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Alter Bridge at the Wiltern in Los Angeles w/Photo Gallery

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Alter Bridge at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA

Alter Bridge is brilliant. It shows not only in their studio recordings, but also in the vitality of their live performances. The band is full of energy and along with great sound quality; they are not over-produced with a bunch of fancy sets. It’s all about the music and interaction with the audience. Throughout the evening, the crowd proved to be anything but typical. Normally, when a singer turns the microphone to the audience, the energy in the room drops drastically. However the Alter Bridge crowd was fanatically singing in unison.
Featuring songs from their latest album “The Last Hero”, released last October, and sprinkled with many of their most beloved tunes such as “Open Your Eyes,” “Metalingus,” “Blackbird” and the acoustic Kennedy-only ballad “Watch over You,” the only slowed down moment in an otherwise high energy set.

With Scott Phillips on percussion, Brian Marshall on bass, Mark Tremonti on guitar and vocals, and Myles Kennedy on guitar and lead vocals, Alter Bridge delivered an impeccable performance to their fans. The rhythm section of Phillips and Marshall is an absolutely perfect platform for the masterful guitar work of Tremonti and Kennedy. They are extremely dynamic and locked-in tempo to the nuances of their songs. Watching and hearing this quartet play is undoubtedly a great pleasure for anyone that appreciates good music.

The love put into their music that both the band and its fans share with one another was undeniably shown in their performance on this night. The band performed a two-hour set with an encore that included “Show Me a Leader” and “Rise Today.”

They may be a million-selling rock band, but there’s no denying the talent on the stage. If they are in your town, it’s a must see performance that you won’t regret seeing.

Setlist:
The Writing on the Wall
Come to Life
Farther Than the Sun
Addicted to Pain
Ghost of Days Gone By
Cry of Achilles
Slip to the Void
My Champion
Ties That Bind
Island of Fools
Waters Rising
Watch Over You
Isolation
Blackbird
Open Your Eyes
Metalingus
Encore:
Show Me a Leader
Rise Today

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ROCK ON THE RANGE REVEALS DAILY BAND LINEUPS FOR SOLD OUT FESTIVAL MAY 19, 20 & 21

 

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ROCK ON THE RANGE
REVEALS DAILY BAND LINEUPS FOR
SOLD OUT FESTIVAL
MAY 19, 20 & 21 AT MAPFRE STADIUM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

The daily band lineups have been revealed for the 11th annual Rock On The Range, America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Tickets for Rock On The Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.

Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, while the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Rock On The Range is as follows:

Friday, May 19: Soundgarden, +LIVE+, Chevelle, Bush, Pierce The Veil, Gojira, Sum 41, Of Mice & Men, Thrice, Motionless In White, Beartooth, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Red Fang, Bleeker, Norma Jean, Badflower, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, Aeges

Saturday, May 20: Korn, The Offspring, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Alter Bridge, Skillet, In Flames, Starset, The Story So Far, Turnstile, Whitechapel, Attila, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Kyng, DED, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, One Less Reason

Sunday, May 21: Metallica, Volbeat, Primus, The Pretty Reckless, Biffy Clyro, Amon Amarth, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nothing More, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, Deafheaven, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Dorothy, Radkey, Wage War, As Lions, Royal Republic, Mother Feather

Rock On The Range celebrated its 10th year in 2016 – and after a decade of setting the standard for American rock festivals, the crown jewel of the World’s Loudest Month showed no signs of slowing down, with 120,000 “Rangers” from around the globe descending on MAPFRE Stadium. Last year, the festival received awards of recognition from both Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City Council, as well as a resolution from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners acknowledging more than $140 million in economic impact that the festival has contributed to the city over its 10-year existence.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by our rockin’ sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rockontherange
Hashtag: #RockOnTheRange
Announce Video: https://youtu.be/rXz3NNWgKo4

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About AEG Live: AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours, which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produces or supports over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. www.aeglive.com

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC & MAPFRE Stadium: Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV) is a privately held investment and management firm focused on the sports-entertainment business, with a particular interest in the growing sport of soccer. As the Managing Partner, Anthony Precourt formed PSV in 2012. PSV currently owns and operates Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer and its iconic home: MAPFRE Stadium (pronounced “MAH-fray” Stadium). MAPFRE Stadium is the first ever soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer. It opened its doors on May 15, 1999 to a sellout crowd for a match and in 2016 Columbus Crew SC set single-season MAPFRE Stadium records for sellouts and total attendance. The venue continues to host numerous national and international soccer events while also serving as the proud home of the annual three-day festival Rock On The Range, which returns for the 11th installment in 2017. The venue was named the world’s most influential stadium of the decade by Stadia Magazine in 2010, and has won a Sports Turf Managers Association Field of the Year Award in 2010, 2013 and 2015. MAPFRE Stadium received its current name in a historic partnership announced in 2015. www.MAPFREStadium.com

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

RNR at NAMM

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First off thank you to every one that joined us at NAMM and the NAMM JAM we had some great bands come by the booth this year and got to meet some really cool companies! Below are some of the photos from the fun that took place… NAMM of course is to big and has so much going but please enjoy these galleries of some of the happenings of NAMM and tell next year!

If you joined us on the Red carpet that night please check out all the carpet pics here
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IX Lives IX Lives For The Sick Benefit

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Crowbar, GoatWhore, Superjoint, & Many More Feb 3-5 at Siberia NOLA & Poorboys, Benefiting Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams

New Orleans metal masters come together for three nights to support their brother, Mike IX Williams, singer of Eyehategod.

Williams was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in December of 2014. Fans have continued to raise funds though YouCaring reaching over $70,000 with a $150,000 goal to pay for medical expenses and medications. You can make your donation to Mike at https://www.youcaring.com/mikeixwilliams-695413

The Feb 3-5 benefit, which includes Eyehategod, will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys in New Orleans.

Tickets for:
IX Lives IX Lives
For The Sick
http://holdmyticket.com/event/264970
or can be purchased at door.

Another way you can support Mike is by purchasing merchandise: http://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/mike-ix
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Great news for fans, just announced Mike IX Williams will be hitting the stage in April, rejoining Eyehategod at the Berserker Fest taking place at the Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan on April 14,15 2017.
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Follow official Eyehategod FB page for updates: www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod

By Evlin Lake

Chicago Open Air: Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour Lead All-Star Lineup Of Rock’s Top Artists July 14-16 At Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL

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OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS, KORN

ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR

LEAD AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF ROCK’S TOP ARTISTS AT

SECOND ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN AIR

FRIDAY, JULY 14, SATURDAY, JULY 15 AND SUNDAY, JULY 16

AT TOYOTA PARK IN BRIDGEVIEW, IL

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax,Clutch, Body Count, and many more.

Check out the official Chicago Open Air video announcement here:https://youtu.be/ZzwjaxF9jYI.

Tickets for Chicago Open Air go on sale Friday, January 20 at Noon CT at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. The weekend gets started with The Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta (details to be announced in February) and the official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot, Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem

Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill, Night Verses, Black Map

Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED

Here’s what some of Chicago Open Air’s top artists have to say about playing the festival:

 

Corey Taylor, Stone Sour: “We are beyond stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year. If you’ve never seen Stone Sour before, you’re in for a goddamn treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour before, forget what you’re expecting. It’s a whole new ballgame. See you all soon!”

 

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth: “This year’s Chicago Open Air festival is going to kick so much ass! I mean, KISS, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Rob Zombie?! If I wasn’t playing, I would want to go just to be part of the party!!

 

Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God: “Wassup Chicago! We’re stoked to be playing the Chicago Open Air this year. It’ll be nice to be outside in Illinois for a change, especially since it won’t be 10 below, haha. So come on out and bring your baggies, bikinis and suntan lotion, and surfboards (ok, so you can leave the surfboards at home). See ya there!”

Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Walking through the site last year, I saw people from all over the world. Different ages, different races – people celebrating rock culture. When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists like Ozzy, KISS, Korn and Slayer to Rob Zombie, Godsmack and Stone Sour to Amon Amarth, Meshuggah and Behemoth. If you are a rock fan, this is a must see experience.”

“Rock is clearly alive and well in Chicagoland, and year two of Chicago Open Air promises to build on where we left off in creating one of America’s best destination hard rock festivals,” said Jason Wright, Live Nation’s Midwest President.

Tickets are priced as follows:

3-day General Admission Field: starting at $209.50

3-day General Admission Bowl: starting at $119.50

3-day VIP: starting at $425.00

Single Day General Admission Bowl: starting at $50.00

All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.

No Service Fee tickets will be available at the Chicago Open Air Official Pop-Up Party at Kuma’s Corner downtown (666 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago) on Friday, January 20, starting at Noon. In addition, all three Chicago-area Kuma’s locations (http://www.kumascorner.com/locations.html) will be selling No Service Fee ticketsand exclusive Chicago Open Air / Kuma’s merchandise.

Discounted hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit www.ChicagoOpenAir.com for details.

Here’s a preliminary list of Chicago Open Air special events, Gourmet Man Food and craft beer partners, as well as onsite experiences and nonprofit organizations with a presence at Chicago Open Air:

Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta, hosted by Jose Mangin: Kick off the Chicago Open Air weekend with this fiesta. This intimate dinner will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin. The menu and more information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Chicago Open Air Official Pre-Party & After-Show Events: The official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party will be held at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13. Bands and more details will be announced soon. In addition, official after-show events will be held at Double Door on Friday, The Metro on Saturday, and the official afterparty will be at House of Blues in Chicago on Sunday.

Gourmet Man Food: The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup includes selections from Chicago favorites such as: Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse, Crème of the Crop, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, Kuma’s Corner, Pizano’s (Chicago deep dish), and Yum Dum. Additional Gourmet Man Food vendors from around the country will include: Aporkalypse Now, BBD’s Restaurant, Ben’s Burrito Bowl, Cheeze Louise, Cravin’ Cajun, Master of Patties, Ollie’s Tots, Pie Baby (wood-fired pizza), Sweet Pete’s, and The Big Cheesy.

Headbangers Bier Hall: This unique METAL themed dive bar is returning to Chicago Open Air. Headbangers Bier Hall will feature national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages including: Goose Island (Chicago – 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Four Star Pils), Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Vallejo IPA, Pony Pilsner), Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA – IPA, A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’), Motörhead Wine, Revolution Brewing (Chicago – Fist City, Rev Pils), Surly (Minneapolis – Surly Hell Lager, Surly Furious IPA), Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago – Sidekick Extra Pale Ale, Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager), and more to be announced. Look for unique experiences throughout the weekend.

Monster Energy Experience: Fueling the festival experience with energy, the Monster Energy Experience offers free Monster drink samples and artist signings. Stop by the Monster Energy Experience and get energized for Chicago Open Air!

Kuma’s Corner: Kuma’s Corner will be returning to serve their signature metal themed burgers.

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.

FYE Fan Experience: FYE will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! FYE is the only place at the festival to get your favorite band’s music, and maybe even get to meet your favorite Chicago Open Air performer!

Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live: The Dyin 2 Live Dreams program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only for them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer or donor, please contact us at mywish@dyin2live.org.

 

Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.

Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.

Chicago Open Air is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Jack Daniel’s, FYE, The Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, Soho Concessions and more.

For more information on Chicago Open Air, visit:

Website: www.ChicagoOpenAir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chiopenair

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiopenair

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiopenair

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About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Toyota Park: Toyota Park is located at 7000 South Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, IL. It’s the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest and a must-see destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events. Toyota Park is conveniently located in Bridgeview near I-294 and-I-55, within an easy drive from every corner of the Chicago area. Just 15 miles from Chicago’s Loop, Toyota Park offers ample parking and is served by PACE buses and shuttle links with the nearby CTA Midway Orange Line station.

www.toyotapark.com

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com  | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

METAL ON METAL: DARK HORSE COMICS’ “SLAYER: REPENTLESS” ISSUE #1 TO HIT JANUARY 2017

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LOS ANGELES, CA., (November 21, 2016)-Legendary heavy metal band Slayer has teamed up with Metalocalypse writer Jon Schnepp andTwilight Zone artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series,Slayer: Repentless, with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell (The Goon,Hillbilly), is scheduled for release on January 25, 2017.

Slayer: Repentless #1 (of 3) is available for preorder on the Dark Horse website.

“It’s been my honor to chronicle the bloody road trip that is the Slayer comic series from Dark Horse/Nuclear Blast,” said writer Jon Schnepp. “Using the band’s music and lyrics from their three decades of albums, while crossing over and through the Repentless music videos by BJ McDonnell, I have woven a tale of betrayal, hate, perspective, loyalty, family, and murder that will need to be experienced through the comic books’ pages.”

With its story of a raging road trip down a bloodstained highway, a tale of the doomed and the damned, the Slayer: Repentless series is an expansion of Slayer’s Repentless videos, written and directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III).

The band made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, with a subsequent sold-out performance at the House of Blues, in support of the Dark Horse Comics series.

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ABOUT SLAYER:
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet, the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to. Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in for him since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit.

In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. The band also teamed up with director BJ McDonnell for three high-concept and savage music videos for the album’s “Repentless”, then for “You Against You,” and the most recent, “Pride in Prejudice.”

ABOUT DARK HORSE:
For thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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WORLD’S LOUDEST MONTH U.S. MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES

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2017 DATES ANNOUNCED FOR
WORLD’S LOUDEST MONTH U.S. MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES

ROCKLAHOMA RENEWALS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 15

MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION, NORTHERN INVASION,
AND ROCK ON THE RANGE LAYAWAY TICKETS,
AND ROTR VIP & HOTEL PACKAGES ON SALE NOVEMBER 21

ROCKFEST CELEBRATES 25TH YEAR

ARTIST LINEUPS FOR ALL FESTIVALS COMING SOON

2017 event dates and ticket on-sale information for the World’s Loudest Month festival series have been announced. The World’s Loudest Month–created by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents–continues to break records with its U.S. festival series featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.

In 2016, overall attendance surpassed 470,000 for the WLM festivals held during five consecutive weekends.

The 2017 World’s Loudest Month festival dates, locations and details are as follows:

Monster Energy Fort Rock: April 29 & 30 in Fort Myers, FL
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville: April 29 & 30 in Jacksonville, FL
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion: May 5, 6 & 7 in Concord, NC
Northern Invasion: May 13 & 14 in Somerset, WI
Rock On The Range: May 19, 20 & 21 in Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma: May 26, 27 & 28 in Pryor, OK
The Bud Light River City Rockfest: May 27 in San Antonio, TX
Rockfest: June 3 in Kansas City

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is Florida’s biggest rock experience, with over 50,000 in attendance at last year’s SOLD OUT event at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The 2017 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival will take place on April 29–30 and will feature performances from today’s top artists, and a variety of unique activations and secondary entertainment options including Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, The Music Experience, and artist signings, along with art installations, incredible food offerings, wine tastings, and other onsite experiences. The full Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival experience will be announced Monday, December 5 at Noon EST. Specially priced tickets as well hotel and VIP packages will be available on Tuesday, December 6. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Fort Rock
www.FortRockFestival.com
Monster Energy Fort Rock returns for two days in 2017 at JetBlue Park for its fifth year anniversary after selling out last year’s event. South Florida’s biggest rock n’ roll getaway will take place on April 29–30. Monster Energy Fort Rock’s lineup will be announced Monday, December 5 at Noon EST. Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages will be available on Tuesday, December 6. Hotels will be available via the Curadora link found on the Monster Energy Fort Rock website. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
www.CarolinaRebellion.com
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year in 2016 after growing to three full days. Over 90,000 fans attended Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, checking out the best of today’s rock–along with legendary classic artists–playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village, and top notch camping facilities.

Layaway tickets will be available on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM EST, and the lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion will be announced this December.

Northern Invasion
www.NorthernInvasion.com
Northern Invasion continues to rock Somerset, WI after expanding to two full days last year, and hosting over 45,000 fans. The festival plays host to the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience.

Layaway tickets will be available on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM CST and the lineup for Northern Invasion will be announced this December.

Rock On The Range
www.RockOnTheRange.com
Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–continues to break records. Die-hard fans (known as “Rangers”) annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus, OH for Rock On The Range, resulting in consecutive sellouts for the last four years. With three days of music on three stages, a comedy tent, new art installations, and many onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals. Rock On The Range truly is “Where Rock Lives.”

Rock On The Range Layaway tickets, VIP and Hotel Packages go on sale Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM EST at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Lineup coming soon!

Rocklahoma
www.Rocklahoma.com
Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, had its biggest year ever with over 70,000 fans attending the 10th Anniversary last May. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party features the best current rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds, just outside Tulsa, OK. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long! With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”

Ticket renewals for Rocklahoma 2017 are available starting tomorrow, November 15 at 9:00 AM CST. All 2016 ticket purchasers will receive an email with renewal details. Lineup coming in early 2017!

The Bud Light River City Rockfest
www.RiverCityRockfest.com
The growth of San Antonio’s Bud Light River City Rockfest located at the AT&T Center continues to prove that the city is a rock destination for artists and fans alike. River City Rockfest sold out for its fourth consecutive year with new record numbers of over 27,500 in attendance. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for The Bud Light River City Rockfest will be announced soon!

Rockfest
www.RockfestKC.com
Rockfest–a Kansas City tradition–had 50,000 in attendance in 2016 for America’s largest one-day music festival. 2017 marks the 25th year of Rockfest, known as THE rock & roll event of the Midwest, with three stages and 12 hours of hard-hitting music.

The World’s Loudest Month is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy.

Website: www.WorldsLoudestMonth.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WorldsLoudestMonth

About AEG Live: AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produces or supports over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. www.aeglive.com

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

Houston Open Air with Photo Gallery

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Houston Open Air got a late start on September 24, 2016- the evening of Day 1, and was completely cancelled on September 25 on Day 2-  for fears of lighting strikes, forecasters called for lightning strikes in the immediate area, making it officially “unsafe for human life.”

DAY 1 was a circus. Worried and impatient fans were walked from the front gates to “safety” nearly a mile up the road in the hot weather. Some made that stretch back and forth several times to see what was going on as the only updates they were given, happened on Houston Open Air’s Facebook page.

Many getting more and more irritated and needing a cold one, chose to walk a mile up to road to the Holiday Inn bar. The establishment had not prepared for so many beer chuggers. The manager had to make several trips back and forth with cases to keep up, as we all waited there getting to know each other for many hours.

Calls starting coming in from a few fans that had stayed behind to learn what was going on and keep the public informed. It was official, “Anthrax cancelled, and they are heading off to play in Louisiana instead.” Other bands started canceling quickly as well. The roof could’ve blown off from the intensity in the Holiday Inn Bar. How could this be, as the weather seemed perfect, people would say. “I just wanted to see anthrax!” We all still had hope, especially those who were not local, and nowhere else to go. About an hour later I received a call from another photographer, that Anthrax decided to play and would be on set in 10 minutes. So, I let the crowd know, grabbed my equipment, and ran as fast as my legs could go, a mile back to Houston Open Air, making it about my sixth mile to have walked since the morning. I made it! I was in the gates! However, when I arrived to the stage, Anthrax was not there and their band equipment was being taken off. My heart fell through my chest.

Still, we were in! Finally! Houston Open Air was going to happen after all even if just a few bands were to play that night, and leave it to fucking Slayer to stay. Slayer made hell feel so good that night. The fans couldn’t get enough and Slayer made sure to please, even though they were off to Ozzfest Meets Knotfest right after. Thank you, Slayer.

Also that night, The Cult, Alice In Chains, and about a handful of many who were originally scheduled.

DAY 2 opened for one band in the AM, then fans were immediately forced out of the gates due to “threat of lightening” and waited the entire day outside the gates. At this point, people were so angry they wouldn’t leave the area until HOA opened.

Metalheads entertained themselves by moshing right at gate entrance. Many thought they were going to take the gate down, and police were ready and prepared.

Though it did rain for about 30 minutes in the entire day, other than that the weather seemed great according to everyone waiting. HOA was “monitoring the weather” until 4:08 pm when they posted an official update: “We are sorry to report that the weather today is simply not cooperating with us.  The forecast calls for lightning in the immediate area on and off all day therefore making it unsafe to human life to reopen the festival.  If you haven’t already done so, please return to your vehicle and exit the grounds. This decision is extremely upsetting to us and to all the bands that haven’t played.  We worked hard to put together an amazing festival for a city that deserves an amazing festival.  We will announce refund plans on Wednesday morning on our website and social media.”

I was taking photos of the moshing up until the last second when a police officer walked up the the gate from the other side and said, “Sorry guys.” The police officer then climbed a bit up the gate and said to the heartbroken moshers, “Its time to go home, but keep fucking rockin’, metalheads!” as he put up horns with both hands. Somehow, that made everything better as everyone walked off to their cars. (See last photos)

The majority of bands never played, and the weather only got better, so fans began to scramble as to where to go, saying that some bands have staying in town and would play for them. Facebook was busy, fans commenting by the thousands where to go. Most ended up to either be a hoax, or just never played though, such as Deftones.

Until, it was official, Avenged Sevenfold was to play at White Oak Music Hall. Fans scurried to the new venue which had a size limit. Most waited in lines for many hours, worried they wouldn’t get in. Late that evening, almost all were finally let in the doors. Avenged Sevenfold saved the day. As for me, I was stuck outside as media was not let in. Only Avenged Sevenfold’s photographer. (See no photos.) Except for a few I took outside (See last photos)

Also that night, Starset at Raven Tower.

 

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DRIFTWOOD AT DOHENY STATE BEACH IN DANA POINT, CA WILL FEATURE CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER & WINE TASTING, ALONG WITH TOP REGIONAL BBQ AND MUSIC FROM NASHVILLE

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KFRG PRESENTS DRIFTWOOD AT DOHENY STATE BEACH
EXPANDS MUSIC LINEUP
AND REVEALS CRAFT BREWERY, WINERY AND BBQ HIGHLIGHTS
AS WELL AS ‘COUNTRY STRONG’ VETERANS APPRECIATION AREA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 FESTIVAL IN DANA POINT, CA
WILL FEATURE CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER & WINE TASTING,
ALONG WITH TOP REGIONAL BBQ AND
MUSIC FROM NASHVILLE HITMAKER JERROD NIEMANN,
PLUS RODNEY ATKINS, THOMPSON SQUARE, PARMALEE,
THE WHITE BUFFALO, MARIACHI EL BRONX, AND DANNY WORSNOP

Country Music • Craft Beer & Wine • BBQ

British-born, Nashville-based musician Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria/We Are Harlot, now supporting his new Earache Records outlaw country solo album) has been added to the music lineup for the first annual KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach. This afternoon of country music, craft beer, artisan wine and top notch BBQ will be held at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, November 12.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will feature over 100 craft beers and artisan wines, some of the best BBQ in the region, as well as a full day of eclectic music ranging from country to Americana and mariachi rock, with performances from Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann, along with Rodney Atkins, Thompson Square, Parmalee, The White Buffalo, Mariachi El Bronx, and Danny Worsnop. Festival attendees will roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach kicks off at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 12 (with Early Entry guests arriving at 11:00 AM and Early Entry craft beer and wine tastings beginning at Noon). Craft beer and wine tastings are included with admission, with music from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Festival attendees will choose from over 100 craft beers and wines to taste until 4:00 PM (for those 21 and up), and will have the chance to enjoy the best of California’s BBQ. In addition, beer, wine and cocktails will be available for sale from Noon until 9:00 PM.

Some of the participating breweries at Driftwood include: AleSmith, Artifex Brewing Company, Barley Forge, Bootleggers, Bottle Logic Brewing, Chapman Crafted, Coronado Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Left Coast Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing Co., Ritual Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada, Telegraph Brewing, and more.

Some of the craft beer and wine highlights at Driftwood at Doheny State Beach include: Artifex Brewing (Unicorn Juice, American Wheat Ale with Passion Fruit), Bottle Logic Brewing (American Dark Lager, 2X GOLD MEDAL winner at GABF), Chapman Crafted (Slow Riser 2.0, Red Ale with Coffee on Nitro), Mother Earth Brewing Co. (Cali Creamin’, Vanilla Cream Ale), and Ska Brewing: Modus Hoperani (IPA).

Here’s a sample of the some of the wines that will be available for tasting: Chateau Souverain (Sauv Blanc), Chronic Cellars (Purple Paradise), J Lohr (Bay Mist Riesling), Story Point (Chardonnay), and William Hill (Cabernet Sauvignon).

Festival co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said, “The opportunity to bring craft beer, BBQ and country music to Doheny State Beach is something we at Brew Ha Ha Productions are incredibly excited about! We have always made it a point to have each event we produce be different from the last; we want them to stand on their own and have their own personalities. Driftwood has done exactly that. We have some of the finest craft beer in the world along side tasty local BBQ and an incredibly talented lineup of country music stars. As Jerrod Niemann says, ‘I can drink to that all night!’”

Driftwood attendees will also enjoy BBQ and other food offerings from the Backyard BBQ Village (featuring 200 feet of deep south BBQ chicken, turkey legs, brisket and sausage), Wise BBQ Truck (Texas style brisket), Viking Truck (BBQ sandwiches and house made pickles), Wings N’ Waffles (BBQ chicken, fried chicken and waffles), Pink Taco (BBQ tacos and pulled pork), K-FROG Bacon Nation food truck, as well as pizza, sausages, mini donuts, kettle corn, burgers and ice cream.

Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will also debut the Country Strong veteran appreciation area for non-profits that support and create awareness for veterans’ causes. In partnership with Metal of Honor, Country Strong aims to raise financial support and awareness for military non-profits, providing information on the services offered by these foundations to the military patrons in attendance, while also showing gratitude and an extra special time for our military men and women and their families in attendance.

In honor of Veterans Day weekend, the festival is offering a discounted $50 ticket for active and retired military. The military ticket includes Early Entry Admission and a complimentary roundtrip shuttle between Doheny State Beach and the San Onofre area. Visit www.DriftwoodFest.com for more details.

A portion of the proceeds from Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be donated to the San Onofre Parks Foundation–a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California’s unique and beautiful coastal parks–and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.

General Admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase for the following prices. All tickets include beer and wine tasting, and access to view the music stage.
General Admission:
Starting at $59
Early Entry Admission
$65
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (for those 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM

Driftwood VIP Lounge Pass
$99
Access to Driftwood VIP Lounge which includes:
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (must be 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM
– Exclusive tastings
– VIP viewing area in front of the main stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar

VIP Lounge + Early Entry
$199
Access to Behind The Scenes VIP Lounge which includes:
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (must be 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM
– Complimentary food truck from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
– Additional exclusive craft beer and wine tastings
– Additional shaded areas to sit and relax
Access to Driftwood VIP Lounge which includes:
– Exclusive tastings
– VIP viewing area in front of the main stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar

Meet & Greet + Behind The Scenes VIP Lounge Pass + Driftwood VIP Lounge
$249
Access to intimate Meet & Greet with Driftwood performing artists inclusive of signed limited edition Driftwood poster and one-on-one photo opportunity. Access to Behind the Scenes VIP Lounge which includes:
– One hour early entry for craft beer and wine tastings (must be 21+), starting at 11:00 AM
– Craft beer and wine tastings begin at Noon, lasting until 4:00 PM
– Complimentary food truck from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
– Additional exclusive craft beer and wine tastings
– Additional shaded areas to sit and relax
Access to Driftwood VIP Lounge which includes:
– Exclusive tastings
– VIP viewing area in front of the main stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar

Parking at Driftwood at Doheny State Beach will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and rideshare.

Shuttle passes are available for only $10 per person, roundtrip. Parking is free (first come, first served) at the shuttle pick up at Dana Hills High School (33333 Street of the Golden Lantern in Dana Point). Shuttles will run every thirty minutes from 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM between Dana Point High School and Doheny State Beach. Free bike parking will also be available at Doheny State Beach.

Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

Sponsors for KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach include: Audi Of Mission Viejo, Snickers Crisper, Krave Jerky, Deep Eddy Vodka, Tom Gore Wines, Cosmic Fog and Lyft.

KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach is produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions, and California’s new country KFRG-FM (K-Frog). The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

For the most up-to-date information on KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach, please visit:

Website: www.DriftwoodFest.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/driftwoodfestival
Twitter: @driftwoodfest
Instagram: @driftwoodfest

About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.: Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests. SGE produces Funny Or Die’s ODDBALL Comedy And Curiosity Festival. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, produced the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and conceived and developed KNOTFEST with Slipknot and 5B Artist Management. SGE has also produced many other national festivals and tours. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.

About Brew Ha Ha Productions: Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP) is Orange County, California’s most successful craft beer event producer. Its team brings years of successful event production and business experience along with an inside view of the craft beer industry and its enthusiasts. Fueled by a desire to promote craft beer, along with a vision of a different kind of beer fest, the Orange County Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival was conceived. BHHP is known best for their events like the Orange County Brew Ha Ha, Brew Ho Ho ‘Holiday Ale Festival’, Sabroso ‘Craft Beer & Taco Festival’ and the Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair. The events have been a resounding success and the OC Brew Ha Ha has been voted “BEST Craft Beer Festivals in Southern California” six years in a row by the Orange County Beer Society. In six short years, BHHP has enjoyed unprecedented growth making them the largest craft beer event producers in Orange County and one of the largest on the west coast.

About KFRG: KFRG (95.1 FM, “K-FROG”) is a commercial country music formatted radio station in Southern California broadcasting to Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Owned by CBS Radio, its studios are in Colton, CA and the transmitter site for KFRG is north of San Bernardino. Programming on 95.1 KFRG-FM is also simulcast on 92.9 KXFG-FM in the Temecula Valley region of South Riverside County. Together, the two frequencies reach an audience of over 600,000 listeners each week.

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