River City Rockfest Brings the Mosh For Year 5


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Rising into the tsunami wave of music festivals in Texas this year is the fifth annual River City Rockfest. The day-long event is a celebration of old meets nü, in the realm of rock and metal with performance including everything from the '80s hair metal dads, Def Leppard, to the dissonant chord progressions of metal core veterans Norma Jean.

The Memorial Day Weekend-outdoor concert will feature 20 bands across three stages for what most likely be a smorgasbord of sweat-soaked, black, band T-shirts, and you know, moshing.

To get you ready for the pit, here’s a breakdown (pun intended) of all the bands playing:

Def Leppard


The Offspring

Papa Roach

Three Days Grace

The Pretty Reckless

Taking Back Sunday

Buck Cherry

In Flames

Nothing More

Black Stone Cherry

Rival Sons

Norma Jean





Goodbye June

Wage War

The Heroine

Also in the mix, and for their second consecutive appearance at the fest is the circus sideshow Hellzapoppin, which features sword-swallowing, fire-eating and other sideshow acts. For more information, or to buy tickets visit the River City Rockfest’s website here

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