Sixth Annual Festival Sells Out For Third Consecutive Year
The sixth annual Monster Energy Aftershock brought 50,000 rock and metal fans to a sold out Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 for a massive weekend of music that included performances from legends Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne (recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the first time in over a decade), plus A Perfect Circle (who premiered their new song “The Doomed,” the first new track in four years), Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Mastodon, and more than two dozen others.
In addition to music, California’s biggest rock festival featured artist signings and meet & greets at the Monster Energy Experience and The Music Experience, charities Take Me Home animal rescue (which featured a special appearance by guitarist Gary Holt of thrash legends Slayer and Exodus) and Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer, plus the Caduceus Wine Garden, nearly two dozen food vendors from the capital region and beyond, the interactive Juxtapoz Make Your Mark Art Zone, activations from Coors Light and Heavy Grass, and more.
Sacramento’s KXTV ABC 10 joined The Student Experience for a backstage tour hosted by The Music Experience on Sunday. Watch highlights from that tour here: http://bit.ly/2i5yAb9
Here’s a sample of what the press had to say about Monster Energy Aftershock:
“They came by the thousands to Discovery Park, from as close as Modesto and as far away as Moscow…The crowds have doubled since that[first] 2012 event. Millions of dollars went into the local economy this weekend, and perhaps most importantly, everyone had a safe experience at a big outdoor concert.”
–CBS Sacramento, 10/23/17
“The sixth installment of the Aftershock Festival took place at Sacramento’s Discovery Park this past weekend, and proved to be the biggest (and loudest) one yet…a spectacular Day 1…Day Two of Aftershock wasted no time in picking up right where Nine Inch Nails had left off…one of California’s premiere festivals.”
“The annual Aftershock Festival in Sacramento was a great reminder that we’re all in this world together and we all have to lookout for each other. Roughly 50,000 people came out to Discovery Park this weekend to enjoy some amazing performances, unbelievable weather, and good times.”
Monster Energy Aftershock concluded the Fall For All festival series, which kicked off with Louder Than Life (Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 in Louisville, KY) and also included Monster Energy Rock Allegiance (Oct. 7 in Camden, NJ). For more on Fall For All, visit: www.TheFallForAll.com.
Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Northern Invasion, and more.
Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Fearless Records, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, Zippo, CHRGR, California’s Finest and Juxtapoz.
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Photos by John Todd and Steve Thrasher