On June 3rd, the Biggest One Day Music Festival In America returns to Kansas City. Rockfest 2017 – 15 bands on two stages, 12 hours of live music at the… Kansas Speedway?

The annual concert, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will take place at its new home at the Kansas Speedway for the first time in its history, marking the first time that the concert will not be held at the downtown Liberty Memorial since 2004. This year’s lineup has Godsmack, Volbeat, Ratt, Buckcherry, Zakk Sabbath (Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath tribute), Candlebox, Crobot and One Less Reason opening the Monster Energy stage. The WORTH Harley Davidson stage will see Sammy Hagar, Halestorm, Collective Soul, P.O.D, Blackberry Smoke, Tom Keifer (Cinderella), Sidewise, and an opening act that will be the winner of a contest by 98.9 The Rock. The last time that Rockfest was not held at the Liberty Memorial was in 2003, in which Godsmack also headlined that show. Headlining this year will tie Godsmack with Shinedown for the most Rockfest performances at six each. This year’s event showcases a return to more classic rock style bands, with bands such as Ratt, Collective Soul and Candlebox, along with heavier rock bands like Godsmack, Volbeat, P.O.D. and Halestorm. Previous Rockfests highlighted more modern, heavy metal bands such as Disturbed, Motionless In White, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Rob Zombie.

If there is one thing that the folks from 98.9 The Rock have done well with its annual festival, it’s that they have made it affordable – more affordable than almost every other rock festival in the country. World’s Loudest Month lists Rockfest as one of the top eight major rock festivals in the country that are sponsored by Monster Energy. Of those eight festivals, Rockfest is undoubtedly the least expensive:

Fort Rock Price Level 1: $70.00*

Welcome To Rockville Price Level 1: $70.00*

Carolina Rebellion Phase 1: $79.50*

Northern Invasion Early Bird: $50.00*

Rock On The Range Weekend Stadium GA Price Level 1: $99.50*

Rocklahoma Weekend GA Phase 1: $107*

River City Rockfest Presale: $49.50*

Rockfest Presale: $29.00* / Rockfest Regular Price: $49.00* / Rockfest Day Of Show: $69.00*


Rockfest has the cheapest presale ticket, and the most expensive regular price point is still lower than the lowest price of 5 of the other 7 concerts remaining. When you combine Rockfest with having beer prices as low as $5, it’s safe to assume that Rockfest is overall the most affordable rock festival in the country. This will be a big year for the men and women at 98.9 The Rock, with the success of this year setting the precedent for future Rockfests to come. See you guys out there!

* denotes the price of a single ticket. All prices listed on their respective websites.



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