Welcome to Rockville | Metropolitan Park | Jacksonville, Florida | April 29-30, 2017

In its 7th consecutive year, Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville Festival kicked off the “World’s Loudest Month” with a bang on April 29th and 30th at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL. Danny Wimmer Presents, known for building some of the best metal lineups in the business, proved once again to be the king. Rockville featured over 40 bands including Soundgarden, Def Leppard,  A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Chevrolet, Papa Roach, Eagles of Death Metal, The Pretty Reckless and Mastodon to name a few.

And in true metal fashion, Jack Daniels, Bud Light and Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden kept the alcohol flowing. There was an abundance of tents offering the delicious beverages from entrance to stage. However, what’s a little liquor on a hot day if you’re not using it to wash down delicious food of which there was also copious amounts. Food trucks and tents served mouth watering comfort food with a gourmet flare.

Location is definitely key when it comes to festivals and Jacksonville is the perfect location to host one.  Metropolitan Park which is located alongside the St. Johns river offers a cool breeze on the hot days and the sunset that happens at dusk is nothing short of beautiful. As a metal fan, I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend vacation than bands, booze, food, and sun.




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