I first learned of the Midwest Rockfest about six months ago. At that time, the event was supposed to be a multi-day festival. Now, it seems the "festival" will be spread out over a series of four Saturdays during the summer.
The Midwest Rockfest is set for:
Just where is the Midwest Rockfest, you ask? The short answer is in the middle of nowhere, just like every other festival in the world. The longer answer is Arkansas City, Kansas. That's right, Kansas.
Who is playing, you ask? Your guess is as good as mine, but I know Kix were asked a million years ago. Again, this was back when it was a multi-day festival and not segmented event, so I have no idea if my favorite Baltimore band will find themselves on the bill.
How much are tickets? Well, the official festival website doesn't have much information, but I do know tickets go on sale March 15 (this Sunday) and general admission tickets are different prices based on date. You can get a V.I.P. package (which lets you in to each show) for $400. You get your tickets, food and beer for that much. If you're rich (*cough*: crazy) you can drop two thousand dollars for the "extreme" V.I.P. package. That gets you all this (don't worry, I corrected the horrible grammar):
- VIP tickets to all four shows
- Souvenir mug
- T-shirt (limited edition numbered shirts to match tickets, lanyards and wristbands)
- Unlimited drinks (alcohol and beer)
- Meet and greet
- All access passes
- Party tent access (back stage)
- Poser seats
- Guitar (for your favorite artists to sign)
- Private Port-a-Johns
- Free parking
Apparently there are only 20 of these packages available. Two grand is way too much money for this "festival" - unless you're getting Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin on the same night (which you won't). And how is parking "free" when you paid two grand for admission?!
Apparently bands will be announced soon. Again, I have no idea. Unless Jimi Hendrix *and* Aerosmith are playing, I'm certain you won't find me in the crowd at Midwest Rockfest. Separated Saturdays is too hard for people that live multiple states away.