So, by now you should know that Rocklahoma 2008 is set for July 10-13 in Pryor, Oklahoma. The South Texas Rock Fest is set for July 11-13 in San Antonio, Texas. Plus, there's the Moondance Jam in Walker, Minnesota. That festival runs from July 9 - 12.
The latest "reliable" rumor is that Motley Crue will take their Cru Fest right to the Moondance Jam. This isn't such a far fetched idea considering the Saturday line-up currently says "Thundherstruck, plus four national bands."
Four national bands, eh? As in: Motley Crue, SIXX: AM, Buckcherry and Papa Roach? If this is the case, those people going to the Moondance Jam will have a great time. Also on the Moondance line-up: Sammy Hagar, Poison, Great White and many more. Moondance Jam tickets are currently $400 for V.I.P. but prices will rise.
Read more about Moondance Jam here.
The promoters of Rocklahoma have one TBA left to announce. At this point, your guess is as good as mine because most "A" level bands are already inked for other festivals - and most of those gigs are in Europe. I've posted the entire Rocklahoma lineup here in the past, so I'm not beating that dead horse again. There are still plenty of Rocklahoma V.I.P. tickets available. For more information, click here.
South Texas Rock Fest has a lot of the bands that played Rocklahoma 2007. Expect to see bands like Queensryche, Skid Row and Faster Pussycat in Texas. According to the official website, more bands will be added. All the very close V.I.P. seats are sold out, but you can still get tickets by clicking here.
As you know, I'll be going to Rocklahoma but I really wish I could clone myself because I'd love to go to Moondance and South Texas. It kills me that all three festivals are the same weekend, but what can you do? Festivals are a great idea: they bring a big crowd of music fans together for some fun in the sun. Bands get to play for larger than normal audiences and festivals are typically over a weekend so they provide a nice excuse for a long weekend away from work. I have to be honest: if I wasn't committed to Rocklahoma, I'm not sure which festival I'd be attending. All three options look good, but Rocklahoma is clearly the biggest and I have great memories from last year. South Texas is a great value and if Motley really are added to Moondance...well, clearly, it would be a toss-up.