-Sesh Ale (Session Ale with Orange, Lime and Salt!), Margarita Gose (German-style Gose), Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (Brown Ale With Cinnamon, Raisins and Lactose), and more!
Say “aloha” to any worries when you stop by Heavy Tiki — specialty island cocktails and tropical beats playing all weekend!
There are so many gourmet food options available at Welcome To Rockville! We’re growing up and we just aren’t interested in classic carnival food anymore (I speak for myself). The food selections at Rockville are supreme and include a ton of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options (check them all out here). If you’re not vegan, there is a BACON RESTAURANT — Hebro’s Kitchen featuring Bacon Mac and Cheese, Bacon Gyros, homemade Bacon Corn Fritters, and more. I’m excited to try Angry Bird Grill for medieval hand-forged iron cajun grilled chicken on a skewer or a turkey leg, and stoked about Gouda Boys who have the SCARFACE (Brisket and Mac N Cheese) or the Dr. Lector (Brisket, Sausage, Grilled Chicken, Mac N Cheese).
In addition, I’ll be surveying Sweet Pete’s: An All Natural sweet Shoppe, get your sweet tooth going with cotton candy, Ice cream, chocolates, caramels, chocolate covered strawberries, and much much more!
EXPERIENCES & ACTIVATIONS
You can audition live for the Demons Behind Me podcast, inspiring anyone working to overcome obstacles in their life. F.Y.E. will be creating the ultimate fan & artist interactive experience, with meet & greets as well as autograph signings throughout the festival. Come and meet your favorite band members from Welcome To Rockville festival at the F.Y.E. tent!
MONSTER ENERGY will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck.
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 at the Music Experience Tent. With contests and interactive exhibits all day, you may have the opportunity to win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff.
Here are some confirmed times that have been locked in and there are many more to come!
1:30 – Oshie and Zach of Beartooth
2:00 – Hyro The Hero
3:00 – Dean of Chevelle
3:30 – Mike of Killswitch Engage
5:00 – 30 Seconds To Shred Guitar Contest Presented by PRS
6:00 – Brian ‘Head’ Welch of Korn
2:00 – Wage War
3:00 – Skillet
4:00 – Zach of Shinedown
4:30 – John 5 & Piggy D of Rob Zombie
5:30 – Tremonti
6:00 – 30 Seconds To Shred Guitar contest with special guest judge Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest Presented by Gibson
3:00 – Ross of The Dirty Nil
5:30 – 30 Seconds To Shred Contest Presented by Ibanez
7:15 – Kevin and Justin of The Interrupters
These are just a few of the awesome fan experiences waiting for your at Welcome to Rockville 2019! Check out all the experiences here!
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Welcome to Rockville gifts us a dream lineup with Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Judas Priest, Crystal Method, and Incubus who lead the way for a weekend of fist pumping performances for this rock festival’s ninth anniversary. Last year was SOLD OUT with 90,000 rockers and this year they plan to go even bigger! Rob Halford says,
Judas Priest are primed and ready to unleash new Firepower with full metal fury on the USA again as we are one of the headliners at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida! The Priest is back!”
Official Pre-Party with Amigo The Devil (Thursday)
Our friends at 1904 Music Hall teamed up with Welcome To Rockville and For Your Friends Booking to amp-up the WTR music experience! With an Official Pre-Party on Thursday night in a 300-person room featuring Amigo The Devil, Secret Social Club, and a very special guest. Already have your Rockville wristband? The first 100 people with a Rockville Wristband get in for F-R-E-E ! ! ! (RSVP Here)
The Sober Goat caught Korn at the Hard Rock Live, in October of 2015. Check it out —
Official After-Party with Wage War (Saturday)
The Official After-Party on Saturday night in a 300-person room features Wage War, Rhythm Of Fear, and a very special guest. Already have your Rockville wristband? The first 100 people with a Rockville Wristband get in for F-R-E-E ! ! ! (RSVP Here)
Oh, yeah, one last thing …
Welcome To Rockville is hooking you up with ONE LAST PAIR of (SOLDOUT) VIP TICKETS!!! These are a super special entry (like last year) and you have to enter in-person at Standard Motorcycle Company in Orlando, FL!
CONTEST ENDS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 at 4:20 PM
WINNER PICKED LIVE ON FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Standard Motorcycle Co. (Barbershop, Hair Salon, Bar, Community Co-op Moto Garage) to offer you one of the most unique giveaways we’ve done! Here’s how to enter:
► Head To Standard Motorcycle Co, find the SIGT WIN TIX Box, and fill out an entry form!*
Address: 2545 Industrial Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804**
Hours: 11AM – 8PM /// Entries are limited to one per person, one entry per day.
*PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET ONLY
See you at Rockville!!!
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