The inaugural Houston Open Air kicks off on September 24th and 25th at NRG Park in Houston, TX and with the initial lineup release, it would be a big surprise if this festival did not sell out early, matching many of the other successful DWP music festivals like Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion. DWP must have kept this in mind when they chose NRG park for this particular festival. Home of the Houston Texans, NRG Park boasts a 350-acre complex with 26,000 parking spaces which will most definitely accommodate all of the fans.

Headliners for this event include Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle and The Cult to name a few. The music may be the main event but the Gourmet Man Food trucks and Jack Daniels Whiskey Row are a great supporting act. Founder, Danny Wimmer states “Houston is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it’s a natural location for a DWP festival.” 
And if the music, food and liquor wasn’t enough to pique your interest, a portion of all ticket sales will go towards the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund which was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to aid the victims of recent flooding in the Houston area. Danny Hayes, CEO, Danny Wimmer Presents says, “Houston Open Air has been in the works for almost a year now. It’s awkward to announce a major music festival in a city that has experienced such recent hardship and, in fact, we delayed our announcements out of respect for what Houston has endured. But at the same time, our festivals are about highlighting the strengths (or sometimes the needs) of our host city. There’s no more important way to do that right now than to support Mayor Turner’s efforts to help Houston recover from this spring’s flooding and we will be incorporating this message throughout our launch campaign.” 
Single day and weekend tickets for Houston Open Air go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 20 at Noon CDT. For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visit

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Jenn Devereaux
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Jenn Devereaux is a concert photographer/writer based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, covering concerts and festivals for She is also known as "Bianca Bullet" in the Roller Derby world!