Blue Ridge Rock Festival Presents
The Battle for Blue Ridge Rock Festival
BoughtxBlood, Mourn The Illusion, Uncle Buck, Vegan Llamas, Ethic, Contending, Two Sides of Me, Dead Era
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
This event is 18 and over
The Stakes are High. The Mission is Simple.
As Voted on by a Panel of Judges and YOU the Fans, one band will emerge to perform on the Main Stage at Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2018: Virginia's LARGEST Rock & Metal Festival.
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Blue Ridge Rock Festival
BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL
2018 Dates: September 1st - 3rd (Labor Day Weekend)
FEATURING: 50+ Bands | Beer, Whiskey, Liquor, & Wine | Camping | Tattoo Artists | Food Trucks | Expanded Festival Grounds | Professional Wrestling | Our 2018 Burger Cook Off!
96.3 The Rock Of Virginia.
105.3 The Bear
The Bear is home to some of the hottest local and syndicated on-air DJs. Tune in at any hour of the day or night.. at the Bear, we’re always ready to rock out:
*The Bob and Tom Show - Weekdays 6-10am. Lively, humorous conversation and comedy, evolving from the day’s news, sports and topical lifestyle issues.
*Big Nate- Weekdays 10am – 3pm. Featuring the Retro Lunch, an hour of the best 90's rock beginning @ Noon.
*DreZ - Weekdays 3pm-8pm. Featuring Road Rage, a full hour of requested rock for the drive home @ 5pm.
*2 Hours - weeknights 8-10pm. Matt Pinfield gives you as much new music as possible and that Alt. rock you know and love.
*The Men's Room - weeknights 10pm-2am. The Mens Room was born one evening in a dark bar during an argument over tater tots. The party has been raging ever since and you're invited.
*Out of Order with Stryker - Saturdays 10pm 'til midnight.
*Sammy Hagar’s Top Rock Countdown - Sunday Nights from 10pm 'til midnight.
The Valley's Alternative!
Formed in August 2013, Lynchburg, VA brings you the Christian Metal band, “BoughtXBlood” - whose sound carries a fresh, new presence to the Metal scene. That presence, being the message and hope we find in Christ. With lyrics that are upfront in meaning and Gospel engaging, BoughtXBlood seeks to reach others for Christ through the life-changing power of the Gospel. The name, “BoughtXBlood” is a declaration from the band saying, whose we are, and what we are about, “for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” - 1 Corinthians 6:20. Their debut EP “Restoration” was released on November 14, 2014 on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. The band's sophomore EP, "Rebirth//Reanimate" released on September 13, 2016 on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Mourn The Illusion
MOURN THE ILLUSION delivers a live energetic and engaging show!! With a mix of your favorite classic rock, modern rock to metal and everything in between. Cover tunes from the 70's 80's up to today's current hits with some MTI original material mixed in for good measure. MTI is sure to have you singing and rocking out!!
“Awake. For a moment, time is unexpectedly frozen, like the grass during an early fall daybreak; the fog of my memory holds of the darkness of reality. Is this real or is this fake? The beauty of fog is solitude – its gentle embrace is carelessly there for my own sake.” Contending - Silence of it All
Everyone has a story, an experience, an encounter that they carry with them, be it joyous or burdening. Contending takes these marks from the past to shape the foundation of their music; their story. A faith-based metalcore band out of Culpeper, Virginia, Contending lashes out with energy, passion, and musical complexity.
Contending carries a mission - to bring awareness to the painful reality of PTSD, depression, and suicide, of which many of the band members have struggled with. Contending wishes to take these painful experiences and put them to music, not just as a means of expression, but also to help those who have similar challenges by being a voice in the silence.
We don't know your pain, but we know pain; You're not alone.
Two Sides of Me
Two Sides of Me is a mixed genre band based out of central Virginia. Through our mix of post-hardcore, pop-punk, and metal style music, we plan to ignite the scene within our community as well as reach out to new horizons around the world. The lot of us have been involved with many musical endeavors over the years, but when a few of us met through our jobs and mutual friends, our love for music blossomed and the band ensued. We're so excited to perform and share our love of music with people from all walks of life, and to continue to spread a positive message throughout each community, made possible by the songs we play and the love and support we receive from our family, friends, and fans.
Dead Era is a progressive heavy metal band from Lynchburg, Virginia. Originally consisting of four members, Dead Era was founded in late 2015 by Drew Britt (Guitars), Ryan Mann (Guitars), Will Hunter (Bass), and Jack Thomasson (Drums). At first, the band members had considered the option of an instrumental project; but they eventually decided that a vocalist would suit their style of music. Dead Era recruited their fifth member in January of 2016, Alex Deal (Vocals). Each bandmate has played in different local bands with genres ranging from punk, hardcore, progressive, and even country/jazz. As such, Dead Era offers a sweet combination of heavy rhythmic sections complimented by fun, groove-based harmonies.