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Three Festivals, One Weekend

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.

moondance1.jpgThe 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.

rocklahomalogo.jpgThe 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.

southtexas.jpgSouth 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.

Reader Comments (9)

I have a VIP for STRF, I am still dreaming of the Motley tour being added on the Monday.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBillyKIss
All these festivals with 80s hard rock bands goes to show hard rock is back =)
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I think it's a huge mistake to have three such similar festivals no one weekend. There are just so many people who are interested in this kind of music. All three festivals have to split this crowd into three now. They should've done them on different weekends and all three festivals would have profited from it. :(
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
ROK is looking weaker and weaker. I sure hope the TBA's come through. They have yet to update the website with the earlier mentioned rumors so maybe there is still hope...
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78

I also have VIP tickets for STRF.
I would LOVE to see Motley added to this festival, but just to let you know, the STRF runs from Friday to Sunday (July 11-13) show on Monday.

But, they could definitely play on Sunday night and close the festival...that would be f'n cool.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhxRocker
I'm headed for Moondance this year....excited about Poison, Great White and Sammy. Bummed that Billy Idol canceled...

No offense, but if "Motley Crue, SIXX: AM, Buckcherry and Papa Roach" was the line-up for Saturday, I think I would skip the 3 and just see the Crue.

Isn't Motley supposed to be touring with Cinderella and Warrant?

...and what happened to that "Rockvine" site that offered a chance to win a trip to LA for the announcement? It looks like its offline or something.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

The contest ended a few days ago. You can watch Motley's press announcement here or over at Rockvine. I assume the site is probably down right now for the rollover.

April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
"But, they could definitely play on Sunday night and close the festival...that would be f'n cool."

Well, I guess I spoke too soon. Looking at Motley's new tour dates, I see that they are playing Philly and DC on that weekend.

Ah well.....I guess I'll just have to see `em here in Phoenix on Aug 1st.

Although i'm still hoping for some more good additions to STRF....
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhxRocker

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