Welcome to Rockville announces 2016 lineup

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville returns to Jacksonville, Florida\’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 with a lineup of over 45 bands, including rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), Jacksonville’s own Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, ZZ Top, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon and many more. 2016 also marks the return of Tequila World and the debut of “Gourmet Man Food” and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experience at the festival. Florida\’s biggest rock festival kicks off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will offer multiple onsite experiences, including Monster Energy artist autograph signings and beverage sampling, Gourmet Man Food, Tequila World, MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone, the first-ever Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experience, The Music Experience, Jacksonville Jaguars facilitating various onsite activities during the festival, other art installations and more to be announced. After expanding into the adjacent EverBank Field grounds in 2015, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville drew a record crowd of 50,000 and continues to grow. The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville 2016 is as follows: Saturday, April 30: Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Sixx:A.M., Collective Soul, Pennywise, Pop Evil, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Candlebox, Filter, Escape The Fate, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Wilson, Red Sun Rising, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck, Cane Hill Sunday, May 1: Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Ghost, Anthrax, Clutch, Yelawolf, P.O.D., We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Issues, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, Beartooth, Texas Hippie Coalition, Avatar, From Ashes To New, The Glorious Sons, Wild Throne Visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for the most current information on the festival. Here’s what some of the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville artists have to say about the festival: \”We are so ready for Welcome To Rockville!!! We are proud to be returning to Jacksonville, FL for this incredible festival.\” —Brent Smith/Shinedown “The band cannot wait to get back on the stage for our fans at the upcoming Welcome To Rockville festival. 2016 is going to be a huge year for Sixx:A.M. – a double album, tons of high-octane fueled performances. There is SO much to be excited for and we can’t wait to share the experience with all of you!” — Nikki Sixx/Sixx:A.M. “We’re excited to be back in Florida and to rock with everyone at Rockville this April!” — Chris Henderson/3 Doors Down Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains, “People thought I was crazy when I launched a festival in Jacksonville. This is my home town, so I ignored everyone, and we came out of the gate with a sold out event. To go from 10,000 tickets that first year to over 50,000 in 2015, and making this Florida’s biggest rock experience, I couldn’t be more proud to be a native of North Florida and to showcase my home town nationally. Welcome To Rockville has become one of rock\’s most recognizable festivals, and it\’s only going to get better.” Discounted Early Bird tickets for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are available now through Thursday, December 17. For the first time, tickets are also available for purchase via layaway this year. Through December 17, the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Early Bird ticket sale offers a limited number of discounted Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. A limited quantity of Weekend GA tickets will be available for $79.50. Once those are sold out, Early Bird GA Weekend passes will be $89.50 through 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 17. VIP Weekend tickets will also be available starting at $234.50. Once that allotment sells out, regular VIP Weekend tickets will continue to be sold at $254.50 during the Early Bird period. A limited number of Weekend Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Packs will also be available for $539.99. Hotel packages are available for purchase as well. Regularly priced tickets go on sale Friday, December 18 for the following prices (plus fees): Weekend General Admission: $99.50 Weekend GA Ticket 4-Pack: $400.00 Weekend VIP: $274.50 Single Day General Admission: $69.50 Single Day VIP: $129.50 VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stages (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate. Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save. As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com). In addition to the music, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will offer multiple onsite experiences, including those listed below. Monster Energy: Monster Energy will help fans celebrate the weekend with artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig. As always, come by the Monster hospitality area for an ice cold Monster Energy to refuel and keep the party going all weekend long. www.monsterenergy.com; www.facebook.com/monsterenergy Gourmet Man Food: Gourmet Man Food (“GMF”) has been part of American culture since pioneers started experimenting with their cowboy menus to “kick things up a notch.” Since then, it’s become a phenomenon of artistically created, statement-making food, served in large portions with a powerful presentation. It is a unique twist to foods you know mixed with flavors you don’t expect. The 2016 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Gourmet Man Food lineup includes: Bayou Bill\’s Cajun, Brucci\’s Pizza, Burrito Gallery, Captain Nemo\’s, Catullo Brothers Pizza, Char\’s Smokehouse BBQ, Cheese Louise, Chicago Taste Authority, Classic Home Cookin\’, Girls Gone Green Nacho Bar, Grinders Burger Barn, Hebros Kitchen, Highway 61, Iron Barley, Island Noodles, Knuckle Sandwiches, Mac Attack, Mama\’s Food, Mangroves, Mount Olympus Greek Fare, Mystery Melt Machine, Oli\’s Tots, Pie Baby, Pounders, Up In Smoke BBQ, and What\’s The Catch, with more to be announced. In addition, two St. Louis based restaurants — Food Network star Tom Coghill’s Iron Barley and Bill KunzHighway 61 Roadhouse — will be staging a full scale Pig Roast. Jack Daniel’s Experience: Jack Daniel’s will bring a “Taste of Tennessee” to Jacksonville as an official sponsor of Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville. The Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg. The Experience is open to all folks, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge throughout the festival. Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Experience for personalized Barrelhead Engraving, Jack Daniel’s merchandise for sale, and free Mobile Distillery tours. www.jackdaniels.com Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row: 2016 marks the first-ever Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, featuring the full line of Jack Daniel’s products, as well as Woodford Reserve and Old Forrester bourbons. Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World: The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World returns for its second year and will feature a wide range of tequilas, extreme margaritas, gourmet tacos, mixologists and more. Tequilas that will be offered in Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World include: Cabo Wabo, Corazon, Espolon, El Jimador, Lunazul, Pura Vida, Siete Leguas, Patron, and Don Julio. Admission to this area is free and open to those 21 and up. MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone: This interactive graffiti art installation will showcase multiple live demonstrations and will allow Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville artists and fans the chance to add to the exhibit. The Music Experience: The Music Experience is a free, interactive “rock star” exhibit where fans can get hands-on interaction with tons of musical equipment–much of which is used by their favorite artists performing on stage at the show—and attend meet and greets with various Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville artists. The Music Experience will also feature The Student Experience (TSE) for kids enrolled in music programs in the surrounding areas. TSE features a backstage tour for kids to see the inner workings of a festival and all the jobs the music industry has to offer. TSE also offers intimate time with all the instrument manufacturers before the festival opens. Jacksonville Jaguars: Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will include onsite activities facilitated by the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will also partner to host the Ultimate Rock-N-Jock Experience contest. One lucky winner will receive prizes from the Jaguars and Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville. To kick off festival promotions, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will present a Dec. 20 performance by The Struts at the JAX Games Tailgate Party at EverBank Field prior to kickoff of the final regular season home game. The JAX Games will also feature a pregame show with World no. 1 BMX rider Jamie Bestwick and 23-time X Games skateboarding medalist Andy Macdonald on the X Games ramp.  Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville \”no service fee\” tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at the JAX Games.  For more information, visit www.jaguars.com/jaxgames.